Full Job Description
Edgewater Federal Solutions is a privately held government contracting firm located near Frederick, MD. The company was founded in 2002 with the vision of being highly recognized and admired for supporting customer missions through employee empowerment, exceptional services, and timely delivery. Edgewater is ISO 9001, 20000-1, 27001 certified, appraised at CMMI Level 3 Maturity for Development and Services, and has been named in the Top Workplaces in the Greater Washington Area Small Companies for 2018, 2019, and 2020.
Edgewater Federal Solutions is currently seeking a Junior Cybersecurity Specialist in Germantown, MD to provide high level of technical advice and guidance to management and other technical specialists on critical IT security issues; Perform system documentation of all SA&A assessment tools; Conduct technical risk and vulnerability assessments of planned and installed information system to identify vulnerabilities, risks, and protection needs and conducts systems security evaluations, audits, and reviews; Applied FISMA, NIST and Federal agencies guidance for security control policies and procedures. Provide advice and guidance on implementation of developed policies, procedures and strategies to management and other technical specialists. Create system documentation as it relates to the security of system. Position requires consistent exercise of discretion and judgment.
Act as an assistant advisor on all matters, technical and otherwise, involving the security of information systems under purview.
Maintain knowledge base of all current and applicable Federal and Agency level laws, directives, orders, and guidance.
Assist with the development of required cybersecurity documentation including but not limited to system security plans, privacy impact assessments, security categorization, and incident response plan.
Assist in the creation and maintenance of organizational procedures and guidance on cybersecurity and information assurance matters as they relate to information systems.
Provides knowledgeable input on all aspects of Information Assurance/Information Security management and policies implementation.
Work with the Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM) to obtain and maintain the system's authority to operate (ATO).
Provide guidance to system administrators and system owners on adherence to applicable requirements for maintaining security posture of authorized systems.
Assist in the interpretation and development of security operating procedures to protect networks, and other sensitive information.
Assist in conducting assessments of information systems in adherence to FISMA, FIPS and NIST requirements.
Perform risk assessments and analysis in support of ongoing awareness and adherence to the organizations risk tolerance.
Identifies and evaluates business needs for security gaps.
Performs other tasks as assigned
0-5 years of relevant progressively responsible IT/cybersecurity experience
Ability to effectively communicate with other team members on technical information related to information systems' design and implementation.
Knowledge of information technologies to include computer hardware and software, operating systems, and networking protocols.
Familiarity with FISMA and Security Assessment and Accreditation (SA&A) processes
A bachelor's degree in Cybersecurity, Computer Science, or other relevant field of study
Any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Be eligible to obtain Federal Security Clearance at Secret or higher level.
It has been and continues to be the policy of Edgewater Federal Solutions to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, and/or other status protected by applicable law.