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Adelphi, Maryland, United States of America
JOB #R1901445

Certification & Accreditation Support Specialist – Policy Validator

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ICF is currently seeking a Security Control Assessor (SCA) – Policy Validator to join our team in Adelphi – College Park, Maryland. As a member on the Army Security Control Assessor (SCA) team this validator will be responsible for planning, analyzing, documenting, and reporting activities associated with the system security accreditation and authorization (A&A) process. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Performing comprehensive security assessments using the Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  • Utilize knowledge of Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability Levels and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800-53 controls associated with each level
  • Analyzing IA systems in unclassified and classified environments for compliance with National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) Instruction, Department of Defense (DoD), US Army security configuration requirements, and industry best practices
  • Responsible for documentation review; reading over policy and procedures, SOPs, previous accreditation documents; compiling and generating deliverables (RMF scorecard, findings, risk and mitigation recommendations); posting those deliverables to the customer (email, and e-MASS)
  • Reviewing Information Assurance Controls with the customer for specific applicability and compliancy
  • Occasional travel is required to certify information systems using the Risk management Framework (RMF)

Basic Qualifications:

    • Experience performing comprehensive security assessments using the Risk Management Framework (RMF)
    • Experience analyzing Information Assurance systems in unclassified and classified environments for compliance
    • Experience in planning, analyzing, documenting, and reporting activities associated with the system security accreditation and authorization (A&A) process
    • Knowledge of NIST, CNSS, DoD, and Army policies, regulations, and guidelines
    • Bachelors Degree or a total of 12 years relevant work experience
    • 8 years of working experience in Information Systems including Information Technology security, (cybersecurity) or project management
    • Ability to maintain an active clearance
    • Ability to obtain a DoD 8570 CNDSP Auditor certification
    • Willingness to travel up to 25%

    Preferred Skills:/Experience:

    • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills

    • Team player with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment

    • Ability to multi-task in a fast-pasted environment and to work independently  

    ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)

    Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email icfcareercenter@icf.com and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination: EEO is the law and Pay Transparency Statement.

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