• Information Security Specialist

    Job ID 2019-3108
    Job Locations
    US-LA-Fort Polk
    IT: Information Assurance / Quality / Cyber Security
    Regular Full-Time
  • Responsibilities

    NCI: As a Information Security Specialist on, you will have the opportunity assist our team in the support of the US Army, and provide congenial customer service and in-depth technical systems support. This challenging position will require a vast array of technical and communication-skills to support the technical and customer-related activities. Additionally, this position will support a wide variety of other activities from low-level design, to operating system and application support, to various hardware support activities in a fast-paced environment. In assuming this position, you will be a critical contributor to meeting NCI's mission: To deliver innovative, cost-effective solutions and services that enable our customers to rapidly adapt to dynamic environments.


    Highlights of Responsibilities:

    • Develops, maintains, and implements information security standards, procedures, and guidelines
    • Ensures that systems and organizational database are protected from unauthorized access and use
    • Monitors systems, identifies threats, and handles disaster recovery
    • Documents computer security and emergency measures policies, procedures, and tests
    • Encrypts data transmissions and erects firewalls to conceal confidential information as it is being transmitted and to keep out tainted digital transfers
    • Develops plans to safeguard computer files against accidental or unauthorized modification, destruction, or disclosure and to meet emergency data processing needs
    • Reviews violations of computer security procedures and discusses procedures with violators to ensure violations are not repeated
    • Monitors use of data files and regulates access to safeguard information in computer files
    • Monitors current reports of computer viruses to determine when to update virus protection systems
    • Modifies computer security files to incorporate new software, correct errors, or change individual access status
    • Performs risk assessments and executes tests of data processing system to ensure functioning of data processing activities and security measures
    • Confers with users to discuss issues such as computer data access needs, security violations, and programming changes
    • Trains users and promotes security awareness to ensure system security and to improve server and network efficiency
    • Coordinates implementation of computer system plan with establishment personnel and outside vendors
    • Provide operational and technical support relating to information systems security, Host Based Security System (HBSS), and other security devices for compliance with DoD, Army, NETCOM, and local Information Assurance policies and regulations
    • Provides RMF support such as assessing controls and producing artifacts meet all RMF requirements
    • Build queries and reports in ePO server for monitoring compliance and reporting purposes
    • Utilize automated compliance assessment and reporting tools, like Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS), to ensure IAVM tracking is being conducted, reported and remediated for all networked assets in all areas of responsibility
    • Implements patch management actions to include installing patches and verifying vulnerability compliance
    • Ensures any information systems involved in unauthorized disclosure of classified information was reported and handle in timely manner according to Army and DOD policies and procedures




    • Active Secret security clearance with SSBI
    • Security+ (prior to start).
    • Certification of ACAS, HBSS or CompTIA CASP (must be able to obtain within 6 months of start date). RMF training and experience a plus.
    • Bachelor's degree and two (2) to seven (7) years of related experience, or at least nine (9) years of directly relevant technical experience. 

    Physical Requirements:


    This position requires the ability to perform the below essential functions:

    • Sitting for long periods
    • Standing for long periods
    • Ambulate throughout an office
    • Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl as required
    • Repeatedly lift and carry weight up to 10 pounds


    It is the policy of NCI to provide equal opportunity in recruiting, hiring, training, and promoting individuals in all job categories without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected class or category as may be defined by federal, state, or local laws or regulations. In addition, we affirm that all compensation, benefits, company-sponsored training, educational assistance, social, and recreational programs are administered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. It is our firm intent to support equal employment opportunity and affirmative action in keeping with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulationsNCI is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor


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