Information Security Analyst

Do you have experience with Information Technology, Cybersecurity, or Access Management?

Do you enjoy working with users, as part of a team, to understand their needs and solve security and access related issues?

Do you see yourself working 100% remotely in support of a new government contract?


Then we have the role for you!

Come be a part of the team supporting the Department of Education (DoED), Federal Student Aid (FSA), Cybersecurity and Privacy Support Services (CPSS)! Expand your knowledge of IT and Cybersecurity with training and upward mobility available.

We are an established consulting firm so there are plenty of (stable!) growth opportunities for you. Our team members are highly functional and independent-minded entrepreneurial consultants who have built a reputation as a trusted Information Technology (IT) partner. We are looking for people who have a good work ethic, are willing to learn and work with our new clients, and who are ready to bring their dedication to our clients’ needs. Still you? Read on…

Join a boutique consulting firm where you will be part of a team processing Information Security and Access Requests. We are looking for junior-level analysts or those who are interested in moving into this field. You will have the opportunity for growth over time as you handle requests, become familiar with the client and their objectives, and show yourself to be a dedicated team member! Ideal candidates will have experience with Information Security and Access Requests or are willing to learn and have a related skill set (like Help Desk, Service Desk or Customer Service), and enjoy working directly with users to solve their problems.

This position will be 100% telework throughout the entire contract. Work from home, be a part of this newly forming team, and help our client while growing your IT Security experience!

What You Will Get to Do

  • Assist in conducting security control assessments based on IT standards (NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4, NIST SP 800-53A Rev. 4, and NIST 800-37 Rev.1).

  • Support the CISO’s office with tracking all internal Authority to Operate (ATO) requests in progress and reviewing the cybersecurity programs of Guarantor Agency and Third-Party services to help guide them through the Risk Management Framework (RMF) processes.

  • Assist with development of Security Assessment Plans (SAPs), Security Assessment Reports (SARs), and Plan of Action and Milestone (POA&M) Reports.

  • Track/report on system integration statuses, identify task and budget burn rates, and focus on the earned value reporting of ongoing projects against proposed schedules and budgets.

  • Establish a definitive list of all systems, networks, applications, vendors, etc. that require authorization analysis

  • Provide support to document and monitor DoED and FSA cybersecurity programs and ensure compliance with FISMA, federal, and agency policies.

  • Maintain awareness of the status and expiration of the current ATOs and initiate action early to ensure the Security Authorization process is completed before the system becomes operational or the current ATO expires.

  • Coordinate closely with the ISSOs before and during the Security Authorization process to ensure they are aware of requirements, processes, and expectations, and ensure the implementation, continuous monitoring, and testing of security and IA requirements throughout the system life cycle.

  • Engage with FSA CISO (and designees) to develop an automated method/toolset of collecting data relevant to complete annual organization and strategic budgets.

  • Track approved and ongoing projects, monitoring for schedule and task compliance, risk realization/avoidance, and critical-path recognition.

Required Qualifications

  • 1-5+ years of experience in the Information Technology field.

  • BA/BS degree. Equivalent experience is considered in lieu of the degree.

  • Cyber Security Certification (i.e. Security+)

  • U.S. Citizen

What We Can Offer You

Hill Associates is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions will be made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or other characteristics protected by law.

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Hill Associates offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.