Job: Senior IT Security Analyst in Silver Spring, MD

ERT is looking for an IT Security Analyst. This looks like an interesting opportunity for someone with a strong background meeting FISMA compliance using the Risk Management Framework (RMF). Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or Engineering is preferred. Some travel and full clearances are required.

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Senior IT Security Analyst


Silver Spring, MD

Company Name

ERT, Inc.

Job Description

  • Conduct Assessment and Accreditation (A&A) and perform all continuous monitoring functions and assist in marinating Systems Authorization to Operate (ATO).
  • Oversight and development of POA&M’s as part of the Assessment and Accreditation.
  • Audit compliance of security plans based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Security Publications.
  • Audit and provide guidance of security program that includes Governance (A&A, Continuous Monitoring, FISMA, NIST, DOC and NOAA policies and procedures).
  • Use risk management techniques to develop and complete risk assessments based on NIST standards to ensure IA design sufficiently mitigates IA risk.
  • Develop and conduct security tests and evaluations based on NIST 800-53/53A.
  • Prepare and analyze reports for Security Program as well as Governance.
  • Prepare certification analysis and reports and provide certification recommendations to the client.
  • Provide impact analysis on local Federal Civilian Agency with regard to updates and version changes on NIST 800-53A, SP800-18, SP800-30 and FISMA notices and changes as required.
  • Utilize proficient, clear and concise English written and verbal communication skills in order to effectively interact with clients. Additionally, must be able to communicate with individuals at various levels of expertise in subject areas of concern.


  • 3 – 5 years of experience in IT Security
  • 2 – 3 years of demonstrated work experience related to FISMA preferred
  • 3 – 5 years of IT Support and/or System Administration
  • CEH, CISA, CISSP or other IT security certification preferred.
  • Ability to work in independent environments under aggressive timelines
  • Working knowledge of the NIST 800 series publications governing the FISMA Act.
  • Familiarity with Assessment and Accreditation documentation/packages
  • Must be proficient with all common operating systems (Windows, UNIX, Linux, Cisco IOS).
  • Must be proficient with common security tools and scanners.
  • Must be able to write NIST based Assessment and Accreditation documents.
  • Must be able to analyze and evaluate system scan results and data from a security and risk perspective and provide effective mitigations.
  • Must have good communication, good writing skills, efficient, positive, results-driven, problem-solving, team player.


Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or other related discipline preferred.


Must be able to pass a full background investigation and obtain a security badge to enter the applicable government facility.

About the Company

ERT integrates full-spectrum science and technology solutions for Federal and State Government organizations tackling demanding projects in information technology, engineering, earth and space sciences, and environmental science. We are a Small Business company that is responsive and agile, placing high value on effective customer service and technical excellence. Our cost, management and technical performance scores are consistently in the excellent range.

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1 comment for “Job: Senior IT Security Analyst in Silver Spring, MD

  1. February 27, 2013 at 10:18 pm

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