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Federal - NISP Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM)

Company: Accenture
Location: Arlington
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Organization: Accenture Federal Services
Location: Herndon, VA

We are:
Accenture Federal Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, is a U.S. company with offices in Arlington, VA, San Antonio, TX, and St. Louis, MO. Accenture's federal business has served every cabinet-level department and 30 of the largest federal organizations. Accenture Federal Services transforms bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes for clients at defense, intelligence, public safety, civilian and military health organizations.

We believe that great outcomes are everything. It's what drives us to turn bold ideas into breakthrough solutions. By combining digital technologies with what works across the world's leading businesses, we use agile approaches to help clients solve their toughest problems fast-the first time. So, you can deliver what matters most.

Count on us to help you embrace new ways of working, building for change and put customers at the core. A wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture, we bring over 30 years of experience serving the federal government, including every cabinet-level department. Our 11,000+ dedicated colleagues and change makers work with our clients at the heart of the nation's priorities in defense, intel, public safety, health and civilian to help you make a difference for the people you employ, serve and protect.

You are:

A risk-savvy and compliance-smart Information System Security Manager (ISSM) with expertise in U.S. federal government system security certification and accreditation requirements and processes, and prior experience working within the U.S. intelligence community's information security space. You have proven success in leading a team-oriented environment, advising project teams and senior executives in managing system accreditation processes, and can work creatively and analytically to solve complex information security problems. This role directly manages accredited NISP systems, RMF processes, and support staff within our Herndon, VA office.

The work:

  • Oversee the development, implementation, and evaluation of AFS client delivery teams' implementation of federal and non-federal information system accreditation activities; strong focus on requirements for Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC) system security accreditation requirements.
  • Develop, document, and monitor compliance with and reporting of AFS system security plans (SSPs) in accordance with federal requirements (i.e., NISPOM, DAAPM, etc.) and client-provided guidelines for management, operational, and technical controls.
  • Lead self-inspections of AFS SSPs, coordinate with the government for periodic assessments, and verify corrective actions are taken for all identified findings and vulnerabilities.
  • Advise client delivery teams and AFS leadership on managing risks associated with federal information system security assessment and authorization (A&A) activities.
  • Ability to work on a hybrid schedule (both on-premises and remotely)

    Here's what you need:
    • U.S. Citizenship required
    • 3 years of experience as an ISSM, ISSO, or supervisory IT security specialist supporting federal organizations (DoD and/or IC preferred), either within government (military or civilian) or industry
    • Expert understanding of federal government frameworks and control standards for assessment and authorization, including the NIST Risk Management Framework and baseline security controls within NIST SP 800 series publications (53, 171)
    • Strong technical skills with information technology lifecycle management, operating system administration, and information security tools such as endpoint protection, SIEM, vulnerability management solutions, etc.
    • DoD Approved 8570 Baseline Certification for IAM Level II, with the ability to achieve IAM Level III certification within 6 months of hiring

      Other required skills:
      • Written and verbal communication and presentation skills
      • Collaboration skills with technical and non-technical teams, virtually and in-person

        Bonus points if you have:
        • Bachelor's Degree in Cybersecurity, Computer Science with a security emphasis
        • Experience with any or all of the following tools: CSAM, XACTA, eMASS
        • Experience in leading information security functions, strategy, and risk within a large organization
        • Working knowledge of interacting with the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA)
        • Can guide a team through the DISN and/or IC connection approval process
        • Experience managing ICD 503 processes and procedures

          As required by the Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Act, Accenture Federal Services provides a reasonable range of minimum compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. For the state of Colorado only, the range of starting pay for this role is $101,000 - $141,599 and information on benefits offered is here.

          COVID-19 update:

          The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until travel restrictions change, interviews will continue to be conducted virtually.

          Subject to applicable law, please be aware that Accenture requires all employees to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. Accenture will consider requests for accommodation to this vaccination requirement during the recruiting process.

          What We Believe

          We have an unwavering commitment to diversity with the aim that every one of our people has a full sense of belonging within our organization. As a business imperative, every person at Accenture has the responsibility to create and sustain an inclusive environment.

          Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and core values. Our rich diversity makes us more innovative and more creative, which helps us better serve our clients and our communities. Read more here

          Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

          Accenture is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that no one should be discriminated against because of their differences, such as age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, religion or sexual orientation.

          All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

          Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

          For details, view a copy of the Accenture Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy Statement.

          Requesting An Accommodation

          Accenture is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities or religious observances, including reasonable accommodation when needed. If you are hired by Accenture and require accommodation to perform the essential functions of your role, you will be asked to participate in our reasonable accommodation process. Accommodations made to facilitate the recruiting process are not a guarantee of future or continued accommodations once hired.

          If you would like to be considered for employment opportunities with Accenture and have accommodation needs for a disability or religious observance, please call us toll free at 1 (877) 889-9009, send us an email or speak with your recruiter.

          Other Employment Statements

          Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States.

          Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

          Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

          The Company will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Additionally, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the Company's legal duty to furnish information.

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