Federal - NISP Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM)
Posted on: May 16, 2022
Organization: Accenture Federal Services
Location: Herndon, VA
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LLP, is a U.S. company with offices in Arlington, VA, San Antonio,
TX, and St. Louis, MO. Accenture's federal business has served
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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.
- 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
- 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
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
- 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
Other required skills:
- Written and verbal communication and presentation
- 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
- Experience with any or all of the following tools: CSAM, XACTA,
- 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
- 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.
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