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Information Assurance Program Support Administrator           Job# JCOS0083


Location: Arlington, VA.

Salary Range: 90K-110K FTE

Clearance Requirement: SECRET (Active), TOP SECRET (Eligible)

Position Description:

There is currently an opening for an Information Assurance Program Support Administrator to support a Department of State (DoS) Bureau of Information Resource Management (IRM) program. This program provides transparent, interconnected systems and security supporting the DoS in successfully carrying out its U.S. foreign policy mission. IRM provides enterprise architecture design, engineering, operations and maintenance support services for desktops, servers, networks, firewalls, and enterprise applications across the Department. Program is named "Vanguard 2.2.1" and is an IT consolidation consisting of the Department's servers, mainframes, network devices, network perimeter, anti-virus engineering, public key infrastructure (PKI)/biometrics/encryption, monitoring tools, telephony, mobile computing platform, virtual environment, and enclave design/security engineering.


Information Assurance Program Support administrators work closely with DoS customers, colleagues, assessors, testers, and a variety of end users to support RMF A&A actions from cradle-to-grave. Additionally, the candidate may assist in providing guidance and training on a variety of customer interface and administrative actions supporting system authorization.


Description of Duties:


This position is within the Vanguard 2.2.1 program’s Enterprise Security Office (ESO), supporting a variety of Information Assurance and Cybersecurity administrative functions.


The candidate must be able to perform general IA program administration, coordination, management, and workflow tracking activities which include:


  • Administer the IA Solutions Center task distribution mailbox for all IA related tasks, serving as the focal point for DoS customer interaction and directs requests to appropriate task managers

  • Coordinate between system owners, assessors, and other customers regarding the six steps of the Risk Management Framework (RMF) process.

  • Monitor the Remedy® queue, manage and respond to trouble tickets, and forward or assign tasks to appropriate team members as required

  • Analyze and track the Notification of Change (NOC) process to determine change significance level to systems for accreditation, authorization, and continuous monitoring (CM)

  • Track status of Independent Validation and Verification (IV&V) actions and finding resolution

  • Process Tier-1 Risk Assessment actions

  • Be familiar with the NIST RMF processes well as related standards and publications

  • Manage, maintain, and archive Cybersecurity Assessment and Authorization (A&A) documentation and repositories

  • Streamline processes and provide quality service-level management

  • Provides support to end users on a variety of issues

  • Track and archive Ongoing Authorization and POAM findings remediation actions


Required Education/Experience:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems (or equivalent) or related technical field

  • 5+ years general information assurance/cybersecurity experience

  • Minimum of 3 years NIST or RMF experience

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills



Desired Experience/Skills/Attributes:


  • CAP Certification

  • ITIL Certification

  • Excellent presentation skills

  • Ability to identify and implement process improvement


Clearance Requirement: SECRET (Active), TOP SECRET (Eligible)

To apply send resume to

Attn IA SYSAD (JCOS0083)







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