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PDS Tech Inc REMOTE Cybersecurity RMF ISSO (DoD Secret Clearance) in Charleston, South Carolina

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a REMOTE Cybersecurity RMF ISSO (DoD Secret Clearance) in North Charleston, SC. This position is remote, but candidate must be available for EST conference calls and able to travel (up to 20%) as required by the customer and project leads.

The ideal candidate will have Risk Management Framework (RMF) experience to join a team supporting the Defense Health Agency (DHA).

The candidate will serve in an ISSO support role and perform tasks related to Assessment & Authorization (A&A) and cybersecurity under DHA to obtain and maintain Authorizations to Operate (ATOs) for assigned DoD medical systems (i.e., applications, networks, devices). This position will be part of a team developing recommended courses of action needed to transition current policies and procedures to the DHA RMF-approved processes.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide solutions to complex problems that require the regular use of expertise and creativity. Problems are broadly defined and solutions require the continuation of specialized theories and knowledge

  • Serve as Subject Matter Expert (SME) on one or more technologies/skills related to A&A activities

  • Conduct risk and vulnerability assessments of information systems to identify vulnerabilities, risks, and protection needs

  • Actively lead and participate in regular A&A status meetings with government and contract personnel to facilitate progress and address potential issues of RMF system efforts

  • Participate in sessions aimed at identifying, planning, and executing strategies in response to emerging cybersecurity/RMF policies

  • Maintain awareness and knowledge of evolving security and risk management standards and communicate and apply relevant changes to existing processes

Day-to-day tasks may include the following:

  • Develop, update, and/or review RMF documentation to include Security Plans, Implementation Plans, Plans of Action and Milestones (POA&Ms), and Risk Assessment Reports

  • Assess system compliance against NIST, DoD, and DHA security requirements to include the NIST 800-53 controls, and DISA Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) and Security Requirements Guides (SRGs)

  • Produce evidence as necessary to support compliance status of NIST, DoD, and DHA security requirements

  • Work with system administrators, engineers, and developers to create or update system/site policies, procedures, and process guides

  • Coordinate with other system SMEs to identify and develop authorization boundary diagrams, architecture diagrams, and hardware and software inventories

  • Analyze vulnerability scans of information systems and assist in remediation tasks

  • Lead or attend meetings with SDD stakeholders to discuss statuses of efforts

  • Submit weekly reports to DHA leadership regarding system/program status

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS degree and six (6) years of experience with Cybersecurity / Information Technology, or twelve (12) years of hands-on experience with Cybersecurity / Information Technology

  • Demonstrated experience with Risk Management Framework

  • Demonstrated efficiency and experience in RMF package development, including POA&Ms (mitigation statements), Security Plans, Risk Assessments, architecture diagrams, hardware/software inventories, and system/site policies, procedures, and processes

  • Experience working within DoD (experience under DHA a plus)

  • Familiarity and experience with the DoD tool eMASS

  • Familiarity with NIST publications

  • Experience in assessing systems using NIST 800-53 and/or DISA STIGs and SRGs

  • Excellent customer service and organization skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Active DoD Secret security clearance

  • DoD 8570-compliant

Additional Qualifications a Plus:

  • Experience working under DHA

  • Experience with ACAS and HBSS

  • Experience in RMF policy development, process improvement, and strategy implementation

  • Knowledge in Continuous Monitoring and Risk Scoring (CMRS)

Knowledge in one or more of the following technologies:

  • Medical devices

  • Windows

  • Linux/Unix

  • Network Devices

  • Databases – MS SQL, Oracle

  • VMWare – Virtualization

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.