Information Assurance Analyst 3
Northrop Grumman - Palmdale, CA

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Information Assurance Analyst 3
Requisition ID : 13016842
Business Sector : Technical Services
Location : United States-California-Palmdale
US Citizenship Required for this Position : Yes
Relocation Assistance : Relocation assistance will be available
Clearance Type : Top Secret
Number of Openings : 1
Shift : 1st Shift

Perform assessments of systems and networks within the networking environment or enclave and identify where those systems and networks deviate from acceptable configurations, enclave policy, or local policy. This is achieved through
passive evaluations such as compliance audits and active evaluations such as vulnerability assessments. Establishes strict program control processes to ensure mitigation of risks and supports obtaining certification and accreditation of systems. Includes support of process, analysis, coordination, security certification test, security documentation, as well as investigations, software research, hardware introduction and releae, emerging technology research inspections and
periodic audits. Assist in the implementation of the required government policy (i.e., NISPOM, DCID 6-3), make recommendations on process tailoring, participate in and document process activities. Perform analyses to validate established security requirements and to recommend additional security requirements and safeguards. Support the formal Security Test and Evaluation (ST&E) required by each government accrediting authority through pre-test preparations, participation in the tests, analysis of the results and preparation of required reports. Document the results of Certification and Accreditation activities and technical or coordination activity and prepare the system Security Plans and update the Plan of Actions and Milestones POA&M. periodically conduct a
complete review of each system's audits and monitor corrective actions until all actions are closed.

Develop and administers budgets, schedules, and performance standards.
Planning, risk management, and project performance addressing cost, and schedule. Full responsibility for all Technical/Quality aspects for related Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) elements. Responsible for cost, schedule, & technical performance of tasks assigned to subcontractors. Responsible for Risk Management and risk tracking. Responsible for CDRL tracking and management of deliverables to the Government. Responsible for operating procedures for the program. Frequent contact with equivalent level managers and customer representatives concerning projects, operational decisions, scheduling requirements, or contractual clarifications. Conducts briefings and technical meetings for internal and external representatives Acts as an advisor to supervisors or staff members to meet schedules or resolve technical or operational problems. Ensure all Statement of Work (SOW) requirements and schedules are met in a timely manner.

Basic Qualifications: Minimum experience, 5 Years with Bachelors in Science; 3 Years with Masters; or equivalent extensive expertise with management of Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) programs and the inter-relationship of required disciplines. Professional Certifications demonstrating proficiency and qualification in the areas listed throughout this announcement accepted against requisites. Must be flexible, open minded and work well under pressure. Required to work independently and exercise considerable latitude in reviewing project requirements and determining appropriate responses to support the mission requirements Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills as well as excellent oral and written communications skills are required. Must be willing to work a flexible work schedule that may include extended shifts, holidays and weekends. Individual must be willing to work outside of normally scheduled times since this is a 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week, 365 days-a-year program requiring after hours support. Candidate must have a current DoD Top Secret clearance and be willing to submit to polygraph. Additionally, the ability to obtain and retain a Program Security Clearance is required as condition of employment. Must have and maintain a valid U.S. passport, accept customer furnished quarters for a period up to 120 days away from primary work location and comply with mobility requirements such as chemical warfare training and immunizations that may include anthrax and smallpox. Must meet medical requirements for worldwide travel.
Must be innovative, self-motivated and have an excellent
attitude. Must be proactive and always utilize sound judgment,
be diplomatic and establish and preserve a creditable
relationship with all personnel.

Technical Familiarity with the following:
All Windows Server and Desktop versions.
Active Directory, WINS, DNS, DHCP, IIS, SQL
Microsoft SMS and SCCM 2007
Windows Deployment Services implementation and
Group policy design, testing and implementation
File, folder, object, x.400 and x.500 security
Unix Operating Systems and Principles
PKI and biometric implementation and management
Netware Directory Services
High Availability Clustering Solutions
Exchange design and implementation
UNIX/Linux design and implementation
Fiber Channel SAN mirroring solutions and implementation
Redundant offsite storage capabilities, implementation and management
Must attain and maintain COMPTIA Security+ certification
within XXXX months of start date if offer of employment is extended.

Preferred Qualifications:

Sun Solaris 10.x installation, administration and management
CISCO certification. i.e. CCNA, CCNE, etc…
Current DODI 8570 certification
Current DoD Security Clearance
Experience in Mobility/Deployment Planning

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose 75,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide.

Northrop Grumman is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce regardless of age. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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