Information Assurance Specialist (C&A Team Lead)
Apex Systems Inc - Herndon, VA

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Apex Systems is looking for an Information Security Specialist (C&A Team Lead) in Herndon, VA or Chambersburg, PA for a temp. to perm. opportuntiy. This position does require 75% travel (30% overseas). If qualified and interested, please send your resume to Steve Velasco at .

Apex Systems is currently seeking an experienced Information Assurance Specialist (C&A Team Lead) to perform Security Readiness Reviews for mid-tier Network technologies . Technical support is concentrated on the protection and defense of information systems by ensuring their availability, integrity, authentication, confidentiality, and non-repudiation. This includes providing for their restoration by incorporating protection, detection, and reaction capabilities.

Position Description:

The successful candidate provides expert security guidance in the form of vulnerability analysis, implementation recommendations, and deficiency resolution support. Must be a motivated self-starter, possess excellent written and oral communications skills, be flexible to change in a dynamically changing environment, work as a team player, and be able to perform under minimal direction. This position requires 75% travel.

Desired Experience, Skills and Qualifications Required:

Ability to obtain/maintain a Top Secret Clearance with SSBI


Possesses CISSP, CISA, or other DOD 8570 IAM Level III certification (at least 1 is required)

Education and Experience Required:

Bachelors degree in Information Systems, business, computer science or related area of study/work experience

8+ years general information technology experience with ideally 5+ years of Information Assurance experience

Proven experience with various network devices including but not limited to routers, switches, and firewalls (industry/vendor certification with a network flavor desired, i.e. CISCO CCNA, JUNIPER JNCIA, Network +, Security +, SANS GCFW, etc)

Good understanding and working knowledge of TCP/IP and various other protocols/services (i.e. WAN/LAN, ICMP, SNMP, DNS, VPN, VLAN etc)

Proficient with MS Office products

Must have a good working knowledge and demonstrated understanding of the DoD DIACAP processes and requirements

Must have a good working knowledge and demonstrated understanding of the DoD eMASS & VMS applications

Demonstrated ability to analyze and interpret results from the self assessments and C&A reviews to provide a concise in-depth risk assessment.

Hands-on experience managing and leading a team effort in the review, application, and maintenance of IA policies and C&A procedures

Proven ability to evaluate security controls in multiple disciplines

Demonstrated ability to communicate in written and verbal form with the customer in support of technical and/or administrative/policy security guidance and direction

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Apex Systems is an IT staffing and services firm. We specialize in providing IT professionals for contract, contract-to-hire, and direct...