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POA&M and Wear Support Information Assurance Specialist

Federal Working Group • Arlington, VA

Posted 8 days ago

Job Snapshot

Full-Time
Experience - At least 5 year(s)
Degree - 4 Year Degree
Government - Civil Service
Information Technology

Job Description

Clearance Level: Must be able to attain or maintain a SECRET level clearance

Location: Washington, DC

 

OVERVIEW

This position is an essential part of a team supporting the USCIS POA&M program responsible for providing information security activities on USCIS IT systems and applications.

TYPLE OF WORK TO BE PERFORMED

  • Facilitate and provide continuous support to the USCIS POA&M program to include but not limited to analysis, creation, remediation plans, closure, status tracking, and overall management of System-Level and Program-Level POA&Ms in a format provided by the Government on a daily basis or as defined and directed by the Government.

  • Create and facilitate briefings/meetings with key stakeholders to review System-Level and Program-Level POA&Ms, and establish a comprehensive plan for remediation.

  • Facilitate and assist with reviews and updates to POA&M content such as the breakdown of milestones as required.

  • Facilitate and assist the ISSO with the remediation plans, closure and/or cancelation of POA&Ms prior to expiration.

  • Facilitate, manage and track the evaluation, completion, and disposition workflow of POA&M Tables and Closure Request Forms (CRFs).

  • Manage, maintain, and track all assigned tasks and duties related to POA&Ms.

  • Facilitate and create ad-hoc briefings and reports to support ATO briefs, Audit briefs, and POA&M Status Tracking briefs for key stakeholders.

  • Develop, manage, and maintain internal POA&M SOPs, processes, and procedures.

  • Maintain a historical database/table tracker of all POA&Ms and provide reports from this database.

  • Track all POA&M deadlines and provide POA&M status reports to ISD on a weekly basis. Report should include status of all POA&Ms that are completed, cancelled, in progress, overdue, coming due in 30, 60, 90 days, based on the information within the government tracking tool.

  • Provide ad-hoc POA&M reports in support of audit, compliance, CFO or other requirements as directed by the Government.

  • Ensure POA&M and other SAP information is created and updated within all DHS and USCIS security information repositories (currently IACS and ECN).

  • Facilitate and provide continuous support for the USCIS WEAR program to include but not limited to analysis, creation, approval, status tracking, and overall management of WEARs in relation to System-Level and Program-Level POA&Ms in a format provided by the Government on a daily, weekly, monthly basis or as defined and directed by the Government.

  • Create and facilitate briefings/meetings with key stakeholders related to review and discuss WEARs as required.

  • Facilitate and manage the WEAR approval process by ensuring proper routing, signoff, and tracking is being performed from USCIS to DHS to USCIS to ensure the tracking and approval loop is closed.

  • Correct, modify, and manage any returned or rejected WEARs in conjunction with the ISSO.

  • Ensure that WEAR documents are created for POA&Ms and approved by ISD no less than 60 days prior to POA&M expiration.

  • Manage, maintain, and track all assigned tasks and duties related to WEARs.

  • Escalate outstanding or unresolved issues, questions or concerns to the Program Manager (PM) and the Government.

  • Read, follow, and reference applicable USCIS and DHS policies, procedures, and guidelines such as but not limited to DHS 4300A Sensitive Systems Policy/Handbook and Attachment B/G/H.

  • Develop, manage, and maintain WEAR SOPs, tracking processes and procedures as required.

  • Maintain a historical database of all WEARs and provide reports from this database.

  • Ensure WEAR and SAP Information is created and updated within all DHS and USCIS security information repositories (currently IACS and ECN).

  • Assist with the assessment, creation, closure, and management of all WEAR documents.

  • Manage the approval process for waivers by forwarding all waivers to DHS after all applicable USCIS approvals are obtained by ISD.

  • Forward all DHS approval, approval with modification, and rejection notices to ISSOs and system owners within 2 business days of receipt from DHS. Maintain a historical database of all waivers and accepted risks and provide reports from this database monthly or as required by the Federal Government.

  • Provide reporting on POA&M remediation for all systems upon request by the Federal Government.

Job Requirements

  • Have and maintain at least one active IA Level II or above certification such as but not limited to Security+, CASP, GSEC, GSLC, CISSP, CEH, CISM, CISA.

  • Have a minimum of three (3) years of experience with analyzing, assessing and implementing corrective actions based on vulnerability management tools.

  • have experience with POA&M and Waiver processes and procedures

  • Have experience with leading projects, technical writing, administrative tasks, and conducting briefings.

Have advanced Microsoft Excel and Access skills to perform extensive data mining, correlation and reporting.
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