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POST DATE 5/18/2017
END DATE 12/23/2017

Newberry Group, Inc. Kansas City, MO

Kansas City, MO
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
High School Diploma or GED



Newberry Group is looking for a 1099 associate for an Information Assurance/Security Specialist to provide Risk Management Framework support of USDA CTS systems to help them remain active and successfully proceed through concurrency review. Ideal candidate will have documentation and assessment experience with a variety of Low-High categorized systems within a government agency. Candidate must also understand the RMF process and knowledge of CSAM or USDA specific processes are a plus.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

Providing RMF Step 4 Assessments, and/or FISMA activities according to USDA guidelines, NIST and industry best practices. Will be responsible for performing FISMA security control testing for each CTS system in CSAM.
Holding a kick off meeting and providing a project plan listing the timelines for deliverables including review periods.
Monitoring security control remediation plans for responsible CTS systems.
Integrating and coordinating with other control-related activities as required for each CTS system.
Developing and writing procedures regarding FISMA security control testing.
Developing a Security Assessment Plan listing test objects that correspond to the appropriate technical requirements.
Providing detailed written procedures written for each test using the CSAM system.
Delivering of the Rules of Engagement to establish or acknowledge test boundaries, specific responsibilities and other limitations that must be adhered to during the assessment testing process.
Coordinating of all activities and deliverables with the COTR or COTR designee.
Providing the Security Assessment through the reporting capabilities of CSAM.

The Newberry Group, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer – EEO/AA/Disability/Veterans
Skill Requirements:

Provide OMB Circular A-123, Management’s Responsibility for Internal Control, Appendix A written and verbal subject matter expertise according NIST, USDA, USDA-CTS and industry standards.
Provide Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 ('FISMA', 44 U.S.C. § 3541, et seq.) is a United States federal law enacted in 2002 as Title III of the E-Government Act of 2002 (Pub.L. 107-347, 116 Stat. 2899 written and verbal subject matter expertise according to NIST, OMB, OIG, USDA, USDA-CTS, and other industry guidance and standards for all FISMA contractor support activities.
Provide written and verbal subject matter expertise utilizing CTS, USDA, NIST policies, and guidance including industry standards.
Strong written and verbal communication skills In the English Language.
Ability to interface with the Government and internal/external customers.
CTS follows the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) service operation best practices in areas such as incident, problem, request fulfillment, event, and change management. It is important for the successful candidate to demonstrate experience in the management of IT services contract based on ITIL framework and to utilize the Remedy system to track work effort for ITIL only.
Exceptional customer service skills.
Ability to identify, initiate, manage and prioritize multiple tasks.
Project Management and scheduling skills.
Strong organization and time-management skills.
Technical Communication skills.
Extensive experience in vendor coordination and support for service area technologies including collaboration and team analysis.
Strong knowledge of MS Office Software (i.e., Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
Basic knowledge of Microsoft SharePoint, Visio, and Project.