Information Assurance Specialist III

Full Time
Los Angeles, CA
Areas of Interest: Information Assurance (IA) Compliance
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Overview

A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in national security space. We are THE Aerospace Corporation.  A team that takes pride in our readiness to solve some of the most complex technical challenges in existence. With challenges spanning clandestine to commercial, you’ll have the unique opportunity to work on projects that are literally evolving our nation's space and launch capabilities. We all share a common passion and aspiration – to serve a mission much bigger than ourselves.  When you join our team, you’ll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators.  Are you ready to launch your career?

Responsibilities
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for ensuring security policies, standards and procedures are established based on outlines requirements.
  • Demonstrates behavior that is consistent with the company's values of Dedication to Mission Success, Technical Excellence, Commitment to Our People, Integrity and Objectivity.

KEY FUNCTIONS

  • Maintains information and data regarding end-user issues within the tracking system and according to policies and standards.
  • Reviews, develops, and implements security plans for existing and new computer assets.
  • Coordinates and performs information security inspections, tests, and reviews.
  • Supports the implementation and development of an organizations' IT security.
  • Ensures security policies, standards and procedures are established and enforced.
  • Trains and briefs employees on the IS systems. Ensures users have appropriate security clearance and access to information.
  • Conducts hardware and software implementations.
  • Investigates and reports IS security incidents. Ensures proper protection or corrective measures have been taken.

Qualifications
REQUIRED

  • 5 or more years of relevant experience with Associate's Degree in a related discipline, or 8 or more years of relevant experience with High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Provide technical assessment to the Information System Security Manager (ISSM)
  • Run Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) compliance and hardening tools on systems, such as Nessus, to provide risk input to the ISSM
  • Have an good understanding of Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs), and the ability to justify the technical need for applying each setting
  • Conduct evaluation and analysis of software/hardware intended for use on the secured IT assets
  • Update and maintain procedures for secure operation of IT assets
  • Extensive knowledge of the assessment and authorization (A&A) process and ability to ensure assets reach full accreditation
  • Create and maintain System Security Plan (SSP) and related documentation per IT asset
  • Have a an good understanding of the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM), ICD 503, and/or Joint Special Access Program Implementation Guide (JSIG); specifically the Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  • Understand how to apply technical solutions from NIST 800-53 controls as dictated by the RMF
  • Conduct auditing review and analysis of secure IT assets
  • Coordinate and perform information system security inspections, tests, and reviews
  • Communicate regularly with customers to obtain status of requests and facilitate completion of requests
  • Ensure security policies, standards, and procedures are enforced 
  • Understand classification management, classified document control, and classified media control
  • Knowledge of techniques to perform clearing, purging, declassifying, and releasing of system memory, media, and output
  • Provide initial security briefings and annual reindoctrinations as appropriate
  • Conduct low to high and high to low file transfers
  • Provide Incident response by investigating and reporting classified messaging incidents
  • Conduct hardware tracking; knowing where each piece of cleared computer equipment is at all times
  • Ability to translate complex customer requirements into necessary technical and security solutions
  • Ability to obtain and maintain secret security clearance that is issued by the US Government. 

PREFERRED

  • Bachelor's degree in related discipline
  • IT/Security Certification
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) a plus.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENTS

  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to use a computer to complete activities.
  • Ability to communicate with individuals and groups in person, by phone and telepresence.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will typically work in an office environment.
  • Moderate to heavy lifting of measurement and test equipment.
  • Exposure to oils and cleaning materials.
  • Exposure to electrical materials.

Transcript Requirement

None

Additional Requisition Details

System Job Title: INFO ASSURANCE SPEC III 
Clearance Requirement: Secret 
Access: None 
Polygraph: None 
Relocation Available:  No 
Employment Type: Regular 
Work Schedule: Full Time 


 

Company Statement
The Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national security space programs since 1960. We operate a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office, and support all national security space programs. We also apply more than 50 years of experience with space systems to provide critical solutions to technologically complex systems in such areas as communications, shipping, law enforcement, and cyber, among others.

From our inception, our highly skilled technical staff has focused on ensuring the success of every mission and developing the most effective and economic space-related hardware and software in the world. Our greatest asset is the technical expertise of our people. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are staffed by some of the leading scientists in the world.

Equal Opportunity Commitment
The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or disability status.

You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster and the supplement, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.



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The Aerospace Corporation

Aerospace is a dynamic leader in delivering space mission success.
The Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national-security space programs since 1960. We operate a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office and support all national-security space programs. We also apply more than 40 years of experience with space systems to projects for civil agencies like NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, commercial companies, universities, and some international organizations in the national interest. 

From our inception, our highly skilled technical people have focused on ensuring the success of every mission and developing the most effective and economic space-related hardware and software in the world. Our insight and involvement in space programs has significantly reduced the risk of launch failure and increased both satellite endurance and performance. Avoiding a single catastrophic failure resulting in the loss of operational capabilities can save the government more than three times the total annual Aerospace FFRDC budget. 

We don't manufacture anything. Our greatest asset is the technical expertise of our people. Our involvement spans all facets of space systems: including systems engineering, testing, analysis, and development; acquisition support; launch readiness and certification; anomaly resolution; and the application of new technologies for existing and next-generation space systems. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are staffed by some of the leading scientists in the world.

Specialties
Aerospace, Defense
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Company Industry: Defense & Space
Company Type: Non Profit
Company Size: 1,001-5000