Polaris Alpha

  • CyberSecurity and Accreditation (CSA) Specialist

    Location Colorado Springs, CO
    Req #
    Position Type
    Full Time
    FLSA Status
    Security Clearance
    Preferred Top Secret/SCI
  • Benefits

    In addition to competitive compensation, Polaris Alpha offers excellent benefits to full-time employees:

    • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage
    • Life and AD&D coverage at 3x annual salary
    • 401k plan, 4% non-elective contributions for all eligible employees - 100% vested in plan from date of enrollment
    • PTO and 10 Paid Holidays observed
    • Education Assistance Program
    • Relocation may be considered

    Benefits are subject to change

    Job Description

    Polaris Alpha, A Parson Company, provides cutting edge solutions development based on the latest advances in open software design and integration. The company is best known for not only understanding our customer’s needs, but also consistently exceeding their expectations. Polaris Alpha develops sophisticated data visualization, event analysis, pattern detection, mission planning and mobile software using net centric and enterprise architectures. With Polaris Alpha, no job is too large or too small.

    Polaris Alpha has an opening for a CyberSecurity and Accreditation (CSA) Specialist to work on several technologies maintained and developed by Polaris Alpha. The CSA representative will work closely with a collaborative team comprised of Software Engineers, System Administrators, Program Managers, and Project Managers. The team will be responsible for creating, updating, and managing submittal artifacts including Configuration Management Plan, System Security Plan, System Security Test Plan, Security Controls Traceability Matrix, Ports Protocols and Services, and other supporting artifacts as applicable to the project.

    The CSA Specialist must possess an overall understanding of RMF and be familiar with writing, updating and reviewing related technical documentation. The CSA Specialist will be responsible for creating, updating, and managing required A&A artifacts. Artifacts include: System Security Plan (SSP), Configuration Management Plan (CMP), System Security Test Plan (SSTP), Concept of Operations (CONOPS), Security Controls Traceability Matrix (SCTM), Risk Assessment Report (RAR), Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M) and others as required. In addition, a candidate with experience in the full life cycle of the Xacta process would be highly preferred.

    It is desired for the CSA Specialist to know how to run vulnerability assessment tools (e.g. SCAP, Nessus, etc), lock down systems and present mitigation strategies Engineers and System Administrators. The candidate should also have experience running Security Readiness Review Evaluation Scripts (SRR), performing associated testing, and be hands-on with Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs).

    Required Skills

    • Bachelor's degree in Science, Technology or equivalent combination of education and experience. Four (4) years of additional experience, applicable training and/or certifications may be substituted for the Bachelor's degree
    • Minimum 5+ years of experience in Assessment and Authorization, CyberSecurity, Software Engineering, Security Engineering or Product Testing
    • Experience working with STIGs/SRGs
    • Knowledge and experience with VMware and virtualization concepts
    • Experience conducting SCAP compliant, SRR, and Nessus vulnerability scans of application servers to determine security compliance
    • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
    • Have excellent time management skills with proven ability to effectively coordinate multiple tasks
    • May require a Department of Defense security clearance which requires US citizenship
    • Must be eligible to obtain a Top-Secret Clearance

    Desired Skills

    • Experience working with federal regulations related to information security (FISMA, RMF, etc.) a plus
    • Experience creating and maintaining documents for submittal requirements (SSP, CMP, CONOPS, SCTM, Test Plans, etc)
    • Ability to manage the functionality and efficiency of a group of computers running on one or more operating systems (Windows / Linux) as well as maintain the integrity and security of servers and systems
    • Experience with installation and maintenance of authentication/authorization software e.g. Active Directory
    • Familiar with Agile software development methodologies
    • DoD 8570 IAT Level II+ Certification (Security+, CAP, CISSP, etc.) or ability to obtain
    • Active Top-Secret Clearance

    Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
    Normal office setting, therefore the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Work is generally sedentary in nature, but may require standing and walking. Use of hands to operate computer equipment. Frequent near vision use for reading and computer use.

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

    Polaris Alpha and its Companies are Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, gender, color, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, national origin, religion, marital status, ancestry, disability, protected veteran status, or any other factor prohibited by applicable law .


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