Cytech Services
  • 28-Nov-2018 to 30-Dec-2018 (EST)
  • Government
  • Rockville, MD, USA
  • Full Time

CyTech Services is looking for a Sr. Security Specialist/Assessor to join its' dynamic and fast-paced Cyber Programs division.  The Sr. Assessor will report to the Team Manager of IRS Enterprise FISMA Compliance.  As a Sr. Assessor, you will be responsible for conducting annual security assessments of FISMA reportable systems in support of their on-going authorization.


  • Location: Rockville MD for ramp-up/training (approximately 90 days) with opportunity to transition to full-time remote.
  • Security Clearance: active IRS MBI Clearance highly desired, ability to attain is required.
  • Available: ASAP
  • Salary: dependent upon experience, competitive market rate


  • Supporting the IRS Certification Program Office (CPO) requirements and priorities with staff-like access based on completed Public Trust Clearance;
  • Conducting FISMA Annual Security Controls Assessments (ASCAs) on IRS FISMA reportable systems;
  • Scheduling and facilitating ad-hoc discovery sessions with the applicable stakeholders;
  • Scheduling and facilitating the Control Selection Meeting (CSM), Control Assessment Meeting (CAM) and Findings Review meetings with the system stakeholders;
  • Preparing a customized Assessment Plan based on the Control Selection Memo (CSM) and working closely with the System POC to coordinate the data gathering effort;
  • Reviewing and analyzing evidence to ensure each assessment objective is achieved;
  • Developing Security Assessment Report (SAR) based on assessment results;
  • Converting System Security Plan (SSP) to latest templates for the assessment;
  • Taking notes during the meetings;
  • Meeting deadlines and abiding by project schedule;
  • Attending and participating in team meetings and training (customer meetings/commitments take priority);
  • Taking PRIDE in work products and authorship;
  • Completing work to quality standards set forth by VariQ and IRS.


  • Bachelor's degree in relevant technical area or equivalent work experience. Equivalency is 10 years of work experience;
  • 7+ years of relevant experience in information assurance, cyber security, or information technology;
  • Knowledge of National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-53 and NIST 800-137
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships with all relevant parties especially with the IRS CPO POCs and stakeholders;
  • Ability to work well with others in a collaborative manner and be a self-starter;
  • Team player capable of working in a results oriented environment;
  • Strong interpersonal, team building, active listening, and attention to detail are a must;
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal with strong presentation skills.
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