• Systems Analyst - IA, Governance, Risk & Compliance

    Job Location
    VA-Crystal City
    # of Openings
    Security Clearance
    Active Secret
    Percentage of Travel Required
    10% or less
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Be responsible for tracking SA&A requirements for assigned systems within the agency and validate that tasks are on schedule, and ensure the delivery of quality documentation.


    • Develop NIST / FISMA SA&A documentation for systems and networks undergoing certification and validate the quality of deliverables produced by the team
    • Assess risks, identify mitigation requirements and develop accreditation recommendations
    • Demonstrated ability to review and edit draft security artifacts as assigned to ensure compliance with SA&A, and FISMA
    • Assist in the creation of SA&A packages with the responsibility for gathering information from system owners, applying data to the appropriate templates, and attending meetings in support of the effort
    • Determine enterprise information assurance and security standards
    • Develop and implement information assurance/security standards and procedures
    • Coordinate, develop, and evaluate security programs for an organization
    • Recommend information assurance/security solutions to support customers’ requirements
    • Identify, report, and resolve security violations
    • Establish and satisfy information assurance and security requirements based upon the analysis of user, policy, regulatory, and resource demands
    • Perform vulnerability/risk analyses of computer systems and applications during all phases of the system development life cycle


    • Education:
      • Bachelor's Degree in related field preferable
    • Required Knowledge/Experience:
      • Knowledge and experience with NIST Risk Management Framework required
      • 3+ years of working experience in security related field
      • Security +, SANS, ISC2, or other relevant certification
      • Experience and Competency with:
        • CSAM (or similar tool i.e. TAF, Archer, Xacta, etc.)
        • Security Authorization and Assessment (SA&A)
        • Privacy Risk Assessment (PRA) Agency’s processes
        • Tenable Security Center
        • Strong understanding and demonstrated experience applying a risk-based approach to information security and IT assessments
      • Ability to work in a fast-paced, demanding environment
      • Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail
      • Ability to prioritize duties based on shifting demands
      • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Preferred Knowledge/Experience:
      • DBProtect
      • WebInspect
      • Firewalls
      • Enterprise anti-virus management

    Other Responsibilities

    • Perform other tasks consistent with the goals and objectives of the department/contract
    • Perform other duties as assigned by Sr Program Manager

     Invest in a company that invests in you! Copper River provides its employees with ample opportunities for career growth and development. Tuition reimbursement is offered to help employees further their education and skillset. Other perks include Open Leave, 401k matching with immediate vesting, Medical, Vision, and Dental coverage.


    EEO/AA Employer Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability


    Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.


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