Arch Systems
  • Woodlawn, MD, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Job Summary:

Arch Systems currently has an opening for a (4) Junior NIST Assessment and Authorization Assessor. The position will be part of an assessment team that is responsible for assuring the implementation of the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) security controls for all systems.

Job duties/responsibilities:

  • Assess security controls for various systems.
  • Conduct evaluations of information system components, management, and design, focusing on information security aspects and accreditation according to the NIST Risk Management Framework.
  • Review program documentation such as Risk Assessments, Security Plans, and Contingency Plans.
  • Document control reviews and findings on time and as they occur according to client requirements.
  • Conduct ongoing assessments of contractor facilities as needed to ensure compliance with security requirements tailoring requirements.
  • Ability to interpret controls and apply them to a variety of implementations.
  • Other support work, as needed.

Minimum Qualifications: (Minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job)

  • 1-2 years of experience with Federal Accreditation testing, a degree can be substituted for some, but not all the experience.
  • Document control reviews and findings as they occur according to client requirements.
  • Candidate must be a great communicator (both written and verbal) and be able to work with a group as well as independently.
  • Must be available/able to travel up to 25%.
  • Report writing experience.
  • Experience in Windows systems.
  • Understanding of Privacy Concepts.
  • Understanding of information management and protection systems (AV, Patch management, etc.).
  • Utilize various information system inspection tools to audit systems, analyze potential vulnerabilities and identify mitigation approaches.
  • Interview skills.
  • Understanding of security control concepts.
  • Understanding of program security and information systems security best practices.
  • Ideal candidate will be self-motivated, a team player, organized, and detail oriented.

Desired Qualifications: (desired experience, education, and training)

  • Experience in Federal security certification and accreditation.
  • Experience with HIPAA and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS).
  • Security+, CAP, CISA, or equivalent certifications.
  • Familiarity with applicable HHS and CMS policies, procedures and operating instructions related to program security, information assurance and information management.


About Arch Systems:

  • Arch Systems is an established, high growth IT-services Company serving many of the major U.S. government agencies. Our professionals passionately conceive, analyze, develop, and implement optimal solutions for your most challenging business and technology needs.
  • Arch is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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