• Information Assurance / Security Specialist (Level 3)

    Job Location US-DC
  • Overview



    ASRC Federal Vistronix is pursuing an opportunity identified as DHS Secure Enterprise Network Systems, Services, & Support (SENS3). The SENS3 program is planned to be a 6-year program and will directly support O&M, design, engineering, and Information System Security Services for the Department’s two secure networks.  ASRC Federal Vistronix is committed to supporting SENS3 in accomplishing the DHS’s objectives for SENS3. We are encouraging incumbents and all interested candidates to apply now for early consideration for this program as we build out our high performance team.





    • Assist DHS ISSO in the distribution and management of a multi-factor PKI solution that meets the DHS implementation guidance to satisfy HSPD12 requirements.
    • Assist DHS to establish and implement policy, assign responsibilities, and prescribe procedures for developing and implementing a HSDN-wide PKI and enhancing the security of DHS/DoD information systems by enabling these systems to use PKI for authentication, digital signatures, and encryption.
    • Coordinate PKI and PK-enabling activities consistent with the policy established in DoDD 8500.01E.
    • Coordinate with and support Certificate Revocation Lists (CRLs) and Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) Responders, a token tracking system, and infrastructure supporting them.
    • Track PKI token deployment throughout its lifecycle.
    • Administer TA training via web-based training and quarterly in-person instruction.
    • Track TA training and contact information.
    • Provide TAs with expert technical support via telephone to walkthrough procedures.
    • Manage user identity tokens, to include managing the PKI registration authority, tracking secure token card stock location and status, providing secure token card stock to TA, tracking TA location, scope and contact information, directing users to a TA, and archiving reports of TA training completion.
    • Provide support for certificate management software to include configuration, development of reports, support, and operation.
    • Provide sufficient Registration Authority Operator (RAO) support to supplement one Government RAO to perform all RAO duties subject to required separation of duties for PKI operations between RAOs and HSDN system administrators.
    • Support PKI assessments.
    • Manage user accounts and user access attributes and permissions.
    • Provide services for issuing and managing user PKI certificates, operating PKI services, and troubleshooting them.
    • Manage user access to applications and data sources.
    • Perform data analytics, merging data from multiple sources for weekly reporting
    • Provide subject matter expert analysis of the RPS, CSP Certificate Policy, analysis of changes in technology and their impact upon CSP operations.
    • Provide subject-matter expert analysis to DHS working groups and integrated project teams representing HSDN Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), including the Sharing and Safeguarding IPT and Infrastructure Technology Project Monthly Review (ITPMR).






    • BS degree in Computer Science, Information Security Management, or related field.

    • 5-10 year’s experience dedicated to Information Assurance, Information Security, PKI Management.








    Required skills/experience:


    • Experience in working with X.509 PKI.

    • Experience with PKI-based products, including Web servers and certification authorities.
    • Experience with Common PKI-based protocols, including SSL and TLS, HTTP, or LDAP.
    • Experience configuring RA workstations specifically for PKI policy, including permissions and operating system event logs.
    • Knowledge of Windows, UNIX, Linux, and Web-based systems.
    • Ability to comprehend and apply system security engineering principles and communicate with the team quickly, effectively, and proficiently.
    • Experience in configuring servers and applications to work with PKI.
    • Experience with systems engineering and integration.
    • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Demonstrated experience with updating documents to reflect new security guidelines and impacts.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of the Secret-level Common Service Provider (CSP) for user tokens, including the CSP Certificate Authority, Token Processing System, and their web-based front-end.
    • Experienced in engineering and supporting operation and technical refreshment (tech refresh) of smartcards, smart card readers, middleware, token tracking system, local certificate repositories, Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) responders, local Certificate Revocation List (CRL) repository, and their support equipment.
    • Experienced with POA&M Management.
    • Must have hands-on experience and extensive knowledge with NIST 800 Special publications standards.



    • Experience with software development.
    • Experience with PKI products and technologies preferred.
    • Experience with the DoD PKI program or other large-scale PKI implementations a plus.
    • Knowledge of Alt Token distribution and maintenance.
    • Current DHS Entrance on Duty (EOD) within a headquarters component.
    • Experienced with System and Network administration.


    This position requires an active Security Clearance.


    Candidates will be subject to a government background investigation and must meet eligibility criteria for access to classified information. U.S. Citizenship is required.


    ASRC Federal and its Subsidiaries 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, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, or any other factor prohibited by applicable law.





    At ASRC Federal Vistronix, we know our staff members work hard to exceed customer expectations, and we work hard to exceed the expectations of our staff! We are proud to offer a robust employee benefits package


    Benefits include:

    • Medical, dental, prescription, and vision coverage
    • Health Advocate
    • Short-term and long-term disability, life & accidental death & dismemberment
    • Flexible Spending Accounts
    • 401(k) retirement plan with matching contributions
    • Tuition reimbursement
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Paid time off and holidays




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