Accenture Federal - A&A/RMF Information Assurance Analyst in San Antonio, Texas

Title: Federal - A&A/RMF Information Assurance Analyst Location: USA-Southwest Job Number: 00597734

Organization: Accenture Federal Services

Location: San Antonio, TX

Accenture Federal Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, is a U.S. company with offices in Arlington, Virginia. Accenture's federal business has served every cabinet-level department and 30 of the largest federal organizations. Accenture Federal Services transforms bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes for clients at defense, intelligence, public safety, civilian and military health organizations.

We believe that great outcomes are everything. It’s what drives us to turn bold ideas into breakthrough solutions. By combining digital technologies with what works across the world’s leading businesses, we use agile approaches to help clients solve their toughest problems fast—the first time. So, you can deliver what matters most.

Count on us to help you embrace new ways of working, building for change and put customers at the core. A wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture, we bring over 30 years of experience serving the federal government, including every cabinet-level department. Our 7,200 dedicated colleagues and change makers work with our clients at the heart of the nation’s priorities in defense, intel, public safety, health and civilian to help you make a difference for the people you employ, serve and protect.

The San Antonio Delivery Center is part of the Accenture's US Delivery Center organization, which is comprised of six delivery centers that create client value through innovative technology solutions primarily focused in Application Outsourcing, ERP solutions, Information Management Services, and Net Centric solutions.

Our San Antonio Delivery Center employees can expect to:

  • work with cutting edge technology

  • deliver high-quality solutions across multiple industries

  • work on a variety of projects ranging in both size and scope

  • receive continuous training and career development

The A&A/RMF Information Assurance Analyst will serve as the Cybersecurity Subject Matter Expert (SME) with regards to Assessment & Authorization and FISCAM compliance of information systems and all associated cybersecurity policies and procedures. Fully versed in the general tenets supporting the overall Federal Government implementation of its authorization process, to include supporting cybersecurity policy, procedures and processes. Leads Federal Government cybersecurity processes while either authorizing an information system or serving as a SME for an information system undergoing authorization. Possess an understanding of how the security controls identified in the NIST 800-53 apply to the process of assessing and authorizing large organization IT infrastructure and cloud technologies, in which there is a compilation of large and small enclaves, AIS applications and outsourced IT processes. Determines the applicable severity value for an identified vulnerability (e.g., non-compliant security control), and determines the possible ramifications on the system’s current or future authorization. Required to brief senior management on the progress or results of an information system undergoing the authorization process.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assists with defining security objectives and system-level performance requirements.

  • Configures and validates secure systems, tests security products/systems to detect computer and information security weaknesses.

  • Coordinates the formal Security Test and Evaluation (ST&E) required by each government accrediting authority through pre-test preparations, participation in the tests, analysis of the results and preparation of required reports.

  • Coordinates the periodic review of each system’s &A package and monitors corrective actions until all actions are closed.

  • Supports the development of integrated system solutions ensuring proprietary/confidential data and systems are protected.

  • Guides the establishment of strict program control processes to ensure mitigation of risks and supports obtaining certification and accreditation of systems.

  • Understands FISCAM methodology for performing information systems control audits

  • Applies top-down, risk-based approach assessments considering materiality and significance in determining effective and efficient audit procedures tailored to achieve the audit objectives

  • Identifies and evaluates complex business and technology risks, internal controls which mitigate risks, and related opportunities for internal control improvement


Basic Qualifications:

  • 5 years of relevant C&A/A&A experience, Risk Management Framework (RMF) and NIST 800-53 assessment experience

  • 5 years of relevant experience in assessing security controls and conducting authorization reviews for large, complex organizations

  • 2 years of experience with supporting FISCAM assessments

  • Current CompTIA Security CE OR CISSP certifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree OR No degree and 5 years of relevant experience

  • US Citizen required (Dual Citizenship not eligible for consideration)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS) experience

  • Computing Environment: MCDST, MCITP EDST, MCITP EDA, MCITP SA, MCITP EA, MCM, MCA: MS Windows Server: Directory, Windows XP 3, Windows 7, MCSA, MCSE

  • Previous professional experience in Government contracting space strongly preferred

An active security clearance or the ability to obtain one may be required for this role.

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

Applicants for employment in the U.S. must possess work authorization which does not require now or in the future sponsorship by the employer for a visa.

Accenture is a federal contractor, an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

US Citizenship required.

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