Information Assurance Support Officer and System Administrator

Full Time
D.C. Metro

Location: Adelphi, MD

The candidate will function as the primary Systems Administrator for laboratory systems. The IASO/SA will also provide the Information Assurance Manager’s (IAM) office with support and guidance through established Department of Defense (DoD) and Army policies and well as organizational policies.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Keep lab systems up to date and compliant with all IA requirements (Antivirus, IAVA and patching compliance, DISA STIGs, etc)
  • Assist the IAM office in ensuring initial and annual Cyber Security Challenge training is completed for users
  • Prepare, distribute, and maintain plans, instructions, and SOPs concerning system security
  • Ensure log files and audits are maintained and reviewed for all systems and that authentication (for example, password) policies are audited for compliance
  • Report Security Violations to the IAM office and work through any mitigating tasks as needed
  • Ensure that all ISs within their area of responsibility are certified, accredited and reaccredited
  • Work with end users and the IAM office to have software procured by end users added to the CA Catalog to facilitate installation to end user’s systems
  • Perform risk analysis for branch-wide software requests
  • Write and review Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Provide quality customer service


Basic Qualifications:

  • 3 years’ relevant IASO/SA experience
  • DoD Security clearance
  • DoD 8570 compliant (minimum IAT-II) by obtaining/maintaining required certifications prior to start
  • Experience with vulnerability patching
  • Experience configuring systems according to the DISA STIGs
  • Ability to develop and execute detailed written plans for complex software and hardware implementations.
  • Understanding of DoD and Army IA policies, guidance, and best practices
  • Working knowledge of system administration, patch management, etc.
  • Competent understanding of network architecture
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft, Apple and UNIX operating systems
  • Ability to develop effective written procedures and SOPs to guide daily operations.
  • Skilled with Microsoft Office products for creating documents using Word, PowerPoint, and Excel


Preferred skills:

  • Experience supporting and configuring network infrastructure in accordance with DOD policies and procedures

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