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IT Assessment and Authorization Specialist, Mid

Booz Allen

Dec 21

IT Assessment and Authorization Specialist, Mid

The Challenge:

Warnings about cyber threats are everywhere and the constantly evolving nature of these threats can make understanding them seem overwhelming to DoD military organizations. In all of this “cyber noise”, how can these organizations understand their risks and how to mitigate them? The answer is you – an IT Assessment and Authorization Specialist who will break down complex threats into manageable plans of action. 

As an IT Assessment and Authorization Specialist on our team, you’ll use your experience to work with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to review ATO packages for compliance and approval. Your input will help the NIH protect their IT systems used in the nation’s health care research. You will help them discover and mitigate their cybersecurity risks, understand and apply policies to address requests for information on cyber best practices, and provide information system security expertise to ensure the appropriate operational security posture is maintained for information systems. You will collaborate closely with ISSO’s across NIH. You’ll work with your client to translate security concepts into actionable implementable solution recommendations to help the client make informed security decisions. This is your opportunity to act as an information security subject matter expert while broadening your skills in cybersecurity.

Empower change with us. 

You Have:

  • Experience with the Risk Management Framework (RMF) and conduct of IT Assessments to obtain an Authority to Operate (ATO)

  • Knowledge of NIST 800-53 security controls and implementations

  • Ability to work collaboratively, explain complex topics to others, and communicate effectively

  • BA or BS degree

Nice If You Have:

  • Knowledge of risk, and how one measures risk with respect to IT systems

  • Knowledge of IT for systems used in health care or health research

  • Ability to obtain a security clearance

  • CAP or CISSP preferred

Build Your Career: 

Rewarding work, fun challenges, and a ton of investment in our people—that’s Booz Allen cyber. When you join Booz Allen, we’ll help you develop the career you want. 

Competitions — From programming competitions at our PyNights (Python competition and learning events) to competing in CTFs, we’ve got plenty of chances for you to show off your skills. 

Paid Research — Have an innovative idea to explore or hypothesis to test? You can participate in challenges via our crowdsourcing platform, the Garage, and other programs to be awarded dedicated time and/or funding to advance your skills. 

Cyber University  CyberU has more than 5000 instructor-led and self-paced cyber courses, a free online library that you can access from just about anywhere—including your phone—and certification exam prep guides that include practical assessments to prepare you for your exam. 

Academic Partnerships — In addition to our tuition reimbursement benefit, we’ve partnered with University of Maryland University College to offer two graduate certificate programs in cybersecurity—fully funded without a tuition cap. 

Maker/Hackerspaces — Race drones, print 3D gadgets, drink coffee from our Wi-Fi coffee maker, and get hands-on training on tools and tech from in-house experts in our dedicated maker and hackerspaces. 

We’re an EOE that empowers our people—no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other protected characteristic—to fearlessly drive change.