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Jr Physical Information Security Specialist in Falls Church, VA at Maximus, Inc.

Date Posted: 3/1/2018

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Job Description

MAXIMUS is a leading operator of government health and human services programs and has partnered with state, federal and local governments to provide critical, high quality health and human service programs to a diverse array of communities. Operating under MAXIMUS’s founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People® since 1975, MAXIMUS Federal Services is entirely focused on helping government agencies run programs cost-effectively and serve program constituents with improved outcomes. By being a responsible steward for government programs, we help the federal government deliver on its promises through our people, process and technology. Our focus is always on outcomes and results that connect citizens more effectively with government services.

This security function concerns primarily the classification, declassification, and protection of classified national defense and other sensitive information originated or controlled by Federal agencies. It is concerned with identifying information requiring protection and designating the level of protection required. Such information (documents, materials, devices, industrial processes, systems, etc.) is commonly contained within Federal facilities and systems, although it may be located also in industrial facilities, academic institutions, other governmental organizations (including foreign governments), or other locations.

  • Support day to day information security operations
  • Coordinate with scientific, technical, and other subject-matter specialists to assess risk of loss, value of loss, and the classification level appropriate to information sensitivity
  • Responsible for access and control to classified systems, data, and containers
  • Provide infosec training to all required personnel
  • Process security documents as required (DD254, VAR, Form 18)
  • Support secure operations facilities including security policy enforcement
  • Develop, implement, and monitor policies, instructions, procedures, control systems, and methods for such functions and activities as: delegation and exercise of classification and declassification authority; development of classification guides, document marking, safeguarding, and use; personnel access controls; need to know criteria; physical storage and control; security education; and transmitting, transferring, reproducing, downgrading, and destroying information.
  • Perform oversight reviews to monitor program implementation and practices in those areas by lower echelons and other supported organizations
The Ideal Candidate will Possess the Following Additional Education and Experience
  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • At least two (2) years in information security support or related field required
  • Knowledge of information security standards
  • Experience with the following is preferred
    • MS Office applications
  • Antiterrorism training Levels 1 preferred
  • Analytical and creative problem solving skills
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills

Per contract requirements, employees must:  

  • United States Citizenship or Permanent Residency
  • Must have active secret clearance; we will consider candidates that have an inactive secret clearance
EEO Statement Active military service members, their spouses, and veteran candidates often embody the core competencies MAXIMUS deems essential, and bring a resiliency and dependability that greatly enhances our workforce. We recognize your unique skills and experiences, and want to provide you with a career path that allows you to continue making a difference for our country. We’re proud of our connections to organizations dedicated to serving veterans and their families. If you are transitioning from military to civilian life, have prior service, are a retired veteran or a member of the National Guard or Reserves, or a spouse of an active military service member, we have challenging and rewarding career opportunities available for you.

A committed and diverse workforce is our most important resource.

MAXIMUS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

MAXIMUS provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disabled status.