Senior IT Security Analyst (ISSO) - SME

Date Posted: 
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 to Friday, December 29, 2017
Job Type: 
Full Time
Job Location: 
Baltimore, MD


General Duties:

  • Provide security consulting to the IBSG (Innovation Business Support Group) ISSOs and the various projects in CMMI (Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation)
  • Assist the CMMI projects  in understanding  CMS security requirements , and the XLC (Expedited Life Cycle)
  • Assist the CMMI projects understand the security artifacts (ISRA, SSP, CP, PIA), and the use of the corresponding templates
  • Assist the project contractors in developing the security artifacts
  • Attend all project and IBSG Team meetings in order to understand project status and contribute to security artifact and schedule coordination efforts
  • Update the CFACTS database with security artifacts and security control descriptions
  • Maintain the POA&M status of the CMMI/IBSG-related IT systems within CFACTS
  • Generate presentations on security-related topics as required


Specific Skills Required:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the FISMA, HIPAA laws and Privacy Act of 1974
  • In-depth knowledge of the NIST SP 800 series documents, especially 800-34, 37,39  47, 53, 53A, 60, 63, 64, 137 and  FIPS 140, 199, 200 and 201
  • In-depth knowledge of the 800-53 security control requirements and standard methods for implementing them
  • Practical knowledge of IT System contingency planning
  • Understanding of risk assessment and risk management concepts
  • Good understanding of continuous monitoring and continuous authorization concepts
  • Good understanding of protection of PII and PIA concepts
  • Expert use of MS Office, especially Word, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Good ability to articulate technical concepts, especially in the review process
  • Knowledge of the CMS Security Library and the various security artifact templates and related implementation procedures, a plus


We are proud to offer a robust benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k) retirement plan, employee stock ownership plan, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts and more in order for our employees to maintain a secure work/life balance.  Qualified candidates should apply online at:


ASSYST is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, military status, national origin or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or applicable local law.

Shafeeq Rahman