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.
The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) Office of Satellite and Product Operations (OSPO) maintains two primary constellations of environmental satellites: polar orbiting and geostationary satellites. Polar orbiting Operational Environmental Satellites (POES) missions contain sensors that generally support longer range weather forecasting and climate research. POES spacecraft are in a low-earth orbit which enables the collection of data from remote ocean areas, never more than six hours old, which fill forecast model gaps in data gathered by conventional methods. Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) mission provide imagery and soundings in support of short-range warning and “nowcasting”. GOES spacecraft view of the earth provides for constant monitoring of the atmospheric triggers that forecast such severe weather conditions as tornadoes, flash floods, hurricanes, and hailstorms. OSPO ingests, processes and distributes environmental data and information received for the POES and GOES satellites to OPSO’s customers.
The Maximus Satellite Missions Operation and Maintenance Support (SMOMS) contract provides support to OSPO in achieving their mission to manage and direct the operations of NOAA’s GOES and POES satellites; operationally command, control and track NOAA and partnership satellites; ingest, process and distribute satellite products; ensure that security, availability, reliability, timeliness and quality requirements are met; and to operate and maintain additional satellites as required to support the overall NOAA mission to understand and predict changes in climate, weather and coasts.
The IT Security Specialist III will perform technical and managerial duties to maintain the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of Federal information systems.
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university required, equivalent experience will be considered in lieu of degree
At least four (4) to six (6) years of information security experience required
Security Plus Certification is required
Knowledge of Federal NIST Standards is preferred
Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and Project)
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Strong analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills
Must be highly detail-oriented
Must be organized, timely, and customer service oriented
Ability to work well independently and in a team setting
Adaptability, flexibility and ability to deal with ambiguous and dynamic requirements
Excellent oral and written communication and customer service skills
Excellent attention to detail and good analytical skills
Desired skills include knowledge of and experience with the following:
o Utilization of scanning products such as Nessus, Retina, and Core Impact
o FIPS 140-2, 199, 200NIST 800-37 Rev 1 (DIACAP, NIACAP or similar products)
o NIST 800-53 REV 4
o FISMA A&A continuous monitoring
o Providing FISMA Vulnerability and Compliance Scanning
o A&A Core Documentation development (i.e. SSP, CP/BIA)
o Assessing and maintaining security controls for a FIPS 199 high category Federal information system
o Security Repository Tools such as Cyber Security Assessment and Management (CSAM) or Trusted Agent FISMA (TAF)
o POA&M Management
o System and Network Administration
o Experience working in, or implementing, an IT Security program in the Department of Commerce or the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Candidates requirements, as per contract requirements: