Department of State IIP - Information Assurance Specialist

Location: Alexandria, VA

Req#: 477802
Company Information
Job Description

Our team is what makes Octo great. At Octo you'll work beside some of the smartest and most accomplished staff you'll find in your career.  Octo offers fantastic benefits and an amazing workplace culture where you will feel valued while you perform mission critical work for our government.  Voted one of the region’s best places to work multiple times, Octo is an employer of choice!

Are you ready to work on a major Cloud implementation and work with cutting edge tools from Amazon / AWS and others?  Octo Consulting Group is seeking an Information Assurance Specialist to join our growing team at the Department of State, International Information Programs (IIP) program in Washington, DC or Alexandria, VA. This individual will be responsible for providing Information Assurance for a major, high-profile, worldwide WordPress implementation, including Security engineering, security control compliance, and information assurance.

Responsible for determining enterprise information security standards. Develop and implements information security standards and procedures. Provide tactical information security advice and examining the ramifications of new technologies. Ensure that all information systems are functional and secure.


Skills & Requirements
  • 8 years of relevant experience
  • Experience with system registration, A&A, and/or obtaining ATOs
  • Experience with Content Management Systems such as WordPress
  • Experiencing receiving ATO for federal systems via RMF
  • Experience with managing security accreditation packages
  • Experience with supporting system audits
  • Experience with vulnerability detection analysis 
  • Bachelor’s Degree

Desired Skills:

  • A+
  • Network+
  • Systems Security Certified Practioner (SSCP)
  • Global IA Certification (GIAC)
  • GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
  • Security+
  • Security Certified Network Professional (SCNP)

Clearance: US Citizenship is required in order to obtain a Public Trust clearance


Physical Requirements:

  • Regularly required to sit for extended periods up to 80% of the time; frequently required to move about to access file cabinets and use office equipment such as PC, copier, fax, telephone, cell phone, etc.
  • Occasionally required to reach overhead, bend, and lift objects of up to 10 lbs.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include use of computer monitor screens up to 80% of time

Work Environment:

  • Individual’s primary workstation is located in an office area
  • The noise level in this environment is low to moderate

At Octo, our focus is on delivering results that matter. We are a premier provider of digital solutions and services to the federal government specifically in the areas of UI/UX, Agile, Data, and Cloud services.  We support and modernize our federal customer’s mission critical systems and functions. Agility is at our core: it is the mantra that drives us to succeed. We work quickly, analytically and deliver on agency priorities.

Octo is a growth-oriented firm that provides a unique, differentiated employee culture relative to our Federal market peers.  We leverage this growth-oriented and employee-focused culture to attract and retain a higher grade of talent than our peers to be an employer of choice.

  • Please no Corp-to-Corp or 1099 candidates; this position is W-2 only
  • We are unable to sponsor H1B applicants for this role
  • US citizenship required as per potential clearance requirements
  • Relocation will not be offered
  • Octo Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, protected veteran status, race, color, religious creed, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual orientation/gender identity, age, or genetic information. Octo Consulting Group’s commitment to diversity and inclusive selection practices includes ensuring qualified long-term unemployed job seekers receive equal consideration for employment
  • Selected applicant will be subject to a background investigation