• Sr. Assessor

    Job Locations US-DC | US-MD-Rockville | US
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    IT Security
    Work Authorization
    US Citizens, preferred
  • Overview

    VariQ, a leader in Cyber Security, Software Development, and Information Technology, is looking for a Sr. Security Specialist/Assessor to join its' dynamic and fast-paced Cyber Programs division.  The Sr. Assessor will report to the Team Manager of IRS Enterprise FISMA Compliance.  As a Sr. Assessor, you will be responsible for conducting annual security assessments of FISMA reportable systems in support of their on-going authorization.


    Additional Information: 

    • Location: Rockville MD for ramp-up/training (approximately 90 days) with opportunity to transition to full-time remote.
    • Security Clearance: active IRS MBI Clearance highly desired, ability to attain is required.
    • Available: ASAP
    • Salary: dependent upon experience, competitive market rate


    • Supporting the IRS Certification Program Office (CPO) requirements and priorities with staff-like access based on completed Public Trust Clearance;
    • Conducting FISMA Annual Security Controls Assessments (ASCAs) on IRS FISMA reportable systems;
    • Scheduling and facilitating ad-hoc discovery sessions with the applicable stakeholders;
    • Scheduling and facilitating the Control Selection Meeting (CSM), Control Assessment Meeting (CAM) and Findings Review meetings with the system stakeholders;
    • Preparing a customized Assessment Plan based on the Control Selection Memo (CSM) and working closely with the System POC to coordinate the data gathering effort;
    • Reviewing and analyzing evidence to ensure each assessment objective is achieved;
    • Developing Security Assessment Report (SAR) based on assessment results;
    • Converting System Security Plan (SSP) to latest templates for the assessment;
    • Taking notes during the meetings;
    • Meeting deadlines and abiding by project schedule;
    • Attending and participating in team meetings and training (customer meetings/commitments take priority);
    • Taking PRIDE in work products and authorship;
    • Completing work to quality standards set forth by VariQ and IRS.


    • Bachelor’s degree in relevant technical area or equivalent work experience. Equivalency is 10 years of work experience;
    • 7+ years of relevant experience in information assurance, cyber security, or information technology;
    • Knowledge of National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-53 and NIST 800-137
    • Ability to develop strong working relationships with all relevant parties especially with the IRS CPO POCs and stakeholders;
    • Ability to work well with others in a collaborative manner and be a self-starter;
    • Team player capable of working in a results oriented environment;
    • Strong interpersonal, team building, active listening, and attention to detail are a must;
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal with strong presentation skills.


    VariQ is an equal opportunity employer.


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