Join a Winning Team! Information Assurance/Security Specialist III (IA022) Springfield, VA · Full time

Information Assurance/Security Specialist III – Springfield, VA (WMA)


Information Assurance/Security Specialist III – Springfield, VA (WMA)


Position ID: RISA20230220-IA022


Number of Positions: 1


Company: Rolston Information Systems Assurance, LLC (RISA)


FSLA Classification: Exempt


Location: Springfield, VA (WMA) (22150)


Remote/Telework Authorized? No remote/telework is authorized. Work is performed 100% on site.


Anticipated Start Date: Immediate Job Opening


Required Security Clearance: Must already possess and be able to maintain an active DoD TS/SCI security clearance.


Must already have or have held SCI within the last 2 years.


Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a CI polygraph within 6 months of hire.


COVID Policy: As directed by Executive Order 14042, all current and newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination, except where they are legally entitled to an exemption/accommodation. 



The Information Assurance/Security Specialist III - team member will perform vulnerability/risk analyses of computer systems and applications during all phases of the system development life cycle. This role with assist in identifying, reporting, and resolving security violations. 


Specific Responsibilities


Essential Functions

Develops and implements information assurance/security standards and procedures.

Determines enterprise information assurance and security standards.

Coordinates, develops, and evaluates security programs for an organization. Recommends information assurance/security solutions to support customers' requirements.

Supports customer at the highest levels in the development and implementation of doctrine and policies.

Applies know-how to government and commercial common user systems, as well as to dedicated special purpose systems requiring specialized security features and procedures.

Analyzes general information assurance-related technical problems and provides basic engineering and technical support in solving these problems.

Ensures that all information systems are functional and secure.

Submit request for export authorization to the customer for approval

Develops new concepts and processes.

Analyzes root causes and resolves issues.

Supports more junior level technicians and specialists in their activities. Can perform all tasks of lower-level technicians or specialists.

Works individually, actively participates on integrated teams, and may also lead a task, project or team

Requires guidance and direction from more expert level technicians, specialists, and managers only when dealing with new, uncertain situations.

Provides guidance to lower-level technicians and specialists


Performs analysis, design, and development of security features for system architectures.

Analyzes and defines security requirements for computer systems which may include mainframes, workstations, and personal computers.

Designs, develops, engineers, and implements solutions that meet security requirements. 

Provides integration and implementation of the computer system security solution.

Identifies, reports, and resolves security violations. 

Provide assessment and authorization (A&A) services and maintain Security Plan Identifications (SPID) for transport and cybersecurity services.

Required Certifications:

·      Must have DoDD 8140.01 and DoD 8570.01-M IAT Level II certification. (Note: A minimum of CompTIA Security+ CE is required as a pre-hire requirement.)


Required Education:

Bachelor’s Degree in a Technical field (i.e. Information Technology, Information Systems, Computer Science)


Additional experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.


Required Experience/Skills:

A minimum of 6+ years of experience working in Information Assurance


Preferred Certifications:



Preferred Education:

Master’s Degree in Computer Science or related field


Preferred Experience:



Supervisory Responsibilities:



Work Environment:

Professional Office Environment; must be able to sit at a desktop or laptop computer for extended periods of time.


Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone.


Must be able to communicate regularly via telephone and verbally present information to employees, customers, and outside vendors.


Work Schedule/Expected Hours of Work:

40 hours per week (various shifts available and will be discussed during the interview process - you will be assigned one shift and shifts are not rotated)


The start and end times may vary a little from what is listed here.


Day Shift: 0600-1400

Mid Shift:  1400-2200

Eve Shift:  2200-0600


Other Duties:

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties and responsibilities that are required of the employee. 


Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.



Travel Estimated: No travel is expected.





Per Diem

Limited to per diem allowed in accordance with the Joint Travel Regulations/Federal Travel Regulations (JTR/FTR) for pre-approved travel if required.



United States Citizenship is required.


About RISA


RISA is an emerging technologies service provider focused on the continuity of network operations and elimination of risk to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of critical business processes and data. RISA seeks professionals who are excited by technical challenges and driven by the opportunity to use their knowledge, skills, and abilities in helping our customers meet mission requirements. Our success comes from the talent and commitment of our dedicated employees driven in providing valuable services to our customers. Come along for the journey and perhaps you can be part of our growth and success.


RISA offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

·      Medical, Dental, Vision

·      Company Paid Life Insurance & Disability

·      401(k)

·      Paid Time Off (PTO)

·      11 Paid Federal Holidays


RISA is an Equal Opportunity Employer