Information Systems Security Administrator

Location: Newport News, Virginia
Date Posted: 11-27-2017
Role: Information Systems Security Administrator
Location: Newport News, Virginia     
Position Summary:
Primary focus of this position is information systems and network security (IT-SEC), planning and coordination of infrastructure security - including the setup of processes, system access procedures, encryption management, virus protection policy, network scans and system intrusion detection. The Information Systems Security Administrator plays a vital role in computer network defense (CND), identifying network security vulnerabilities, monitoring network intrusion attempts and virus activity.
Essential Job Duties:
  • Plans, coordinates, and implements network security measures to protect data, software, and hardware. Translates security policies and procedures into technical architectures.
  • Ensures fulfillment of legal and contractual information security and privacy mandates, including providing IT management with compliance reports and audit findings.
  • Provides leadership in each annual internal security audit, which includes preparation, gathering of evidence and working with the internal security auditor to ensure a satisfactory audit result.
  • Analyzes and coordinates mitigation of all negative findings from the annual internal security audit.
  • Designs, implements and monitors deployment of active directory group policy objects (GPOs).
  • Monitors and audits malware and virus prevention system (FEP).
  • Monitors and audits Windows update services (WSUS) to ensure all necessary network security updates, patches and preventive measures are in place.
  • Monitors and audits server event logs on a regular basis.
  • Monitors and audits VEEAM backups of virtual and physical server instances. Performs regular disaster recovery exercises of server instances.
  • Requests, installs and renews computer and server certificates.
  • Coordinates and performs data recoveries for legal mitigations.
  • Provides security related leadership, guidance and training to end users and IT staff.
  • Reviews, implements, updates and documents company wide information security policies and procedures.
  • Handle support requests via help desk tickets, phone and email or in person.
  • Conducts Windows server builds and performs server maintenance tasks.
  • Gathers data pertaining to customer needs, and use the information to identify, predict, interpret, and evaluate system and network requirements.
  • Responds to malware and virus related incidents.
  • Creates and maintains DNS and DHCP records and reservations.
  • Creates VPN accounts, issues smart cards and installs client/keys on user’s computer.
  • Maintain an inventory of technology equipment.
  • Stays informed of current technology, trends and best practices related to networking and computer systems, as well as applicable government regulations. Analyzes and recommends changes and upgrades to staff and IT management.
  • Protects organization's value by ensuring integrity and confidentiality of sensitive data.
 Job Skills: Applies the required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA) in the performance of essential job duties:
  • Strong working knowledge of data and network security technologies and familiarity with systems hardware and software.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Security principles and best practices.
  • Knowledge of IT vulnerabilities and protection methods.
  • Excellent people skills. Is competent and comfortable with handling support requests via help desk tickets, phone and email or in person.
  • Ability to multi-task and work with limited supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to make decisions; support and explains reasoning for decisions; include appropriate people in decision-making process.
  • Demonstrated ability to set and achieve goals.
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills, ability to communicate technical concepts to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Analytical and problem-solving abilities with keen attention to detail; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness, looks for ways to improve and promote quality. Monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Experience supporting end-users on Windows desktop operating systems from version 7 to Windows 10 required
  • Experience using help desk software and ability to coordinate with other help desk personnel for successful and timely resolution of tickets.
  • Ability to recognize and troubleshoot Windows operating system related issues.
  • Experience using remote connection tools and help desk software.
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