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IT Security Project Manager

Overview:

The IT Security Project Manager will comprehensively meet the strategic support requirements supporting the following;

  1. Improvement in the FRTIB overall Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA) of 2014 security posture.
  2. Improve metrics for system compliance reporting
  3. Establish robust repeatable processes and improve existing documentation practices that support the System Design Life Cycle (SDLC)
  4. Comply with National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication 800-53 current revision. Assess the long term viability of the technologies needed to maintain the FRTIB IT security posture. The result is a security framework to protect information assets.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

The IT Security Project Manager responsibility is to plan, execute, and finalize projects according to strict deadlines and within budget. This includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members and third-party contractors or consultants in order to deliver projects according to plan. The successful PM candidate will also define the project’s objectives and oversee quality control throughout its life cycle.

  • Serve as a working manager and directly support security projects as required in the areas of security control testing, SA&A, policy development, security architecture reviews, compliance assessments, continuous monitoring technologies review and implementation, and risk management.
  • Direct and manage project development from beginning to end.
  • Define project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders.
  • Develop full-scale project plans and associated communications documents.
  • Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.
  • Liaise with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis.
  • Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals
  • Draft and submit budget proposals, and recommend subsequent budget changes where necessary.
  • Where required, negotiate with other department managers for the acquisition of required personnel from within the company.
  • Determine and assess need for additional staff and/or consultants and make the appropriate recruitments if necessary during project cycle.
  • Set and continually manage project expectations with team members and other stakeholders.
  • Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel.
  • Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the project team.
  • Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path.
  • Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools, i.e. MS Project, etc.
  • Track project milestones and deliverables.
  • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations.
  • Determine the frequency and content of status reports from the project team, analyze results, and troubleshoot problem areas.
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans.
  • Define project success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout project life cycle.
  • Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and contractors, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work.
  • Build, develop, and grow any business relationships vital to the success of the project.
  • Conduct project post mortems and create a recommendations report in order to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements.
  • Develop best practices and tools for project execution and management.

Qualification Requirements:

  • Public Trust Clearance
  • 3+ years of management experience with five years in IT security
  • Certification in project management (i.e., PMP)
  • Experience in managing a team of 10+ staff
  • BS Degree in a computer related or security field
  • Security Certification (i.e., CISSP, CISA) is preferred
  • Management Certification (i.e., PMP) is preferred
  • Masters Degree in a computer related field is preferred
  • Previous experience with successfully managing an Information Assurance Program in a Federal Agency or other comparable organization
  • Demonstrated experience in the field of Information Assurance in a federal FISMA/NIST based environment.
  • Experience using security tools and evaluating the security controls of complex IT networks and systems connected to those networks to include the evaluation of firewall configurations, IDS, wireless networks, VPNs, etc.
  • Experience in performing qualitative and quantitative risk assessments using NIST SP 800-30.
  • Experience in conducting system assessments and authorizations (formerly known as C&A)
  • Comprehensive understanding of the federal IT system development life cycle and how security is to be integrated into the process
  • Sound understanding and experience regarding relevant federal (e.g., FISMA, Privacy Act, NIST, OMB, and FIPS) information technology security regulations, standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Experience in researching new or emerging technologies and processes that may be incorporated as solutions to reoccurring security concerns
  • Technical background with a variety of computer hardware, software, and communication systems including system integration, network architectures, and physical logical communication systems/devices on variety of platforms to include Windows, Unix/Linux, Oracle and MS SQL databases.
  • Must have exceptional written and oral communication skills.
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