Information Assurance / ATO SME

Job Locations US-Remote
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/9/2020 2:25 PM)
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GovernmentCIO is seeking an Information Assurance ATO SME in support of its client, the OI&T Health Portfolio Management Office at Veterans Affairs. GCIO provides managerial and technical leadership and hands on support. The IA/ATO SME role will support the broad program and specific projects such as the VistA Audit Solution.


The IA/ATO SME will:

  • Under GCIO PM and VA PM direction, this position will support the technical and program management components of VistA security and the build of an auditing solution. Note that no coding is required - this role is management and coordination focused. At present, current initiatives and tasking includes the following:

    • Authority-to-Operate remediation efforts
    • OIG Audit preparation
    • VistA Cloud Migration
    • eMASS implementation and transition
    • VistA production monitoring
    • Program and administrative support (meeting notes, reports, org/role documentation, etc.)
    • Ad hoc remediation response support
    • Communications support


General experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher
  • 15+ years of experience


  • Security certification below preferred:
    • Preferred: CISSP (ISC2) or CISM (ISACA)
    • Acceptable: CEH (EC-Council), GSEC (SANS GIAC), or Security+ (CompTIA)


  • Skills: communications; critical thinking; judgement/decision making; writing; social perception; complex problem solving; system monitoring; system analysis; time management; coordination; resource management
  • Abilities: oral expression, oral comprehension, problem sensitivity, reasoning, speech recognition, written comprehension, written expression, speech clarity, information ordering, fluency of ideas

Tool & Software experience:

  • General: MS Project, RiskVision, MS Visio, MS Office
  • Technical/Security: transaction security and virus protection tools, network monitoring tools, development tools, web tools, operating system software, object oriented coding, network and VPN tools, database tools, ERP tools, business intelligence tools
  • Specific Tools: VistA is coded in Mumps and Delphi and is built as a service-oriented-architecture. Interfaces (middleware, APIs, SOAP, XML, etc.) to non-VistA components are extensive. Health or Vista-specific data brokering standards (HL7, Remote Procedure Calls, etc.) are desirable. Note that no coding is required, but an understanding of these concepts is important.



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