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IT Security Specialist

GAMA-1 Technologies
Silver Spring, MD
  • Expired: March 01, 2023. Applications are no longer accepted.

GAMA-1 Technologies is seeking an IT Security Specialist to support the IT Security Officer and security office within the National Ocean Service (NOAA).  This position will support a number of important activities within the enterprise including: Security Incident Management, Risk Management, Data Call Management, Security Expertise and Technical support, Policy, Documentation, and Security Training.  

Activities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Demonstrated experience with operating security tools (e.g., Tenable Security Center, Arcsight, vulnerability scanners, database vulnerability scanners, and web application scanners. 
  • Demonstrated experience with operating Encase forensic capture and analysis. 
  • Familiarity with IT operations tools (e.g., Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager, IBM Big Fix, Microsoft SharePoint, etc.). 
  • Demonstrated experience, knowledge of, and comprehensive understanding of NIST guidance to include, but not limited to, NIST Special Publications and Federal Information Processing Standards Demonstrated experience in assessing information/information security risk following DOC, NOAA and NOS Policies, FIPS and NIST Special Publications guidelines. 
  • Familiarity with integrating DHS Continuous Diagnostic and Mitigation (CDM) new tools. 
  • Knowledge of systems administration, network management, security systems operations (e.g., firewalls, antivirus, IDS/IPS), configuration management standards and baselines, and change control technologies. Demonstrated experience reviewing and providing feedback on System Owner’s documentation for DOC, NOAA and NOS policy and FISMA compliance. 
  • Demonstrated experience presenting technical material to senior business managers in a nontechnical manner to ensure a clear understanding of how the risk(s) affects the mission and/or business functions. 
  • Demonstrated experience with performing the CAC/PKI Local Registration Authority (LRA) duties. 
  • Demonstrated experience developing security policies and procedures. Experience & Education Requirements
  • BS or higher in a Computer Science, Technology or related field.
  • 5 years’ experience assessing or acting as an ISSO for large complex enterprise systems (solutions)
  • The candidate should have a demonstrated in-depth knowledge of the FISMA framework and related NIST publications.
  • Experience in preparing and presenting complex technical and security presentations to customers.  Requires good interpersonal, problem solving, and issue resolution skills.  Demonstrate drive, initiative, and creativity.  Logical, organized, and execution oriented.  
  • Maturity and communications skills to interface with other security professionals.
  • Holds in good standings at least one of the following professional certifications:  ISC2 Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), or Certified Information Security Manager (CISM). Active certification number is required for validation.
  • Pass a US Government Background Investigation and be able to hold a security clearance
  • Excellent written, verbal and analytical problem solving skills


GAMA-1 is a rapidly growing technology business that is based in Greenbelt, Maryland. GAMA-1 Technologies provides strategic information assurance, information security, and business enterprise and networking solutions to the Federal Government. Our success is based on the utilization of industry and agency standards, establishment of standardized processes, and IT Services expertise. At GAMA-1, we believe employees should grow, achieve, and develop just as the company grows, achieves, and develops. GAMA-1 is committed to providing our employees with opportunities for career advancement throughout their employment. For more information, visit

GAMA-1 is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

GAMA-1 Technologies


Silver Spring, MD
20900 USA