• C4 - Information Assurance Officer

    Job Locations US-NM-Albuquerque
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Clearance Requirement
    Education Requirement
    High School Diploma/GED
    CAP, GSLC, CISM, CASP, CISSP (or Associate)
    Experience Level
    8570 Compliant
    IAM 2
  • Overview

    SMS is a fast growing, veteran-owned business that's has supported Federal Government's IT initiatives for over four decades.  We work side-by-side with our Federal clients as a trusted, long-term partner to offer innovative advice and leadership to solve their most pressing and complex problems. We orchestrate people, strategies, technologies and best-of-breed business processes. The SMS advantage in management and technology consulting includes deep domain expertise in complex networking design and unifying communities of interest. 


    We have strong capabilities in design & build, planning, governance, quality management, security, analytics, virtualization, operations and business process improvement. For 40 years, SMS has brought customer satisfaction to Federal clients and formed lasting alliances with leading technology companies and talented small businesses to deliver joint, leading-edge, cost-effective services and products. 

    This position is for a Subject Matter Expert that has experience in providing knowledge, techniques and/or capabilities related to system IA, certification and accreditation (C&A), documentation, security testing and vulnerability remediation. Candidate will support the Certification and Accreditation process for administering DoD (Department of Defense) Risk Management Framework (RMF) program. Candidate must also have experience in managing IT or IA related projects that required extensive and simultaneous documentation and coordination across multiple customers. CASP or CISSP certification is required.



    • Analyze complex network and IA systems in unclassified and classified environments for compliance with DoD and industry best practices security configuration requirements
    • Knowledge and experience in the certification and accreditation processes involving the control familes for the Risk Management Framework (RMF) and with eMASS.
    • Performance of C&A work-flow in accordance with RMF requirements, preparation of system-related RMF artifacts, system security engineering, preparation of security test plans and their execution, remediation of system vulnerabilities, and preparation of IA documentation including PPS matrix, POA&M and system security plans.
    • Writing Standard Operation Procedures (SOP), COOP, Configurations, and other documentation in support of RMF as required
    • Provide technical evaluation of proposed system(s) and application approaches
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills as well as the ability to work independently as required.
    • Validation of Information Assurance (IA) Controls
    • Maintain an awareness of trends within the Technology Industry
    • Experience with Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) STIG Toolset & SCAP
    • Experience with DISA Command Cyber Readiness Inspections (CCRI)



    •  Three to Five years of progressively responsible IT security consulting experience including recent experience with RMF.
    • Candidates should have technical experience or understanding of the following areas:
      • Network Infrastructure (Cisco/Juniper)
      • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, 2012, and 2016
      • UNIX/Linux (SUN/Redhat)
      • Windows 7/10
      • Database (Oracle/MS SQL 2005+)
      • Individual must have high degree of skills with the MS Office tool-sets.
    • Applicant must possess refined critical thinking skills
    • Should be a self-starter, may direct the activities of other team members, be diplomatic, capable of multi-tasking, adaptive to a dynamic environment, dependable and reliable.
    • Prior experience in a government consulting services environment is required.



    • Bachelor’s degree in a Business Management or MIS related field preferred, or experience in lieu of degree; High School diploma required if no existing higher education diplomas
    • Active SECRET security clearance.
    • DoD 8570 IAM-II (CAP, CASP, CISM, CISSP or GSLC) Required

    SMS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


    SMS is a veteran-owned network integrator established in 1976.  With an employee retention rate averaging over 5 years, our ability to hire quality people and retain them in a rapidly evolving IT market proves why we are a world-class information technology company. At SMS, we place a high value on quality of service, customer satisfaction, and best-of-breed policies and practices. As a result, SMS is proud to be ISO 9001:2008 Registered and a CMMI Level 3 certified company, ensuring that we continue to meet and exceed the expectations of our customers, partners and employees.  


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