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Guidehouse Senior Information Technology Specialist - Audit Support in Annapolis Junction, Maryland

Job Family :

IT Risk & Controls Consulting

Travel Required :

Up to 10%

Clearance Required :

Active Top Secret SCI with Polygraph

What You Will Do :

The Senior IT Specialist - Audit Support will lead stakeholder engagement and technical delivery for efforts supporting a Federal Agency with IT controls assessments, remediation, and audit liaison support. The client is responsible for coordinating and monitoring internal controls as well as being a liaison with the Agency's external financial statement auditor. This is an ideal role for someone with an IT audit background who is looking to utilize their skills to support clients internally as a consultant rather than as an external auditor.

The Senior IT Specialist - Audit Support will have a leading role in working directly with clients and other organizational stakeholders to support IT internal control efforts, including audits/assessments, remediation, and other ad-hoc efforts.

Day-to-day tasks include some or all of the following:

  • Support coordinating audits/assessments of IT controls using industry-standard guidance and leading practices

  • Requesting, obtaining, reviewing, and analyzing a variety of artifacts to assist in executing IT controls validation such as security plans, SOPs, system screenshots, and system configuration settings

  • Evaluating the design and operating effectiveness of IT controls using provided artifacts, industry-standard guidance, leading practices, and professional judgment

  • Summarizing and communicating IT controls results to a variety of client stakeholders, including senior leadership personnel

  • Working with client personnel to understand and analyze known IT control weaknesses, identify root causes, and develop detailed, robust remediation plans

  • Providing subject matter expertise to client personnel on all matters relating to IT controls and responding to ad-hoc IT controls requests from client personnel

What You Will Need :

  • US Citizenship with an ACTIVE and CURRENT TOP SECRET/SCI security clearance and polygraph

  • FOUR (4) or more years' experience in IT controls, audit, assessment, or remediation.

  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree.

What Would Be Nice To Have :

  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certification

  • Demonstrates knowledge and experience in IT risk and controls through IT audits, IT control assessments, and IT security reviews. Demonstrates a working knowledge of IT audit, the FISCAM, and other relevant federal information assurance laws, regulations, and guidance.

  • Experience performing IT audits or similar internal control assessments, and/or remediating and implementing IT controls is preferable. Experience testing or remediating some or all of the following IT controls topic areas is preferable:

  • Access and account management, including authorization, provisioning, recertification, and separation

  • Segregation of duties, including identifying and defining segregation of duties risks and conflicts, preventive, and detective segregation of duties controls, and understanding the difference between segregation of duties and least privilege

  • Technical account management controls, such as password length, complexity, and expiration

  • Audit logging and monitoring, including generation of audit logs, use of audit log aggregation and analysis tools, and audit log monitoring and review

  • Configuration management, including configuration baseline concepts, baseline deviations, baseline maintenance, monitoring for ongoing compliance with a baseline, and industry-accepted baselines such as DISA STIGs and CIS benchmarks

  • Change management, including authorization, development, testing, and deployment of changes

  • Contingency planning, including backups, testing of backups, and alternate sites

What We Offer :

Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.

Benefits include:

  • Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance

  • Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays

  • Position may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive bonus

  • Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan

  • Basic Life & Supplemental Life

  • Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability

  • Student Loan PayDown

  • Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities

  • Skills Development & Certifications

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach

  • Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program

  • Mobility Stipend

About Guidehouse

Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at RecruitingAccommodation@guidehouse.com . All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.

Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.

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