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TISTA Science and Technology Configuration Manager NIST Focused Specialist in United States,


Are you aConfiguration Manager NIST Focused Specialistthat would like to be part of delivering initiatives for digitization, automation, modernization, infrastructure, security, and interoperability of systems and processes to provide Veterans and their families the most efficient and timely service and benefits resulting in a positive impact for millions of people? If so, we may have an opportunity for you!Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

TISTA associates enjoy above Industry Healthcare Benefits, Remote Working Options, Paid Time Off, Training/Certification opportunities, Healthcare Savings Account & Flexible Savings Account, Paid Life Insurance, Short-term & Long-term Disability, 401K Match, Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Assistance Program, Paid Holidays, Military Leave, and much more!


  • As a Configuration Manager you will be working with developers, designers, program managers, product managers, supporting operations and maintenance of various VA applications and systems

  • Drafting controls, policies, procedures, and processes based on NIST CM Controls.

  • Assisting in translating compliance guidance and assessment results into plain English that is understandable and actionable

  • Research and recommend improved CM processes and tools for use in the enterprise

  • Provide support to project teams in configuring and base-lining configuration items

  • Identify and track Configuration Items, and maintain technical baseline documentation

  • Review and recommend improvements to existing CM processes

  • Maintain data quality, integrity and security of CM database

  • Schedule audits on CM database and assist in implementing audit recommendations

  • Develop security guidelines to avoid unauthorized damage or usage of project items

  • Work in a fast-paced team DevSecOps environment

  • Understand CI/CD deployments

  • Promote and deploying builds through non-production to production environments

  • Understands configuration items and how to log changes to them

  • Able to support and deploy to on-premises, AWS, and the MAG Cloud environments

  • Support a multi-platform environment (Windows/.NET, Linux/Java, etc.)


  • 10+ years of experience in a Configuration Management role, managing configurations for multiple software packages simultaneously

  • Experience as a contributing member of an Agile Scrum team, communicating with multiple stakeholders

  • Strong ability to follow instructions, ask intelligent questions, and engage critical thinking skills to complete the work

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously without missing deadlines or dropping assignments

  • CMDB configuration experience is a plus.

  • 2 years of experience creating technical documentation and compliance reports

  • Strong attention to detail and high commitment to quality

  • Strong written and verbal skills

  • Understanding NIST SP 800-37, 53, 128 control standards

  • Experience as a contributing member of an Agile Scrum team, communicating with multiple stakeholders

  • Experience working on Federal programs that are of high priority, visibility, and public facing

  • Experience with Agile delivery programs

  • Must be able to work quickly with a high degree of accuracy with cross-functional teams

  • Able to work under minimal supervision, act independently and exercise an expert level of decision-making capability

  • Excellent writing skills and ability to produce polished written products

  • Demonstrated ability and experience using Microsoft Office Suite including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio, and Access

  • Possess strong attention to detail where the quality of products, services, and processes are a constant focus

  • Passion for our customers demonstrated through professionalism and excellence in all aspects of the customer experience

  • Previous Federal Government experience, preferably at the VA

  • Understand the versioning of software releases


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Systems, Business or related scientific / technical discipline

  • Additional 8 years’ relevant experience may be substituted for Bachelor’s degree (total of 18 years experience)

  • Knowledge or certified in any of NDIA, NIST, CMII, ITIL Configuration Management certifications desired


  • Ability to obtain Moderate Background Investigation (MBI) clearance


  • Remote, USA

    Pay Range:

  • The pay for this position ranges from $38,145 to $70,625

  • The actual salary offer will carefully consider a wide range of factors, including your skills, qualifications, experience, and location

  • Also, certain positions are eligible for additional forms of compensation, such as bonuses

  • TISTA associates are eligible to participate in our comprehensive benefits plan! More information can be found here: https://tistatech.com/working-at-tista/

TISTA Science and Technology Corporation,a CMMI Maturity Level 3 company, focuses on delivering information technology and professional services to Federal and State agencies. TISTA is recognized in 2019 by Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the US. TISTA is also a recipient of 2019 Top Veteran-Owned Companies by the Washington Business Journal. TISTA also received a 2018 Moxie Award in the GovCon category.

Here at TISTA Science and Technology, we value Veterans and encourage all to apply!

#thinktista #tistacares #tistavaluesvets

Employment Transparency:

TISTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of TISTA to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. TISTA will refrain from discharging, or otherwise discriminating against, employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants.

The EEO is the Law poster is available here, and the poster supplement is availablehere. (https://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf)

The Pay Transparency Policy is availablehere. (https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/ofccp/pdf/pay-transp_%20English_formattedESQA508c.pdf)

Tista is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail torecruiting@tistatech.comor call (301) 968-3420 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

TISTA is a federal contractor and is subject to the federal contractor COVID requirements under the new FAR/DFARS clauses and must comply with the incorporated Guidance.

If the candidate is hired to perform work on or in connection with one of TISTA’s federal contracts, TISTA is contractually obligated to ask the candidate to verify and show proof of vaccination status and the candidate will be required to comply with mask and social distancing requirements imposed by the FAR/DFARS as well as any additional requirements imposed by TISTA’s customers for any required onsite work.

Job ID2023-4963

Job LocationsUS-Remote-United States