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Federal - Information Security Functional Consultant

Job Location: VA - Arlington

Regional Description: Southeast

Job Number: 00588309


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Organization: Accenture Federal Services

Location: Arlington, VA

Accenture Federal Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, is a U.S. company with offices in Arlington, Virginia. Accenture's federal business has served every cabinet-level department and 30 of the largest federal organizations. Accenture Federal Services transforms bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes for clients at defense, intelligence, public safety, civilian and military health organizations.

We believe that great outcomes are everything. It’s what drives us to turn bold ideas into breakthrough solutions. By combining digital technologies with what works across the world’s leading businesses, we use agile approaches to help clients solve their toughest problems fast—the first time. So you can deliver what matters most.

Count on us to help you embrace new ways of working, building for change and put customers at the core. A wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture, we bring over 30 years of experience serving the federal government, including every cabinet-level department. Our 7,200 dedicated colleagues and change makers work with our clients at the heart of the nation’s priorities in defense, intel, public safety, health and civilian to help you make a difference for the people you employ, serve and protect.

The Information Security Functional Consultant will assist in the identification of new projects which need to develop program security plans and coordinate review sessions with appropriate account personnel across all AFS Portfolios. The specialist will also assist with communications, maintaining tracking documentation, and managing the security exception process across all accounts. The individual will learn the AFS Client Data Protection security controls and be able to effectively communicate and educate project personnel on the controls and how to meet them. This role will include managing the security exceptions process for both projects and internal functions.

This role will:

• Coordinate with project teams to develop, review, and validate program security plans

• Develop and deliver client data protection training materials to project teams and leadership

• Maintain SharePoint tools related to the tracking and processing of program security plans and security exceptions

• Compile and report program and exception metrics to Security leadership

• Ensure efficient processing of security exception requests including request assignment, adjudication, and routine validation of compliance with approval conditions

• Analyze trends in security exceptions to identify misalignment between business operations and Security policy requirements

• Work with multiple teams and stakeholders to identify, design, and implement security exception process improvements

Basic Qualifications:

  • US Citizenship required
  • 2+ years of experience in Information Security


An active security clearance or the ability to obtain one may be required for this role.

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration. 
Applicants for employment in the U.S. must possess work authorization which does not require now or in the future sponsorship by the employer for a visa.

Accenture is a federal contractor, an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
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Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.
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