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Federal - Security Engineer

Job Location: DC, DC - Washington

Regional Description: Southeast

Job Number: 00653914


- Job description

Organization: Accenture Federal Services
Location: Washington, D.C.

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.

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.

As a Security Engineer, you will provide support to leadership and subject matter expertise for information assurance activities to support the continuity of operations / mission of information systems. Provide contingency planning program support, in accordance with National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800-34 Revision (Current), Contingency Planning Guide for Federal Information Systems.
  • Provide project oversight, coordination and management for each work task as required in accordance with general project management principles.
  • Execute activities within the information system contingency planning process; providing technical advice and guidance in business continuity/COOP program development, conducting vulnerability and risk analysis, providing support to ensure business processing, recovery criticality and resources requirements are identified and aligned with information system resources and recovery priorities to support the continued operation of the mission.
  • Develop and ensure the completeness, quality, and planning documentation; including but not limited to, the business impact analysis, backup and recovery strategies and requirements analysis, information system contingency plan(s) (ISCP), and information system contingency plan test plans.
  • Execute information system contingency plan testing in accordance with NIST SP 800-34 Revision (Current), Guide to Test, Training and Exercise Programs for Information Technology Plans and Capabilities, and ensure results are documented in an after-action report, and Lessons Learned corrective actions are captured for updating information in the ISCP.
  • Provide information system contingency training for personnel with contingency plan responsibilities focusing on familiarizing them with ISCP roles and teaching skills necessary to accomplish their roles in a system recovery capacity.
  • Keep abreast of latest tools, processes and trends in the contingency industry and apply them (as appropriate) to the contingency process.
  • Support operating administration activities and data calls associated with COOP, critical infrastructure planning, business continuity planning, contingency planning, and backup and recovery.

Basic Qualifications:
  • US Citizenship required.
  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • Minimum 3 years of cybersecurity experience. 
  • Minimum 1 year of experience with the following: Continuity of Operations, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery.

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 US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).

Accenture is a Federal Contractor and an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity
All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.


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