Job Description

Organization: Accenture Federal Services
Location: Washington, DC


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.

  • Use Federal Certification and Accreditation processes to research, verify and document information security controls in order for the "systems" to be accredited
  • Communicate and enforce security policies, procedures and safeguards for all systems and staff, based upon NIST and/or DIACAP
  • Analyze and advise on the risk and remediation of security issues based on reports from vulnerability assessment scanners, patch management tools, and emerging threat information
  • Initiate, coordinate and track the patching and remediation of security weaknesses as they are discovered, via a Plan of Actions and Milestones 
  • Report on security status and security incidents
  • Ensure event logs are reviewed at least daily or weekly
  • Conduct Security Authorization document reviews
  • Create and compile Authorization packages to include: Designation Letters, Security Plans, Contingency Plans, SOPs
  • Conduct meeting with Government leadership and briefing on the State of Security for the systems in their purview
  • Create/maintain Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) in MS Project for each System
  • Ensure the Configuration Management Database (CMDB) is continuously updated
  • Coordinate with the appropriate operational group to accurately update the System Design Document for each IT system
  • Assist in maintaining all configurations, architecture, installed software, accounts, data flows, ports, protocols, and other relevant data for each IT System and capture in design documents in MS Visio
  • Provide oversight and guidance regarding requests to modify technical policies such as firewall rules, ports, protocols, etc. for each IT system
  • Work with auditors to identify Key Controls which must be assessed on a recurring annual basis







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Qualifications

Basic Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Software Engineering or other related analytical, scientific, or technical disciplines
  • 10-15 years work experience in IT security, including Certification and Accreditation and/or IT security risk analysis/advice, preferably in support of the Federal government
  • Knowledge of Federal government practices and policies, particularly ICS 503, FISMA, NISP SP 800-53, and DHS 4300
  • Experience with vulnerability assessment scanning tools and reporting
  • Previous Department of Homeland Security experience a plus
  • Working knowledge of Ongoing Authorization within the NIST Framework
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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DC,DC - Washington

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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