Cyber Security Analyst (Remote) #3416


  • US-Remote Employee Location
  • Cybersecurity & Intelligence
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GovCIO is a team of transformers–people who are passionate about transforming government I.T. We believe in making a difference by developing digital strategies and delivering the technology-related innovation that improves governmental operations each day.

But we can’t do it alone. We welcome and nurture an inclusive and diversified work culture. Because different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives make us better decision-makers, problem solvers, and creators. We’re changing the face of I.T. – from our diverse staff to the end-products we develop. And we’re excited to expand our team. Are you ready to be a transformer?

Position Overview
GovCIO is seeking an experienced Cybersecurity Analyst for the Health Services Portfolio within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Information Technology (OIT). This individual will support cybersecurity efforts and proactively monitor upcoming cyber priorities across multiple projects within the Health Services Portfolio.


  • Communicate and provide consultative support to the VA on matters related to system security certification & accreditation and Authority to Operate (ATO) including managing related processes.
  • Coordinate and lead security and privacy activities within project teams and develop security and privacy related artifacts.
  • Review any identified system/applications security controls in accordance with NIST SP-800 53 Rev 4 guidance and VA Handbook 6500.
  • Perform cyber security and information system risk analysis, vulnerability assessment, and regulatory compliance assessment and gap analysis on currently deployed systems and systems under development.
  • Strong understanding and hands-on experience working with Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), NIST-800-53 guidance, HIPAA, and HITECH Act.
  • Deliver assigned and related security and privacy artifacts on/ahead of time.
  • Provide input to various status and progress reports with multiple frequencies (e.g., daily, weekly, bi-weekly, etc.)
  • Identify and mitigate risks to the program.
  • Identify and communicate symptoms for process improvement. 
  • Support adoption of new technologies and products by performing research, identifying security-related issues, and developing adoption plans.


  • Must have experience achieving an ATO for projects within the VA or other Federal Agencies.
  • Experience with Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) is a definite plus.
  • Experience with achieving an ATO for Software as a Service (SaaS) and/or Cloud based applications is a definite plus
  • Ability to work both independently with minimal guidance and to supervise and lead collaborations with project team members, program customers, and program and external stakeholders on behalf of the VA Technical Lead.  This position requires significant hands-on work execution by the candidate.
  • Demonstrated experience in a remote work environment.
  • Ability to proactively communicate and coordinate with various internal and external project stakeholders, depending on needs.
  • Analytical and investigative skills.
  • Well versed in the VA Veteran-Focused Integration Process (VIP) project management methodology and other VA security related reporting methodologies.
  • Experience with the VA’s Governance, Risk management and Compliance (GRC) Tool, eMASS.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Systems, Business or related scientific /technical discipline.
  • 15+ years of related experience with cyber security including 5 or more at VA.
  • 10 years of additional relevant experience may be substituted for education.
  • Certification Requirement: CISSP or CISSP in progress to be obtained within 6 months of employment. Other related certifications may also be considered as a substitution.


COVID Policy: New employees will be required to adhere to the Company’s and its clients’ COVID-19 safety procedures. In the event that the COVID-19 vaccination mandate for Federal Contractors is enforced, you must become fully vaccinated or request and be approved for an exemption. Employees working onsite at a client location must comply with our client’s COVID-19 requirements.

GovCIO is a team of professionals who want to make a difference. And that can only happen with a diverse, happy, and cared-for team. So, we prioritize your well-being, equity for all and look for ways to make work a better place for each of us every day.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability status. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disabled

Compensation Range (In compliance with Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act for remote or positions located in CO)


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