IT Security Specialist #3028


  • El Paso, TX
  • Information Technology
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Company Overview

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 governmental operations that improve the citizen experience every 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? 




  • Review and implement security systems for new and existing environments and infrastructure.
  • Ascertain how resources should be protected, using guidance from DEA, DOJ and NIST guidelines. Guide security implementations.
  • Recommend the type of control requirements, procedures, and facilities needed.
  • Recommend appropriate action to correct deficiencies.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s with 8+ years (or commensurate experience)
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience in the field of information security
  • Experience in planning, coordinating, and implementing a federal information security program, its information security policies, procedures, and control techniques throughout the Assessment and Authorization (A&A) full system life-cycle.
  • Experienced and have a comprehensive understanding evaluating the level of compliance for Privacy and Security controls, information security hardening standards, and Security advisories, from regulatory authorities and security standard bodies including the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), and applicable Executive Orders.
  • Experienced and have a high level of proficiency utilizing various INFOSEC cyber security techniques including, forensics tools, intrusion prevention systems, web gateway appliances, SIEM systems, and vulnerability assessment software to aid in detection and prevention of cyber threats.
  • Proficiency in performing duties of cyber security system monitoring, incident identification, and incident handling including audit log and security event analysis and monitoring. 
  • Strong background and formal education in engineering and sciences; must have existing or working to obtain an industry recognized information security certification such as Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), CompTIA Security + CE
  • Experience in establishing and implementing complex U.S. Government security programs and policies.
  • Professional training and certifications a plus.
  • Solid written and oral communications skills to provide assessments, guidance and support regarding security to team and stakeholders
  • Active Secret Clearance Required


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.

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