IRS Security Specialist 

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law
About the Organization Constellation West is an award winning company that delivers Information Technology (IT) engineering services and solutions along with non-IT subject matter expertise world-wide. Established in 1997, Constellation West continues as an industry leader, partnering with key organizations. As a prime contractor or preferred subcontractor, we have a continual list of opportunities to fill across the nation with multiple agencies such as the Department of Veteran Affairs, Department of Defense, civilian agencies, and national intelligence community. Many of the positions supporting U.S. federal government require our employees be granted security clearances.

Constellation West provides fully integrated solutions spanning all aspects of system/network engineering, system/network administration, data management, information assurance, quality assurance, full lifecycle support, software development, and geospatial information services. Constellation West looks for the right people ready to step up and be part of a dynamic team.

If you are looking for a new challenge and a rewarding opportunity to apply your expertise, knowledge, and problem solving skills, come join our team! Constellation West offers competitive salary and benefits including:

• Tuition reimbursement
• Competitive 401(k) plan
• Competitive Health Benefits
• 10 Paid Holidays!!
• 15 PTO Days!
• Veteran Hiring Preference

Constellation West is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V

Category Information Technology  


This is a mid-level position. Provides support with planning, coordinating, and implementing the organization’s information security.  Provides support for facilitating and helping agencies identify their current security infrastructure and define future programs, design and implementation of security related to IT systems.  Experience in several of the following areas is required; understanding of business security practices and procedures; knowledge of current security tools available; hardware/software security implementation; different communication protocols; encryption techniques/tools; familiarity with commercial products, and current Internet/EC technology.   Responsible for the identification of security controls and security requirements for IRS information system and applications.  Prepares security portions of artifacts in support of the IRS Enterprise Lifecycle.  Prepares documentation in support of Security Assessment and Authorization.  May perform vulnerability assessments and or penetration testing of information systems.Provides technical input to the Senior Security Specialist related to FISMA issues and, when required, provides technical input to the IRS FISMA reporting team.

The Security Specialist will provide the following essential functions/services:

  • Review detailed descriptions of the controls, provide edits and feedback on their actionable quality, and based on the descriptions perform tests to prove the validity of these assertions through interviews, examining of evidence and either overseeing or directly running technical scanning tools against targeted systems.
  • Ensuring that security requirements for the major application or general support system are compliant and consistent with NIST and Department of the Treasury security policy and procedures.
  • Ensuring that requests for certification and accreditation of computer systems are completed in accordance with the published procedures.
  • Coordinating the development of a Contingency Plan and ensuring that the plan is tested and maintained.
  • Ensuring risk analyses are completed to determine cost-effective and essential safeguards.
  • Ensuring preparation of security plans for sensitive systems and network
  • Providing input to appropriate IT security personnel for preparation of reports to higher authority concerning sensitive and/or national security information systems.
  • Preparing or Updating the following Documents: SSP, RA, CM, CP, IRP, ST&E (SCA Plan and Report), SAR, POA&M and MOU/ISA/MOA


Knowledgeable and experienced in all aspects of security.   Provides highly technical and specialized guidance, and solutions to complex security problems.  Performs analyses and studies.  Prepares reports and gives presentations to management.  Performs duties independently or as a member of a team.


Position Requirements
  • 2 Years experience in Information Assurance / Certification and Assurance environment
  • 2 Years experience in FISMA, NIST, Circular 800-53, and OMB
  • Thorough understanding and knowledge of C&A process.
  • Experience with vulnerability assessments tools.
  • Demonstrates very good oral and written communication skills.
  • Please note: All positions require a Public Trust Clearance which entails a detailed income tax and credit review. Do not apply if you know you cannot pass an IRS income tax and credit review.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to be eligible for consideration

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  

Shift Days  

Location New Carrollton  

Number of Openings 1  

Salary Range $105,000 - $115,000  

Req Number INF-13-00138  

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