Security Assessment Project Manager

Crownsville, MD
Posted 3 weeks ago

State of Maryland DoIT Security Operations Center (SOC)


Betis Group, Inc. is looking for a Security Assessment Project Manager with background experience in compliance security assessment functions. The Project Manager will be responsible for initiating, planning, tasking, monitoring, and controlling security assessment efforts for assigned state of Maryland government agencies and ensuring successful closure. This role will be responsible for performing the following tasks: 

Position: Project Manager 

Job Responsibilities:

– Serve as the Project Manager for security assessment project teams
– Analyze the scope of work for security assessment efforts and develop a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) to outline task packages and deliverables
– Develop project schedules for defined WBS task packages and assign work to project teams
– Monitor project milestones, identifying, documenting, and tracking project status, issues, and risks
– Build rapport with agencies stakeholders to understand constraints that may impact project performance to negotiate mitigation strategies
– Assess the impact of project issues and risks and develop mitigation strategies
– Implement defined mitigation strategies to remove roadblocks for project teams and keep the projects on the critical path to success
– Develop recommendations and milestones to mitigate operating risks based on organization mission objectives outlined in security policies, directives, orders, and standards
– Analyze and validate results of vulnerability scans and penetration test exercises and generate and report findings 
– Develop, implement, and communicate project progress reports to Office of Security Management (OSM) staff on a predefine schedule
– Monitor and analyzed the performance of implemented security assessment approaches, processes, procedures, methodologies, and coordinate with OSM staff to develop and implement quality improvements
– Provide mentorship and training to junior project team members

Education and Years of Experience: 

– At least ten (10) years of experience managing projects and project teams
– At least five (5) years of hands-on experience performing security assessments
– Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Computer Science, Information Systems, Cybersecurity, or related discipline

Required Skills/Certifications:

– Excellent written and oral communication, and presentation skills
– Ability to engage agency stakeholders, build rapport, and facilitate removal of roadblocks for project teams
– Ability to develop, motivate, and manage project teams
– Self-starter, able to gather project requirements, develop and implement project plans, and oversee project executions to successful closure
– Customer-oriented with excellent issue follow-through and resolution abilities 
– Outstanding interpersonal skills, strong work ethic, and self-motivated
– Able to perform gap analysis and initiate process, procedure, methodology improvements
– Utilize tools and analytical skills to plan and execute tasks

Desired Skills/Certifications:

– PMP or relevant industry project management certifications
– CISSP, or CISA, or CISM, or CRISC, or CAP, or relevant industry security certifications  
– Experience with relevant laws and regulations: FISMA, HIPAA, HITECH, IRS, GDPR etc.   
– Experience with any of the following security controls frameworks: NIST SP 800-53 Rev 4, SANS 20 Critical Security Controls, CIS Controls (Basic, Foundational, and Organizational), COBIT 5, HITRUST Common Security Framework, ISO 27001/2, SOC 1/SOC 2 
– Experience with any of the following assessment frameworks/models: Data Management Maturity Model (DMM), Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI), NIST Cyber Security Framework (CSF), NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF), NIST Privacy Framework

General Requirements:

– U.S. Citizenship required
– Location: Crownsville, MD 

Salary Commensurate with Experience

Job Features

Job CategoryCybersecurity, Project Management

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