Paragon Technology Group

  • Process Oversight and Improvement Team (POIT) Member

    Job Location US-VA-Falls Church
    ID
    2019-1731
  • Overview

    Paragon Technology Group, Inc. is a leading provider of strategic technology solutions to the public sector. Founded in 1997, Paragon has been recognized as one of the top 50 fastest growing companies in the Washington, D.C., Metro area. Paragon delivers an extensive suite of IT services across the public sector and is renowned for delivering technical excellence in every client engagement.

    Responsibilities

    We are currently searching for a Process Oversight and Improvement Team (POIT) Member in support of the USPS. 

    • Work on a 5-person Process Oversight and Improvement Team (POIT).
    • Each week, one member of the team takes responsibility for leading and coordinating the team's activities.
    • Weekly face-to-face interactions with the organization's leadership team; the POIT has high visibility
    • Serving the entire organization with various aspects of the organization's cybersecurity process improvement framework.
    • Reviewing and validating correctness, relevancy, and completeness of work products (a.k.a. objective evidence) generated by various teams demonstrating that they have instantiated one or more of the RMM (Resilience Management Model) practices.
    • Categorizing instantiation of each of the RMM practices on a FILIPINI scale (NI=not implemented, PI=partially implemented, LI=largely implemented, FI=fully implemented).
    • Reviewing and validating correctness, relevancy, and completeness of work products (a.k.a. objective evidence) generated by various teams demonstrating that they have addressed (implemented) one or more of the 600+ cybersecurity improvement recommendations.
    • Categorizing each recommendation either as completed or not.
    • Defining, executing, and managing the life-cycle of objective evidence submission, storage, review, and validation process.
    • Weekly reporting on the progress of the organization's cybersecurity capability and process improvements including updating the value several performance metrics including the Cybersecurity Program Progress Metric (CPPM).

    Qualifications

    REQUIRED SKILLS:

    • Bachelor’s degree in a technical specialty such as cyber security, computer science, management information systems or related IT field (Master's Degree Preferred)
    • 5-9 years experience working as an CERT-RMM and/or CMMI appraiser with Information technology or cybersecurity auditing experience and Experience with process improvement models.
    • Ability to work well in a strong collaborative team-oriented environment.
    • Cybersecurity expertise and experience
    • Ability to effectively present information to and interact well with different levels of the organization.
    • Demonstrates attention to detail.
    • Strong communication skills
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Experience with model-based process improvement
    • Must be able to obtain a Government Sensitive Clearance (US Citizenship or Permanent Residence/Green Card status required). Must not have travelled outside of the US for a combined period of 6 months (or longer) within the last 5 years.

    DESIRED SKILLS:

    • Experience with process improvement models
    • Previous experience with CERT-RMM
    • Previous experience with CMMI
    • CERT-RMM and/or CMMI appraisal experience
    • Information technology or cybersecurity auditing experience

    CERTIFICATIONS: (One or more required)
    CompTIA Security+ CE, RMM, OR; Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) Security Essentials Certification (GSEC), OR; ISC2 Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP), OR; Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Security and CISSP

     

    Paragon is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of: race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by country, regional, or local law.

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