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Federal - Government Data Protection Specialist

Arlington, VA 22212

Organization: Accenture Federal Services
Location: Arlington, VA We are:

Accenture Federal Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, is a U.S. company with offices in Arlington, VA, San Antonio, TX, and St. Louis, MO. Accenture's federal business has served every cabinet-level department and 30 of the largest federal organizations. Accenture Federal Services transforms bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes for clients at defense, intelligence, public safety, civilian and military health organizations.
We believe that great outcomes are everything. Its what drives us to turn bold ideas into breakthrough solutions. By combining digital technologies with what works across the worlds leading businesses, we use agile approaches to help clients solve their toughest problems fastthe first time. So, you can deliver what matters most.
Count on us to help you embrace new ways of working, building for change and put customers at the core. A wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture, we bring over 30 years of experience serving the federal government, including every cabinet-level department. Our 9,000 dedicated colleagues and change makers work with our clients at the heart of the nations priorities in defense, intel, public safety, health and civilian to help you make a difference for the people you employ, serve and protect.

You are:

An experienced Government Data Protection Specialist who will support and strengthen the Client Data Protection program and raise the bar of Security First across the AFS Enterprise. In this role you will be responsible for working with a cross-functional team of technical and non-technical key stakeholders to effectively drive decision making, influence policy, and strengthen our risk profile. If you enjoy working in a rapidly changing environment with junctions for growth and stablization and on the frontline with users, this position will provide you with a challenging opportunity.

The work:

+ Establish credibility and maintain strong working relationships with technical and non-technical teams involved with information security matters (Legal, Business Development, Internal Audit, HR, Physical Security, Developer Community, Networking, Systems, etc.)

+ Manage and drive the development of security risk management across indirect functions based on identified gaps

+ Work with key personnel to conduct gap assessments of functional areas and establish remediation plans

+ Provide subject matter expertise on Information Security policies, standards, and guidelines

+ Drive continuous improvement to operational and automation efficiency

+ Develop, review and edit documentation of processes and procedures

+ Conduct relevant research, data analysis, and create reports

+ Maintain responsibility for completion and accuracy of work products

+ Work independently and as a team member with desire to be involved

+ Manage time effectively working across multiple projects and deadlines

+ Learn new skills and is passionate about cyber and security challenges in information technology

+ Support ad-hoc data analysis requests.

Here's what you need:

+ U.S. Citizenship required

+ 3 years experience in any of the following areas:

+ Risk Management

+ Security Audit

+ Security Compliance

+ Identity and Access Management

+ Security Assessment

+ Demonstrated experience in business risk analysis and making complex business/risk trade-off recommendations and decisions

+ Demonstrated experience developing and refining technical and business operational processes

+ Innovative problem solving, research, and analytical skills

Bonus points if you have:

+ Bachelors Degree in Information Technology, Information Security, Business or Risk Management

+ Track record for being detail-oriented with a demonstrated ability to self-motivate and follow-through on projects while knowing when to seek supervisory direction

+ Proven ability to solve problems and bring clarity to ambiguous situations

+ Demonstrated analytical and quantitative skills to use hard data and metrics to back up assumptions and develop business cases

+ Effectively manage multiple projects and priorities in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment

+ Strategic thinker with the ability to see/understand the big picture and understand program direction

+ Proven VBA skills demonstrated by previous work experience

+ Knowledge of Federal computing mandates for IT management and risk frameworks

+ CISA, CISM, Security+, or other security, audit, or privacy certifications preferred, or the ability to obtain certification within six months

+ Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills with attention to polish

+ Ability to learn quickly and demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a high-performance team

+ Excellent leadership, teamwork and collaboration skills

+ Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize assignments, and meet critical and established deadlines

Important Information

An active security clearance or the ability to obtain one may be required for this role.

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).

Accenture is a Federal Contractor and an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity
All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.


Posted: 2021-02-22 Expires: 2021-03-24

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