Information Assurance Analyst

Kansas City, MO

At Criterion Systems, we developed a different kind of business—a company whose real value is a reputation for excellence built upon the collective skills, talents, perspectives, and backgrounds of its people. By accepting a position with Criterion Systems, you will join a group of professionals with a collaborative mindset where we share ideas and foster professional development to accomplish our goals. In addition to our great culture, we also offer competitive compensation and benefit packages, company-sponsored team building events, and advancement opportunities. To find out more about how Criterion can help you take your career to the next level please visit our website:

Our expert-level staff analyze, create, implement, and support cutting edge technologies in support of the National Information Technology Center (NITC) for the United States Department of Agriculture. NITC provides critical IT infrastructure, data center services, and cloud hosting for vital federal government functions.  

Job Responsibilities

  • Determine enterprise information assurance and security standards against NIST 800-53. 
  • Evaluate information assurance/security standards and procedures.  Collaborate on annual review and updates. 
  • Coordinate and document security programs for an organization. 
  • Recommend information assurance/security solutions to support customers’ requirements.
  • Identify and report security violations. Assist in resolution, where possible.
  • Establish and satisfy information assurance and security requirements based upon the analysis of user, policy, and regulatory demands. 
  • Support customers at the highest levels in the development and implementation of security procedures.
  • Perform analysis of security features for system architectures.
  • Analyze and define security requirements for computer systems. 
  • Recommend solutions that meet security requirements. 
  • Provide assistance in integration and implementation of the computer system security solution. 
  • Perform vulnerability/risk analyses of computer systems and applications during all phases of the system development life cycle.
  • Ensure that all information systems have documented controls enabling the system to maximize functionality and security. 
  • Demonstrate and communicate weekly completion progress status to client.


  • Minimum 6 years experience with job related skills.
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience in relevant field.
  • Professional internal/external IT audit experience required or government compliance / auditing.
  • Working knowledge of the technical requirements of performing OMB Circular No. A-123 or related business experience (similar to Sarbanes-Oxley).
  • Proficient using MS-Word, MS-Excel and MS-Project software, and possess strong abilities in writing technical documents.
  • Skilled in planning and facilitating investigative meetings.
  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • Must be able to obtain a Public Trust Clearance.

Preferred Experience

  • Experience applying the Risk Management Framework to Federal information systems in an enterprise Federal data center.

Criterion Systems is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit



Criterion offers comprehensive health benefits including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance. Most of our plans are available at no cost for employee only coverage.

Time Off

Employees begin accruing PTO at 15 days per year and acquire more based on seniority. In addition to PTO, Criterion provides 10 holidays and bereavement, military, jury duty, and family medical leave.


  • Roth and Traditional 401(k) Plans with company matching contributions
  • Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health Savings Accounts
  • Commuter Benefits


All employees are eligible to use up to $3,000 annually for approved professional development, including trainings, memberships, seminars, and degree programs.

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Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

Criterion Systems, Inc. is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination at all levels of our organization. We believe in treating all applicants and employees fairly and make decisions without regard to an individual’s protected status: race/ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital/parental status, pregnancy/childbirth or related conditions, religion, creed, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other protected status.

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Criterion is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for a position with Criterion and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply, please send an email with your request to or call us at 703-942-5800. Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.