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Contract: IT Risk & Controls Specialist / USA

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Location: Houston, USA
Location: Houston, Texas

Position Overview:

Aid in establishing and maintaining our clients overall IT risk & controls management program, which is designed to ensure that the company’s IT systems and information assets are adequately protected. Identify, assess and report on information security risks in a manner that meets our clients regulatory and other compliance requirements, including but not limited to NIST SP800-53.


  • Aid in the further development and maturation of the IT Security Risk Management Program and overall tools.
  • Update and develop formal Risk Management Policies and Procedures.
  • Maintain a Risk Controls Matrix (RCM) that aligns with applicable regulatory and compliance requirement frameworks.
  • Work alongside IT Risk & Controls Manager and other IT Security Leads to ensure IT compliance-related risks are documented and managed to the appropriate level of acceptable residual risk.
  • Maintain an IT Risk Register, that will track and address identified risks, according to severity and potential impact to the organization.
  • Facilitate IT compliance of identified controls (ITGCs, Application, Cloud, Cybersecurity, etc.) related to the execution of risk assessments associated with IT Business network changes.
  • Ensure proper identification, documentation, and approval of Policy/Control exceptions and risk acceptance activities.
  • Report the levels of IT compliance risk and control effectiveness to key stakeholders such as IT- business unit management, senior management, board of directors, legal management, regulators, internal/external auditors, etc.

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Experience and Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Library Sciences, or related field of academic study, 7 (+) of experience can be substituted for college degree.
  • Broad working knowledge of NIST Cybersecurity Framework, International Standards Organization (ISO) 27001 and 27002, Chemicals Facilities Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS), and overall best business practices associated with IT Security.
  • Strong ability to think creatively when approaching issues.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to think strategically and innovatively, including a demonstrable capacity to proactively identify and respond to relevant IT Risk related issues of both long-term and immediate importance to the Company.
  • Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language.
  • Exceptionally self-motivated, directed and detail oriented.
  • Strong level of experience using the MS suite of Products.
  • Ability to establish credibility and working relationships with a wide range of corporate personnel, including operations, management, executive and legal staff as well as external personnel, including auditors and regulators.
One or more of the following certifications in area of specialty are preferred. Examples include CompTIA, CISSP, CSSLP, CISA, CISM, GIAC certs, CFE, CNP, CEH

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