Cybersecurity/Information Assurance Training Program - Various locations

Organization: National Industries for the Blind (NIB)

Posted: 9/11/2017

Job Title Information Assurance Training Program

Education Bachelor's Degree

Location ALEXANDRIA, VA - ALEXANDRIA, VA 22314 US (Primary)

Career Level Entry Level

Category Blind, Information Technology

Travel 0 - 10%

Job Description
New Career Opportunity: Information Assurance (IA)

National Industries for the Blind (NIB) is seeking motivated blind or severely visually impaired individuals with IT experience to join its Information Assurance Training Program. As a result of increases in information systems vulnerability, IA is becoming more of a focus and priority. Federal and commercial requirements will also continue to grow as a result of their information systems becoming more susceptible to outside attack. Information Assurance is a career field that can employ people who are blind or visually impaired at the professional level. NIB has developed a training program to help meet this need while simultaneously providing high-growth career opportunities to people who are blind or severely visually impaired.

What is Information Assurance?

Information assurance refers to the people, hardware, software, policies, and procedures that protect information systems. Definitions of information assurance emphasize that it ensures:

- Information is available when needed
- Integrity of the information is sound
- Authenticity can be verified
- Information is kept confidential
- Proof of the integrity and the origin of the data can be provided
- What is National Industries for the Blind?

NIB's mission is to enhance the opportunities for economic and personal independence of persons who are blind, primarily through creating, sustaining and improving employment. Jobs ranging from manufacturing to call centers, high-tech distribution and management exist through a nationwide network of associated agencies.


What is included in the IA training?

Approved participants are going to be enrolled into a training program to receive A+ certification. CompTIA certifications were developed to offer networking professionals a vendor-neutral credential that validates the technical skills and knowledge needed to succeed in an IT career.
These skills are required for Service Techs with most companies, recognized by U.S. Dept. of Defense, and held by 900,000 IT professionals.

With the A+ Certification, you will be qualified for specialized jobs including Technical support specialist, IT support technician, IT support administrator, and help desk technicians. The training is on-line and takes an estimated 60 hours to complete. Following the training participants need to take

Where are these jobs located?

Following the IA training program NIB is going to support participants with being placed on contracts with associated agencies around the country. We do not currently know where these opportunities are going to be so flexibility for relocation is required. (There is no guarantee of placement following the training program)


Qualification Criteria:

- Legally blind

- Education:

- 4 year degree or equivalent work experience

- IT background

- Proficient in:

-Computer technology (Microsoft Office)

-Assistive technology (JAWS, Window Eyes, Zoom Text or other similar technology)

- U.S. citizen

- Pass background check
- Willing to relocate

Contact: Billy Parker

Phone: (703) 310-0560

Fax: (703) 310-0485

Email: ia.info@nib.org

URL: http://www.nib.org/careers

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