Information System Security Officer (ISSO)

Full Time, Top Secret
Quantico, VA
Posted 1 month ago

Functional Responsibility:

Applies current Information Assurance (IA) technologies to the architecture, design, development, evaluation, and integration of applications, systems, and networks to maintain the system security posture.

Minimum Experience:

  • Three (3) years of experience or more assessing and documenting results for system, infrastructure and applications on-premises and cloud against NIST SP 800-53 security controls and SP 800-171 RMF processes AWS GovCloud and/or Azure GovCloud
  • Must have excellent verbal and writing communication skills to be able to accurately relate requirements and document all within the appropriate security document and/or within the RMF system and coordinate with program, other systems, and security personnel
  • Work closely with Government customers to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of systems, applications, networks, and data through the planning, analysis, development, implementation, maintenance, and enhancement of information systems security programs; infrastructure; application; Security Assessment and Authorization (SAA), IA policy directives and guides; and IA Security tools; Tenable.io, Nessus Pro, NMap, etc.
  • Advise Government on the use of methods such as, but not limited to, encryption technology, vulnerability analysis, and security management standards to protect Government systems and applications to meet Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA) requirements
  • Ensure all annual FISMA deadlines are met and/or ensures the Government PM is apprised when the deadlines cannot be met and/or when assistance is required to meet the deadlines
  • Prepare documentation from templates such as, but not limited to, Configuration Management Plan (CMP), Incident Response Plan (IRP), Information System Contingency Plan (ISCP), and Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M) to ensure compliance with PDs and PGs and Federal IA requirements as well as coordinate review(s) and approvals
  • Must be able to discern the program policies and procedures, identify areas that need work and bring up to management for resolution
  • Identify IA vulnerabilities and coordinate with the Infrastructure and Development teams to correct, mitigated or apply for an exception via the POA&M processes
  • Review vulnerability (i.e., patches, updates, etc.) and compliance (i.e., Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) and/or Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) scans) on the infrastructure and applications to ensure patch and configuration compliance (on-premises and in the cloud (AWS preferred))
  • Prepares SAA package(s) to obtain and maintain an authority-to-operate (ATO), authority-to-test (ATT), or other SAA authority types for all systems and applications
  • Attend Configuration Control Board (CCB) meetings and review all change requests for impact to the system/application security posture(s) and applicable Federal and PD and PG compliance requirements; and document decisions within the CMP
  • Coordinate security incident and high priority compliance responses with the Enterprise Security Operations Center (ESOC)
  • Represent program security interests in various meetings within and outside of the program
  • Schedule and conduct meetings with pertinent program personnel to address findings to determine appropriate path forward and document within the CMP and, if necessary, POA&M
  • Coordinates with other system Information System Security Officers (ISSO) to ensure that their requirements for interconnection, policy and procedures are met and all documentation is provided and updated as necessary
  • Ability to assess current and evolving security threats in an operational environment
  • With an appropriate amount of Government PM guidance, works independently to carry out all requirements as directed by the Government PM, Information System Security Representative, Information System Security Manager, and Authorizing Official in a timely manner.

Preferred Skills:

  • Candidate must have 2 years’ experience in a cyber risk and compliance management system (e.g., Xacta, RiskVision, etc.)
  • One (1) year experience or more configuring, performing, scheduling, reviewing, and assessing vulnerability (i.e., patches, updates, etc.) and compliance (i.e., Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) and/or Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG)) scans on the infrastructure and applications to ensure patch and configuration compliance on-premises and in the cloud (AWS preferred)
  • Technical background that will assist in assessing the NIST SP 800-53 security controls and gather evidence to support conclusions
  • Knowledge of operating systems, network and application security to aid implementation of information security and assurance principles

Minimum Education and / or Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Security or related field of study; for example (ISC)2 Information Security Certification(s) (e.g., CISSP, CAP, etc.); or, with customer approval concurrence of candidate, five (5) years of documented experience that addresses all requirements of the position.

Job Features

Job CategoryIT, Top Secret
Clearance RequiredTop Secret

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