JOB ID: MD-0320-SZ07

Job Title: Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) Skill Level 1

Security Requirements: Top Secret with Full Scope Polygraph

Job Description:

  • Provides support for a program, organization, system, or enclave’s information assurance program.

  • Provides support for proposing, coordinating, implementing, and enforcing information systems security policies, standards, and methodologies.

  • Maintains operational security posture for an information system or program to ensure information systems security policies, standards, and procedures are established and followed.

  • Assists with the management of security aspects of the information system and performs day-to-day security operations of the system.

  • Evaluate security solutions to ensure they meet security requirements for processing classified information.

  • Performs vulnerability/risk assessment analysis to support certification and accreditation.

  • Provides configuration management (CM) for information system security software, hardware, and firmware.

  • Manages changes to system and assesses the security impact of those changes.

  • Prepares and reviews documentation to include System Security Plans (SSPs), Risk Assessment Reports, Certification and Accreditation (C&A) packages, and System Requirements Traceability Matrices (SRTMs).

  • Supports security authorization activities in compliance with National Institute of Standards and Technology Risk Management Framework (NIST RMF).

Job Requirements:

  • Provide support to senior ISSOs for implementing, and enforcing information systems security
    policies, standards, and methodologies.

  • Assist with preparation and maintenance of documentation.

  • Assist in the evaluation of security solutions to ensure they meet security requirements for processing classified information. 

  • Assist with the CM for information system security software, hardware, and firmware. 

  • Maintain records on workstations, servers, routers, firewalls, intelligent hubs , network switches, etc. to include system upgrades. 

  • Propose, coordinate, implement, and enforce information systems security policies, standards, and methodologies. 

  • Develop and maintain documentation for C&A in accordance with ODNI and DoD policies.

  • Provide CM for security-relevant information system software, hardware, and firmware.

  • Develop system security policy and ensures compliance.

  • Evaluate security solutions to ensure they meet security requirements for processing classified information.

  • Maintain operational security posture for an information system or program.

  • Provide support to the Information System Security Manager (ISSM) for maintaining the appropriate operational IA posture for a system, program, or enclave.

  • Develop and update the system security plan and other IA documentation.

  • Assist with the management of security aspects of the information system and perform day-today security operations of the system.

  • Administer the user identification and authentication mechanism of the Information System (IS)

Qualifications:

  • Five (5) years’ experience as an ISSO on programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and
    complexity is required.

  • Experience is to include at least one (1) of the following areas: knowledge of current security tools, hardware/software security implementation; communication protocols; and encryption techniques/tools.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline from an accredited college or university is required.

  • DoD 8570 compliance with IAT Level I or higher is required.

  • Four (4) years of additional experience as an ISSO may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.

Compensation:

Compensation will consist of a package including a base salary and complete benefits.

 

Job: Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) Skill Level 1

​Location: Ft. Meade/Annapolis JCTN, Maryland - USA
Schedule: Full-time

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