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Information Systems Security Officer I

Columbia, Maryland · Information Technology
The Information System Security Officer I 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.
-Evaluates 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, Assessment & Authorization (A&A) packages, and System Controls Traceability Matrices (SCTMs). -Supports security authorization activities in compliance with the NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF) and any DoD and IC tailored requirements.  
Key tasks include:
           Plan and coordinate the IT security programs and policies
           Manage and control changes to the system and assessing the security impact of those changes
           Obtain A&A for ISs under their purview
           Provide support for a program, organization, system, or enclave’s IA program
               Serve as the Approval Authority to validate or approve user authorization for accounts associated with systems under their control
               Understand the authorization boundary of systems
               Collaboration with System and Network administrators to understand and document data flow and architecture diagrams
               Knowledge of security controls, the assessment and applicability to systems
               Maintain operational baseline of systems under their purview
               Provide ongoing Continuous Monitoring to assigned systems
               Provide and validate the operational security posture of systems and ensure they are maintained
               Ability to initiate the reauthorization process of a system that needs reaccreditation
               Ability to decommission a system when it is no longer required
               Manage risks while assigned system is in operation
               Ability to understand the POA&M process as well as track and closeout any outstanding liens
               Ability to acknowledge and respond to IAVAs and create liens as necessary
               Perform, coordinate and document security relevant changes
               Perform vulnerability assessments to ensure updates and system baseline are enforced
               Recognize a possible security violation and take appropriate action to report the incident
               Manage protective or corrective measure when an IA incident or vulnerability is discovered
               Provide security and awareness oversight and/or training as required
               Review of audit reduction tools to monitor and review systems for compliance with IA policy
               Excellent written and verbal communication skills
               Excellent leadership and teamwork skills
               Results oriented, high energy, self-motivated
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.
BS in Computer Science or related discipline from an accredited college or university is required.
Four (4) years of additional experience as an ISSO may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.
DoD 8570 compliance with Information Assurance Technician (IAT) Level I or higher is required.
Required Certification:
Any of the following or higher certification; A+ with Continuing Education, Cisco Certified Network Associate-Security (CCNA-Security), Network+ Continuing Education,  System Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
Required Clearance: TS/SCI with Polygraph! Will take CCA's.
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Generous Referral Bonus Program!

Competitive Benefits Package!
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