Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) in Arlington, VA

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Business Services   •  

8 - 10 years

Posted 8 weeks ago


  • Assess, review, update, and develop security authorization and accreditation documentation to ensure consistency with laws, regulations and best practices as it pertains to the systems and customer requirements
  • Work closely with Federal customers to develop and update security-related documentation to reflect the security posture of the IT system, as directed by the government and federal program managers
  • Prepare or assist in the preparation of other security documentation or reports as required to support customer engagements
  • Support ISSOs in their responsibilities for systems including Enterprise security support and risk management and system weakness management (POA&M maintenance for the Risk Management Framework Portal (RMFP))
  • Assist the Federal customer in reviewing or modifying security documentation to ensure it maintains quality and accuracy in customer products
  • Work with Engineers and System Administrators to properly document data flows, system architecture, and other necessary diagrams/charts
  • Provide administrative support as necessary, to include, but not limited to:
  • Compile, or provide input to, weekly customer status reporting (e.g. deliverables completed) and project plans
  • Assist with meeting minutes and action items as need
  • Attend customer meetings in person, unless otherwise noted

Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated 8+ years of IT security experience in the IT security Federal arena, at least two years of hands on experience as an ISSO for a federal customer.
  • In-depth knowledge of laws, directives, orders, etc., pertaining to IT security and directing Federal government agencies
  • Deep knowledge of NIST SP Series
  • Demonstrated experience with all phases of the NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  • Technical background such as Network Engineering, Systems Administration, and Application Development
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • Ability to quickly adapt to customer, environment, policies, procedures, etc.
  • Proactive and self directed work-style
  • Ability to prioritize tasks in a fast paced environment
  • A Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology or a related discipline is preferred but not required.
  • CAP, CISM, CISSP, CISM, or equivalent by a recognized and reputable organization is desired.
  • Active Secret Clearance is required. This position requires a clearance and/or badge that involves an extensive background and credit check