Information Systems Security Officer Level 1

ProSync Technology   •  

Columbia, MD

Less than 5 years

Posted 243 days ago

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Results-oriented. An eye for detail. Thorough and meticulous. Enjoy planning and coordinating projects. Love working as part of a team or being the leader of the team. Dedicated to security and trust. Looking to work for a great company. Do these describe you? If so, you really should apply to be our next Information Systems Security Engineer.  


Title of Position: Information Systems Security Officer


Description of Position:

  • 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, 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.


    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

    *Candidate may be required to respond to after-hours requests as required in a 24 x 7 environment


Education and Experience Required:

  • 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 Information Assurance Technician (IAT) Level I or higher is required. Four (4) years of additional experience as an ISSO may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.


  • Required Certification: Any of the following or higher certification; A+ with Continuing Education, Cisco Certified NetworkAssociate-Security (CCNA-Security), Network+ Continuing Education,  System Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)