Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO)

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Job Category:
Cyber Security
Day Job
Potential for Teleworking:
Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:
Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:

The Information System Security Officer (ISSO) will provide 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 NSA/CSS Information System Certification and Accreditation Process (NISCAP), DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP).

Job duties include:

• 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

• Assist with preparation and maintenance of documentation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

• Plan and coordinate the IT security programs and policies

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


Required Skills:

Typically requires BS degree and 8 – 12 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6 – 10 years of prior relevant experience

-  Current 8570 certification for IAM Level 1 or higher certification

-  Knowledge of current security tools, hardware/software security implementation; communication protocols; and encryption techniques/tools.

-  Understanding of the Risk Management Framework (RMF), NIST, and ICD standards

-  Experience developing technical documentation for SSPs and successfully leading systems through achieving approvals for testing and operation (e.g. Interim Authority to Test (IATT) and Authority to Operate (ATO)). Experience with Computer/system security engineering

-  Microsoft Windows and UNIX experience

-  Must be able to work in a constantly changing regulatory environment with short, mid, and long term timelines for remediating any non-compliance

-  Must be able to work well within a team environment and able to adapt quickly to change

-  Good writing and verbal presentation skills

-  Active TS/SCI with Polygraph Clearance

Desired Skills:

-  Experience with virtual machines

-  Information Assurance, Cyber Security, and Certification & Accreditation experience

-  Security hardening scripting/automation experience


Leidos Overview:
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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