Information System Security Officer (ISSO)

Fairfax, VA

Posted: 03/14/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Industry: Defense/Government Job Number: 23-00255

Job Description

An active DoD  Secret Clearance is required prior to hire
As a member of the Information Assurance Security team the ISSO supports system security categorization efforts, security requirements selection/analysis, security control assessments and performs continuous monitoring.
Daily Tasks:
  • Executes or supports the execution of A&A activities, including development of required security documentation, including items such as System Security Plans, Security Assessment Reports, SCTM' s and POA&M' s in compliance with IA policy
  • Perform weekly system audit reviews, media reviews, hardware/software configuration management
  • Executes security testing and evaluation to ensure correct implementation of security controls
  • Supports the assessment and mitigation of vulnerabilities throughout a systems life cycle
  • Conduct IA security education training for all system users on appropriate risk mitigation strategies
  • Perform incident response and cleanup actions, when necessary, per company or customer directions
  • Ensure systems are operated, maintained, and disposed of in accordance with internal security policies and procedures outlined in the System Security Plan (SSP).
  • Assume ISSM responsibilities as assigned by the Region Manager and/or in the absence of the ISSM
Knowledge Skills And Abilities:
  • Proficient understanding of cyber security specifications such as Risk Management Framework (RMF), JSIG (Joint SAP Implementation Guide), ICD-503, NIST SP 800-53
  • Experience implementing government security requirements to include technical computer/network system auditing
  • Trained and proficient in Assured File Transfer (AFT) processes and tools
  • Experience with various security assessment/hardening tools - STIGs, SCAP, ACAS, Nessus, etc.
  • Systems administration experience is highly desirable
  • Very strong writing, speaking, analytical, and customer service skills
  • Ability to participate in or lead security work groups
  • Must be a self-starter capable of multitasking and efficiently managing your time in a dynamic environment while requiring minimal levels of supervision
  • Maintains contact with external customer security professionals
Education Requirements:
Requires a Bachelor' s degree in Engineering, or a related Science or Mathematics field. Also requires 5+ years of job-related experience, or a Master' s degree plus 3 years of job-related experience.
Department of Defense Secret security clearance is required at time of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a US Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, US citizenship is required.
This assignment is a US Government Contract which requires all applicants to be US Citizens.

Meet Your Recruiter

Jason Briggs
Director of Business Development, Information Technology Division

A seasoned recruiting and sales professional with more than 7 years of industry experience, Jason Briggs joins the Contract Professionals, Inc. (CPI) team as the Director of Business Development, Information Technology Division in Scottsdale, Arizona.

With a talent for creative problem solving and coalition building, Jason started his career at Oxford and Associates in 2013, generating $2.3 million in sales by targeting the hardware, software, IT, and science & technology industries.

Subsequently, Jason joined KT Consulting as a Federal Department of Defense (DoD) Senior Recruiter focusing on winning and staffing One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS-SB) Proposals and Contracts for the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines.

Relocating to Arizona in 2017, Jason is originally from Wisconsin. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin Stout with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business with a focus in Risk Management. 

Jason attended St. John's Northwestern Military Academy in Wisconsin where he was exposed to JROTC leadership education training and military sciences. He has served on alumni executive board for the University of Wisconsin Stout's National social philanthropy fraternity, Phi Sigma Phi.  Jason also continues to provide support for local dog rescue organizations in the Phoenix area by donating time and participating in local adoption events.

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