Job Description

ISSO Specialist

Contract 3 Years 40 hours weekly

Candidates must have an ACTIVE secret clearance in order to be considered for this position.

Work from Home:
This individual should expect to work on site at least 3 days a week. Final schedules TBD by hiring manager.

Must Have:
15 or more years of DoD experience, including 10 or more years’ experience in the information technology field and information assurance/security
Ability to work well independently as well as with a team
Must possess excellent communication skills

Nice to Have:
An active DoD TOP SECRET clearance with SSBI and Commercial Background Investigation (CBI) highly preferred.
DoD 8570/8140/IAT/IAM III Certification.
Experience with ACAS, ArcSight, HBSS, and familiar with eMass.

Develops and maintains an IS security program and policies for an assigned area of responsibility. Develops and oversees operational IS security implementation policy and guidelines. Monitors alleviable resources that provide warnings of system vulnerabilities or ongoing attacks. Monitors system recovery processes to ensure security features and procedures are properly restored and functioning correctly. Responsible for security assessments, tests, and reviews; ensuring proper measures are taken when an IS incident or vulnerability affecting classified systems or information is discovered. Ensures the application of configuration management policies and procedures for authorizing the use of hardware/software are followed. Ensures systems reoperated, maintained, and disposed of in accordance with security policies and procedures as outlined in the SSP. Develops and updates the SSP, manages and controls changes to the system, and assesses the security impact of those changes. Ensures user activity monitoring data is analyzed, stored, and protected in accordance with the ITPSO policies and procedures. Develops and maintains POA&Ms in order to identify IS weaknesses, resources and timelines for corrective actions, and mitigate actions. Ensures all users have the requisite security clearances and authorization and are aware of their security responsibilities.

The Integrated Missile Defense Technology Group (Group 36) supports the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) in the development, deployment, testing, and enhancement of the Ballistic Missile Defense System. Group 36 performs detailed system and component engineering, flight and ground test analysis, and advanced capability development in collaboration with the contractors and government program offices that are building the missile defense elements and components. Group 36 is in need of an Information System Security Officer (ISSO) Specialist to support the special MDA requirements of multiple projects with local and remote locations.

This requisition seeks an ISSO Specialist with DoD/MDA Information Security experience who will maintain classified systems under a Risk Management Framework (RMF) that support Missile Defense analysis activities. The specialist will serve as the ISSO for distributed systems shared by Laboratory groups, including providing Information assurance engineering support, certification / accreditation audits and monitoring, user administration support, security documentation, information security incident investigation, and IT/IA system and process life cycle engineering support. The specialist will be responsible to coordinate with multiple organizational security groups including those at the Colorado Field Site, in Lexington, MA and at the sponsor’s offices.

Education: BS in Computer Science or related field plus 15 years of relevant experience or MS plus 8 years of experience


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