Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) w/ AWS experience - US Citizenship required

Clearance Level
Information Security
Ashburn, Virginia

REQ#: RQ127123

Travel Required: None
Public Trust: Other
Requisition Type: Regular

GDIT has the opportunity for an Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) with experience in securing AWS systems to support Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Cargo Systems Program Directorate (CSPD)

Candidate must be local to the VA office. Must be available to go onsite on occasional basis.

Experience and Responsibilities:

  • 7 years of experience securing government IT systems
  • Experience securing systems in AWS, understands the infrastructure architecture well.
  • Experience with systems in a SecDevOps framework, including use of Docker or similar systems
  • Experience with blockchain technology a bonus.
  • Experience in a ISSO or related role, covering ability to complete tasks such as:
  • Prepares, maintains, and implements system security plans for high-visibility production systems
  • Ensures implementation of security measures by conducting interviews and table-top exercises
  • Performs various Information Assurance support functions in support of the clients applications
  • Familiar with the Risk Management Framework and able to complete each step
  • Develops and implements security controls based on FISMA and NIST 800-53 guidelines
  • Coordinates with IT leads from partner agencies/components to identify opportunities to collaborate in the development and/or leveraging of IT capabilities
  • Identify, document, prioritize, and address IT-related capability gaps & requirements to support the client's mission
  • Develops and implements Authority to Operate
  • Conducts IT audits and information systems and network connections security
  • Participates in engineering review boards. Reviews and approves change requests for CSPD systems.
  • Ensures that government agency security protocols and policies are followed.
  • Provides security guidance to and interprets security policy for project development teams
  • Candidates must be highly analytical and effectively able to troubleshoot and prioritize needs, requirements and other issues.
  • Candidates must be able to work in partnership with Government and other contractor personnel within the Government workspace.
  • Candidates need excellent communications, teamwork, leadership and conflict management skills.
  • Seven years of IT security experience for Federal customer

Contract requires:

US Citizenship is a contract requirement.

Ability to maintain Customs and Border Protection Public Trust Suitability (required to start)

  • A candidate must hold a CBP, Border Patrol, ICE or USCIS Public Trust Suitability Full/Final, or Top Secret Clearance.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: BA/BS or equivalent, 5+ years of experience


About Our Work

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

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