Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM) II

Clearance Level
Top Secret/SCI
Information Security
Hanscom, Massachusetts
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Information Security

Information Security Management

Information System Security

REQ#: RQ166346
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to work with the largest government agency in the nation. Make an impact by advancing the Department of Defense’s mission to keep our country safe and secure.

Job Description

Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM) II

The ISSM’s primary function serves as a principal advisor on all matters, technical and otherwise, involving the security of information systems under their purview. Primary support will be working within Special Access Programs (SAPs) supporting Department of Defense (DoD) agencies, such as HQ Air Force, Office of the Secretary of Defense, and Military Compartment efforts. The position will provide “day-to-day” support for Collateral, Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) and Special Access Program (SAP) activities.

Performance shall include:

  • Perform oversight of the development, implementation and evaluation of information system security program policy; special emphasis placed upon integration of existing SAP network infrastructures.

  • Develop and oversee operational information systems security implementation policy and guidelines of network security, based upon the Risk Management Framework (RMF) with emphasize on Joint.

  • Special Access Program Implementation Guide (JSIG) authorization process.

  • Advise customer on Risk Management Framework (RMF) assessment and authorization issues.

  • Perform risk assessments and make recommendations to DoD agency customers.

  • Advise government program managers on security testing methodologies and processes.

  • Evaluate authorization documentation and provide written recommendations for authorization to government PMs.

  • Develop and maintain a formal Information Systems Security Program.

  • Ensure that all IAOs, network administrators, and other cyber security personnel receive the necessary technical and security training to carry out their duties.

  • Develop, review, endorse, and recommend action by the AO or DAO of system assessment documentation.

  • Ensure approved procedures are in place for clearing, sanitizing, and destroying various types of hardware and media.

  • Develop and execute security assessment plans that include verification that the features and assurances required for each protection level functioning.

  • Maintain a and/or applicable repository for all system authorization documentation and modifications.

  • Institute and implement a Configuration Control Board (CCB) charter.

  • Develop policies and procedures for responding to security incidents, to include investigating and reporting security violations and incidents.

  • Ensure proper protection or corrective measures have been taken when an incident or vulnerability has been discovered within a system.

  • Ensure that data ownership and responsibilities are established for each authorization boundary, to include accountability, access rights, and special handling requirements.

  • Ensure development and implementation of an information security education, training, and awareness program, to include attending, monitoring, and presenting local cyber security training.

  • Evaluate threats and vulnerabilities to ascertain whether additional safeguards are needed.

  • Assess changes in the system, its environment, and operational needs that could affect the authorization.

  • Ensure that authorization is accomplished a valid Authorization determination has been given for all authorization boundaries under your purview.

  • Review AIS assessment plans.

  • Coordinate with PSO or cognizant security official on approval of external information systems (e.g., guest systems, interconnected system with another organization)

  • Conduct periodic assessments of the security posture of the authorization boundaries.

  • Ensure configuration management (CM) for security-relevant changes to software, hardware, and firmware and that they are properly documented.

  • Ensure periodic testing is conducted to evaluate the security posture of IS by employing various intrusion/attack detection and monitoring tools (shared responsibility with ISSOs)

  • Ensure that system recovery and reconstitution processes developed and monitored to ensure that the authorization boundary can be recovered based on its availability level determination.

  • Ensure all authorization documentation is current and accessible to properly authorized individuals.

  • Ensure that system security requirements are addressed during all phases of the system life cycle.

  • Develop Assured File Transfers (AFT) on accordance with the JSIG.

  • Participate in self-inspections.

  • Conduct the duties of the Information System Security Officer (ISSO) if one is not present and/or available.


  • 7+ years related experience.

  • Prior performance in roles such as ISSO or ISSM.

  • SAP experience required.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience (4 years)


  • IAT Level II - required to Start (Security+ CE, CCNA Security, etc.)

  • DoD 8570.01-M IAM Level II (in lieu of IAT Level II)

Security Clearance:

  • TS/SCI must be able to obtain TS/SCI with poly.

  • Eligibility for access to Special Access Program Information

  • Willingness to submit to a Counterintelligence polygraph.

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Work Requirements
Years of Experience

7 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree


GIAC Security Leadership Certification - Global Information Assurance Certification - GIAC

GSEC: GIAC Security Essentials Certification - Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Security - Cisco

Travel Required



U.S. Citizenship Required

Salary and Benefit Information

The likely salary range for this position is $123,937 - $167,679. This is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary. Rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.
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About Our Work

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GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.