Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) (must have TS/SC w/CI Polygraph) - Maryland

Clearance Level
Top Secret/SCI
Information Security
La Plata, Maryland

REQ#: RQ56966

Travel Required: 10-25%
Requisition Type: Regular

General Dynamics Information Technology is looking for Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) in the greater Maryland area.

We are currently seeking a motivated, career and customer oriented Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) to join our team in La Plata, MD. Candidate should have a background in technology with a strong history of secure technical implementations. Additionally, the candidate should have experience working with security compliance and associated industry/government standards. Candidate will work closely with a supportive and talented team of ISSOs supporting multiple agency systems.

Position Overview: Develops and coordinates documentation of system security plans, contingency plans, and other security related documents. Monitors and enforces security controls for technical, operational, and management support systems. Identifies, documents, tracks and remediates any system vulnerabilities. Responsible for preparing system artifacts for annual system audits. Conducts and reviews system vulnerability scans. Establishes system-level plans of action and milestones (POA&Ms) and implement corrective actions to develop, implement, manage, and track actions as required by the program ISSM/CISO. 

Ideal Candidate: Candidates who are highly motivated, passionate in their IT security tradecraft, and looking to make a positive difference every day are best suited for this position.  Experience in completing multiple Authority to Operate (ATO) security packages and knowledge in POA&M Management is also highly desired. Candidates should possess a general level of understanding and basic level of experience across all team roles and responsibilities with a concentration of significant experience in at least 2-3 skill sets below.

Position Responsibilities:

Perform all tasks related to perform a system Certification and Accreditation and assuring the system is compliant with all required security controls as defined by agency policies

Review system configurations to ensure they are in accordance with agency hardening guidelines

Review all proposed change requests related to system design / configuration and perform security impact analysis

Review monthly vulnerability scan reports and track and address weaknesses in POA&Ms as needed

  • Perform security system event analysis, investigation, and validation
  • Provide incident response to classification spills, malware infection, misconfiguration exposure, internal inappropriate behavior and technical issue
  • Perform Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) and Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) assessments and annual reporting
  • Maintain Certification in accordance with DoD Directive 8140.01 Cyberspace Workforce Management requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Possess Top Secret clearance with SCI eligibility
  • Certification in Security+
  • Minimum of 3-5 years specific experience with ICD 503 and NIST 800-53 policies.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to state messages in a clear and concise manner over any form of communication.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and re-prioritize work in a fast paced environment
  • Senior level of experience in engineering IT systems, as well as working knowledge of current technologies
  • Ability to learn an application environment in order to update or create supported security documentation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Computer Science or Information Technology (5 years’ experience without degree)
  • Certification in CISSP
  • 2-3 years fulfilling Information System Security Officer (ISSO) and/or Information System Security Representative (ISSR) role
  • 2-3 years fulfilling Windows and/or Unix administrator role or support    
  • Experience using XACTA data base applications and the ICD 503, NIST 800-83 rev4 policy
  • Current CI Polygraph
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.

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.