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Information System Security Officer

Law Enforcement and Security

Information Security



McLean, Virginia, United States


Job Description:
    • Provide consulting to Agencies on Requests for Service for the design, development, and deployment of Ongoing Assessment, Ongoing Authorization, and other Information Assurance (IA) initiatives
    • Provide continuous monitoring to enforce client security policy and procedures and create processes that will provide increased visibility to system owners on impacts to the security posture of systems
    • Ensure system security measures comply with applicable government policies
    • Monitor configuration management changes and assess the impact of modifications and vulnerabilities for each system
    • Ensure that system security requirements are addressed throughout the project and system lifecycle
    • Ensure effective controls and processes are in place and working effectively to maintain a strong system security posture.
    • Perform vulnerability/risk assessment analyses to support Assessment & Authorization (A&A) activities
    • Review system security A&A package submissions for consistency, completeness and traceability ensuring compliance
    • Develop, maintain, and facilitate the appropriate closure of POA&Ms and facilitate with the Agency-designated security Point of Contact (PoC)/ISSO any related remediation activities
    • Understand and monitor operations processes, including but not limited to, the Incident Response Process and Communications Process, to ensure that they are followed properly at Agencies in accordance with specific policies and procedures
    • Ensure the development, documentation, and presentation of IS security education, awareness, and training activities for users and others, as appropriate
    • Ability to manage multiple high visibility security projects and adjust to quick shifts in customer priorities while meeting all mission requirements
    • Familiarity with controlling, labeling, virus scanning, and appropriately transferring data (uploading/downloading) between information systems at varying classification levels;
    • Performing Nessus scans and other vulnerability tools and interpreting the results
    • Demonstrated ability to translate technical information and information technology jargon into plain English

    Basic Qualifications:

    • Security+
    • GSEC Security Essentials
    • GIAC Information Security Fundamentals

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • BA or BS degree (or 2-4 years additional experience) and 4+ years of experience in a broad range of assignments in technical ISSO tasks, or
    • CISSP
    • Will substitute additional experience in lieu of degree
    • TS/SCI with Polygraph is required. Candidates without this level clearance will not be considered.

Pay Range:Pay Range $74,750.00 - $115,000.00 - $155,250.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.