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Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) ( R-00059528 )

Law Enforcement and Security

Information Security



Washington, Washington DC, United States


Job Description:

At Leidos, we know the most talented and diverse IT and Engineering professionals will always have a multitude of career choices; your time at Leidos will be a wise investment in your career and in yourself. The Intelligence group at Leidos is seeking an Information Systems Security Officer.

The Information System Security Manager (ISSM) is the primary Information Assurance (IA) decision maker and responsible for the management and technical administration of the Information System (IS) in accordance with internal and external security requirements. The ISSM will oversee day-to-day information system security operations, resolve complex problems, and develop innovative solution to meet changing security requirements. The ISSM will serve as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) within the Information Assurance technical domain. Ability to work independently as well as with a team of analysts trained in operations research, mathematics, and other skills. The ideal candidate will be adaptable to diverse office situations, procedures and demands.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Continuous upkeep, monitoring, analysis, and response to Information System, network and security events.

  • Documents compliance activities in accordance with the governing authority approved authorization package.

  • Develop procedures and documentation to ensure compliance with Configuration Management (CM) for security-relevant IS software, hardware, and firmware.

  • Ensures systems are operated, maintained, and disposed of in accordance the governing authority approved authorization package and customer directives.

  • Ensures records are maintained for workstations, servers, software, routers, firewalls, network switches, and other relevant hardware/equipment throughout the information system's life cycle.

  • Evaluates proposed changes or additions to the information system, and advises senior site leadership of the security relevance.

  • Lead / conduct security IS education and training.

  • Mentor other engineers in the art of cybersecurity and secure software development practices

  • Participates in internal/external security audits/inspections; performs risk assessments and Continuous Monitoring.

  • Lead investigations of computer security violations and incidents, reporting as necessary to both the Facility Security and Senior Program Manager.

  • Ensure proper protection and / or corrective measures have been taken when an incident or vulnerability has been discovered

  • Working with the Facility Security Officer (FSO) develop, implements and manage a formal Information Security / Information Systems Security Program.

  • Develop, implement and enforce Information Security Policies and Procedures.

  • Author, review and update IS Authorization documentation (Body of Evidence) to support IS Assessment and Authorization activities.

  • Good writing and verbal presentation skills

    • TS/SCI clearance with CI polygraph

    • Must be DoD 8570 compliant at IA Technical (IAT)/IA Management (IAM) Level 2. - CCNA Security, CySA+, GICSP, GSEC, Security+, CND, SSCP - CAP, CASP, CISM, CISSP, GSLC, CCISO, HCISPP

    • CISSP Certification (preferred) must be obtained within 6 months of hire.

Basic Qualificatons

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, or Mathematics, Engineering, related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • 5+ years related information security experience

  • Detailed understanding of the Risk Management Framework (RMF), NIST, ICD, and CNSS standards.

  • Must be DoD 8570 compliant at IA Technical (IAT)/IA Management (IAM) Level 2.

  • Familiarity with network technologies (LAN & WAN) and best practices within a classified environment to include crypto and key management

  • Working knowledge with Microsoft Windows operating systems (workstation & server), Linux, and system virtualization (multiple hypervisors) in a secure network environment.

  • Experience with compliance scanning tools (e.g. SCAP) and vulnerability scanning tools (e.g. ACAS)

  • Hands on experience with DISA Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) implementation and management

  • Must be able to work in a constantly changing regulatory environment with short, mid, and long term timelines for remediating any non-compliance

  • Must be able to work well within a team environment and able to adapt quickly to change

  • Good writing and verbal presentation skills

  • CISSP Certification must be obtained within 6 months of hire.

  • Requires Active TS/SCI Clearance with a Poly.

  • US Citizenship is required due to the nature of the government contracts we support.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Past or current ISSM/ISSO experience and 8 years of experience

  • Past experience of DoD 8510 and NIST 800-53 Risk Management Framework

  • DoD IS knowledge and experience

  • Prior relevant experience in CI/HUMINT, understanding of Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) standards

  • Detailed understanding of Risk Management Framework (RMF)

  • Security hardening scripting/automation experience

  • Microsoft OS Certification (MCSE Win 7 or other)

  • Linux certification (RHCSA, CompTIA Linux, LCFS/LCFE, etc)

  • Strong knowledge of secure coding practices and vulnerability/quality scanning tools

  • Knowledge of agile development processes and DevOps tools

External Referral Bonus:Eligible

External Referral Bonus $:5000

Potential for Telework:No

Clearance Level Required:Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph

Travel:Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:40


Requisition Category:Professional

Job Family:Information Assurance

Pay Range: