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Leidos ISSO--Information Systems Security Officer in Washington, District Of Columbia


Job Description:

Leidos currently has an opening for an Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) on the GSM-O I program in support of the Joint Service Provider (JSP). The position will have a direct impact maintaining and improving the security posture of a primary IT and cybersecurity service provider to the Pentagon and DoD 4th Estate across the National Capital Region. The ISSO will work at one of three primary locations in Arlington, Alexandria, and Crystal City.

Primary ResponsibilitiesUnder the direction of the Government Information System Security Manager (ISSM) the ISSO specific responsibilities will include: • Develop and update assessment and authorization documentation (Body of Evidence) for management and continuous monitoring of information systems.• Provide support to authorization or re-authorization efforts and process for new or expiring systems and coordinate, schedule, and attend required meetings• Provide support to System ISSOs for various JSP systems in the form of creating artifacts and uploading them to eMASS• Perform security audits IAW established procedures. Develop process for the management, review, and retention of security audit data. Work with system owners to implement corrective action as required to resolve audit discrepancies.• Author and review information system security-related documentation and submit them to eMASS• Review and track Plan of Action & Milestones (POA&M) for JSP systems

Basic Required Qualifications• An active DoD Secret clearance is required for consideration.• Bachelor's degree in Information Security, Information Systems, or related discipline and 4+ years of direct experience; or Master’s degree and 2+ years of experience. Additional relevant/specialized training and experience may be substituted in lieu of degree.• Possess a current DoD 8570.01 compliant certification for IAT Level II, e.g. Security + w/CE, or the ability to obtain either within 6 months of employment.• Experience with DoD implementation of the Risk Management Framework (RMF) and governing directives (NIST, CNSS, DSS, etc.)• The qualified candidate shall have excellent customer service skills and the ability to work independently and prioritize and complete tasks with minimal oversight• Vulnerability assessment and analysis experience utilizing SCAP, ACAS/NESSUS and DISA STIGs

Additional Preferred Qualifications• Current DoD Top Secret clearance• Experience conducting security audits of information systems.• Training or experience with Windows based Information Systems standards with a working knowledge of LINUX & Solaris operating systems.• Current Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) certification

External Referral Bonus:Eligible

Potential for Telework:No

Clearance Level Required:Secret

Travel:Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:40


Requisition Category:Professional

Job Family:Information Assurance

Leidos is a Fortune 500®information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to [email protected]

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

REQNUMBER: R-00040661

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. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an equal opportunity employer/disability/vet.