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Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO)

Job ID: 2401137
Location: FORT MEADE, MD, United States
Date Posted: Feb 22, 2024
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: IT Security Administrator
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI with Poly
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description

Description

SAIC’s National Intelligence Community (NIC) Business Unit, USG Mission and Information Technology Division, provides solutions and services supporting digital modernization programs in areas such as systems engineering, multi-cloud computing, cybersecurity, data science and analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning, quantum computing, application development, SecDevOps, cloud network operations, and secure communications.

We are seeking highly motivated Information Systems Security Officers (ISSO) to join our team and leverage their technical expertise by providing support for a program, organization, system, or enclave’s information assurance program.  As an ISSO, you will provide support for proposing, coordinating, implementing, and enforcing information systems security policies, standards, and methodologies.  Additionally, you will maintain operational security posture for an information system, or program to ensure information systems security policies, standards, and procedures are established and followed.

Responsibilities will vary based on skill level:

  • Assisting with the management of security aspects of the information system and performing day-to-day security operations of the system
  • Evaluating security solutions to ensure they meet security requirements for processing classified information
  • Performing vulnerability and risk assessment analysis to support certification and accreditation (C&A)
  • Providing configuration management (CM) for information system security software, hardware, and firmware
  • Managing changes to the system and assessing the security impact of those changes
  • Preparing and reviewing documentation to include System Security Plans (SSPs), Risk Assessment Reports, C&A Packages, and System Requirements Traceability Matrices (SRTMs)
  • Supporting security authorization activities in compliance with the National Institute of Standards and Technology Risk Management Framework (NIST RMF)
  • Maintaining records on workstations, servers, routers, firewalls, intelligent hubs, network switches, etc. to include system upgrades
  • Developing and maintaining documentation for C&A in accordance with ODNI and DoD policies
  • Providing support to the Information System Security Manager (ISSM) for maintaining the appropriate operational IA posture for a system, program, or enclave
  • Developing and updating the system security plan and other IA documentation
  • Administering the user identification and authentication mechanism of the information system
  • Obtaining C&A for information systems under their purview
  • Serving as the Approval Authority for information systems under their control

Qualifications

Qualifications will vary based on skill level:

  • Active TS/SCI with Polygraph is required for all skill levels
  • Years of relevant experience and education:
    • Full performance level: Five (5) years or more of ISSO experience and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline (Four (4) years of additional ISSO experience may be substituted in lieu of degree)
    • Senior level: Ten (10) years or more of ISSO experience and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline (Four (4) years of additional ISSO experience may be substituted in lieu of degree)
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in the following areas:
    • Knowledge of current security tools
    • Hardware and software security implementation
    • Communication protocols
    • Encryption techniques and tools
  • DoD 8570 compliance with IAT Level I or higher
  • DoD 8570 compliance with Information Assurance Management (IAM) Level I or higher

Desired:

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline

SAIC accepts applications on an ongoing basis and there is no deadline.

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.

Overview

SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are approximately 24,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, which is core to our values and important to attract and retain exceptional talent. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.9 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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