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Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO)

Suitland, MD
Requires US Citizenship
Employment Term and Type: Regular, Full Time
Required Security Clearance: TS/SCI
Required Education: High School or Equivalent
Job Description:

FGS, LLC is seeking a qualified Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) to support the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI), at the Suitland Federal Center in Suitland, MD.  Candidates must have an active Top Secret Security clearance with a Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) eligibility determination, and at least 10 years' of enterprise grade systems administration experience with Windows and Linux based Operating Systems. The position is in support of a unique mission software capability developed by ONI and provided to the IC community as a service. Personnel filing this role will be a member of a team of security professionals, developers, and systems administrators tasked with maintenance and further development of the capability. 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop and maintain Assessment and Authorization (A&A) documentation including System Security Plan (SSP), Continuous Monitoring Strategy, Risk Assessment Reports (RAR), and Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M), to support certification of compliance to applicable standards including DIACAP, RMF and DCID 6/9.
  • Maintain and support current and ongoing Assessment and Authorization (A&A) packages.
  • Implement and support cyber security standards to include NIST and Risk Management Framework (RMF) A&A Standards.
  • Work with systems owners, Government managers, and other stakeholders to manage Cybersecurity requirements.
  • Perform regular systems security scans, and maintain records of such scans, as required by A&A guidelines.
  • Respond to Information Assurance Vulnerability Alerts (IAVAs) as necessary to address systems vulnerabilities.
  • Review systems security utilization logs per cyber security standards.
  • Review and evaluate information technology software, hardware and networks and the overall cyber security posture of information technology systems.
  • Provide recommendations for security improvements based on advances in industry or in response to threat intelligence.
  • Review and analyze vulnerability scans, and collaborate with system administrators to mitigate and remediate.
  • Participate in the change management process, including conducting security impact analyses.
  • Review Security Technical Information Guide (STIG) changes and update STIG checklists accordingly.
  • Monitor Host Based Security System (HBSS) events.
  • Review audit logs for suspicious activity.
  • Participate in weekly A&A meetings to report system status to senior information security management.
  • As a member of the team, respond to help desk tickets related to operations of production systems
  • Provide product architecture and configuration recommendations
  • Develop and update Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
  • Develop and execute security test plans and pre-deployment test plans
  • Document and submit Weekly Activity Reports to the customer
  • Perform vulnerability scans using ACAS, Retina, WASSP, and SECSCN
  • Develop system design documents, requirements specifications, and drawings  
Required Qualifications:
  • Current DoD Cyber Security Workforce Certification of IAT Level II or better
  • Familiar with new DoD RMF Process and older DIACAP process
  • Experienced with Windows and Linux command line
  • Ability to think creatively to develop solutions which meet confidentiality, integrity, and availability requirements
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to communicate effectively with system administrators, program management, and senior leadership
  • Familiarity with DIACAP, RMF, ACAS, HBSS, DISA STIGs, VRAM, eMASS, Xacta, NIST SP 800-53 security controls, Linux/Unix 
Desired Qualifications:
  • Experienced in the Intelligence Community or Military environment preferred
  • Current Linux and/or Windows certifications preferred
  • Familiar with Remedy Incident Management software
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team.  Willing to provide support outside of typical ISSO duties as needed. 
Education Requirements:
  • Must have a High School or Equivalent with 4 years of experience in Information Assurance
Physical Requirements:
  • Sitting for extended periods of time: 10%
  • Standing continuous periods of time: 55%
  • Climbing ladders or scaffolding: 5%

This position description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with this job. This and all positions are eligible for organization-wide transfer. Management reserves the right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time.

Company Overview: FGS, LLC is an international, leading edge provider of technical services to include Secure Information Systems, Security and Engineering and Intelligence Analysis. Our turn-key solutions include the design, engineering, deployment operations, and sustainment of secure technology and critical infrastructure for the protection and safety of our customers' mission-critical information, processes and personnel. Demonstrating an unyielding commitment to our customers, superior trust and dedication with our partners, and leading edge technical expertise over the past seven years, FGS has experienced explosive growth providing superior services through the world, from North America and the Pacific Rim, to the Middle East and Europe.
FGS provides secure, leading edge technology and process management services to military, Government and commercial clients worldwide.

FGS offers a generous compensation package including health, dental, vision, 401(k), group life insurance, educational reimbursement, among other benefits.

We value our employees and strive to offer many opportunities for professional growth


FGS, LLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability


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