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Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO)


Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)


Alexandria, VA


Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. (MTSI) is seeking an experienced Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) responsible for maintaining compliance with applicable security regulations and leading the Information Assurance program for various Collateral, Special Access Program (SAP) and Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) information systems (IS) at their MTSI's Alexandria, VA office.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Ensure systems are operated, maintained, and disposed of in accordance with security policies and procedures
  • Generate and maintain required IS security documentation including Systems Security Plans (SSP), Information Assurance Standard Operating Procedures (IA SOP), Continuous Monitoring Plans, Security Control Traceability Matrices, Risk Assessments, Plan of Action & Milestones (POA&M), equipment specifications, practices and procedures
  • Maintain customer-required Information Assurance (IA) certifications
  • Maintain day-to-day security posture and continuous monitoring of classified ISs
  • Coordinate with customers on approval of external information systems/guest systems
  • Schedule, perform and maintain records of required IS auditing, patching, maintenance, software/hardware changes, and scanning based on evolving threat/vulnerabilities and customer compliance requirements
  • Develop and conduct test procedures for verification of Certification & Accreditation (C&A), Authorization and Accreditation (A&A), Risk Management Framework (RMF) safeguards to meet customer requirements based upon NISPOM, NISPOM Overprint, JSIG, ICD 503, CNSSI 1253 and related NIST publications/li>

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Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Associate’s degree in Computer Science, Information Assurance, Information Technology or related field
  • Four (4) years of experience working in an IA-related field
  • Four (4) years of additional experience may be substituted for an associate’s degree
  • CompTIA Security+ certification

Desired Education / Experience:

  • CISSP® - Certified Information Systems Security Professional certification
  • Six (6) years of experience working in an IA-related field

Required Skills:

  • Experience with C&A documentation and system authorization artifacts for SAP and SCI systems
  • Knowledge of federal security requirements and mandates [e.g., RMF, Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)]
  • Experience with security architectures, firewalls and network access
  • Experience with risk managed downloads, IS sanitization and destruction, PEDs, contaminations, incident response, virus scanning, privileged user access, and hardware/software configuration management Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently
  • Excellent time management, scheduling, and organizational skills
  • Ability to work well independently as well as follow detailed instructions for completing tasks
  • Must be a team player and be able to work within all levels of a project team

How to Apply:

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