Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO)

Type: Full-Time
Location: Ft Belvoir, Virginia
Clearance: Secret or higher

Job Description:
Vision Centric, Inc. is seeking an Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) to provide information assurance and cybersecurity support to the Army’s Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office by providing support to the RCCTO’s information technology and information assurance (IT/IA) project staff, engineers, and customers.  This position will be located at Ft. Belvoir, VA.

The primary duty is to serve as an ISSO for the Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office (RCCTO) Security Office.  The ISSO will provide support across the RCCTO portfolio, which includes efforts in hypersonics and directed energy. Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Serves as an Information Assurance (IT) support to the Organizational ISSM, in the management and administration of authorization and accreditation (A&A) package processing. This position requires an understanding of IA to tactical networks, systems, security practices, and the application of IA concepts to rapid hardware/software prototype development.
  • Participates, as a team member, within the assessment of confidentiality, integrity, and availability of systems, networks, and data through the coordination, planning, analysis, development, implementation, and enhancement of information assurance programs, policies, procedures and tools.
  • Serves as the front-line team member to the organization’s Authorizing Official team ensuring the dissemination and adherence to IA policies, procedures, guidance, and training requirements. Enforces IA standards and procedures for all phases of hardware and software lifecycle management process, and assists in developing solutions to complex problems.
  • Assist in the administrative management support of the RCCTO by carrying out and responding in a timely manner to IT/IA tasks and requests; and manage internal office IT and IA work tasks.
  • Develop and maintain relationships between Program/Project Management Offices, RCCTO program staff, and outside organizations to ensure proper communication, development and deployment of information assurance technologies, products, and systems.
  • Assist in preparing briefing materials, supporting engineering and development meetings, coordinating security testing events, scheduling and supporting teleconferences and video teleconferences and other administrative support tasks as directed. 
  • Coordinate regularly with staff performing similar functions at other RCCTO locations.

Required Skills
  • Active Secret Clearance
  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • DoDI 8570 IAM Level II certification (CASP, CAP, CISSP/Associates)

Required Experience
  • 5+ years of cumulative experience in DoD information technology and information assurance practices.
  • 3+ year of cumulative experience in Authorization & Accreditation (A&A) package management.
  • 1+ year of independent experience in all six steps of the Risk Management Framework (RMF) lifecycle.
  • 1+ years of related experience in Army Information Assurance processes and procedures.
  • 1+ years of experience with Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS) solutions.
  • 1+ years of experience with using security vulnerability and scanning tools (Retina, ACAS, Nessus, etc).
  • Familiarity with industry information assurance policies and procedures (NIST SP 800-171, 800-37, etc.)
  • Experience working both independently and as a team to accomplish short notice, high priority tasks directed by senior leadership.
  • Experience applying problem solving techniques to complex government problems related to adapting enterprise solutions to tactical systems and devices.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience working in an organizational Headquarters run by a General Officer/SES.
  • Good understanding of the Army’s Information Technology (IT) and Information Assurance (IA) processes, procedures, regulations and governance.
  • Desire to learn application of IA concepts and practices to rapid development and prototyping projects.
  • Experience applying and adapting traditional IA requirements to non-standard projects and solutions.
  • DISA eMASS training preferred

Clearance Requirements:
Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

This is a full time position
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