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Blue Sky- Information System Security Officer- Level 1

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Category: Information System Security Engineer
Department: Engineer
Location: Annapolis Junction, Maryland
Job Type:
Full Time

Job Description:

Provides support for a program, organization, system, or enclave's information assurance program.  Provides support for proposing, coordinating, implementing, and enforcing information systems security policies, standards, and methodologies.  Maintains operational security posture for an information system or program to ensure information systems security policies, standards and procedures are established and followed.  Assists with the management of security aspects of the information system and perform day-to-day security operations of the system.  Evaluate security solutions to ensure they meet security requirements for processing classified information.  Performs vulnerability/risk assessment analysis to support certification and accreditation.  Provides configuration management (CM) for information system security software, hardware, and firmware.  Manages changes to system and assess the security impact of those changes.   Prepares and reviews documentation to include System Security Plans (SSPs), Risk Assessment Reports, Certification and Accreditation (C&A) packages, and System Requirements Traceability Matrices (SRTMs).  Supports security authorization activities in compliance with NSA/CSS Information System Certification and Accreditation Process (NISCAP) and DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP).

 

Preferred Skills:

Qualification: Five (5) years experience as an ISSO on programs and contracts of similar scope, type and complexity is required. Experience is to include at least one (1) of the following areas: knowledge of current security tools, hardware/software security implementation; communication protocols; and encryption techniques/tools. Skill: Evaluate security solutions to ensure they meet security requirements for processing classified information Skill: Propose, coordinate, implement and enforce information systems security policies, standards, and methodologies Skill: Maintain operational security posture for an information system or program Skill: Provides support to the Information System Security Manager (ISSM) for maintaining the appropriate operational IA posture for a system, program or enclave Skill: Develop and maintains documentation for C&A in accordance with ODNI and DoD policies Skill: Develop and updates the system security plan and other IA documentation Skill: Provide CM for security-relevant information system software, hardware, and firmware Skill: Assist with the management of security aspects of the information system and perform day-to-day security operations of the system Skill: Develop system security policy and ensures compliance Skill: Administer the user identification and authentication mechanism of the Information System (IS) Skill: Provide support to senior ISSOs for implementing, and enforcing information systems security policies, standards, and methodologies Skill: Assist in the evaluation of security solutions to ensure they meet security requirements for processing classified information