Information System Security Officer, ISSO - 34300 in WPAFB, OH at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 10/28/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Alion Science and Technology is looking for an Information System Security Officer for Wright Patterson Air Force Base.  The ISSOs primary function is working within Special Access Programs (SAPs) supporting Department of Defense (DoD) agencies, such as HQ Air Force, Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and Military Compartments efforts. The position will provide day-to-day support for Collateral, Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) and Special Access Program (SAP) activities.

Secure our Nation, Ignite your future, and become an integral part of a diverse team while working at an Industry Leading Organization, where our employees come first.

At ALION, you'll help protect our National Security while working on innovative projects that offer opportunities for advancement.

  • Review, prepare, and update AIS authorization packages
  • Notify customer when changes occur that might affect AIS authorization
  • Perform AIS self-inspections, provide security coordination and review of all system test plans
  • Identify AIS vulnerabilities and implement countermeasures
  • Represent the customer on various technical review and inspection teams
  • Conduct security surveys at subordinate facilities and gather pertinent security documentation for inclusion into system authorization packages
  • Coordinate, prepare, and track AIS inspections, reports, and responses
  • Maintain AIS security records and prepare Co-Utilization Agreements for network nodes operating in government facilities
  • Prepare reports on the status of security safeguards applied to computer systems
  • Ensure AIS and network nodes are operated, maintained, and disposed of in accordance with security policies and practices
  • Perform ISSO duties in support of in-house and external customers
  • Review, track, and conduct AIS training
  • Must be familiar with Risk Management Framework (RMF), RMF Accreditation process, security policy/manuals and the appropriate DCIDs/JAFANs/JSIG/ICD-705 and other guiding policy documents.
  • Must have the ability to work in a dynamic environment and effectively interact with numerous DOD, military/civilian personnel and industry partners
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)
  • Possess a high degree of originality, creativity, initiative, and require minimal supervision
  • The person in this position frequently communicates with co-workers, management and customers, which may involve delivering presentations.
  • Plans, develops, implements, and maintains programs, policies, and procedures to protect the integrity and confidentiality of stand-alone systems, networks, and data.
  • Provides system security management to ensure stand-alone systems/networks are operated and maintained in accordance with (IAW) regulatory guidelines and in-house implemented policies and procedures.
  • Administers the security training by ensuring users, operators and managers are provided awareness training for their level of responsibility and administers refresher training as necessary.
  • Working proficiency with Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC), Remote System Administration Tools (RSAT), and Directory and Resource Administrator (DRA)
  • Prepare and/or oversee the development of system/network accreditation documentation.
  • Prepare, distribute, and maintain plans, instructions, guidance, and standing operating procedures concerning the security of system operations
  • Ensure Automated Information System (AIS) activities comply with established security procedures.
  • Develop and review computer system operating instructions for security procedures.
  • Conduct risk assessments as required on systems/networks IAW DoD, NSA, DISA, DIA and other agency regulations and policies governing information systems security.
  • Respond to AIS incidents, perform initial evaluation of each incident, begin corrective measures, and report incidents to ISSM.
  • Responsible for the design, installation, maintenance, and administration of AIS systems and network equipment to support program operations.
  • Performs security and vulnerability testing and implements Information Assurance Vulnerability Alert (IAVA) patches and upgrades to stand-alone in-house networks.
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of physical requirements for accreditation and processing within Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (SCIFs) and Special Access Program Facilities (SAPFs).
  • Draft and/or prepare and maintain security Assessment and Authorization documentation (e.g., IA SOP, SSP, MSSP, RAR, SCTM)
  • Independent self-starter, proactive and professionally assertive
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and computer literacy
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills


  • 5+ years of experience in information systems security/information assurance implementing NISPOM Chapter 8, DoDM 8501.01, JAFAN 6/3, DCID 6/3, ICD 503, and/or JSIG IS requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience (4 years)


  • Must meet position and certification requirements outlined in DoD Directive 8570.01-M for Information Assurance Technician Level II

Security Clearance:

  • Current Top Secret Clearance with SCI Eligibility
  • Eligibility for access to Special Access Program Information
  • Willingness to submit to a Counterintelligence polygraph

Security Clearance: Top Secret/Sensitive Comp Info

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