Information Systems Security Officer - 35620 in California, MD at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 2/22/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description


  • Currently seeking an experienced Information System Security Officer (ISSO) to support the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) on the Patuxent River Naval Air Station. The selected candidate must be knowledgeable and have an understanding of the cybersecurity policies and procedures for DoD information systems related to Special Access Programs. The ISSO shall have the detailed knowledge and expertise required to manage the security aspects of an information system and manage the responsibility for the day-to-day security operations of a system. The selected candidate must understand and apply information system security compliance following NIST SP 800 and DoD 5205 as they relate to Joint Special Access Program (SAP) Implementation Guide (JSIG) and NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF).  The selected candidate will support NAVAIR by:
  • Ensuring the appropriate operational security posture is maintained for its information systems and as such, works in close collaboration with the ISSM and ISO
    • Developing and maintaining System Security Plans (SSP) and related documentation for each supported network/system in accordance with DoD security policies. Notify ISSM when system changes occur that effect security compliance and     Authorization.
    • Ensuring Audit Reviews and risk assessments are conducted periodically for each network or system to identify specific areas that require safeguards against deliberate or inadvertent unauthorized disclosure, modification, destruction of information, denial of service, and unauthorized use of IS.
    • Ensuring all security-related incidents are documented and reported according to policy
    • Ensuring all users have the requisite security clearance, authorization, and need-to-know, and are aware of their security responsibilities before granting access to Information System (IS)
    • Ensuring configuration management procedures for software, hardware and firmware are maintained or developed as required.
    • Collaborate with the system administration team for system / network situational awareness


  • A Bachelor's degree in Computer Sciences or Cyber Security and two (2) years of practical experience implementing the National security information systems related security requirements (e.g. JAFAN, DCID, JSIG, RMF or NISPOM). In lieu of a degree 5 years of hands on work experience is required.  The selected applicant must:
  • Worked within the Special Access and or Intelligence community
    • Hands on experience with Operational systems according to the JSIG
    • Have experience with Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIG's), ACAS, and SCAP
    • Have DoD 8570.01-M Information Assurance Workforce (CompTIA Security+ CE or CISSP certification)
    • Have the ability to develop solutions to complex IS compliance and security problems
    • Understand computer networking, ports and protocols
    • Be a self-starter capable of multitasking and efficiently managing your time in a dynamic environment while requiring minimal levels of supervision
    • Have excellent writing, speaking, analytical, project management, organizational, and customer service skills
    • Have the ability to work well under pressure in a dynamic environment, with demanding deadlines while ensuring internal/external customer needs are met
    • System Administration background a plus

Security Clearance: Secret

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