Parsons Corporation Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) in Chantilly, Virginia
Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO)
Denver, Colorado, United States
Information Security System Officer (ISSO)
Denver, Colorado Springs, Chantilly, VA, and Los Angeles
Do you have an interest in the information security field? Do you want to work with talented security engineers who you can learn from? Do you want to work for a company that is making a difference in this world? If so we are looking for you.
POSITION OVERVIEW :
Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) is responsible for gathering information necessary to maintain a system’s security posture and help establish functioning external/internal barriers such as controlled interfaces and other security measures. They define, create and maintain the security documentation for certification and accreditation (CA) of each information system in accordance with government requirements (i.e., ICD 503). They perform research and assess the impacts on system modifications, technological advances, and malicious code. ISSOs review system’s security documentation in order to identify potential security weaknesses, recommend improvements to amend vulnerabilities, implement changes and document security relevant changes. ISSOs inform users about security measures, track CA expirations, explain potential threats, perform software scans on networks and computers for vulnerabilities, review audit data for intrusions in order to protect information and prevent unauthorized access. As a vital member of the Cyber Incident Response Team (CIRT), ISSO also participate and respond to computer security breaches and malicious code.
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES :
Advise the system owner regarding security considerations in applications systems procurement or development, implementation, operation and maintenance, and disposal activities (i.e., system development life cycle management)
Assist in the determination of an appropriate level of security commensurate with the impact level
Assist in the development and maintenance of system security plans and contingency plans for all systems under their responsibility
Participate in risk assessments to periodically re-evaluate sensitivity of the system, risks, and mitigation strategies
Participate in self-assessment of system safeguards and program elements and in certification and accreditation of the system
Notify the government of any suspected incidents in a timely manner, and assist in the investigation of incidents, as necessary
Maintain cooperative relationship with business partners or other inter connected systems
Control, label, virus scan andappropriatelytransfer data(upload/download) between information systems at varying classification levels
Conduct research and analysis on the impacts on system modifications, technological advances, and malicious code
PREFERRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE :
Associate’s Degree or higher and at least 4 years of related experience
High school degree and 7 - 10 years of computer or network related experience
Must have a Security+ Certification for Level II ISSO position and must have a Security+ Certification and a CISSP for Level III ISSO position
Self-motivation and initiative
Effective interpersonal and team building skills
Effective communication skills
Familiarity with conducting research and analysis
Familiarity with network and information systemssecurity principles and best practices
Familiarity with controlling, labeling, virus scanning andappropriatelytransferring data (uploading/downloading) between information systems at varying classification levels
Ability to engender rapport with the military, civilians, and other contractors at all levels
Ability toprioritize tasks
Familiarity with applicable NRO, IC,DoD policies, procedures and operating instructions related to information technology,information assurance, information management (IT/IA/IAM)
Candidates must have an active TS/SCI security clearance
Applicants selected for employment will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet additional eligibility requirements for access to classified information or materials.
All applicants must be US Citizens to be considered for the position.
Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide. For more about Parsons, visit parsons.com and follow us on Facebook , Twitter , LinkedIn , and .
Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBT
Parsons is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to an individual's race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by applicable laws.