The selected candidate will assist in developing, implementing, and evaluating Information Systems (IS) security programs. Under minimal supervision, the Information System Security Officer (ISSO) will coordinate with managers and professional staff to ensure information system security compliance. The ISSO will be responsible for drafting System Security Plans (SSP) and other security documents to satisfy authorization and accreditation (A&A) requirements.
The ISSO will be responsible for:
1. Conducting periodic reviews to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures.
2. Ensuring all software, hardware and firmware changes recorded as required by established configuration management procedures.
3. Implementing vendor-supplied authentication, auditing and other security-relevant features.
4. Ensuring implementation of security features for the detection of malicious code, viruses, and intruders, as appropriate.
5. Ensuring systems are operated, maintained and disposed of in accordance with applicable governing policies and procedures.
6. Perform program planning to ensure alignment with other governance and mission groups, staying current with Federal and Departmental policy positions/decisions.
7. Perform other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field and a Master’s degree or equivalent experience. Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification strongly desired; PMI PMP certification desirable. Certified Authorization Professional (CAP) certification also highly desirable.
Experience: Minimum of six (6) years IT/technical experience is required, to include years of progressive information security experience with Federal Government projects. Additional experience with the most recent FISMA regulations, NIST special publications, FIPS publications, and OMB regulations is desirable.
Skills: The position requires a demonstrated capacity to analyze, review, and occasionally apply technology solutions which meet the security control requirements specified by FISMA, OMB, and NIST guidance. Superior technical, writing, and presentation skills are required. Requires excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, excellent customer service skills, working knowledge of Microsoft Office, ability to multitask, and excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Unique Requirements: Must be clearable to Top Secret (TS)/DOE Q. Prefer active DOE Q Security Clearance.
Positive Attitude : Demonstrates the ability to look for opportunities in the midst of challenges; brings forth solutions to difficult situations and issues; delivers difficult communications with an eye towards lessons learned and opportunities to be gained at an individual, client, and company perspective.
Effective Communication : Communicate clearly and effectively when delivering verbal and written communications; speaking (and listening) is clear, empathetic, non-defensive and non-judgmental; buildsstrong, trusting, and rewarding relationships, thinks creatively, solve problems, and resolve conflicts.
Competence : Being current and forward thinking in one’s area of responsibility; demonstrating the ability to work through and anticipate challenges and issues proposing sound solutions to complex problems.
Commitment : Service driven perspective, understanding the importance and significance of your role and the impact of your performance on you, your team, the client, and the company. Demonstrates a willingness to do what is needed to further the mission and vision of the company and client.
Resilience : The ability to be flexible in the face of changing employee, client, or company requirements and requests; recovers and redirects efforts appropriately in the face of any deviation or disruption in service or resources.
US Citizenship is a requirement for this position. Candidate will be subject to a security investigation and will need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Security clearances are a plus.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds.