Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO)


The Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) will lead and manage the Certification and Accreditation (C&A) process, technical reviews, System Security Plans (SSPs), and review and correct plans of action and milestones (POAMs). The ISSO helps establish the guidelines that the C&A process will follow and assures compliance with National Industrial Security Program (NISP) operating requirements.

  • Support all aspects of access control, incident notification, and continuous improvement.
  • Draft and review all C&A documentation and provide security lifecycle support to ensure security is appraised in all phases from concept through decommissioning.
  • Provides advice and assistance in developing SSPs, CONOPS, and test plans according to C&A lifecycle best practices.
  • Develop, implement, review, and evaluate System Security Plans, Interconnection Security Agreements, Risk Assessments, Plan of Actions and Milestones (POAM), System Requirements Traceability Matrix (SRTM), Security Assessment Reports, and Contingency Plans, including other required documentation to satisfy C&A/Assessment and Authorization (A&A) requirements in accordance with DoD policies and procedures.
  • Develop Risk Management Framework (RMF) to achieve an Authority-to-Operate (ATO).
  • Perform IS security briefings and properly maintain all required security reports and logs, report all security incidents to the Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM), and investigate, document, and report protective and corrective measures in response to self-inspection and incidents.
  • Communicate, train, and enforce security policies and procedures based on NIST RMF standards.Assist and perform roles of site Facility Security Officer (FSO) and COMSEC Responsible Officer (CRO) as required.
  • Other duties as assigned

  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • 4+ years of related experience.
  • Experience supporting the development of accreditation packages through the RMF process.
  • CompTIA Security+ or government approved equivalent.
  • Secret clearance is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to be well-organized and communicate effectively at multiple levels regarding system concepts and applications.
  • Ability to quickly learn new systems and associated applications for proficient execution of tasks.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and activities in a fast-paced operating environment to ensure compliance and deliver customer support services.
  • Ability to deliver high quality technical support services and effectively manage incident resolution and customer success.
  • Skill with supporting Help Desk operations to quickly identify, diagnose, escalate as necessary, and resolve issues affecting network LAN, WAN, and client software and hardware systems and services.
  • Skill at researching software updates, drivers, knowledge bases, and frequently asked questions resources on the internet to aid in problem resolution.
  • Ability to receive, deliver, tag, set up, and assist in the configuration of end-user hardware, software, and peripherals and conducts inventories for accurate asset management for sensitive systems and information.
  • Ability to support software and hardware on equipment, including scanners, copiers, printers, monitors, and other peripherals.
  • Ability to help install local area network cabling systems and equipment, including network interface cards, hubs, and switches.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of internal and external customers or employees and maintain a high-level of integrity and accountability.

Physical Demands: (The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee may use repeated motions that include the arms, wrists, hands and/or fingers. The employee is occasionally required to walk, stand, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Work Environment: (The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.)
  • The employee will normally work in a temperature-controlled office environment, with frequent exposure to electronic office equipment.
  • During visits to areas of operations, may be exposed to extreme cold or hot weather conditions. Is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and loud noise.

Chenega Corporation and family of companies is an EOE.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

Native preference under PL 93-638.

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