Information System Security Officer (ISSO)

Colorado Springs, CO |Full Time
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Position Description

Dynetics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, is seeking an Information System Security Officer (ISSO) to create unique solutions for complex problems. With offices across the United States engaging in the defense, space, cyber and commercial fields, Dynetics, Inc. provides cost-effective engineering, and responsive scientific IT solutions.

The ISSO position requires ingenuity, critical thinking, strong organizational skills, and attention to detail. The chosen candidate for this role will be responsible for supporting systems in a classified environment and following US Government policies in an effort to maintain security compliance. The. The ISSO will report to the Information System Security Manager (ISSM) at the Dynetics Colorado Springs location.

Primary duties:

  • Assist with the Risk Management Framework (RMF) authorization process by developing and maintaining artifacts to meet security requirements

  • Audit information systems to ensure compliance with security policies and procedures while reporting any discrepancies to the ISSM or FSO

  • Manage user access; conduct user briefings and coordinate with System Administrator prior to activating and deactivating user accounts

  • Ensure Configuration Management (CM) and the security relevant functions of all associated hardware, software, firmware, peripherals

  • Respond to classified spills or other security-related incidents

  • Assist with sanitization and release of hardware in accordance with security policies and Authorizing Official (AO) guidance.

  • Operate scanning tools such as SCAP Compliance Checker (SCC) and Tenable Nessus

  • Perform vulnerability scans and certification testing at scheduled intervals; weekly, monthly , semiannually, or as required

  • Monitor system vulnerabilities and test/update system patches, as needed

  • Follow system security lockdown guidance found in NIST, NSA and DISA STIGs


Basic Qualifications

  • Possess a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution in Information Systems, Computer Science, Engineering, or related Information Technology degree program.

  • A minimum of 5+ years of applicable ISSO experience is required.

  • SIPRNet and COMSEC experience is required.

  • Experience with security configurations across multiple operating systems in various environments, to include Windows utilizing Active Directory/Group Policy, Linux, etc. is required.

  • Candidate must demonstrate experience in interpreting government security guidance documents such as DoDI 8510.01, NISPOM, JSIG, ICDs.

  • Perform basic troubleshooting methods and information system security principles on a routine basis.

  • Candidate with IT (Windows, Linux) and/or security related certifications (Security+ CE, CISSP, CISM, CISA, etc.) is required.

  • Candidate will be required to obtain DoD 8570.01-M IAM Level I certification within six months of hire date. Current possession is a plus.

  • Candidate must be highly organized and self-motivated with excellent documentation skills and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Candidate should be able to communicate effectively with customers and team members at all levels.

  • Some travel is required, expected to be up to 20%

  • Must be able to support travel and occasional “off hours” fieldwork.

  • Candidate must be a resident of the Colorado Springs, CO area or willing to relocate to the Colorado Springs, CO area.

Other Qualifications

  • Experience with DoD customers and requirements.

Security Requirements

U.S. Citizenship and a current Final Top Secret/SSBI Clearance with SCI eligibility is required. Must possess (and be able to maintain) active SCI clearance with current investigation (within last 4.5 years) and be able to maintain a Top Secret Clearance.

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