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Information Systems Security Officer III

Company: Perspecta
Location: Chantilly
Posted on: July 12, 2019

Job Description:

Overview Every day at Perspecta, we enable hundreds of thousands of people to take on our nation's most important work. We're a company founded on a diverse set of capabilities and skills, bound together by a single promise: we never stop solving our nation's most complex challenges. Our team of engineers, analysts, developers, investigators, integrators and architects work tirelessly to create innovative solutions. We continually push ourselves-to respond, to adapt, to go further. To look ahead to the changing landscape and develop new and innovative ways to serve our customers. Perspecta works with U.S. government customers in defense, intelligence, civilian, health care, and state and local markets. Our high-calibre employees are rewarded in many ways-not only through competitive salaries and benefits packages, but the opportunity to create a meaningful impact in jobs and on projects that matter. Perspecta's talented and robust workforce-14,000 strong-stands ready to welcome you to the team. Let's make an impact together. Perspecta is an AA/EEO Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories Responsibilities An Information System Security Officer (ISSO) includes skill requirements from a security office for all information technology issues such as malicious code eradication, configuration management, assessment and authorization of current and future systems. ISSOs shall know how to implement common information system security practices, policies, and technologies. Additionally, ISSOs demonstrate self-motivation, initiative, sound judgement, effective interpersonal skills, team building skills, and effective communication skills. The Level-3 ISSO position is a senior level or subject matter expert (SME) information system security professional who provides advice and assistance to the Government regarding secure configuration and operation of IT assets. Level-III ISSOs apply extensive knowledge and experience of a variety of information system security concepts, practices, and procedures. ISSO Level-3 contractors should be able to perform the following responsibilities:

  • Conduct research and analysis.
  • Understand network and information system security principles and best practices.
  • Control, label, scan for viruses, and appropriately transfer data (uploading/downloading) between information systems at varying classification levels.
  • Understand and apply network security principles, practices, and implementations.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of cross-functional integration of information systems into a physical security environment.
  • Possess a working knowledge of system functions, security policies, technical security safeguards, and operational security measures.
  • Understand system methodologies including but not limited to client Servers, web hosting, web content Servers, policy Servers, directory Servers, Firewalls, WAN, LAN, Switches, and Routers.
  • Possess expertise in detecting and preventing computer security compromises in a networked environment.
  • Understand configuration management, system maintenance, and integration testing.
  • Possess expertise in the use of tools to prevent and/or negate malicious code.
  • Understand COTS tools that scan at the physical layer of all removable and fixed media types, including but not limited to: CDs, hard drives, thumb drives, Zip/Jazz, etc.
  • Decipher and explain in clear language Intelligence Community Directive (ICD) 503.
  • Possess expertise in forensics and evidentiary preservation.
  • Troubleshoot technical configurations and make recommendations on the protection of classified and sensitive data.
  • Translate technical information and information technology jargon into plain English.
  • Apply a risk management philosophy when faced with security challenges and articulate the pro's and con's in a clear concise manner.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with various computer operating systems, including but not limited to: Microsoft Windows, Linux, UNIX, Mac OS, etc.
  • Decipher complex technical configuration management documents.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with database maintenance.
  • Elicit, articulate, and document information in a well-organized manner.
  • Be able to work independent of close supervision.
  • Possess experience with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Understand applicable IC and DoD policies, procedures and operating instructions related to Information Technology, Information Assurance, and Information Management (IT/IA/IM).
  • Utilize excellent communication, interpersonal, and team-building skills to engender rapport with the military personnel, civilians, and other contractors at all levels.
  • Prioritize work to meet deadlines and to manage the workflow of the ISSO team.
  • Correlate audit results between various systems and/or users and notify the ISSM of any discrepancies.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in successfully guiding complex information systems through assessment and authorization control gates.
  • Establish and maintain effective internal and external working relationships with government and contractor program managers, security professionals, and mission partners.
  • Effectively provide ISSO guidance to Level-1 and Level-2 ISSOs. Qualifications Requires 5 to 8 years with BS/BA or 3 to 5 years with MS/MA or 0 to 2 years with PhD. The following qualifications are desired: a. Education relevant to computer engineering, information security, information management, and/or computer science
    b. Experience in technical project management
    c. Any of the following certifications: CISA, GCIH, GCED, CISSP, CASP, CAP, GSLC, CISM"

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