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Apex Systems, Inc.


Linthicum, MD 21090

Apex Systems Inc., is immediately seeking several Information Systems Security Officer's (ISSO) holding a Secret Clearance or higher. The qualified candidates will be self-starters, highly organized, and have a strong drive for quality, as well as eagerness to learn and grow. This position will support one of our highly-regarded clients in the government arena, and offer a strong upside for growth within the organization.

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Location: Linthicum, MD

Compensation: Flexible based on experience

Clearance: Active DOD Secret clearance or higher

The qualified applicant will have worked in secured federal government facilities in the past, have a strong understanding/background in ICD 503 (RMF)/JSIG/JAFAN, and have past experience in an ISSM or ISSO role.

Description of Work:

• Designs, tests, and implements state-of-the-art secure operating systems, networks, and database products
• Conducts risk assessment and provides recommendations for application design
• Participate in a wide range of security issues including architectures, firewalls, electronic data traffic, and network access
• Uses encryption technology, penetration and vulnerability analysis of various security technologies, and information technology security research; and may prepare security reports to regulatory agencies
• Ensures systems are operated, maintained, and disposed of in accordance with internal security policies and practices outlined in the security plan
• Ensures that all users have the requisite security clearances, authorization, and need-to-know, and are aware of their security responsibilities before granting access
• Ensures configuration management (CM) for security-relevant IS software, hardware, and firmware is maintained and documented
• Ensures all information system security-related documentation is current and accessible to properly authorized individuals
• Maintains records, outlining required patches/system upgrades that have been accomplished throughout the information system's life cycle
• Ensures that all systems/network are compliant and in scope of current accreditation
• Evaluates proposed changes or additions to the information system, and advises the Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM) of their security relevance
• Create and maintain Plan of Action and Milestones (POAM) or Risk Acceptance/Acknowledgement Letters (RALS)
• Assist with security education / Conduct training sessions
• Participate in internal / external security audits/inspections
• Directs program system administrators on security matters
• Performs weekly audits as directed by the Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM)

Basic Qualifications:

• Bachelor's Degree with 6+ years of experience; or 12+ years of relevant work experience in lieu of degree. Degree must be in a Computer Sciences, Cybersecurity, Management Information Systems, or related field.
• DOD 8570 Compliant; Must have one of the following: Security+CE, CISSP, CCNA, CISM, CAP
• 3-5 years of past experience in an ISSM/ISSO role or similar joint responsibilities
• Experience with SCIF/SAPF/Secured environments
• Knowledge of NISPOM information system requirements, particularly chapter 8; MCITP/MCSA 2008/2012 & NIST/RMF/NISPOM/JAFAN/DCID 6/3 knowledge; RMF is the focus.
• ICD 503 (RMF), JSIG, and JAFAN knowledgeable
• Knowledge of and experience with Defense Security Service ODAA processes and procedures
• Windows environment experience; and the ability to develop and implement IS certification test(s) and conduct ongoing periodic reviews
Preferred Qualifications:

• Hands on experience with vulnerability scanning tools (ie. Nessus/Security Center)
• Experience/Knowledge of Splunk or other SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) products
• Knowledge of Windows security / group policy and Cisco networking
• Involvement in security audits/inspections
• Familiarity with DISA Security Implementation Guides (STIGs)
• Background of understanding of System Security Plans (SSP)
Post Date:
Minimum Clearance:
No Traveling
Job Category:
IT - Security
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