Job Details

Immediate Opening - ISSO


HTA Technology Security Consulting


Washington, DC 20535

​We are seeking a strong ISSO to support the FBI HQ in Washington, DC

You must have an active Top Secret clearance, be eligible for SCI Access and willing to take a polygraph once hired.

This is an immediate opening. Our client is actively interviewing!

A minimum of five (5) years of work experience in computer science or cyber security-related field.
Strong background and extensive experience with Risk Management Framework (RMF), ICD 503, NIST SP800-53 and 53a or DCID 6/3; knowledge of current authorization practices, particularly within the Department of Justice. Extensive background with DITSCAP/DIACAP may be substituted in some cases.
Certified in at least one of the following during the life of the contract: International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC2) Certified Information systems Security Professional (CISSP), the Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) Information Security Professional (GISP), or the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) or other certifications exemplifying DoD 8570.1 IAM level III proficiency
Bachelor's or advanced degree in Computer Science, Cyber Security, Mathematics, or Engineering is highly desirable.
Familiarity with the use and operation of such tools such as Tenable’ s Nessus and/or Security Center, IBM Guardium, HP WebInspect, AppDetect, Network Mapper (NMAP), or like applications;
Knowledge and experience with security efforts related to Windows, Linux, Solaris, VMWare, Cisco, Juniper, SQL, and Oracle.
Experience implementing and using various IA tools including vulnerability assessment, patch management, audit collection, audit review, audit management, and end-point protection
Analytical skills, with the capacity to quantify and/or qualify risks as they relate to the enterprise systems
Good communications skills, both in writing and orally.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Work in close coordination with all system stakeholders;
Create and maintain existing information system security documentation, including System Security Plan (SSP), Security Controls Matrix and/or Assessment, and Security Configuration Guide (controlled changes to the system)
Develop or modify implementation and design documents describing how security features are implemented
Prepare system documentation for assessment in accordance with the Risk Management Framework (RMF) and NIST Special Publications (800-37, 800-53 and others); identify deficiencies and provide recommendations for solutions
Track findings with Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M) through mitigation and/or risk acceptance
Responsible for elements of physical and environmental protection, personnel security, incident handling, and security training and awareness and ensure systems are operated, maintained, and disposed of in accordance with security policies and procedures
Ensure all users have the requisite security clearance, authorization, need-to-know, and are aware of their security responsibilities before being granted access to the system, and periodically thereafter
Create security policies and maintain existing information system security documentation
Conduct periodic and continuous reviews of the system to ensure compliance with the authorization package
Work with the Information Assurance (IA) team to perform basic system administration and maintain various IA tools, including audit collection and reporting systems, vulnerability management programs, and other continuous monitoring capabilities
Participate in the change management process, including reviewing Requests for Change (RFC) and assist in the assessment of a potential change’s security impact
Conduct daily, weekly and monthly audit review and management of the audit collection system
Continuously review and evaluate vendor, security, and business best practices for implementing a comprehensive audit program
Implement vulnerability management programs, including tracking and addressing IAVAs and security patches, accessing applicability to existing systems, and ensuring closure
Provide direction and guidance to less experienced IA personnel
Remain sensitive to security infractions and assist in security investigations and responses as requested
Monitor system recovery processes to ensure security features and functions are properly restored and functioning correctly following an outage
Post Date:
Minimum Clearance:
Top Secret - Must be eligible for SCI Access and willing to take a polygraph once hired.
Minimum Experience Required:
5+ yrs experience
Job Category:
IT - Security
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