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Jacobs Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) - Columbia, MD in Columbia, Maryland

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Your Impact:

Jacobs is currently interviewing Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) candidates with a TS/SCI w/Poly clearance supporting our government customer in Columbia, Maryland. As the ISSO, you will serve on a team that is responsible for the Authorization and Assessment process under the RMF for new and existing information systems and will be expected to maintain Authority to Operate compliance for all assigned systems.


  • Maintain the appropriate operational security posture for assigned systems, programs, and/or enclaves.

  • Provide guidance and technical expertise on all matters that impact or effect the security of the information system.

  • Assist in the development and execution of an enterprise level continuous monitoring program to minimize security risks and ensure compliance with that program on a routine basis.

  • Developing, updating, and submitting the System Security Plan and other required documentation that make up the Security Authorization Package.

  • Conduct configuration management for security-relevant changes to software, hardware, and firmware.

  • Perform and deliver security impact analyses of changes to the system or its environment of operation.

  • Assess the effectiveness of system security controls on an ongoing basis to determine system security status.

  • Maintain and enforce IT security policies and implementation guidelines for customer systems in diverse operational environments.



Here’s What You’ll Need:


  • 10 years of related work experience in the field of security authorization.

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology Engineering, or a related field may be substituted for 4 years’ experience.

  • DoD 8570 compliant IAM Level I certification, such as the CompTIA Security+ certification. A higher-level certification, such as GSLC, CAP, CASP, CISM and/or CISSP will also be accepted

  • US Citizen with an active TS/SCI w/polygraph

  • A working knowledge of the security authorization processes and procedures as defined in the RMF in NIST SP800-37 and familiarity with the ICD503, CNSSI1253, SP800-53, etc.

  • Knowledge of commercial security tools and their uses.

  • Experience with hardware/software security implementations.

  • Knowledge of different communication protocols, encryption techniques/tools, and PKI and authorization services.

  • Familiarity with security incident management, experience collaborating with Incident Response Teams, and able to provide viable recommendations for the resolution or computer security incidents and vulnerability compliance; and

  • Experience creating and presenting documentation and management reports.

Highly Desired:

  • Should have experience working with the XACTA IA Manager.

  • Should be highly analytical and effectively able to troubleshoot and prioritize needs, requirements, and other issues.

  • Should be committed to continuous learning and system development because of the constant developing nature of cyber-attacks.

  • Should have the ability to quickly learn new concepts, data formats, and software.

  • Should be a self-motivated, independent, detail oriented, responsible team player, and exhibit exceptional relationship management skills.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) and supplemental language (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf) .