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

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Your Impact:

Jacobs is seeking a Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) for a contract that is based out of our Columbia, Maryland office. The duties of the ISSO will include:


  • Provides support for a program, organization, system, or enclave's information assurance program

  • Provides assistance for proposing, implementing, and enforcing information systems security policies, standards, and methodologies

  • Provides daily oversight and direction to ISSOs as they 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

  • 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 Security + US Citizen with an active TS/SCI and a current full scope polygraph

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Risk Management Framework and security authorization processes and procedures as defined in the NIST SP800-37, ICD503, CNSSI1253, NIST SP800-53, etc.

  • Experience in several of the following areas is required: knowledge of current security tools, hardware/software security implementation; different communication protocols; and encryption techniques/tools

  • Knowledge of commercial security products and their uses

  • Familiarity with commercial security products, security authorization techniques, security incident management, 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

  • Experience creating and presenting security metrics, documentation and management reports


  • 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

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Essential Functions:

Physical Requirements:

  • Working at a computer or desk (Considerations: Sitting, Eyes, Hands)

  • May involve long periods of sitting

Work Environment:

  • An inside office environment (Considerations: Closed quarters, lighting, and temperature fluctuations)

  • Needs to be able to work well with and support co-workers and clients

  • Needs to have clear, concise and accurate communication skills

Equipment and Machines:

  • Standard office equipment and machines, computer workstation


  • Punctuality and regular attendance are necessary to meet deadlines

  • Regular attendance is necessary and required

Other Essential Functions:

  • Must be able to communicate effectively

  • Must demonstrate professional behavior at all times when dealing with clients, management and employees

  • Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk to the employee or others

  • Must be able to support and work in a proactive team environment

  • Must hold the safety of yourself and those around you as the number one priority in the workplace


Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.