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Jacobs Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) - Intermediate - TS/SCI w/Poly - Fort Meade, MD in Fort Meade, Maryland

Your Impact:

Jacobs is seeking an Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) Intermediate for a prime contract that is based out of Fort Meade, MD. As the ISSO Intermediate, you will serve on a team that is responsible for the Authorization and Assessment process under the Risk Management Framework (RMF) for new and existing information systems and will be expected to maintain Authority to Operate compliance for all assigned systems.

The work environment is fast-paced and sometimes involves deadline pressures. The nature of the work requires a high degree of teamwork and cooperation with other members of the staff as well as individuals across the Company and Customers. Our program includes easily available process information and support from others with similar positions across the team.


  • 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.

  • Provides configuration management for security-relevant information system software, hardware, and firmware.

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 8570.1 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/Poly

  • 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.

  • Experience creating and presenting documentation and management reports.

  • Attendance is always critical. Must be able to work a 40-hour workweek, normally Monday through Friday. However, times and days may vary depending on business requirements. Needs to be available to work overtime during critical peaks and be available to meet last minute requests for overtime should the situation occur.

  • Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

  • Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation.

  • Must be able to interface with individuals at all levels of the organization both verbally and in writing.

  • Must be well-organized with the ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • Must work well under pressure to meet deadline requirements.

  • Must take and pass a drug test and background check as well as a motor vehicle records check.


  • Experience working with the XACTA IA Manager.

  • Highly analytical and effectively able to troubleshoot and prioritize needs, requirements, and other issues.

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

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

  • Self-motivated, independent, detail oriented, responsible team player, and exhibit exceptional relationship management skills.

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