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Jacobs ISSO in Washington, District Of Columbia



Jacobs, is currently seeking a motivated, career and customer oriented ISSO to join our team.

The chosen candidate:

Independently develops Assessment & Authorization (A&A) packages (Risk Assessment, SSP, IT Contingency Plans, etc.)

Performs continuous monitoring activities

Performs technical risk assessments for planned system changes or when security vulnerabilities are uncovered or suspected

Assists in the Security Control Assessment (SCA) process

Provides expert advice on a wide range of technologies and platforms

Conducts and reviews vulnerability scans (Nessus, Web Inspect, Qualys and Splunk), ensuring recommendations to senior leadership are provided and followed up on

Pro-actively monitors CERT and similar organizations for potential vulnerabilities that could impact assigned systems and develop mitigation plans

Manages Plans of Action & Milestones (POA&M) and assists with remediation

Works closely with cross-functional teams to help resolve system issues





Eight (8) years of experience, in which at least six (6) years must be specialized.

At least 5-10 years of experience in information security or 8 years and a Master's degree in a related field

Extensive experience developing A&A packages, FISMA, FedRAMP and NIST

Superior written and oral communication skills

Ability to mentor and lead staff

Take ownership of system security and meeting deadlines

Guide engineers, analysts and managers on related programs

Experience with Nessus, WebInspect, Qualys and Splunk

Strong technical background with the following:Windows systems

Cloud systems

Linux systems

Essential Functions

Physical Requirements

Requires sitting for extended periods of time at a desk (90%). Requires sitting at a computer terminal for long periods of time (90%). There is a possibility that due to parking availability and location of work area walking moderate to long distances can sometimes be required.

Work Environment

Inside office/cubicle environment. Requires ability to interact professionally with co-workers and all levels of management (100%).

Equipment and Machines

Requires ability to operate a personal computer, a telephone, copier, and other general office equipment (100%). Ability to conduct evaluation of third and fourth generation or current state of the art computer hardware and software and its ability to support specific requirements, interfacing with other equipment and systems.


Attendance is critical. Work hours are normally 8 hours per day and 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Being prompt is important to provide continuous and on-going service to customers. Attendance is important to maintain continuity of service. Work outside of normal duty hours may be required with as little as one hour advance notice. Overtime is infrequent, but important when required (1%).

Other Essential Functions

Must be able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Must be able to interface with individuals at all levels of the organization. Must be able to obtain unescorted access to work areas. Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.

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. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language .

Job Aerospace

Primary Location United States-District Of Columbia-Washington-20357-DC09

Job Type Experienced

Req ID: MIS0000IX