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Information System Security Officer I (Westfields)

Oakton, VA
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Job Description: The Information System Security Officer I provides support for a program, organization, system, or enclaves information assurance program. Provides support for proposing, coordinating, implementing, and enforcing information systems security policies, standards, and methodologies. Maintains operational security posture for an information system or program to ensure information systems security policies, standards, and procedures are established and followed. Assists with the management of security aspects of the information system and performs day-to-day security operations of the system. Evaluate security solutions to ensure they meet security requirements for processing classified information. Performs vulnerability/risk assessment analysis to support certification and accreditation. Provides configuration management (CM) for information system security software, hardware, and firmware. Manages changes to system and assesses the security impact of those changes. Prepares and reviews documentation to include System Security Plans (SSPs), Risk Assessment Reports, Assessment & Authorization (A&A) packages, and System Controls Traceability Matrices (SCTMs). Supports security authorization activities in compliance with the NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF) and any DoD and IC tailored requirements.  
Key tasks include:
           Plan and coordinate the IT security programs and policies
           Manage and control changes to the system and assessing the security impact of those changes
           Obtain A&A for ISs under their purview
           Provide support for a program, organization, system, or enclaves IA program
  • Serve as the Approval Authority to validate or approve user authorization for accounts associated with systems under their control
  • Understand the authorization boundary of systems
  • Collaboration with System and Network administrators to understand and document data flow and architecture diagrams
  • Knowledge of security controls, the assessment and applicability to systems
  • Maintain operational baseline of systems under their purview
  • Provide ongoing Continuous Monitoring to assigned systems
  • Provide and validate the operational security posture of systems and ensure they are maintained
  • Ability to initiate the reauthorization process of a system that needs reaccreditation
  • Ability to decommission a system when it is no longer required
  • Manage risks while assigned system is in operation
  • Ability to understand the POA&M process as well as track and closeout any outstanding liens
  • Ability to acknowledge and respond to IAVAs and create liens as necessary
  • Perform, coordinate and document security relevant changes
  • Perform vulnerability assessments to ensure updates and system baseline are enforced
  • Recognize a possible security violation and take appropriate action to report the incident
  • Manage protective or corrective measure when an IA incident or vulnerability is discovered
  • Provide security and awareness oversight and/or training as required
  • Review of audit reduction tools to monitor and review systems for compliance with IA policy
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent leadership and teamwork skills
  • Results oriented, high energy, self-motivated
Candidate may be required to respond to after-hours requests as required in a 24 x 7 environment


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