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Information Systems Security Officer (2734)

West Melbourne, FL 32904
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Job Description:

Space Ground System Solutions (SGSS), an operating unit of Parsons Corporation, has an immediate full-time opening for a senior Information System Security Officer (ISSO) position at the SGSS facility in West Melbourne, FL. The ISSO is responsible for executing the Cybersecurity program as stipulated by various USG requirements, including (but not limited to): NISPOM, DAAPM, JSIG, ICD 503, and associated documents.

Parsons has emerged as a leader in the development of cutting-edge solutions for the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community. Our tremendous success can be attributed to our people and our priorities. We hire the best, we make them a priority, and we never lose focus on the mission. It's why we're here.

SGSS is passionate about making our nation the undisputed leader in Space because we understand that ensuring our security for future generations depends on it. Parsons creates game changing space solutions by teaming highly respected subject matter experts with brilliant technologists. Are you an experienced ISSO looking for an opportunity to grow your skillset? Do you want to be part of a team that is helping the government solve major national security challenges in the space domain? We need your help.

The selected candidate will be responsible for effective day-to-day execution of the Cybersecurity program to include (but not limited to):

  • Development and sustainment of the RMF Body of Evidence of assigned systems, including SSPs, RARs, POAMs, SCTMs, SOPs, test plans, etc
  • Performance of technical security controls assessments and baseline validations to identify vulnerabilities and control deficiencies as part of the continuous monitoring program
  • Oversight of Cybersecurity sustainment activities including hardware/software change management, account management, auditing, media protection, training, file transfers, etc.)
  • Performance of self-inspections, system auditing, system baseline validations, and Continuous Monitoring (CONMON)
  • Interfacing with internal/external customers, program managers, IT staff, senior leadership, etc
  • Performance of initial and annual general/privileged user training and associated functions
  • Supporting various actions related to cyber incident response, investigation, and resolution
  • Developing and enforcing Cybersecurity policies and procedures for accredited systems
  • Authoring and presenting subject-specific presentations

The ideal candidate will present professionally and possess strong written and oral communication skills, in-depth technical aptitude, exemplary customer service, and strong time-management skills. Must also have demonstrated ability to act independently, multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced environment, and find solutions to complex challenges creatively.

This position will report directly to the Cybersecurity & Risk Management Senior Manager.

Required Skills/Qualifications:

  • Minimum active DoD TS security clearance with the eligibility to attain a DoD TS/SCI with polygraph
  • Minimum Security+ certification with the ability to attain Cybersecurity Professional certification commensurate with the role (e.g., IAM Level 1, Level 2, etc)
  • Not less than 10 years of experience in Cybersecurity, Information Systems security, or Security Engineering
  • Experience developing System Security Plans (SSPs) and supporting RMF Bodies of Evidence
  • Experience supporting various computer hardware platforms and multiple operating systems in both stand-alone and LAN/WAN configurations
  • Working knowledge of operating systems security features and settings (e.g., Windows, Unix, Linux)
  • Experience with virtualization products such as RHEV, ESXi and OpenStack
  • Ability to implement all aspects of information systems security as it applies to NISPOM Chapter 8, DAAPM, JSIG, ICD 503, NIST SPs, and other government doctrines
  • Willingness to perform security tasks outside specialty (e.g., program security)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Visio, etc.)
  • Willing and able to travel as required - up to 15 % of work schedule

Required Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Cybersecurity or related field of study; or six years of related professional experience in lieu of Bachelor's Degree

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with computer forensic tools and investigation methodologies
  • Experience with various information system security assessment/hardening tools - SCAP Compliance Checker, STIG Viewer, ACAS, Nessus, etc.
  • Working knowledge of Wide-Area and Local Area Networks (WAN/LAN), to include servers, workstations, routers, switches, and firewalls (Juniper/Cisco)
  • DoDD 8570/8140 IAM compliant professional certification (e.g., Security +, CISSP, GSEC, etc.)
  • Prior ISSM/ISSO or alternate ISSM/ISSO experience. Self-starter with ability to work independently, customer service oriented
  • In-depth knowledge of NIST special publications, CNSS policies, and instructions

Must be able to obtain, maintain and/or currently possess a security clearance.

The position requires a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief.


Posted: 2021-09-27 Expires: 2021-11-14

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Information Systems Security Officer (2734)

Parsons Corporation
West Melbourne, FL 32904

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