ISSO in Columbia, MD at Open Systems Technologies

Date Posted: 10/29/2019

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Columbia, MD
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Job Description

A technology company is seeking an ISSO to join their team in Columbia, MD.


  • Provide support to the ISSM for maintaining the appropriate security posture of systems in accordance with NISPOM Chapter 8 and/or JAFAN 6/3 /JSIG
  • Assist with the management of security aspects of the information system and works closely with the system administrator to support day-to-day security operations of the system
  • Perform crucial weekly audit log reviews, backup operations, and anti-virus definition updates
  • Provide support to the customer on matters involving the security of the information system and assists in maintenance to ensure the system accreditation is maintained. This includes developing and updating the system security plan, as well as managing and controlling changes to the system and assessing the security impact of those changes
  • Provide support to plan, coordinate, and implement IT security programs and policies and provides configuration management for security-relevant information system software, hardware, and firmware 
  • Assist the ISSM with the continuous monitoring of accredited systems



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 5 to 7 years of relevant experience
  • Active Secret clearance
  • DOD 8570 compliant IAT Level 1, possess at least a A+ CE, CCNA-Security, Network+ CE or SCP
  • Experience with NISPOM Chapter 8 and/or JAFAN 6/3 /JSIG 
  • Familiarity with multiple intel community and DSS system accreditation procedures
  • Experience hardening operating systems
  • Experience with vulnerability and compliance scanning tools (WASSP, Nessus, SCAP, etc.)
  • Experience implementing and monitoring with the Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  • Experience managing Windows 10 based systems and Linux operating systems.


  • Active Top Secret clearance
  • Advanced security certifications (CISSP, Security+, etc.)
  • Strong investigative drive
  • eMASS experience
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Understanding of system vulnerabilities and exploitation
  • Understanding of vulnerability mitigation
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