Information Systems Security Officer - Columbia, Maryland



The ISSO’s primary function is to support API and Department of Defense (DoD) agencies executing and leading efforts to ensure system compliance within the Requirements Management Framework & CUI processes. The ideal candidate will be able to effectively administer security requirements in accordance with contractual and government regulations. Additionally, this candidate will assist with the development and implementation of programs for compliance with Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI).

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Analyze security vulnerabilities and risk, within the Risk Management Framework (RMF) guidance provided through the NISPOM, DAAPM and the JSIG, and provides suitable options for identified issues.
  • Review, prepare, and update RMF and AIS accreditation packages
  • Perform self-inspections, provide security coordination and review of all system test plans
  • Identify vulnerabilities and implement countermeasures
  • Conduct security surveys at subordinate facilities and gather pertinent security documentation for inclusion into system/accreditation packages
  • Coordinate, prepare, and track AIS inspections, reports, and responses
  • Maintain AIS security records and documentation
  • Ensure AIS and network nodes are operated, maintained, and disposed of in accordance with security policies and practices
  • Perform ISSO duties in support of in-house and external customers
  • Review, track, and conduct AIS training
  • Participate in self inspections and audits
  • Investigate security incidents
  • Participate in Insider Threat Committee Meetings and Activities/Initiatives

Position Requirements

  • 2-5 years of experience
  • BA/BS degree preferred
  • CISSP / Security+ Strong technical writing/documentation skills
  • IT Troubleshooting skills
  • Understanding of NISPOM, RMF Proficiency with basic software such as MS Office Suite
  • Familiarity and understanding of Microsoft Windows 7, 10, Server 2016 security and administrative settings, and ability to meet STIG/NISPOM requirements for IS
  • Must have effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Windows Server Administration including DHCP, DNS, AD, DFS, Group Policies and Printing
  • Previous ISSM or ISSO experience highly desired
  • Must have an active government Security clearance, with an investigation within the last 5 years

Position Requirements

  • Must be familiar with DSS security policies
  • Must have the ability to work in a dynamic environment and effectively interact with DoD personnel and industry partners
  • Knowledge and understanding of COMSEC
  • Possess a high degree of originality, creativity, initiative requiring minimal supervision
  • Willingness to travel within the organizational geographic Area of Responsibility (AOR)

US Citizenship required for most positions. EOE/AA, M/F/D/V. Please send resumes and salary history to Advanced Programs, Inc. 7125 Riverwood Drive, Columbia, Maryland 21046 to the attention of Human Resources or email to