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ISSO - Adv Info Assurance Engineer

Company: General Dynamics Mission Systems, Inc
Location: Fairfax
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Basic Qualifications :Requires a Bachelor s degree in Engineering, or a related Science or Mathematics field. Also requires 5+ years of job-related experience, or a Master's degree plus 3 years of job-related experience.CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: Department of Defense Secret security clearance is required at time of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.Responsibilities for this Position:General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for an Information Assurance Security Professional. This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation s core defense/intelligence services and systems. General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.The candidate will be designated as an Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) supporting multiple Special Access Programs administering the Information Assurance (IA) Cyber duties for government customers. Components of the IA program include Assessment and Authorization (A&A) activities (i.e., documentation preparation, system configuration/validation, certification testing), security sustainment activities (i.e., hardware change management, software change management, account management, media protection, user interface, file transfers), conducting self-inspections, audit trail review, and delivering information systems security education and awareness. The candidate must be a self-starter capable of multitasking and efficiently managing their time in a dynamic environment while requiring minimal levels of supervision. Additionally, the candidate will possess effective written, speaking, analytical, organizational, and customer service skills that will assist them in identifying solutions to complex compliance and security problems. The ISSO will coordinate duties with the System Administrators and/or Information Technology (IT) staff to ensure all configuration requirements are implemented and functional. The ISSO will conduct technical and nontechnical reviews and audits as prescribed by the Information Systems Security Manager.REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES AND TASKS:As a member of the Information Assurance Security team the ISSO supports system security categorization efforts, security requirements selection/analysis, security control assessments and performs continuous monitoring.Executes or supports the execution of A&A activities, including development of required security documentation, including items such as System Security Plans, Security Assessment Reports, SCTM s and POA&M s in compliance with IA policyPerform weekly system audit reviews, media reviews, hardware/software configuration managementExecutes security testing and evaluation to ensure correct implementation of security controlsSupports the assessment and mitigation of vulnerabilities throughout a systems life cycleConduct IA security education training for all system users on appropriate risk mitigation strategiesPerform incident response and cleanup actions when necessary per company or customer directionsEnsure systems are operated, maintained, and disposed of in accordance with internal security policies and procedures outlined in the System Security Plan (SSP).Assume ISSM responsibilities as assigned by the Region Manager and/or in the absence of the ISSMKNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:Proficient understanding of cyber security specifications such as Risk Management Framework (RMF), JSIG (Joint SAP Implementation Guide), ICD-503, NIST SP 800-53Experience implementing government security requirements to include technical computer/network system auditingTrained and proficient in Assured File Transfer (AFT) processes and toolsExperience with various security assessment/hardening tools - STIGs, SCAP, ACAS, Nessus, etc.Systems administration experience is highly desirableVery strong writing, speaking, analytical, and customer service skillsAbility to participate in or lead security work groupsMust be a self-starter capable of multitasking and efficiently managing your time in a dynamic environment while requiring minimal levels of supervisionMaintains contact with external customer security professionalsPREFERRED DEGREE TYPES AND EXPERIENCE:Demonstrated comprehensive knowledge of the NISPOM, JSIG, ICD-503, NIST SP 800-53 and CNSSI 1253DoD 8570 IAM-I level professional certification (i.e. Security + CE, CAP, GSLC) or ability to obtain within six (6) months of hireRequired Skills:This role requires a technical background creating POA&Ms, developing corrective action plans, and writing security plans, policies, and procedural documentation (not just reviewing or performing documentation review)

Minimum Salary: USD $125,000.00/Yr. Maximum Salary: USD $135,000.00/Yr. Salary Note: This estimate represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors (geographic location, etc.). Actual pay may vary. Company Overview:General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation. With a global team of 12,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas. Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency. We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose. You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/Disability/Veteran

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