Zenetex LLC

Information Systems Security Officer, NAS Patuxent River, MD

3 weeks ago
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ZENETEX specializes in management and technology support services for a variety of federal agencies and commercial organizations. We are looking for an experienced ISSO to support future work at NAS Patuxent River, MD.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • The ISSO will be responsible for the review of security documentation, and will evaluate the adequacy of the security plan for upgraded networks.
  • Ensures security solutions are effective and meet all security requirements for processing classified and unclassified information.
  • Perform vulnerability/risk assessment analysis to support certification and accreditation
  • Implements full life-cycle information security requirements for IT systems
  • Conduct Security Authorization activities in accordance with NIST 800-37 standards
  • Respond to Information Security Vulnerability Management (ISVM) notifications and ensure all systems are in compliance
  • Ensure IT systems have the required security controls in place and are functioning properly in accordance with NIST 800-53A publication
  • Interpret controls and apply controls to DoD systems and networks
  • Provide security authorization artifact maintenance, continuous monitoring, and POA&M management support which may include testing security authorization tools, analyzing  requirements, attending mandatory trainings, and supporting risk management with vulnerability management
  • Assist in developing unified guidelines and procedures for conducting certifications and/or system-level evaluations of federal information systems and networks
  • Follow Risk Management Framework (RMF) to develop and maintain accreditation/certification documentation package for systems/networks  

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or technology related field
  • A minimum of 5 years of systems security related experience is required, preferably at the ISSO level
  • Demonstrated knowledge of systems functions, security policies, technical security safeguards, and operational system measures is required
  • Experience in preparing reports such as System Security Plans (SSPs), Risk Assessments Reports, Certification and Accreditation (C&A) packages and System Requirements Traceability Matrixes (SRTMs), as well as having an understanding [of] the Risk Management Framework (RMF) and the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) 800-53 security controls
  • Demonstrated experience with vulnerability scanning, analysis and security control assessments, and NIST 800 publications standards is required
  • High degree of knowledge and experience with Risk Management Framework (RMF), and accrediting systems/packages using RMF is required
  • CompTIA Security + certification is required; CISSP or CASP highly desired
  • Effective interpersonal and presentation skills with the ability to interact with all levels of staff

Security Clearance

  • This position will require U.S. citizenship and an active DoD Secret clearance. 

ZENETEX is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 


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