• ISSO / Information Assurance Security Professional

    Posted Date 1 month ago(9/9/2018 7:13 PM)
    Job Location
    Required Clearance
    TS/SCI with Polygraph
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor's of Science degree in Engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.


    Department of Defense Top 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 a 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 Restricted Security Programs administering the Information Assurance (IA) duties. 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 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.


    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, SCTM’s and POA&M’s in compliance with IA policy

    Perform weekly system audit reviews, media reviews, hardware/software configuration management

    Executes security testing and evaluation to ensure correct implementation of security controls

    Supports the assessment and mitigation of vulnerabilities throughout a systems life cycle

    Conduct IA security education training for all system users on appropriate risk mitigation strategies

    Perform incident response and cleanup actions when necessary per company or customer directions

    Ensure systems are operated, maintained, and disposed of in accordance with internal security policies and procedures outlined in the System Security Plan

    Assume ISSM responsibilities as assigned by the Region Manager and/or in the absence of the ISSM


    Proficient understanding of cyber security specifications such as Risk Management Framework (RMF), ICD-503, JSIG and NIST SP 800-53

    Experience implementing government security requirements to include technical computer/network system auditing

    Trained and proficient in Assured File Transfer (AFT) processes and tools

    Experience with various security assessment/hardening tools - STIGs, SCAP, ACAS, Nessus, etc., XACTA

    Systems administration experience is highly desirable

    Very strong writing, speaking, analytical, and customer service skills

    Ability to participate in or lead security work groups

    Must be a self-starter capable of multitasking and efficiently managing your time in a dynamic environment while requiring minimal levels of supervision

    Maintains contact with external customer security professionals



    Demonstrated comprehensive knowledge of the ICD 503, JSIG, NISPOM, NIST SP 800-53 and CNSSI 1253

    DoD 8570 IAM-I level professional certification (i.e. Security + CE, CAP, GSLC) or ability to obtain within six (6) months of hire


    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 13,000+ 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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