ActioNet, Inc Sr. ISSO in Germantown, Maryland


IT/Cyber Security/Network Systems

Germantown, Maryland


Position at ActioNet

ActioNet has an immediate job opportunity for an experienced Information System Security Officer (ISSO) located in Germantown, MD. The position requires the candidate to obtain a Top Secret security clearance.

The selected candidate will provide ISSO SME support for an enterprise level federal IA (Information Assurance) program. The ISSO will collaborate with stakeholders, program managers and cyber operations teams to ensure information systems undergo thorough and ongoing risk based Assessment & Authorization (A&A). They will do so in accordance with agency defined security requirements using the NIST’s Risk Management Framework (RMF) and Cybersecurity Framework consistent with all statutory and policy requirements.

Experience Required :

  • Five to Seven years of experience as an ISSO in a federal agency

  • Extensive experience in developing NIST-compliant RMF documentation to support A&A processes.

  • Experience with OS administration of Windows and/or Unix/Linux variants

  • Experience with GRC tools such as CSAM, RSAM, TAF or Xacta

Relevant KSAs:

  • Ability to work and lead in a diverse, matrixed team environment

  • Ability to plan, coordinate, execute and track multiple projects simultaneously

  • Skilled in verbal and written communication

  • Skilled in presenting to groups such as classes, lectures

  • Strong knowledge of NIST RMF (Risk Management Framework) and related federal security program disciplines

  • Strong Knowledge of NIST Special Publications (e.g. 800-53, 800-60, 800-171) and Internal/Interagency reports (NISTIRs – e.g. NISTIR 8170)

  • Knowledge of cloud computing service models (e.g. PaaS, IaaS, SaaS) as they relate to FEDRAMP authorization

  • Knowledge of endpoint security tools such as McAfee, HBGary, BigFix, or ForeScout

  • Knowledge of SCRM (Supply Chain Risk Management)

  • Knowledge of Contingency, Disaster and Incident Response planning

  • Knowledge of network security architecture and management principles and practices

  • Knowledge of vulnerability scanning and management tools such as Tenable, Qualsysguard, AppScan, WebInspect or Netsparker

  • Skilled in performing cost/benefit analysis

Required Certications :

CISSP and SEC Training/Certifications Preferred :

  • Professional certifications such as, CISM, CASP, A+, Network+, ITIL, and various GIAC certifications

  • Technical certifications, such as CCNA, MCSA, MCSE, etc.

ActioNet is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer

All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, protected veteran status, race, color, religious creed, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual orientation/gender identity, age (40 or over), or genetic information. ActioNet’s commitment to diversity and inclusive selection practices includes ensuring qualified long-term unemployed job seekers receive equal consideration for employment.

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