Information System Security Officer 1278

Information System Security Officer 1278 | Aberdeen Proving Ground, 21005, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, US

Referral Eligible 



Zapata Technology is seeking an Information Systems Security Officer to support Information Systems (ISs) which includes Cross Domain Solution Suites (CDSS), Tactical, Cloud, and On-Prem with a TS/SCI clearance (and polygraph) at Aberdeen Proving Grounds (APG), MD. Check out the details below and our awesome benefits here. 


Essential Functions:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform all ISSO duties and responsibilities in DODI 8500.01, DODI 8510.01, and AR 25–2.
  • Responsible for ensuring the appropriate operational security posture is maintained for the information system (IS) on multiple security domains and classification.
  • Develop, review, evaluate and verify self-testing results to validate enclave security requirements in accordance with applicable Intelligence Community, DoD and Army cybersecurity and Information Assurance (IA) regulations, policies, and organizational security policies) in Information Systems (ISs) are met. 
  • Ensure the appropriate organizational operational security posture is maintained for the assigned Army IS.
  • Maintain organizational situational awareness and initiate actions to improve or restore cybersecurity posture of assigned IS.
  • Implement and enforce assigned Army IS cybersecurity policies and procedures, as defined by cybersecurity-related documentation.
  • Ensure Army IS cybersecurity-related documentation is current and accessible to properly authorized individuals. Prepare, distribute, and maintain plans, instructions, and SOPs concerning system security.
  • Prepare and maintain Risk Management Framework (RMF) system accreditation Body of Evidence (BOE) packages using the eMASS, XACTA or other approved A&A tool to include, System Security Plans, Risk Assessment Reports, System Requirements Traceability Matrices (SCTM), and other documentation. 
  • Review unit or product vendor RMF BOE and provides guidance and oversight.


Job Qualifications:

Qualifications and Skills include:

  • CAP, CASP+ CE, CISM, CISSP (or Associate), GSLC, CCISO, or HCISPP certified.
  • Direct experience with eMASS, XACTA or other A&A repositories required.
  • Direct experience with implementation of DOD-I-8500, DOD-I-8510, ICD 503, NIST 800-53, CNSSI 1253, Army AR 25-2, and RMF security control requirements.
  • Fully understand DISA Port Protocol, and Services Management (PPSM) requirement and able to obtain PPSM account for management of PPSM for supporting systems.
  • Relevant experience must be in computer or information systems design/development and with information assurance and accreditation processes.
  • Ability to provide technical direction, interpretation, and alternatives for security control compliance.


Education/Experience include:

  • Master’s degree and five (5) years direct related experience 
  • Or bachelor’s degree and seven (7) years direct related experience


Working Conditions:

  • Long periods of sitting, working at a desk, using office equipment.


Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

  • Full time



  • Must be willing to travel, as needed, up to 25%.


Clearance Type:

Requires a TS/SCI with CI poly. Employment is contingent on having or obtaining the required active security clearance or successfully passing the required background check, as well as other factors, including, but not limited to, drug screens.


AAP/EEO Statement:

Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Disabled/Veteran

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.


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