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Coalfire Federal Lead Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) in District Of Columbia

Coalfire is the cybersecurity advisor that helps private and public sector organizations avert threats, close gaps, and effectively manage risk. Our professionals are among the most talented in the industry, and each and every day, they strive to provide the unbiased assessments, advice, and innovative solutions that help our clients meet their specific challenges and build long-term strategies to protect their organizations. For nearly 20 years, we’ve been on the cutting-edge of one of the world’s most important industries – and we’re committed to making the world a safer place by solving our clients’ toughest security challenges.

Coalfire is looking for a Senior Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) with a PMP and CISSP to join our team located in Washington, DC.

  • ISSOs shall ensure the implementation and maintenance of security controls in accordance with the Security Plan (SP) and Peace Corps policies and procedures.

  • In addition to the above, ISSOs shall also:

  • Ensure the assigned FISMA systems maintain their ATO through independent security assessment and authorization;

  • An ISSO may be assigned to more than one system;

  • The ISSO shall have oversight responsibility to ensure proper access controls have been implemented and managed;

  • ISSO shall ensure audit logs are reviewed at an agreed upon frequency, where the frequency may increase if warranted by incident or situational awareness. When reviewing logs, some events will require follow-up inquiries to determine if a problem exists, whether corrective action is required, or if there is another explanation.

  • Be responsible for conducting assessments of controls for their system to ensure the controls have been implemented properly and are still effective where the risk posture is documented in a system risk assessment report.

  • Ensure documents provided to auditors are what was requested and approved for release. Documents provided to auditors should be properly labeled so that the auditor is aware if they contain sensitive information.

  • Ensure that new vulnerabilities are evaluated by the respective subject matter expert and corrective action implemented.

  • Follow agreed on procedures when providing documents;

  • Collaborate with the Security Engineer in conducting security impact assessments on change to their respective FISMA systems.

  • 5-7 years of professional experience supporting cybersecurity programs.


  • Associates degree at minimum

  • Experience with CSAM

  • Communication, organizational, and problem-solving skills

  • Effective writing skills

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Professional attitude and demeanor

  • Knowledge of FISMA, OMB circulars (A-130), NIST 800-37, 800-53, and related publications

  • Support to continuous monitoring

  • Support to developing and/or updating security artifacts related to the risk management framework.

  • Information Technology related degree (or equivalent experience)

  • Experience with MS Office Suite

  • Critical thinking, and ability to balance security requirements with mission needs

  • Knowledge and/or experience using CSAM

  • Knowledge of Big Fix or similar tools


  • Knowledge of DISA STIGS, CIS Benchmarks

  • Experience using or interpreting Nessus scans

  • Understanding of FedRAMP and cloud technologies e.g. AWS, MS Azure

  • Experience with MS Project and Visio

Coalfire’s high energy, challenging, and fast-paced work environment will keep you engaged and motivated. Work-life balance is a core priority at Coalfire – we work hard and we play hard, and the two often overlap. We host family-friendly events and happy hours along with professional meetups and informal networking sessions, and we’re active in our communities. Plus, we offer great benefits, including:

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance with an employer contribution

  • Flexible paid time off (employees are encouraged to spend four weeks away from the office each year)

  • A generous 401(k) plan

  • A corporate wellness program

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • A kitchen stocked with snacks, coffee, and tasty beverages

Coalfire is an EEO employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to respecting one another, embracing individual differences, and creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

ID: 2020-3406

External Company Name: Coalfire Federal

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