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Jacobs Senior Information System Security Officer (ISSO) - TS/SCI w/Poly - Hanover, Md. in Hanover, Maryland

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Your Impact:

Jacobs is currently seeking a Senior Information System Security Office (ISSO). Duties will include:

  • Develop system security documentation in support of authorization and continuous monitoring under the DoD Risk Management Framework (RMF)

  • Coordinate with DAOs, Data Owners, System Administrators, infrastructure personnel, and developers for Security relevant changes to System Security Plans (SSPs)

  • Monitor/maintain SSPs for hardware and software changes

  • Participate in a wide range of security issues including architectures, firewalls, electronic data traffic, and network access

  • Ensures systems are operated, maintained, and disposed of in accordance with internal security policies and practices outlined in the SSP

  • Ensures that all system users have the requisite security clearances, authorization, and need-to-know, and are aware of their security responsibilities before granting access

  • Research and report on CSIRs

  • Review audit events for information systems and address events/incidents that occur with stakeholders

  • Ensures all information system security-related documentation is current and accessible to properly authorized individuals

  • Maintains records, outlining required patches/system upgrades that have been accomplished throughout the information system's life cycle

  • Update Biscotti by coordinating with SAs and reporting IAVA status

  • Create and maintain Plan of Action and Milestones (POAM) as required

  • Ensures that all systems/network are compliant and in scope of current accreditation

  • Coordinate Nessus or CyborgBunny scans as required

  • Evaluates proposed changes or additions to the information system, and advises the Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM) of their security relevance

  • Participate in internal and external security audits/inspections

  • Directs program system administrators on security matters ​

Here’s What You’ll Need:


  • Required: TS/SCI w/Poly

  • Technical B.S. degree

  • 10+ years of relevant work experience

  • Hands-on Linux experience

  • Thorough understanding of the Risk Management Framework (RMF) process

  • Highly Experienced with XACTA, LatteArt, Biscotti, and SEAR

  • Working knowledge of DoDI 8500.2 “Information Assurance"

  • Thorough understanding of NIST 800-53, NIST 800-37, DCID 6/3, NIST 800-171, and the NISPOM

  • Familiarity with Nessus or CyborgBunny

  • Experience in evaluation, testing, certification, and accreditation of classified and sensitive but unclassified information systems

  • Experienced with analysis and evaluation of hardware and software in support of the Intelligence Community (IC)

  • Able to apply current computer security technologies and IA requirements to maintain system security posture

  • Responsible for maintaining and enforcing approved security policies, standards and guidelines

  • Effective communication, writing, documentation, and requirements gatherings skills are needed to be effective in this role for working with other members of the Team and with the Customer to meet the requirements of the program.

Physical Requirements:

Most work will be done at a desk or computer.

Work Environment:

General Office environment. The work environment is fast-paced and sometimes involves extreme deadline pressures. The nature of the work requires a high degree of teamwork and cooperation with other members of the staff as well as individuals across the Company and Customers.

Equipment & Machines:

General office equipment including PC/laptop, Fax, Copiers, Shredder, Printers, Telephone, and other miscellaneous office equipment.


Attendance is critical at all times. Must be able to work a 40-hour workweek, normally Monday through Friday. However, times and days may vary depending on business requirements. Needs to be available to work overtime during critical peaks and be available to meet last minute requests for overtime should the situation occur.

Other Essential Functions:

Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others. Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation

Must be able to interface with individuals at all levels of the organization both verbally and in writing. Must be well-organized with the ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously. Must work well under pressure to meet deadline requirements. Must be willing to travel as needed. Must take and pass a drug test and background check as well as a motor vehicle records check. Must be a US citizen.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws ( and supplemental language. (

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.