Information Systems Security Officer (Isso)

Jacobs Engineering Vienna , VA 22181

Posted 2 months ago

Jacobs is currently seeking an Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) to work onsite in Arlington, VA.

Duties include:

As the Information System Security Officer (ISSO), you shall help lead a team that provides expert technical assistance services during the integrated planning, management and execution of a Federal Civilian contract and their cybersecurity mission. The candidate shall have and maintain technical expertise in cybersecurity and provide technical assistance that will contribute to and expand the client's security operations capabilities. The client organization requires this support to facilitate its efforts to accomplish the strategic mission, objectives and goals across its divisions, branches, and functional groups.

The ISSO will be responsible for system security planning, system/application compliance testing, project management, tracking and remediating findings, and maintaining and continuous improvement of documentation for communications web applications and the incident response team's equipment and other activities under SOW. The ISSO must be an expert at developing strategic-level plans and have strong knowledge and experience in cybersecurity information technology and security applications.

Candidate must possess knowledge of, or ability to:

  • Serve as an Information System Security Officer (ISSO); and

  • Understanding of several of the following:

o business security practices and procedures;

o current security tools available;

o hardware/software security implementation;

o different communication protocols;

o encryption techniques/ tools.

  • Familiarity with several of the following:

o commercial products;

o current lab infrastructure technology;

o CND policies, procedures, and regulations;

o Defense-in-depth principles and network security architecture;

o Boundary protection and enclaving;

o Authentication and access management technologies.

  • 7 years information security management experience with a High school diploma; or a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Information Management, Cybersecurity, Computer Science, or related discipline, and with 5 years of information security management experience.

  • Must have experience in and be proficient in the following:

o Provides support to plan, coordinate, and implement the lab's information security

o Provides support for facilitating and helping the lab identify its current security infrastructure and define future programs, design and implementation of security related to lab systems.

o Assists the efforts of security staff to design, develop, engineer and implement solutions to security requirements

o Responsible for the implementation and development of the DHS IT security.

o Gathers and organizes technical information about the lab's mission goals and needs, existing security products, and ongoing programs.

o Performs risk analyses which also includes risk assessment.

o Provides support to plan, coordinate, and implement the lab's information security.

o Provides support for facilitating and helping the lab identify its current security infrastructure and define future programs, design and implementation of security related to lab systems.

o Possesses and applies expertise on multiple complex work assignments which are broad in nature, requiring originality and innovation in determining how to accomplish tasks.

o Has the ability to apply a comprehensive knowledge across key tasks and high impact assignments.

o Plans and leads major technology assignments.

o Evaluates performance results and recommends major changes affecting short-term project growth and success.

o Functions as a technical expert across multiple project assignments.

o Assists with technical/management leadership on major tasks or technology assignments.

o Establishes goals and plans that meet project objectives.

o Has domain and expert technical knowledge.

o Assists in direction and control activities, having overall responsibility for security management, methods, and staffing to ensure that technical requirements are met.

o Interactions involving client negotiations and interfacing with senior management.

o Supports decision making and domain knowledge that may have a critical impact on overall project implementation

  • Must have Active DOD Secret Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:



  • High energy, patient, creative, curious, unconventional, and ability to be adaptive.

  • Strong desire and ability to learn and experiment with new technologies.

  • Must be able to work independently as well as in a team environment.

Essential Functions:

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. Multiple tasks & duties will need to be accomplished without any single duty falling behind or becoming neglected. Must effectively communicate and be communicated with by other team members. Must be able to represent and speak to current group efforts at any given time.

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.



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