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Information System Security Officer

Merrimack, NH 03054

Posted: 03/18/2024 Employment Type: Contract Job Number: 41670 Pay Rate: 52.46

Job Description

The Panther Group has an immediate need for an Information System Security Officer in the Merrimack, NH area.

  • Responsible for supporting adherence to all aspects of a rigorous Risk Management Framework (RMF) compliance program as stipulated by NISPOM/DAAPM, JSIG, ICD 503, STIGs and associated NIST publications.
  • This position will work with the Information System Security Manager (ISSM) to maintain Authority to Operate (ATO) approvals for various systems by adhering to the Risk Management Framework (RMF).
  • This position supports cybersecurity efforts throughout the RMF process for one or more assigned programs(s) to include the enforcement of System Security Plans, Plans of Action, and Milestones (POA&Ms), assessing and auditing systems security controls.
Experience and Skills Required:
  • IAM Level I certification commensurate with DoD 8570.1M requirements (or ability to obtain certification within 6 months).
  • High level of personal motivation and initiative to learn and acquire new skills and adapt seamlessly to an ever-changing security environment.
  • Customer focused, excellent communicator and ability to work with limited supervision.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Able to interface with other IA team members, other security disciplines (industrial security, physical security, special programs security, etc.), IT, and program personnel.
  • Support the ISSM to ensure all security certification and accreditation documents in relation to assigned systems are up to date.
  • Ensure continuous monitoring (e.g. weekly, monthly, etc.) in accordance with applicable security control standards are being implemented and met.
  • Advanced understanding of computer networks, operations systems, and computer functions.
  • Coursework in a technical discipline (i.e. programming/scripting, systems administration, cybersecurity/information assurance, etc.)
Experience and Skills Preferred:
  • ISSO or relevant cybersecurity experience.
  • Working knowledge of system functions, security policies, technical security safeguards, and operational security measures.
  • Experience with auditing and certifying compliance of various systems (Windows, Linux, Network Devices, and peripherals).
  • Experience with the preparation of Assessment and Authorization (A&A) documents and procedures.
  • Experience with development and delivery of IA-related briefings and training material.
  • Experience with compliance and vulnerability scanning tools (Nessus, SCAP, etc.).
  • Experience with the review and creation of mitigation reports from compliance and vulnerability scanning tools (Nessus, SCAP, etc.).
  • Translate operational requirements into technical requirements and architectures needed to meet program objectives.
  • Experience with conducting all aspects of a self-inspection.
  • Bachelor’s degree and 4 years work experience in a related field or 8 years of experience in a related field in lieu of degree.
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