Senior Information System Security Officer

Fort Meade, Maryland
Sep 09, 2023
Sep 20, 2023
Full Time
Responsibilities & Qualifications

  • Provide artifacts as related to the products and services awarded under the contract to allow DISA the ability to update/maintain the Risk Management Framework (RMF) DoD accreditations within the eMASS system and Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 8510.01.
  • Implement the applicable security controls based on NIST Special Publication 800-53 and NIST Special Publication 800-53A. The applicable security controls will be selected based on the DISA system categorization found in Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS).
  • Maintain secure applications and configurations through applying applicable DoD STIGs, checklists, vendor security guidance, industry best practices, and applicable vendor product security patches.
  • Ensure currently deployed and new applications comply with DoDI 8500.2 IA Implementation (current version) and DoDI 8551.1 Ports, Protocols, and Services Management (current version).
  • Facilitate and leverage automated tools to identify and remediate vulnerabilities or weaknesses in the currently deployed applications.
  • Assess the implications and coordinate solutions for required security updates that affect the systems with operations personnel and monitor their successful implementation.
  • Ensure the system engineering design is compliant with applicable IA requirements, STIGs/Checklist, DISA Joint Operations Center Task Orders, ACAS results, and DISA AO
  • Coordinate with the Government, facilitate the submittal, and assist in the draft documentation in support Government requirements to accomplish submittal of new and amended Certification and Accreditation packages for the infrastructure including system configuration of all components.
  • Analyze STIG, IAVA, and ACAS scans and provide appropriate supporting IA documentation for upload as artifacts in eMASS.
  • Provide weekly input on the present security status of the systems to include, but not limited to, open IAVAs, STIGS and plans to mitigate vulnerabilities if vulnerabilities cannot be mitigated within 60 days of release.
  • Provide detailed Plan of Action for Mitigation documentation and seek approval from the Program Information Security System Manager (ISSM).
  • Provide support for all efforts, duties, and documents for requesting and maintaining Authority to Operate approvals. Completed STIG checklist results for all applicable assets shall be provided to the ISSM for review and archive annually as evidence of
  • Responsible for the development, integration and Tier III support of Cyber Defense systems that are focused on identifying, thwarting, and reporting any Cyber Attack or incident. This applies to the Risk Management Framework (RMF) Cyber Remediation. Identify a trend analysis tracking mechanism for projecting operational impact of identified vulnerabilities.
  • Coordinate support among the Government, operations support personnel, Tier III Engineering, the Program Office, ISSM, Program Office IA team, and Contractor PM in providing required IA artifacts, reporting IA posture/status, assist in addressing present and upcoming IA vulnerabilities in providing recommendations, and provide coordination support. IA administrative support will consist of, at a minimum, IA analysis, engineering, risk mitigation and other required efforts to obtain
  • Support development of system documentation to facilitate the security assessment and authorization of the system according to DODI 01 RMF and the associated security controls as defined in DODI 8500.1, Cyber Security Implementation.
  • Identify, report, and resolve various flaws or potential vulnerabilities within an information system. These flaws can be discovered through vendor product announced software flaws, vulnerability scanning, security assessments, audits, continuous monitoring, incident response activities, system error handling, and documentation review.
  • Work with DISA to either remediate or mitigate the vulnerability or flaw in the time frames laid out in the Configuration Management Plan based on the severity / category level of the finding.

  • Minimum Experience: Ten (10) years of experience in Cybersecurity and an MA/MS degree in an Information Technology or Computer Science discipline. Additional six (6) years of experience in lieu of a degree is acceptable.
  • Security/Certification Requirements:
    • Sensitivity Level: IT-I - Critical Sensitive
    • Clearance: Secret


We are seeking a Senior Information System Security Officer to join our team Soft Switch Backbone Modernization in Ft. Meade, MD.

TekSynap is a fast growing high-tech company that understands both the pace of technology today and the need to have a comprehensive well planned information management environment. "Technology moving at the speed of thought" embodies these principles - the need to nimbly utilize the best that information technology offers to meet the business needs of our Federal Government customers.

We offer our full-time employees a competitive benefits package to include health, dental, vision, 401K, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability plans, vacation time and holidays.

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Additional Job Information

  • Establish Focus
  • Change Management
  • Develop Others
  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication
  • Interpersonal Awareness
  • Build Relationships
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Technical Expertise
  • Initiative
  • Foster Innovation
  • Results Oriented
  • Teamwork
  • Customer Service


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Location: Ft. Meade, MD
  • Type of environment: Office
  • Noise level: Medium
  • Work schedule: Schedule is day shift Monday - Friday. May be requested to work evenings and weekends to meet program and contract needs.
  • Amount of Travel: Less than 10%


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to handle, feel, touch; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is regularly required to lift up to 10 pounds. The employee is frequently required to lift up to 25 pounds; and up to 50 pounds. The vision requirements include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


U.S. Citizen

Secret clearance


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


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