Information System Security Officer

Arlington, Arlington, Virginia
Aug 19, 2014
Sep 23, 2014
Nonprofit, Research
Full Time
SRI International is a nonprofit, independent research and innovation center serving government and industry. We provide basic and applied research, laboratory and advisory services, technology development and licenses, deployable systems, products, and venture opportunities.  SRI works on some of the world’s most important problems, collaborating across technical disciplines to spark new ideas and solutions. We believe in open innovation, bringing the best talent to the challenge at hand.

Our office in Arlington, VA is currently seeking an Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) to help our IA team support the facility.  With the ability to working independently, this position will provide oversight, policy, and procedure development, and related functions in compliance with RMF, DCID 6/3, JFAN 6/3, NISPOM, and ICD 503.  As part of the IA Team, the position is responsible for operating, managing, and implementing security requirements both technical and administrative on classified systems.

Responsibilities include:
  • Developing and maintaining C&A packages for classified information systems.
  • Preparing and analyzing test results for development into a POA&M.
  • Providing information security support and technical security guidance in all phases of the system life cycle.
  • Performing software patch installation, antivirus updates, and conducting security self-reviews.
  • Ensuring configuration management (CM) for security-relevant software, hardware, and firmware is maintained and documented.
  • Perform evaluation and obtain DAA authorization for new software, hardware, and firmware use before implementation on the system.
  • Identifying security vulnerabilities and providing guidance on mitigating risks
  • Initiating, with the approval of the ISSM, protective or corrective measures when a security incident or vulnerability is discovered.
  • Ensuring that system recovery processes are monitored to ensure that security features and procedures are properly restored.
  • Representing IA in security, project, and technical exchange meetings
  • Perform system administration tasks to include desktop support, and network administration functions
  • Ensuring that all users have the requisite security clearances, authorization, and need-to-know, and are aware of their security responsibilities before creating new user accounts.
  • Must be available for occasional after hours assistance.  Limited travel within the continental United States will be required.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent preferred.  Combination of related industrial security experience will be considered. 
  • This position requires U.S. Citizenship and a current and continued Top Secret security clearance and pass DCID/JAFAN 6/4 eligibility.
  • May require successful completion of a government administered polygraph test.
  • Possession of CISSP, and completion of appropriate USG-sponsored (DOD, DNI, etc.) ISSO/ISSM training courses.
  • Minimum of 6 years of C&A experience directly related to the NISPOM, DCID 6/3 and JFAN 6/3 accreditation processes and 3 years in system administration/desktop support.
  • Knowledge of ICD 503.
  • A working knowledge of COMSEC equipment to include handling keying material and troubleshooting encryption devices.
  • Lifting (max 40 lbs.) occasionally required.  Must be able to manipulate hand tools.
  • Must have the ability to conduct validation testing using automated assessment tools. 
  • Must possess excellent communication, organizational and customer service skills. 
  • Experience in the use of both Linux and Windows Operating systems.
  • Technical knowledge of computer and network hardware and software systems.
  • Specialized knowledge in areas such as security training and awareness, computer forensic investigations, systems security administration, data recovery and network security control, design and implementation, as well as facility and physical security requirements.

Other Requirements

--A drug screen will be required as part of the hiring process.
--U.S. Citizenship required.
--Ability to transfer/obtain/maintain a U.S. government security clearance required. See

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Job ID: 459BR
SRI is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer