Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO)

Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) to join our team.


  • Familiarity with the Risk Management Framework;
  • TS/SCI clearance with polygraph;
  • Scale our infrastructure by creatively implementing automated solutions;
  • Collaborate with your fellow ISSOs and FSOs to provide consistent solutions to all of our facilities;
  • Software development experience a plus given the unit supporting;
  • Knowledge of and experience with quality assurance and continuous monitoring;
  • Create and manage user-facing guides, POA&Ms, SPPs, ATOs, and other relevant USG documentation;
  • Must be able to apply and validate patches;
  • Develop, track, create and manage POA&Ms;
  • Operational security experience a definite plus;
  • Experience working in SCIF a plus;
  • Demonstrate the analysis system and analyst capabilities;
  • Monitor system recovery processes to ensure security features and procedures are properly restored and functioning correctly;
  • Ensure all IS security-related documentation is current and accessible to properly authorized individuals;
  • Monitor and resolve Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M) to mitigate system vulnerabilities on assigned Information Systems.


  • Minimum one (1) year of experience working in a squadron-level or higher information System Security Office;
  • Experience utilizing Microsoft Office Products;
  • Active TS/SCI Clearance required;
  • Able to establish and administer suspense actions, manual and computerized file systems;
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, detail oriented;
  • Must have the ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents;
  • Must be able to calculate figures and amounts, prices, commissions, and percentages, and to draw and interpret graphs;
  • Must be able to generate effective oral and written presentations and proposals on complex subjects;
  • A bachelor’s or advanced degree in Computer Science, Information Assurance, or other cyber discipline is preferred;
  • At least 3 years serving as an Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) at a cleared facility;
  • Current experience providing ISSO support to DHS;
  • Must possess a current Secret DOD Security clearance;
  • Must possess a minimum of five (5) years of experience in monitoring security risks and protocols;
  • Must possess a DoD 8140.01-compliant IA Technician (IAT) Level III certification as well as be a Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP);
  • ISC2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional Course.