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WS – Information System Security Officer II

WS – Information System Security Officer II

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Clearance: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph

Zavda was founded in 2006 and is a SDB certified, Service Disabled Veteran owned, and Woman owned small business that offers leading IT management, Intel, and Cyber opportunities in both the private and public sector. Zavda is looking for a Information System Security Officer.

Job Description:

Provides support for a program, organization, system, or enclave’s information assurance program. Provides support for proposing, coordinating, implementing, and enforcing information systems security policies, standards, and methodologies. Maintains operational security posture for an information system or program to ensure information systems security policies, standards, and procedures are established and followed. Assists with the management of security aspects of the information system and performs day-to-day security operations of the system. Evaluate security solutions to ensure they meet security requirements for processing classified information. Performs vulnerability/risk assessment analysis to support certification and accreditation. Provides configuration management (CM) for information system security software, hardware, and firmware. Manages changes to system and assesses the security impact of those changes. Prepares and reviews documentation to include System Security Plans (SSPs), Risk Assessment Reports, Certification and Accreditation (C&A) packages, and System Requirements Traceability Matrices (SRTMs). Supports security authorization activities in compliance with National Institute of Standards and Technology Risk Management Framework (NIST RMF).

Demonstrated Skills:

The Level 2 Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) shall perform the following duties:

  • Serve as a principal advisor to System Owner regrading all matters, technical and otherwise, involving security posture of CDS systems
  • In coordination with applicable System Administrator (SA), ensure he/she uses pre-approved security testing tools to conduct systematic and regular testing of CDS  systems every 30 days or more frequently
  • Examine results of IS scanning tools such as Nessus and provide recommendations to J6/OCIO Oversight ISSO for purpose of hardening CDS systems
  • Review and appropriately act upon all applicable IAVAs, patches, etc. NLT provided due dates for CDS systems
  • Review system security audit data for CDS systems every seven days or as requested by J6/OCIO Oversight ISSO
  • Ensure appropriate configuration control of all hardware, software and firmware comprising CDS systems, which includes ensuring no unauthorized configuration changes nor activities occur on those systems
  • Ensure all privileged users of CDS systems maintain their PRIVAC indoctrination and do not perform any activity, which constitutes a violation thereof
  • In conjunction with System Owner/COR, initiate incident response procedures with 15 minutes of identifying anomalous user activity
  • Provide weekly updates regarding tasks performed along with any security violations to COR and J6/OCIO Oversight ISSO
  • Obtain C&A for ISs under their purview
  • Provide support for a program, organization, system, or enclave’s information assurance program
  • Plan and coordinate the IT security programs and policies
  • Manage and control changes to the system and assessing the security impact of those changes
  • Manage and control changes to the system and assessing the security impact of those changes
  • Serve as the Approval Authority for ISs under their control


  • Ten (10) years experience as an ISSO on programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity is required
  • Experience is to include at least two (2) of the following areas: knowledge of current security tools, hardware/software security implementation; communication protocols; and encryption techniques/tools
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline from an accredited college or university is required
  • DoD 8570 compliance with IAT Level I or higher is required
  • Four (4) years of additional experience as an ISSO may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree

Job Location:
Laurel, Maryland

Zavda is a small business and an equal opportunity employer that is inclusive to Veterans, Women, Minorities, and Individuals with Disabilities. We pride ourselves on our continued professional growth and are always looking for qualified candidates. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team with questions on positions or for more information about our company!

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