• Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO)

    Job Locations US-DC
    Posted Date 5 months ago(10/1/2018 10:02 PM)
    Job ID
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    AnaVation is currently seeking talented and motivated Information Systems Security Officers (ISSOs) to support our mission critical customer in Washington, DC. Personnel will directly support the agency’s efforts to protect information, defend information systems and cyber networks, provide integrated situational awareness, transform and enable information assurance capabilities, and create an information assurance empowered workforce. Required skill sets and abilities include:


    • Performing analytical and critical thinking;
    • Applying extensive experience as a generalist or specialist;
    • Performing work without appreciable direction and/or oversight;
    • Ability to prioritize multiple projects simultaneously;
    • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills;
    • Solving complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity;
    • Comparing and contrasting information from different sources;
    • Preparing, producing, and disseminating both scheduled and unscheduled products, such as briefings, studies, estimates, and assessment memoranda;
    • Promoting and coordinating, where applicable, the sharing of information; and
    • Assisting with long-range planning in support of existing and projected organizational mission requirements.


    The contractor shall develop a process, program, and associated knowledge repository to establish a Help Desk - Virtual Security Officer. Contractor shall be expected to establish and staff a program capable of responding to security questions from Agency employees across the world, both from other security professionals and the rest of the user community, varying in complexity. The team shall assist application developers in secure development activities in cloud and on premises environments. They will partner with other groups to achieve a holistic program. The program shall develop responses to questions and build a repository of responses available through an application (on a classified network). The program will work with other members of the security team, IT departments, or other areas of the Agency to research answers. The contractor shall be responsible for generating formal responses which are subject to review at the government’s discretion. In some cases, the contractor may be required to develop new forms, templates or other documents to support new program creation.





    • At least 3 years serving as an Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) at a cleared facility.
    • Minimum of 5 years work experience in a computer science or Information Assurance related field.
    • At least one of the following certifications: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Global Information Security Professional (GISP), or the CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) or other certifications exemplifying skill sets such as those described in DoD Instruction 8570.1 IAM Level III proficiency.
    • Familiarity with the use and operation of security tools including Tenable. Nessus and/or SecurityCenter, IBM Guardium, HP Weblnspect, or like applications and Network Mapper (NMAP). A bachelor's or advanced degree in Computer Science, Information Assurance, or other cyber discipline is preferred.
    • Selected applicant will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

    EEO Statement

    AnaVation is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.


    If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at accommodations@anavationllc.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address


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