Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) #4729


  • US-VA-Arlington
  • Information Technology
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Company Overview

GovCIO is a team of transformers—people who are passionate about transforming government I.T. We believe in making a difference by developing digital strategies and delivering the technology-related innovation governmental operations that improve the citizen experience every day.

But we can’t do it alone. We welcome and nurture an inclusive and diversified work culture. Because different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives make us better decision-makers, problem solvers, and creators. We’re changing the face of I.T. – from our diverse staff to the end-products we develop. And we’re excited to expand our team. Are you ready to be a transformer? 



  • Assisting the government in the assessment process for all new and legacy systems to determine the security requirements associated with each system
  • The contractor shall interact with both technical and non-technical personnel in order to conduct a comprehensive review of a system, network or application
  • This is a technical role requiring moderate to advanced knowledge of security engineering, the ATO process, enterprise monitoring, and incident response
  • The contractor shall assist in building or refining the program to achieve the assessment process
  • The contractor shall work with various elements of the cybersecurity team to understand roles, missions and requirements in order to inform this process
  • Contractor shall be expected to establish and staff a program capable of responding to security questions from DHS employees across the world, both from other security professionals and employees of the DHS in general, varying in complexity.
  • The team shall assist field and HQ application developers in secure development activities in cloud and on premises environments.
  • They will partner with other areas of the section 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 DHS 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.




Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s with 8+years(or commensurate experience)
  • 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).
  • Must have active Top Secret (TS) OR Top Secret (SCI Eligible)



Desired Skills

  • A bachelor’s or advanced degree in Computer Science, Information Assurance, or other cyber discipline is preferred. 






COVID Policy: New employees will be required to adhere to the Company’s and its clients’ COVID-19 safety procedures. In the event that the COVID-19 vaccination mandate for Federal Contractors is enforced, you must become fully vaccinated or request and be approved for an exemption. Employees working onsite at a client location must comply with our client’s COVID-19 requirements.

GovCIO is a team of professionals who want to make a difference. And that can only happen with a diverse, happy, and cared-for team. So, we prioritize your well-being, equity for all and look for ways to make work a better place for each of us every day.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability status. EOE AA M/ F/Vet/Disabled

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