MIT Lincoln Laboratory Information System Security Officer in Lexington, Massachusetts

Security Services

The Security Services Department's overall mission is to ensure a safe and secure environment and protect MIT Lincoln Laboratory at all facilities in which staff members perform their mission of research and development. To accomplish this mission, this department formulates and implements policies, plans, and actions designed to protect facilities against threats of vandalism, accidental destruction, and sabotage; and safeguards personnel, classified and unclassified information systems, personal identifiable information, property, and other assets from exploitation and recruitment by foreign intelligence agencies.

Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO)

The Information Systems Security Officer, ITS Level II will provide information systems security support to several independent MIT Lincoln Laboratory programs as follows: Develop and maintain System Security Plans (SSP); ensure Information Technology (IT) systems are operated, maintained, and disposed of in accordance with SSPs; ensure configuration management is maintained and properly documented; manage access to IT systems and ensure users are aware of their security responsibilities; conduct periodic reviews to ensure compliance with the SSPs. Will work special security issues and interact with Laboratory management. Must have sufficient technical experience to implement security requirements outlined in SSP's. Will assist with compliance inspections and reviews. Will conduct information system audits as required. Training and briefing experience is desired. Must be able to respond to off-hour emergencies as needed. Must have a broad understanding of Information Technology (IT) operating systems, hardware, and software tools. Must have demonstrated ability to follow-up and solve problems. Position requires occasional local and overnight travel. Selected applicant will be subject to a security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Requirements:

  • AAS/BS degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Information Systems, or related field preferred.

  • A minimum of 3 years of IT security experience in DoD Industrial Security is required.

  • Technical experience and skills, course work completed towards a degree, and industry IT certifications may be considered substitutes for education and DoD security experience.

  • Familiarity with NISPOM, ODAA ISFO, DAAPM, RMF and/or DIACAP.

  • Technical experience and skills in securing multiple operating systems such as Windows Server 2003/2008/2012, Windows 10, Windows 7, Linux, Solaris, and virtualization technologies.

  • Technical experience securing networks and systems utilizing DISA STIGs and SRGs. Experience with ACAS and HBSS highly desired.

  • The successful candidate will possess a DoD 8570.01-M IAM I baseline certification (CompTIA Security+ or higher) or obtain one within 6 months of hire.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.

  • The successful candidate will be subject to pre-employment investigation and must meet all eligibility requirements for access to classified information including compartmented programs.

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a government (DoD) security clearance is required.

  • U.S. citizenship is required.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.