Digital Prospectors Information Systems Security Officer - Top Secret Clearance Required in Lexington, Massachusetts

Information Systems Security Officer - Top Secret Clearance Required

Lexington, MA

Job Type: Contract

Recruiter: Steve Merriman at

Phone: 603.637.4084

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Job Title: Information Systems Security Officer

Location : Lexington, MA

Duration: 36 months and 40 hours per week

POST-OFFER BACKGROUND CHECK IS REQUIRED. An essential function of this job is physical attendance. Digital Prospectors is an Equal Opportunity Employer which includes providing equal employment opportunity for all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Applicants must possess an active Security Clearance for access to classified information.

Our client, one of the most prestigious Research and Development Labs in the country, is working on solutions to our nation's most complex defense and commercial related challenges. We have placed hundreds of talented engineers with this client over the years - If you are qualified - we can get you in!!!

The mission is critical and the work is as cutting edge as it is rewarding. The teams are superbly managed groups of world class engineers from all types of interesting and diverse backgrounds - AND THEY ARE HIRING!

Make this your next career move as one of our many long term contractors or employees!

Work as our full time employee with full benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, PTO, Retirement, etc.) - OR - work as a W2 hourly contractor at a higher pay rate if you don't need the benefit package.


Our client’s Security Services Department (SSD) provides dedicated information security support of multiple Laboratory research efforts directly supporting government sponsor requirements. SSD is in need of an Information Systems Security Officer to provide IT security support.

Position Scope/Job Functions


  • Develops and tailors Self Inspection Program to meet local needs

  • Develops procedures, selects tools for reviewing audits systems/infrastructure for performance, usage and compliance

  • Conducts vulerability scanning, assesses vulernabilites & makes recommendations after determining best measure to mitigate threat; enforces necessary requirements to meet sponsor compliance Systems Administration/Network Management

  • Develops and excerises procedures for software patch/antivirus updates/data backups to all systems in accordance with the SSP

  • Develops and applies security lockdown policies to operating systems including Windows/Red Hat Linux, and Solaris

  • Manage, install, and configure hardware and software as needed. Ability to perform system administrator duties configuring Active Directory services, DNS, advanced scripting, develops backup and recovery procedures, system imaging/setup, and domain configuration. In-depth knowledge with setting file and folder permissions.

  • Participates in the development of networks to meet customer and sponsor needs

  • Troubleshoots computer issues on networks and stand alone systems

  • Installs/updates/troubleshoots system software

Develops and maintains formal IT Security Plan:

  • Develops local procedures/checklists

  • Assists ISSM implementing ICD/JSIG RMF standards and creates local policy. Ensures systems are operated and maintained IAW guidance and Sponsor policy System Validation

- System compliance per governing document

  • Develops and manages Configuration Management program, reviews and makes recommendations regarding systems performance and security posture Customer Service/User Training

  • Responds to user requests and resolves complex issues such as locked out accounts, transfer of data, file recovery, software approval and installation, and assorted troubleshooting. Assists ISSM in developing improvement plans to counter adverse trends

  • Develops media transfer procedures/guides Designated Transfer Agent process

  • Coordinates waivers or exception to policies

- Conducts initial and annual user training

Skills: Required

  • Technical experience and skill securing operating systems such as Linux, Windows Server/client OS, and virtualization technologies.

  • Experience using vulnerability scanning tools such as NESSUS, SCAP, RETINA, WASP, SECSCN

  • Experience using audit reduction tools, and endpoint security products.

Skills: Preferred

Working experience directly related to certification and authorization using the following:

  • NIST 800-53 / Risk Management Framework (RMF)

  • Joint SAP Implementation Guide (JSIG)

  • Intelligence Community Directive (ICD) 503

  • National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) Chapter 8

  • Joint Air Force, Army, Navy (JAFAN) 6/3

Education/Professional Certifications:

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

  • 5 years of IT Security experience in DoD Industrial Security is desired, preferably in a compartmented program environment.

  • DoD 8570 IAM Level I Baseline Certification required within 6 months of assuming responsibilities.


Founded in 1999, Digital Prospectors is an award winning recruiting and consulting firm that specializes in placing contract, contract to hire and direct hire engineers into rewarding opportunities with our impressive and ever-growing client base.

Come see why Digital Prospectors has been voted " Best of Staffing " for candidate satisfaction by Inavero /, " Top Temporary Placement Firm " by Boston Business Journal, " Best Company To Work For " by Business NH magazine, " Top IT Services Company " by Inc. Magazine, " Most Reliable Staffing Agency " in Forbes Magazine and " Top Ranked Staffing Firm " by Staffing Industry Analysts.

Phone: 603-772-2700