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Softworld ISSO in Woburn, Massachusetts


Woburn, MA


Posted: 09/15/2020

2020-09-15 2020-10-24

Employment Type: Perm

Industry: IT

Job Number: 233142

Job Description


Woburn, MA


  • Provides ISSO support to classified computers in a DoD computing environment.

  • Assist with the preparation and maintenance of security Assessment and Authorization documentation (e.g., SSP, MSSP, RAR, SCTM).

  • Maintain day-to-day security posture and continuous monitoring of assigned information systems.

  • Ensure audit records and event logs are collected, reviewed, and documented (to include any anomalies).

  • Work with program personnel to include System Administrators to ensure audit functions are operating properly.

  • Ensure system security measures comply with applicable government policies, provide configuration management, and accurately assess the impact of modifications and vulnerabilities for each system.

  • Maintain thorough understanding of NIST 800-53 controls, determines controls applicable to the application, and document implementation in Security Controls Tractability Matrix (SCTM).

  • Provide support to the ISSM for maintaining appropriate operation information assurance (IA) posture for programs.

  • Conduct reviews and technical inspections (as prescribed by the IA Manager and ISSM) to identify and mitigate potential security weaknesses and ensure that all security features applied to a system are implemented and functional.

  • Assist the ISSM in monitoring and resolving Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M) to mitigate system vulnerabilities.


  • Experience as an ISSO implementing and maintaining the following information system requirements: NISPOM Chapter 8, DCSA Assessment and Authorization Process Manual (DAAPM), Risk Management Framework (RMF), and/or Joint Special Access Program (SAP) Implementation Guide (JSIG)

  • DoD Directive 8570.1 IA certification (Security +, CISSP, etc.) or ability to obtain within 6 months upon being hired.

  • Active TOP SECRET security clearance.

  • Experience with Windows/Linux or similar operating environments.

  • Excellent communications skills (written & oral).

  • Customer focused and has excellent time management skills.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Previous security experience working in an SAP/SCI environment.

  • Familiarity conducting vulnerability/compliance scans (Nessus, SCAP, etc.) and performing remediation.

  • Ability to conduct information system user briefings.

  • Utilize forward thinking to anticipate customer / government changes and challenges