Jacobs Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) - TS/SCI w/poly in Columbia, Maryland

Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) - TS/SCI w/poly


“Jacobs National Security Solutions (NSS) provides world-class IT network and service management capabilities; cutting edge cyber threat awareness and cybersecurity solutions; innovative web- and software applications development; and advanced data analytics for major clients in the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, and Federal Civilian Agencies.

Our forward thinking solutions deliver an integrated approach to IT network design and management, full lifecycle IT service management, IT service delivery, asset management, logistics and procurement, and vendor management. We leverage the expertise and passion of our employees to conduct identity and access management, penetration testing, and vulnerability assessments for our nation’s most closely guarded agencies and networks. Our Cyber Security Operations Centers ensure safe, effective network operations for Federal clients while our data scientists are helping stop illegal acts before they can endanger Americans or our way of life.

Jacobs promotes a culture of operational excellence to create a safer, smarter, and more connected world while upholding the highest standards of compliance, quality and integrity.

We continue to thrive and need your talent and motivation to help propel us farther, faster.”

Jacobs is seeking an Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) for a prime contract in Columbia, MD office. Duties will include:

  • Maintain the appropriate operational security posture for assigned systems, programs, and/or enclaves;

  • Provide guidance and technical expertise on all matters that impact or effect the security of the information system;

  • Assist in the development and execution of an enterprise level continuous monitoring program to minimize security risks and ensure compliance with that program on a routine basis;

  • Developing, updating, and submitting the System Security Plan and other required documentation that make up the Security Authorization Package;

  • Conduct configuration management for security-relevant changes to software, hardware, and firmware;

  • Perform and deliver security impact analyses of changes to the system or its environment of operation;

  • Assess the effectiveness of system security controls on an ongoing basis to determine system security status; and

  • Maintain and enforce IT security policies and implementation guidelines for customer systems in diverse operational environments




Basic Qualifications:

  • Associate of Science degree in Information Technology, IT Security, Network Systems Technology or related field or 2 years’ experience in lieu of degree plus four (4) to seven (7) years of directly related experience or any equivalent combination of education, experience, training and certifications.

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience with the process of initial accreditation of information systems, to include development of SSPs and all associated documentation, and information system security testing, in accordance with the Security Authorization process.

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in providing support and guidance through the phases of the Security Authorization process, including monitoring Security Authorization artifact compliance, annual self-assessment completion, vulnerability scans, annual contingency plan testing, POA&M management and continuous monitoring.

  • DoD 8570 compliant IAM Level II certification, such as the CAP, CASP CE, CISM, CISSP, or GSLC.

  • Active TS/SCI with current polygraph

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience working with the XACTA IA Manager

  • Ability to be highly analytical and effectively able to troubleshoot and prioritize needs, requirements and other issues

  • Ability to be committed to continuous learning and system development because of the constant developing nature of cyber attacks

  • Ability to be self-motivated, independent, detail oriented, responsible team player, and exhibit exceptional relationship management skills

Essential Functions:

Physical Requirements:

  • Most work will be done at a desk or computer.

Work Environment:

  • An inside office environment (Considerations: Closed quarters, lighting, and temperature fluctuations)

  • The work environment is fast-paced and sometimes involves extreme deadline pressures

  • The nature of the work requires a high degree of teamwork and cooperation with other members of the staff as well as individuals across the Company and Customers

Equipment & Machines:

  • General office equipment including PC/laptop, Fax, Copiers, Shredder, Printers, Telephone, and other miscellaneous office equipment.


  • Attendance is critical at all times.

  • Must be able to work a 40-hour workweek, normally Monday through Friday. However, times and days may vary depending on business requirements.

  • Needs to be available to work overtime during critical peaks and be available to meet last minute requests for overtime should the situation occur.

Other Essential Functions:

  • Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

  • Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others

  • Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation

  • Must be able to interface with individuals at all levels of the organization both verbally and in writing

  • Must be well-organized with the ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Must be willing to travel as needed

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-Maryland-Columbia

Req ID: ATE0000T2