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Information System Security Officer Support / ISSO

Seattle Full-Time
$113,000.00 - $124,000.00 / year
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Mindbank is HIRING!!!!

Position Title: Information System Security Officer Support (ISSO Support)

Location: Seattle, WA

US Citizen or Permanent Resident required and will go thru a suitability check

Pay Rate: $113,000 – $124,000 salary or 1099 $70.00 - $77.00

Information System Security Officer Support Responsibilities:

The Information System Security Officer Support is responsible for the development, implementation, and maintenance of an information technology security program consistent with the United States Federal government-wide laws, regulations, policies, procedures, and standards. Will develop and maintain assessment and authorization (A&A) documentation; assist in the development and maintenance of system security plans, policies, procedures, and best practices. Validate implementation of all security policies, plans, and procedures; and provide system-level monitoring and compliance reporting. Assist information technology system administrators by describing weaknesses, creating the mitigation plans and vetting potential remediation. If there are no immediate solutions, then perform a risk assessment to document risk acceptance. Will monitor, evaluate, respond, and report on security threats and assist in annual testing of contingency/disaster recovery plans.  Qualified candidates should have exceptional communication skills and experience organizing and preparing security documentation and plans for Federal programs.


Information System Security Officer Support Required Skills:

  Four (4+) years of experience in information technology security.

  Working knowledge of Federal government, A&A practices and policies

  Knowledgeable on FISMA, Risk Management Framework, Cybersecurity Framework, and FedRAMP and government-wide laws, regulations, policies, procedures, and standards

  Working knowledge of National Institute of Standard and Technology (NIST) 800 Series and particularly NIST SP 800-37, and NIST 800-53.

  Complete, maintain and/or support the completion and updates of all FISMA required documentation to include but not limited to System Security Plans (SSPs), Risk Assessment Reports, Configuration Management Plan, Continuous Monitoring Plan, Contingency Plan and Test Plan, Information Technology Incident Response Plan, Security Education and Training Plan, Privacy Threshold and Impact Assessment, and e-Authentication Threshold and Risk Assessment.

  Support all Security Authorization Process, Security Control Assessment and Ongoing Authorization activities as directed by the Federal Government for assigned systems

  Ensure that weaknesses are identified, documented, addressed and remediated through the process of POA&Ms.

  Manage POA&Ms in the Cyber Security Assessment and Management (CSAM) or equivalent system.

  Ensure changes do not detract from the current security configuration or state of the system/environment and ensure all changes should maintain or improve overall security

  Experience performing vulnerability analysis of the Nessus scan results and working with the system administrators to resolve the vulnerabilities or to develop a System corrective action plan.

  Ensure all FISMA security controls and requirements are met at inception and throughout system development.

  Must have excellent communication skills and be able to collaborate with information technology system administrators, information technology managers, and senior mission and business managers.

  Must have excellent time management skills to manage time and changing priorities.

  Certifications relating to IT security (CISSP, CAP, Security+, GIAC, CEH, TNCP, ITILv2).  PMP or equivalent preferred.

  Candidates must be able to pass a full background investigation and obtain a security badge to enter the applicable government facility.



Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or other related discipline preferred.

Why should you work for Mindbank?

Mindbank has been providing business solutions to Fortune 1000 companies and government agencies for over two decades. We provide IT Services Supplemental Staffing, Specialized/On-Demand Recruiting, Supplemental Human Resources Services, Vendor Management Solutions, and Outplacement Services.

Our nationwide presence offers consultants many interesting assignments locally and around the country. As a Mindbank consultant, you have choices. You advise us for which companies you are most interested in working. We never submit your resume to any company without your prior permission. You determine if you want a full-time or a part-time position, or if you would like to take time off between assignments. We want our relationship with you to last; therefore we listen carefully to your preferences and work hard to match you with the perfect opportunity.

We also offer:

  Competitive Compensation

  Medical, Dental and Vision coverage

  401K Plan

  Education Reimbursement

  Employment Options

  Market Strength – Quality Reputation

  Our Commitment to our employees and clients

Mindbank Consulting is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.

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