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Information System Security Officer (ISSO Level 3) - TS SCI with Poly req'd

General Dynamics Information Technology Colorado Springs Full-Time
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An Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) includes skill requirements from a security or Office Security Program Office for all information technology issues such as malicious code eradication, configuration management, assessment and authorization of current and future systems.  ISSOs shall know how to implement common information system security practices, policies, and technologies. Additionally, ISSOs demonstrate self-motivation, initiative, sound judgement, effective interpersonal skills, team building skills, and effective communication skills.  

The Level 3 ISSO position is a senior level or subject matter expert (SME)  information system security professional who provides advice and assistance to the Government regarding secure configuration and operation of Agency IT assets. Level-III ISSOs apply extensive knowledge and experience of a variety of  information system security concepts, practices, and procedures. 

Participates in special projects as required


BA/BS - Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, professional, training or work experience. 


Position requires an active in-scope TS/SCI clearance and polygraph.

5+ years of related experience in data security administration

Must possess IAT Level 3 or IAM Level 2 or 3 Certification

7 years relevant experience and in-depth information system security knowledge/skills.

Level-3 ISSOs should possess the following desired qualifications:

  • Familiarity with conducting research and analysis:
  • Familiarity with network and information system security principles and best practices;
  • Familiarity with controlling, labeling, virus scanning, and appropriately transferring data (uploading/downloading) between information systems at varying classification levels;
  • Ability to engender rapport with the military, civilians, and other contractors at all levels;
  • Ability to prioritize tasks
  • Thorough understanding and application of network security principles, practices, and implementations;
  • Working Knowledge of cross-functional integration of information systems into a physical security environment;
  • Working knowledge of system functions, security policies, technical security safeguards, and operational security measures;
  • Understanding of system methodologies including but not limited to client server, web hosting, web content servers, policy servers, directory servers, firewalls, WAN, LAN, switches, and routers;
  • Familiarity with detecting and preventing computer security compromises in a networked environment;
  • Working knowledge of configuration management; system maintenance; and integration testing;
  • Proficient in the use of tools used to prevent and/or negate malicious code;
  • Understanding of COTS tools that scan at the physical layer of all removable and fixed media types including but not limited to: (CDs, hard drives, thumb drives, Zip/Jazz, etc.);
  • Ability to decipher and explain in clear language Intelligence Community Directive (ICD)503;
  • Ability to support forensics and evidentiary preservation;
  • Ability to troubleshoot technical configurations and make recommendations on the protection of classified and sensitive data;
  • Demonstrated ability to translate technical information and information technology jargon into plain English;
  • Ability to apply a risk management philosophy when faced with security challenges and the ability to articulate the pro's and con's in a clear concise manner;
  • Demonstrated proficiency with the following computer operating systems (e.g. Microsoft Windows, LINUX, UNIX, Mac OS, etc.);
  • Analytical ability to decipher complex technical configuration management documents;
  • Demonstrated proficiency with database maintenance;
  • Strong ability to elicit, articulate, and document information in a well-organized manner;
  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and team-building skills to engender rapport with the military, civilians and other contractors at all levels;
  • An ability to prioritize work to meet deadlines, and to manage the workflow of the ISSO team;
  • Demonstrated ability to correlate audit results between various systems and/or users and notify the ISSM of any discrepancies.
  • Expertise with configuration management; system maintenance; and integration testing
  • Ability to troubleshoot technical configurations and make recommendations on the protection of classified  and sensitive data
  • Expert in the use of tools used to prevent and or negate malicious code;
  • Expert in detecting and preventing computer security compromises in a networked environment;
  • Expertise in forensics chain of custody and evidentiary preservation;
  • Demonstrated proficiency in successfully guiding complex information systems through assessment and authorization control gates;
  • Analytical abilities to decipher complex technical configuration management documents;
  • Proficient in maintaining databases;
  • Thorough working knowledge of all applicable agency, IC, DoD policies, procedures and operating instructions related to Information Technology, Information Assurance, Information Management (IT/IS/IM);
  • Demonstrated ability to work independent of close supervision;
  • Expert ability to establish and maintain effective internal and external working relationships with government and contract program managers, security professionals, and mission partners;
  • Ability to effectively provide ISSO guidance to Level-1 and Level-2 ISSOs.

Benefits of this Position:

  • Opportunity for Fast Growth within the program
  • Onsite Gym – get your workout in before work, during your lunch break, or at the end of the day
  • Professional Development Assistance – Covering the Cost of Obtaining Professional & Technical Certifications (depending on program)
  • Educational Reimbursement – toward degree programs and individual coursework
  • 401K Match – with 100% vesting on day one
  • Health, Dental and Vision Coverage to keep you healthy, starting your first day
  • We know work-life balance is important, GDIT offers Paid Time Off, Plus 10 Paid Holidays
  • Parking and transit commuter benefits

Why Work at General Dynamics IT?

  • Work with top talent and some of the brightest minds in your field
  • Support missions that make a difference to our Nation
  • Become part of an organization that that is committed to the highest ethical standards in all that we do 
  • Thrive in the stability of a large organization, with the ability to move onto new opportunities, supporting different missions, building your career within GDIT
  • Want to move, or find a job close to home? We have positions in several locations in the United States and the world
  • Enjoy a culture that supports work-life balance

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For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs and provide mission support services worldwide. GDIT 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, or veteran status, or any other protected class.


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