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Information System Security Officer

Company: Lincoln Labs/MIT
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Job Description:


The Security Services Department's overall mission is to ensure a safe and secure environment and protect MIT Lincoln Laboratory at all facilities in which staff members perform their mission of research and development. To accomplish this mission, this department formulates and implements policies, plans, and actions designed to protect facilities against threats of vandalism, accidental destruction, and sabotage; and safeguards personnel, classified and unclassified information systems, personal identifiable information, property, and other assets from exploitation and recruitment by foreign intelligence agencies.


The Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) - IT IC Level 2 will provide information systems security support to several independent MIT Lincoln Laboratory programs. The successful candidate will work independently and as a team member, be a quick learner, self-motivated, reliable, and able to balance multiple tasks simultaneously. Candidate must have strong interpersonal skills and be able to manage stress in a professional manner. Candidate must be knowledgeable in computer security principles and policies, to include the Risk Management Framework (RMF), Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs), National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM), and Defense Security Service (DSS) Assessment and Authorization Manual (DAAPM). Candidate must have strong technical skills and be able to respond to off-hours emergencies. Position requires occasional local and overnight travel.


* Assist with security configuration and management of collateral classified systems and networks in a variety of traditional and virtual environments including Linux, Unix, and Windows

* Assist the Information System Security Manager (ISSM) in the development and maintenance of System Security Plans (SSP) and associated artifacts such as the Plan of Action & Milestones (POA&M), Risk Assessment Report, and Continuous Monitoring Strategy

* Ensure systems are operated, maintained, and disposed of in accordance with organization security policies and procedures

* Collect, analyze, and store system audit records

* Conduct network, system, and application vulnerability scanning, configuration assessment, and remediation

* Prepare for and participate in periodic organization compliance assessments

* Ensure account management documentation is complete and updated

* Maintain configuration management documentation (change tracking, maintenance logs, etc.)

* Serve as a member of the Configuration Control Board (CCB) as needed

* Assist the Field Site Security team with basic administrations duties and provide direct support to field site activities such as visitor control, escort duties, assist with sponsor lead conferences, etc.


* Associates degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Information Systems, or related discipline is preferred, an Associate's degree is required

* A minimum of 3 years of IT security experience in DoD Industrial Security is preferred

* Technical experience and skills, course work completed towards a degree, or industry IT certifications may be considered in lieu of education and DoD security experience requirements

* DoD 8570 IAM Level I Baseline Certification required (CAP, GSLC, Security+)

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

* Experience using audit reduction tools, and endpoint security products

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

* Technical experience securing networks and systems utilizing DISA STIGs and/or SRGs is highly desired

* Working experience directly related to certification and authorization using any the following with preference to JSIG and DAAPM:

* NIST 800-53 / Risk Management Framewrk (RMF)

* Defense Security Service (DSS) Assessment and Authrization Manual (DAAPM)

* Jint SAP Implementation Guide (JSIG)

* Intelligence Cmmunity Directive (ICD) 503

* Natinal Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) Chapter 8

* Jint Air Force, Army, Navy (JAFAN) 6/3

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required

* The successful candidate will be subject to pre-employment investigation and must meet all eligibility requirements for access to classified information including compartmented programs

* The successful candidate will be subject to pre-employment investigation and must meet all eligibility requirements for access to classified information

* Top Secret security clearance is required

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MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.

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