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Parsons Corporation Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) in Annapolis Junction, Maryland

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Job Description:

Parsons is the premier national security and critical infrastructure solutions provider. We have unparalleled tactical-to-strategic level experience in securing the platform and operational technology of National Security Systems – a mission at the heart of our intersecting work across defense, intelligence, and critical infrastructure.

· We deliver value through scalable, fast, disruptive solutions to our customers’ most complex national security and critical infrastructure challenges.

· We provide deep domain expertise to develop solutions both for now and for the future.

· We apply our exceptional technology capabilities to stay ahead of the competition and our customers’ needs.

· We layer and integrate solutions to provide unmatched innovation.

Our National Security Solutions team is seeking an Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) to support our expanding portfolio of work in the Intelligence Community (IC). As a collaborative member of a small and mostly autonomous team, this position directly supports secure enclave development networks.

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Advise management on risk levels and security posture.

  • Advise appropriate leadership and the Authorizing Official of changes affecting the organization's cybersecurity posture.

  • Collect and maintain data needed to meet system cybersecurity reporting.

  • Ensure that security improvement actions are evaluated, validated, and implemented as required.

  • Ensure that cybersecurity inspections, tests, and reviews are coordinated for the network environment.

  • Ensure that cybersecurity requirements are integrated into the continuity planning for each system and/or organization.

  • Identify alternative information security strategies to address organizational security objectives.

  • Identify information technology (IT) security program implications of new technologies or technology upgrades.

  • Interpret patterns of noncompliance to determine their impact on levels of risk and/or overall effectiveness of the cybersecurity program.

  • Manage the monitoring of information security data sources to maintain organizational situational awareness.

  • Participate in an information security risk assessment during the Security Assessment and Authorization process.

  • Participate in the development or modification of the system/network environment cybersecurity program plans and requirements.

  • Recognize a possible security violation and take appropriate action to report the incident, as required.

  • Supervise or manage protective or corrective measures when a cybersecurity incident or vulnerability is discovered.

  • Track audit findings and recommendations to ensure that appropriate mitigation actions are taken.

  • Oversee policy standards and implementation strategies to ensure procedures and guidelines comply with cybersecurity policies.

  • Identify security requirements specific to an information technology (IT) system in all phases of the system life cycle.

  • Ensure that plans of actions and milestones or remediation plans are in place for vulnerabilities identified during risk assessments, audits, inspections, etc.

  • Support necessary compliance activities, e.g. ensure that system security configuration guidelines are followed, compliance with secure the enterprise (STE) and secure the network (STN) requirements.

What Required Skills You'll Bring:

  • Bachelors degree in a technical discipline and 2 years experience, OR

  • High school diploma and 4 years experience

  • Active TS/SCI security clearance with polygraph


  • Bachelors degree in a technical discipline and 4 years experience, OR

  • High school diploma and 8 years experience

  • Experience with Windows, Linux, VMware, Cisco IOS, and PAN-OS

  • Active DoD IAT Level II certification

  • Ability to demonstrate cyber/IT related experience with attention to detail, customer service, oral and written communication, and problem solving.Join the Mission! Parsons is always searching for diverse, talented, and highly motivated professionals. At Parsons, our workforce tackles the toughest challenges that matter most to the nation.

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Top Secret SCI w/Polygraph

This position is part of our Federal Solutions team.

Our Federal Solutions segment delivers resources to our US government customers that ensure the success of missions around the globe. Our diverse, intelligent employees drive the state of the art as they provide services and solutions in the areas of defense, security, intelligence, infrastructure, and environmental. We promote a culture of excellence and close-knit teams that take pride in delivering, protecting, and sustaining our nation's most critical assets, from Earth to cyberspace. Throughout the company, our people are anticipating what’s next to deliver the solutions our customers need now.

Salary Range:

$96,400.00 - $168,700.00

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the workplace. Diversity is ingrained in who we are, how we do business, and is one of our company’s core values. Parsons equally employs representation at all job levels for minority, female, disabled, protected veteran and LGBTQ+.

We truly invest and care about our employee’s wellbeing and provide endless growth opportunities as the sky is the limit, so aim for the stars! Imagine next and join the Parsons quest—APPLY TODAY!About Us

Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+.

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