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Parsons Corporation Information System Security Manager (ISSM) in Columbia, Maryland

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Top Secret SCI w/Polygraph

Job Description:

Delivering Effective Information Security Systems Management in a Fast-Paced Environment

You are keenly aware of the need to enable a work environment that supports program objectives while at the same time adhering to mission-critical national security requirements regarding the protection of data, systems and capabilities. This awareness and capacity to ensure compliance while enabling approaches and systems that advance the mission will be critical factors underpinning the success of the multiple program execution teams. We will strongly support your need to excel and achieve program security objectives in a balanced and effective manner. Ready to put your skills to work ? If you are committed to continuous learning and system development because of the constant developing nature of cyber attacks, Parsons has an opportunity for you to enhance the fabric of our community.


Develops, maintains, and implements information security standards, procedures, and guidelines for applications and databases. Ensures that systems and organizational databases are protected from unauthorized access and use. Monitors systems, identifies threats, and handles disaster recovery operations.


  • Performs assessments of systems and networks within the networking environment or enclave and identifies where those systems/networks deviate from acceptable configurations, enclave policy, or local policy. This is achieved through passive evaluations (compliance audits) and active evaluations (vulnerability assessments).

  • Establishes strict program control processes to ensure mitigation of risks and supports for obtaining certification and accreditation of systems. This includes process support, analysis support, coordination support, security certification test support, security documentation support, investigations, software research, hardware introduction and release, emerging technology research inspections, and periodic audits.

  • Assists in the implementation of required government policy (e.g.,, NISPOM, DCID 6/3), and makes recommendations on process tailoring.

  • Performs analyses to validate established security requirements and recommends additional security requirements and safeguards where required.

  • Supports the formal Security Test & Evaluation (ST&E) required by each government accrediting authority through pre-test preparations, participation in the tests, analysis of the results, and preparation of required reports.

  • Periodically conducts a review of each system's audits and monitors corrective actions until all actions are closed.

  • Applies advanced principles, theories, and concepts.

  • Contributes to the development of innovative principles and ideas.

  • Works on unusually complex problems and provides solutions that are highly creative.

  • Works under consultative direction toward predetermining long-range targets.

  • Provides advice and counsel to the organization in area of expertise. Perform other responsibilities as needed.


  • Bachelor's degree and typically 10+ years of related professional experience. An advanced degree may be preferred at this level. Non-degreed an additional 4 years of related experience.

  • Experience with the Intelligence Community (IC) and DoD collateral.

Security standards

-ICD 503


-NIST 800-53

-NIST Risk Management Frame (RMF)

  • Active TS/SCI with a polygraph

  • DoD 8570 compliant IAM Level III certification, such as the GSLC, CISM and/or CISSP is required

  • Experience working with the XACTA IA Manager

Must be able to obtain, maintain and/or currently possess a security clearance.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by all applicable laws.