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Parsons Corporation Information Systems Security Manager in Columbia, Maryland

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Job Description:

Delivering Effective Information Security Systems Management in a Fast-Paced and Dynamic 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. In addition to leading a team of security IT professionals, you will regularly interact with our Parsons Security managers, Program leaders, their teams, Customer representatives, and corporate IT and Cyber organizations. 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 our National Security through the delivery of a comprehensive Information Assurance program, Parsons has a challenging and rewarding opportunity for you to contribute to our community.


The ISSM develops, maintains, and implements information security standards, procedures, and guidelines for systems and applications that align with compliance requirements and program objectives. Ensures that systems and organizational environments are protected from unauthorized access and use. Monitors systems, identifies threats, and handles disaster recovery operations. Manages day-to-day tasking of security IT team to provide system security to production networks. Mentors and develops training plans for team members on various technologies and procedures to help them grow in their career. Develops and delivers materials to Parsons program staff to elevate their understanding of Information Assurance programs and their role in achieving success. Collaborates with other managers in the Security IT organization on company-wide activities such as organizational planning, strategy, and innovation.


  • Overall responsibility for Information Assurance programs in our Central Maryland region

  • Collaborates with program leadership and Security officers to establish agreed scope/requirements and deliverables, set priorities, develop schedules, and provide status updates on progress and operations

  • Manage team of System Administrators and ISSOs to build and maintain customer environments

  • Consults as necessary to develop and assimilate long-range plans and requirements.

  • Provides advice and counsel to the organization in areas of expertise

  • Performs assessments of information systems including passive evaluations/compliance audits and active evaluations/vulnerability assessments

  • Establishes strict program control processes to ensure mitigation of risks and to support obtaining assessment and authorization of systems (ATO, IATT) which includes support for process, analysis, coordination, security certification test, as well as security documentation, investigations, software research, hardware introduction and release, emerging technology research, inspections, and periodic audits

  • Assists in the implementation of required government policy (NISPOM, ICD 503, RMF), and makes recommendations on process tailoring

  • Performs analyses to validate established security requirements and recommends additional controls 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

  • Trains and mentors team members on government policies to ensure understanding of essential tasks

  • Contributes to the development of innovative principles and ideas

  • Works on unusually complex problems to identify creative solutions

  • 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 managing technical teams

  • Experienced at requirements gathering and developing technical solutions

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

  • Security standards:

  • ICD 503


  • NIST 800-53

  • Active TS/SCI with a polygraph

  • DoD 8570 compliant IAM Level III certification is required

  • Significant experience developing and maintaining SSPs;

  • Knowledge and familiarity with XACTA, LatteART, scanning tools (e.g. ScanBoy, Nessus Security Center), NIST RMF, and STE/STN

  • Experience with Project Planning and Project Management


  • DoD 8570 compliant IAM Level III certification

  • Possess a CISSP or CISM

  • Experience with Agile Project management

  • Experience with Atlassian Jira and Confluence

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Top Secret SCI w/Polygraph

This position is part of our Corporate team.

We’re driving the future of the national security and critical infrastructure markets. Our employees work in a close-knit team environment to find new, innovative ways to deliver smart solutions that are used and valued by customers around the world. By combining unique technologies with deep domain expertise across cybersecurity, missile defense, space, connected infrastructure, transportation, smart cities, and more, we're providing tomorrow's solutions today.

Salary Range:

$126,600.00 - $227,900.00

We value our employees and want our employees to take care of their overall wellbeing, which is why we offer best-in-class benefits such as medical, dental, vision, paid time off, Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), 401(k), life insurance, flexible work schedules, and holidays to fit your busy lifestyle!

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+.

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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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