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Parsons Corporation Principal Information Systems Security Officer in Welcome, Maryland

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Job Description:

Mission Solutions directorate of Parsons Space & GeoSpatial sector has a full-time opening for a Principal Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) to join our team at the Blossom Point Tracking Facility (BPTF) in Welcome, MD. The ISSO will be a part of the information assurance team that upgrades and maintains the security posture of all stand-alone and networked environments at BP.


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.


  • Maintain operational security posture for programs and information systems

  • Support information security accreditation activities in compliance with all federal government policies and procedures

  • Perform vulnerability/risk assessment analysis to support continuous monitoring and security control testing

  • Prepare and review relevant documentation to include SSP's, SOP's, risk assessment reports, remediation plans, POAM, CMP, IRP, etc.

  • Compile Assessment and Authorization packages and SRTM's

  • Instruct and train site personnel on cyber security awareness

  • Communicate information assurance issues to peers and management

Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be a US citizen and have a minimum active DoD Secret security clearance

  • Must be able to obtain a DoD TS/SCI

  • Bachelor's Degree with not less than 8 years of related professional experience

  • Expert technical knowledge in security policy, information assurance, and IT systems engineering

  • Possess excellent analytical skills and be capable of quantifying risk to enterprise systems and level of compliance with security policy

  • Strong IT system and application engineering background with experience in Windows, Linux, and virtual environments, Active Directory, and networking

  • Experience with certification testing, Risk Management Framework (RMF), information assurance tools, DoD STIG, and vulnerability assessment

  • Direct experience reviewing and developing accreditation/certification packages

  • Knowledge of risk assessment tools, disaster recovery, technologies, and methods

  • Experience planning, researching and developing security policies, standards and procedures

  • Demonstrated ability to rapidly and independently analyze security-related issues and identify solutions

Desired Qualifications:

  • CISSP, CISM, or DoD 8140 / 8570.1 certification (IAM level 3) or similar

  • Highly desire experience with Network Security tools - GFI LanGuard, Nessus, Gigamon, FireEye, Suricata, or Palo Alto knowledge

  • Highly desire experience with Security Information and Event Management tools - LogRhythm, ArcSight, NetWitness, Splunk Enterprise Security, AlienVault, and/or SolarWinds Log and Event Manager

  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills

  • Self-starter requiring minimal supervisory direction and oversight

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

The position requires a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief.

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.