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Information System Security Officer (ISSO)



Fort Gordon, GA

Position Overview

The ISSO serves as the principal advisor to the Environment Support Branch Chief on all matters, technical and otherwise, involving the security of an information system. ISSOs are responsible for ensuring the implementation and maintenance of security controls in accordance with the Cyber Battle Lab (CBL) guidance and Department of Defense (DoD) policies. ISSOs provide cybersecurity guidance, oversight, and expertise, and research, develop, implement, test and review an organization's cybersecurity posture in order to protect information and prevent unauthorized access. ISSOs coordinate, facilitate, and ensure certain activities are being performed. As a result, it is important for ISSOs to build relationships with the Cybersecurity Manager, technical staff, and other stakeholders.


  • Security Clearance: obtain and maintain TS with SCI eligibility.
  • IAWF / CSWF: DoD 8570.01 / DoD 8140 IAM Level I.
  • Certification & Training, Baseline, day 1: IAM Level I, per DISA at https://cyber.mil.
  • Certification & Training, CE, day 1: ISC² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or CompTIA Certified Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP).
  • Certification & Training, CE, within 6 months: must complete training HBSS 101 or HBSS 201 approved by the IAM/COR.


  • A minimum of five (5) years’ supporting DoD systems accreditation, certification, and authorization processes (e.g. DIACAP, RMF); assessing & mitigating risk in information systems; performing compliance auditing of information systems; developing and maintaining DoD information systems accreditation documentation; coordinating & leading configuration control board activities.
  • Proficiencies: assessing & mitigating risk in information systems; DoD systems accreditation, certification, and authorization processes; RMF; eMASS; and collaborative team leading.

Position Responsibilities and Expected Duties:

  • Key tasks: coordinate, guide, manage, and document the information system security posture of Environment Support Branch information systems; and coordinating & leading configuration control board activities
  • Provide support for a program, organization, system, or enclaves cybersecurity program
  • Provide support for proposing, coordinating, implementing, and enforcing information systems security policies, standards, and methodologies
  • Maintain operational security posture for an information system or program to ensure information systems security policies, standards, and procedures are established and followed
  • Assist with the management of security aspects of the information system and perform day-to-day security operations of the system
  • Evaluate security solutions to ensure they meet security requirements for processing classified information
  • Perform vulnerability/risk assessment analysis to support certification and accreditation
  • Manage the assigned system Risk Management Framework (RMF) program and maintain its RMF posture.
  • Provide configuration management (CM) for information system security software, hardware, and firmware
  • Manage changes to system and assess the security impact of those changes.
  • Prepare and review documentation to include Systems Security Plans (SSPs), Risk Assessment Reports, Certification and Accreditation (C&A) packages, and System Requirements Traceability Matrices (SRTMs)
  • Support Information System Certification and Accreditation Processes, specifically the Risk Management Framework (RMF)

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state, and local law.


Benefits and unique perks offered, but not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • 401(k) Matching Program
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Basic and Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Award Incentive Programs: Leader of the Year, Employee of the Quarter, Energy Award
  • Scholarship Award Program
  • Referral Incentive Program
  • Employee Longevity Recognition

JANUS Research Group provides reasonable accommodation so that qualified applicants with a disability may participate in the selection process. Please advise us of any accommodations you request in order to express interest in a position by e-mailing:

Judy Pagac
Director of Human Resources
(706) 364-9100

Please state your request for assistance in your message. Only reasonable accommodation requests related to applying for a specific position within JANUS Research Group will be reviewed at the e-mail address and phone number supplied. Thank you for considering a career with JANUS Research Group.

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