Information System Security Officer

    • Job Tracking ID: KSTC-22-052
    • Job Location: Chantilly, VA
    • Job Level: Mid Career
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 05/11/2022
    • Years of Experience: 5+
    • Radford Job Code: 06581-06586
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Job Description

Kratos’ cybersecurity team is looking for an Information System Security Officer (ISSO) to support classified information systems in the DC region. The ISSO will operate under the direction of the Information System Security Manager (ISSM), ensuring the technical and non-technical security aspects of the systems under their purview remain in compliance with customer requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform continuous monitoring (CONMON) activities in accordance with approved system security plans, to include weekly system auditing
  • Develop and update Risk Management Framework Assessment and Authorization packages to support ATO submittals
  • Ensure all system users have the requisite security clearances, authorization, and need-to-know
  • Conduct user training and awareness activities to ensure security procedures are properly adhered to
  • Report all security incidents to ISSM
  • Initiate protective and corrective measures when a security incident or vulnerability is discovered, performing technical analysis and personnel interviews
  • Coordinate with system stakeholders to remediate system vulnerabilities
  • Assess and implement DISA STIGs as directed by ISSM
  • Perform cybersecurity self-inspections
  • Collaborate with local FSOs and provide back-up industrial security support as needed


  • This position is responsible for DoD collateral classified systems in Chantilly, VA and Lanham, MD. The ISSO will work a flexible schedule agreed to by their manager to provide necessary coverage.

Experience and Skills

  • BS degree in related field.
  • 3 – 5 years related experience in areas of information technology or compliance.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • DoD 8570.01-M IAM level 1 certification (Security+ or equivalent).
  • Active Secret clearance.
  • Previous experience as ISSO or System Administrator supporting DoD classified information systems accredited by DCSA under RMF.
  • Experience reviewing Nessus/ACAS/SCC vulnerability scans.
  • Knowledge of eMASS ATO maintenance.
  • Familiarity with NISPOM (32 CFR Part 117) DAAPM, NIST publications.
  • Experience participating in external customer inspections.

Job Benefits

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Tax Savings Accounts (HSA / FSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401k
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • PTO
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Paid Holidays
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