Information System Security Officer (ISSO) - Entry Level

SRC Inc.
 Springfield, VA

SRC, Inc. is currently seeking an entry level information system security officer (ISSO). This information system security role based is in Springfield, VA.


  • Provide advice and assistance to the government regarding secure configuration and operation of the customer’s ITS assets
  • Apply knowledge and experience with standard information system security concepts, practices, and procedures


  • TS/SCI with CI polygraph security clearance
  • Knowledge of and experience with ICD 503, NIST 800 series and the Government’s certification and accreditation process
  • Familiarity with conducting research and analysis
  • Familiarity with network and information system security principles and best practices
  • Familiarity with controlling, labeling, virus scanning, and appropriately transferring data (uploading/downloading) between information systems at varying classification levels
  • Ability to engender rapport with the military, civilians, and other contractors at all levels
  • Ability to prioritize tasks
  • Familiarity with applicable NRO, IC, DoD policies, procedures and operating instructions related to Information Technology, Information Assurance, Information Management (IT/IA/IM)
  • Security+ Certification

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, in a technical specialty such as computer engineering, information security, information management, and/or computer science, and 3+ years’ experience in information systems security project management or information systems security engineering or a master’s degree and 2 years’ experience.
  • DoD Directive 8140.01 IAT/IAM Level 2 Certification
  • Thorough understanding and application of network security principles, practices, and implementations
  • Working knowledge of cross-functional integration of information systems into a physical security environment
  • Understanding of system methodologies including but not limited to client server, web hosting, web content servers, policy servers, directory servers, firewalls, WAN, LAN, switches, and routers
  • Familiarity with detecting and preventing computer security compromises in a networked environment
  • Working knowledge of configuration management; system maintenance; and integration testing
  • Proficient in the use of tools used to prevent and/or negate malicious code
  • Understanding of COTS tools that scan at the physical layer of all removable and fixed media types including but not limited to: (CDs, hard drives, thumb drives, Zip/Jazz, etc.)
  • Ability to decipher and explain in clear language Intelligence Community Directive (ICD) 503
  • Ability to support forensics and evidentiary preservation