14 hours

Information Systems Security Officer - RSD

Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)
Smyrna, GA
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Information Systems Security Officer - RSD

ID: 493739
Type: Researchers
Location: Smyrna, GA
Categories: Cybersecurity, Information Technology, Other

Job Description

The ISSO is responsible for managing all information system security requirements for GTRI accredited systems and assuring continuous system compliance with accrediting organizations. The successful candidate will have the detailed knowledge and expertise required to manage all security aspects of information systems across several domains and oversee the day-to-day security operations of each system, associated media and networks.
The ISSO is responsible for monitoring information systems and maintaining the environment of operation to include developing and updating System Security Plans, managing and controlling changes to the systems, conducting audits, incident response, preparation for vulnerability assessments, and assessing the security impact of security and non-security-relevant changes.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated deep technical and Industrial Security knowledge as well as provided comprehensive IA support through a system’s full lifecycle. In addition, the candidate should be able to research policies and regulations, productively interact with various agencies and levels of management, and contribute to establishing and maintaining accredited information systems.
Responsibilities also include Communication Security (COMSEC), physical and environmental protection, personnel security, incident handling, and security training and awareness.


Research Associate I

  • A Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering; Computer Science; Electrical Engineering; Information Systems; Information Security; Other

Research Engineer Associate II

  • A Master’s degree in Computer Engineering; Computer Science; Electrical Engineering; Information Systems; Information Security and three (3) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree.

Required Minimum Qualifications

• US Citizenship and the ability to get a security clearance
• At least 3 years of experience with BS in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems Management, Information Assurance/Security or related fields
• Must possess or be willing to obtain CISSP, Security+, CISA, Linux+, MS Server, and/or other applicable certifications in compliance with DoD Directive 8140 (formerly 8570) guidance
• Experience with JSIG, RMF, NIST 800, NISPOM and DAAPM.
• Experience with COMSEC and Controlled Cryptographic Items (e.g. key loading devices and encryptors).
• Experience with Linux Administrator (Linux+), Windows Administrator (all OSs including legacy systems), Generic/Proprietary System Administrator, Information System Auditor, Information Systems Security Officer/Engineer, Data Security Analyst, Network Control Technician.
• Experience with identifying system vulnerabilities and implementing mitigation strategies.

Preferred Qualifications

• • Excellent written and verbal communication skills at all levels of an organization
• An active security clearance is a major plus
• CISSP or Security+ is preferred at the time of hire
• Experience in an environment and culture steeped in teamwork and collaboration working on challenging technical projects
• Project Management and Leadership

U.S. Citizenship Requirements

Due to our research contracts with the US federal government, candidates for this position are required to be US Citizens.

Clearance Type Required

Ability to obtain a Secret clearance.

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) at Georgia Tech Research Institute aims to enhance the Institute’s mission of solving the world’s most complex technical problems by creating a workforce with a shared appreciation for diversity, raising awareness around inclusiveness, and fostering a sense of belonging and appreciation for all members of our community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Tech Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. .



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