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Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO)

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Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO)
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Washington,  DC
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Information System Security Officer (ISSO)
Washington, DC
Ability to Obtain Public Trust Clearance


Are you a strong ISSO with the ability to lead POA&M management and drive to completion?

Can you translate a security control plan into understandable language to allow all system owners to take action?

Are you ready to join an employee-focused firm that values a culture of providing long-term opportunities to their team members?


Talent Orchard has been engaged by a well-established defense service provider in their search for an Information System Security Officer (ISSO) who has hands-on experience with implementing the NIST Risk Management Framework. The ideal candidate shall know and follow all applicable federal regulations including A-123, OMB, FISCAM, FISMA, FedRAMP, NIST Special Publications and FIPS requirements.


Would you like to:

  • Work as part of a project team, while providing technical guidance and completing tasks associated with: categorizing information systems; selecting NIST security controls; documenting the implementation of security controls; providing recommendation for implementing security controls; assessing the implementation of security controls; assembling security authorization packages; briefing the Information System Security Manager, CISO, and Authorizing Official; and managing POA&Ms.
  • Develop, review, and update security controls in system security plans.
  • Obtain control implementation evidence by interviewing personnel and reviewing artifacts.
  • Follow the POA&M closure process.
  • Utilize CSAM.
  • Support assessments related to A-123, ATOs, and continuous monitoring.
  • Provide security recommendations for cloud-based systems and systems hosted on-premises.
  • Communicate control weaknesses to stakeholders verbally and in writing.


Your Background should include:

  • A minimum of five (5) years of IT experience and not less than three (3) years of experience performing ISSO duties as well as assisting in the testing, assessing, and documenting the implementation of security controls, and continuous monitoring
  • Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) is required by the contract
  • Hands-on experience with NIST SP 800-37 and all referenced FIPS and NIST special publications
  • Ability to pass background check and obtain a Public Trust Clearance


Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an Information Technology or STEM discipline



Talent Orchard LLC is an SBA (8A), Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business, and Woman Business Enterprise Certified firm that provides the following services to clients in the commercial and public service sectors:

  •  Human Capital
  •  Professional Services
  •  Accounting/Audit Readiness
  •  Network/Cyber Security & IT Infrastructure
  • Software Development/Engineering

Established in 2010, Talent Orchard has an exceptional reputation, providing staffing solutions to time-sensitive, talent scarcity issues to deliver better talent management ROI.  Our specialty lies in the critical area of program talent acquisition and resource management, not in one narrow skillset, but across many areas of technical and functional delivery.

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