Information Systems Security Manager

George Mason University

Springfield, VA

Job posting number: #7068684

Posted: August 7, 2020

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

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Information Systems Security Manager

The George Mason University’s Volgenau School of Engineering (VSE) and Office of Research Integrity and Assurance (ORIA) invite well-qualified candidates to apply for the position of Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM) as part of the expansion of national security research in VSE’s Rapid Prototyping Research Center (RPRC). The position will primarily be responsible for (1) supporting the development, implementation, and maintenance of DoD Risk Management Framework (RMF) / NIST 800-53 and NIST 800-171 and CMMC accredited systems; (2) supporting continuous security monitoring of those systems; (3) maintaining system accreditation documentation in DoD System tracking databases (e.g. eMASS); and (4) supporting regular security inspections (e.g. CCRIs). Mason has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Location: Springfield, VA


The ISSM will report to the Assistant Vice President for Research Integrity and Assurance with a dotted line to VSE’s Associate Dean for Research. The ISSM will primarily focus on the security of systems maintained and operated by VSE’s RPRC. The ISSM will:

Serve as an ISSM for multiple systems and ensure system processes are being followed by all personnel including privileged users;
Create and maintain System Security Plans, Security Control Traceability Matrixes, Plan of Actions and Milestones, and all other RMF documentation required for supported systems;
Review and evaluate RMF packages from outside organizations to provide inputs and recommendations to Authorizing Official;
Perform Security Content Automation Protocol Compliance Checker scans to ensure configurations are in accordance with latest Defense Information Systems Agency Security Technical Implementation Guides;
Perform Nessus Security scans to ensure all known vulnerabilities are mitigated or documented within a system Plan of Actions and Milestones;
Interface with external entities with regards to maintaining the authorization of existing infrastructures;
Perform system audits on multiple platforms and implement processes and technologies that help highlight anomalies that can be evaluated to ensure confidentiality, integrity, and availability are not compromised;
Maintain strong security posture of all supported infrastructures;
Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree in an engineering, computing, or closely allied field;
US citizenship;
At a minimum, a TOP SECRET (TS) clearance with Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) eligibility based on a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within the last 5 years. Applicants selected must be willing to submit to an initial and random counter-intelligence polygraph;
A minimum of 5 years’ experience working as an Information System Security Officer or ISSM supporting Director of Central Intelligence Directives, Intelligence Community Directive 705, or Joint Special Access Program Implementation Guide;
Experience implementing and supporting RMF;
Excellent communication skills (oral, written, and listening) including the ability to provide feedback constructively;
Experience cultivating relationships and working collaboratively, and respectfully with colleagues;
Strong writing skills to create and review RMF documentation;
Strong technical skills with computer network architectures, networking components, and multiple operating systems along with an in-depth understanding of the RMF process.

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