Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM) Support

Do you have information systems security experience?  Are you interested in supporting enterprise network and cloud services programs in a large U.S. Government (USG) agency? Are you looking to take that next step up in your career and become a key member of a team supporting a large Federal Government enterprise Information Technology (IT) program?  Then we want to hear from you!

Hill Associates is searching for an IT or cybersecurity expert, who preferably has experience in Federal Government IT systems, and knowledge of Information System Security Officer (ISSO) and/or Information System Security Management (ISSM) functions and responsibilities.  We seek an energetic, talented security professional who demonstrably understands IT security controls and vulnerability assessments.  Ideally, the candidate has prior experience with Federal Government IT systems and system certification and accreditation procedures.

This position requires U.S. Citizenship.  The candidate must have the ability to obtain and maintain a secret suitability clearance.  Remote-based work is currently supported due to COVID- 19.

What You Will Get to Do:

  • Provide Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) functions for Enterprise programs that manage cloud and network services delivered across the agency.

  • Support and act on behalf of federal Information System Security Managers (ISSMs) as needed to manage and execute Assessment and Authorization (A&A) procedures for on-premise and hosted systems.

  • Leverage your expertise in IT / cyber security to protect the IT infrastructure for a large Federal Government Agency.

  • Test, assess, and identify risks and vulnerabilities with IT systems.

  • Based on the results of these tests and assessments, implement proactive actions to reduce risk and correct vulnerabilities.

  • Monitor and report on compliance with US Government and Agency security policies and procedures.

  • Develop, evaluate, and as applicable execute Disaster Recovery (DR) and Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) plans.

  • Support the Certification and Accreditation (C&A) and Security Test and Evaluation (ST&E) for systems as required.

  • Conduct updates to system process descriptions and flow charts.

  • Develop recommendations and courses of action for the Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M).

  • Support ad-hoc reporting and programmatic communications related to the functions of an ISSO.

  • Prepare accreditation documents for the Authorizing Official’s review.

  • Update Risk Management Framework (RMF) accreditation documents as appropriate and ensure the Continuous Monitoring Process is implemented and maintained.

Required Qualifications:

  • BS in Engineering, Cybersecurity, Information Technology, Computer Science, or equivalent.

  • 15 years of professional work experience, with 10 years of related experience in IT security, with knowledge of standard IT security best practices.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills for interaction with customers, project leaders, team members, and other government agencies.

  • Solid communications skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to create, discuss and explain technical solutions and documentation.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Federal Government IT systems or network environments.

  • Experience with security best practices for SOC systems.

  • Knowledge and understanding of NIST 800-53 “Security and Privacy Controls for Information Systems and Organizations.”

  • Professional certification in IT security, cyber security, or a related certification (e.g. CISSP, CISM, Security+, IT Security Auditor, Cloud Security, etc.)

  • Prior experience as an ISSO / ISSM.

What We Can Offer You:

Hill Associates offers a comprehensive, total rewards package, including competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package.  We are an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse and supportive workplace. Employment decisions will be made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or other characteristics protected by law.  All information you provide will be kept confidential.  Please contact Hill Associates at 202-656-6505 or via email at