Information Systems Security Manager – RSD

Huntsville, AL
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Information Systems Security Manager – RSD

ID: 494831
Type: Researchers
Location: Huntsville, AL
Categories: Information Technology

Job Description

This is a full time opportunity with GTRI’s Research Security in the Huntsville Field Office. The position is for an Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM) who has interest in intellectually challenging and rewarding work. This position also holds the title of Assistant Facility Security Officer (AFSO) to provide backup for the Facility Security Officer. We value bright, intellectually curious, growth oriented professionals and provide a work environment that allows work / life balance and opportunity for growth.

Job Duties:

This position is for an Information System Security Manager (ISSM)/ Assistant Facility Security Officer (AFSO). The ISSM is responsible for managing all information system security requirements for GTRI’s Authorized Information Systems (AIS) at the Huntsville Field Office and assuring continuous system compliance. The successful candidate will have the ability to learn the 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 ISSM is the on-site lead for:

  • monitoring information systems and maintaining the environment of operation to include developing and updating System Security Plans in accordance with Risk Management Framework (RMF);
  • ensuring Configuration Management (CM) of all associated hardware, software, and security relevant functions;
  • identifying security deficiencies/discrepancies and providing recommendations for solutions;
  • tracking findings within Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M) through mitigation and risk acceptance;
  • conducting scheduled audits and managing audit data;
  • leading incident response process;
  • reporting security incidents and preparing security incident reports;
  • preparing for and participating in self-inspection and DSS security vulnerability assessments; and
  • assessing the security impact of security and non-security-relevant changes.

The successful candidate will also be the AFSO to assist the Facility Security Officer (FSO) to ensure compliance with governmental regulations within the NISPOM and requirements related to safeguarding and processing of classified information. The candidate must be able to familiarize and execute requirements within the NISPOM incorporating Change 2, for the management of Personnel Security, Physical and Environmental protection, Incident handling, and Security training and awareness. The successful candidate also provides technical assistance to include the support of unclassified networks, possibility of the support project work, and additional duties as required.

Travel Requirements

<10% travel

Education & Length of Experience

Research Engineer/Scientist/Technologist/Associate I

  • A Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Information Assurance/Security or related fields.

Research Engineer/Scientist/Technologist/Associate II

  • A Master’s degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Information Assurance/Security or related fields and three (3) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,
  • A Master’s degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Information Assurance/Security or related fields and five (5) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelor’s degree, or
  • A Doctoral degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Information Assurance/Security or related fields.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Candidates currently enrolled in an accredited Bachelor’s degree program relevant to this position will be considered. Candidate must have a graduation date of no later than August.
  • DoD Directive 8140/8570, IAM Level II baseline certifications are required for this position within six months of hire
  • Must possess or be willing to possess CCNA, CISSP, MS Server Administrator, and other certifications as necessary to remain current with technology

Preferred Qualifications

  • An active security clearance
  • IAM Level III compliance with CISSP

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 Secret Clearance upon hire

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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