LEONARDO DRS LEONARDO DRS is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. Focused on defense technology, we develop, manufacture and support a broad range of systems for mission critical and military sustai
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Information System Security Officer

DRS Technologies • 
Dallas, Texas, United States
Position Type: Permanent
Job Description:

LEONARDO DRS is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. Focused on defense technology, we develop, manufacture and support a broad range of systems for mission critical and military sustainment requirements, as well as homeland security.

Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo, which employs more than 70,000 people worldwide. We offer a competitive compensation package and a business culture that rewards performance. For additional information on DRS, please visit our website at www.leonardodrs.com.

Company Overview

LEONARDO DRS Electro Optical Infrared Systems (EOIS) has locations in Dallas, TX, Melbourne, FL, and Cypress, CA. We develop, manufacture, and support infrared and electro-optical solutions for soldiers, ground vehicles and airborne platforms. We offer an exciting and challenging work environment, a competitive salary and benefits package, and a business culture that rewards performance.

Employing the world’s brightest. Supporting the world’s bravest.


Dallas, TX

Position Summary

As an Information System Security Officer (ISSO), you will be challenged to stay current with the latest technological developments in information security. You will be exposed to advanced technologies, and will play a major role in identifying potential threats and intrusions on Information Technology (IT) systems by our adversaries. Together, well address evolving threats to national security, thus keeping our nation and our warfighter safe.

Successful candidates for this role will support the Information System Security Manager (ISSM) with obtaining and maintaining certifications and accreditations under the new Defense Security Service (DSS) and Intelligence Community (IC) Risk Management Framework. If you are interested in information system security, competitive pay, and the opportunity to obtain industry professional certifications on the job, please apply now!

Job Requirements:
Basic Qualifications and Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree, ideally in Computer Science, or a Computer Technical Certificate (MSCE or GAIC certificate) or equivalent related experience

  • Two years of security experience working with Active Directory policies (GPOs) in either the Defense Industry, Information Systems Security, or a combination of both

  • Possess or be eligible to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government Secret security clearance

  • Analytical ability to understand and interpret Department of Defense (DoD) and company security policies and procedures

  • Substantial communication skills to advise customers of DoD and company industrial security policies and procedures and supervise the plant protection personnel

  • 1-3 years of experience in IT Helpdesk, IT Security or IT Risk/Compliance

  • Working knowledge of Linux systems administration

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information System Security, Cybersecurity, IT, or a related field

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • A team-based mentality

  • Exceptional attention to detail

  • Be a self-starter, able to work under pressure and with limited supervision, and work well with others in a large and diverse environment

  • Ability to successfully prioritize and manage to completion multiple complex tasks and deliverables, and demonstrate the highest degree of integrity and accountability in all actions

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance

Desired Skills

  • A strong knowledge and understanding of NIST Special Publication 800-53, ISO27001, DoD 8510.01, NISPOM, & ICDs

  • Professional Security Certifications such as Security+, CISA, CISSP, CISM, or CEH, are preferred

  • Experience with Defense Security Service (DSS) accredited information systems

  • Experience with the SCAP Compliance Checker and the DISA STIG Viewer

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develops, implements, and administers security procedures for classified computer systems based on the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Energy (DoE) and other U.S. Government agency security requirements

  • Applies current computer science technologies to the development, evaluation, and integration of computer systems and networks to maintain system security for classified information systems. Primary advisor to the Site Facility Security Officer (FSO) on all classified information systems security matters and liaison to the local Defense Security Service (DSS) Information Systems Security Professional (ISSP) on all matters pertaining to classified information systems

  • Implement local policies, processes, procedures and compliance with all National Industrial Security Program (NISP) and Office of Designated Approval Authority (ODAA) requirements

  • Serves as primary Subject Matter Expert (SME) to site FSO, site leadership and outside agencies on all classified information systems security matters; partners with appropriate site functional representatives (e.g., trade, Human Resources, Information Technology, etc.) as appropriate

  • Develops and maintains all DoD requirements, including the Defense Security Service ODAA standards to ensure compliance with the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual

  • Reviews and approves requests for access to cleared computer systems

  • Assists in the development and implementation of policies and System Security Plans supporting government agency requirements

  • Conducts periodic self-inspections on local processes and practices to ensure NISP and ODAA compliance; accurately reports security posture to site, group and corporate leadership

  • Develops, conducts, coordinates, and delivers site information systems security education program requirements to all users of the classified information system(s) supporting classified programs

  • Identifies and documents unique local threats and vulnerabilities to classified information systems security

  • Ensures that periodic self-assessments of the facility’s classified information systems are conducted as part of the overall facility self-inspection program and that all corrective actions are taken

  • Develops and implements general and remote maintenance procedures based on requirements provided by the cognizant security authority

  • As requested implements all Corporate Security direction, policy and procedures throughout the facility in support of NISP, ODAA and DRS security requirements

  • Supports, communicates, reinforces and defends the mission, values and culture of the organization

  • Identifies and documents unique local threats and vulnerabilities to classified information systems security

  • Conducts weekly audits, updates antivirus definitions, and patches all classified information systems in accordance with ODAA requirements and local procedures

  • Manages the security configurations of all classified information systems to ensure compliance with DSS ODAA baseline requirements

  • Complete operating system upgrades (i.e Windows XP to Windows 7, or Windows 10, Linux) as directed by the government agency

Physical Conditions

  • Climbing, Bending, Standing, Stooping, Kneeling: up to 10% of time

  • Lifting, Walking: up to 25% of time

  • Sitting: up to 75% of time

Working Conditions

  • Travel up to 10%

Only candidates that meet the qualifications as outlined above will be contacted for further information.

Applicants selected for this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Only US citizens are eligible for a Security Clearance.

LEONARDO DRS is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law. #EOIS

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