Information Security Officer (ISSO) - Federal Program

Job Title
Information Security Officer (ISSO) - Federal Program
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Work Remote
Washington,  DC
Other Location

Information System Security Officer (ISSO)

Remote / Work from Home
Must be a US Citizen

@Orchard is looking to hire an experienced Information System Security Officer (ISSO) to join our team. As an ISSO, you will play a critical role in maintaining operational security and ensuring compliance with relevant regulations, with a particular focus on the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA). The ideal candidate will have a strong background in reviewing change requests, maintaining FISMA documentation, and possess certifications such as Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and CompTIA Security+.

As the ISSO you will:
    • Maintain operational security by implementing and monitoring security controls following organizational policies and industry best practices.
    • Review and assess change requests to identify potential security impacts and ensure that security measures are integrated into the change management process.
    • Ensure compliance with FISMA and other relevant regulations, standards, and guidelines.
    • Conduct regular security assessments and audits to identify vulnerabilities and assess the effectiveness of security controls.
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to implement and improve security measures across the organization.
    • Develop, implement, and maintain security policies, procedures, and standards.
    • Monitor and respond to security incidents, conduct investigations, and providing recommendations for resolution.
    • Prepare and maintain all FISMA documentation, including System Security Plans (SSPs), Risk Assessments, and Continuous Monitoring Plans.
    • Assist in the development and delivery of security awareness training programs.
    • Stay updated on emerging security threats, technologies, and best practices.
Your background will include: 
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field. Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification is required. 
  • CompTIA Security+ certification is required. 
  • Proven experience as an Information System Security Officer or in a similar role. 
  • Thorough understanding of FISMA and other relevant security frameworks. 
  • Experience in reviewing and assessing change requests for security implications. 
  • Strong knowledge of security technologies, firewalls, intrusion detection/prevention systems, and encryption protocols. 
  • Excellent understanding of risk management principles and practices. 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. 
  • Effective communication and collaboration skills with the ability to work in a team-oriented environment. 
  • Demonstrated experience in maintaining FISMA documentation, including SSPs and Risk Assessments.
  • Ability to ensure compliance with security policies and standards. 
  • Proven track record of implementing and monitoring security controls. 
  • Adaptable to evolving technologies and security threats. 
  • Commitment to maintaining a high level of confidentiality and professionalism.
If you have a strong background in information security, and compliance, and possess the required certifications, we invite you to apply for this challenging and impactful role as an Information System Security Officer.
Established in 2010, @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. To learn more about our other exciting opportunities, visit our Jobs Page at

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