Polaris Alpha

  • Information System Security Officer

    Location Colorado Springs, CO
    Req #
    Position Type
    Full Time
    FLSA Status
    Information Technology - Other
    Security Clearance
    Required Top Secret
  • Benefits

    In addition to competitive compensation, Polaris Alpha offers excellent benefits:

    Comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage
    Life and AD&D coverage at 3x annual salary
    401k plan, 4% gifted contributions for all eligible employees - 100% vested in plan from date of enrollment
    4+ weeks of PTO and 10 Paid Holidays observed
    Education Assistance Program
    Relocation programs

    Job Description

    Polaris Alpha develops innovative solutions to the most significant challenges affecting our Nation's ability to collect, utilize, and defend digital information. We’re passionate about developing cutting-edge, creative solutions, and fostering a highly sought-out place of employment for many of the brightest minds in the industry. We are the best because we hire the best. At Polaris Alpha, we have developed a culture of going above and beyond the normal expectations in the delivery of our work. Our clients and employees are the number one reason why we’re successful, and that formula won’t be changing!

    Polaris Alpha is seeking an experienced Information System Security Officer (ISSO) who will perform the security functions for multiple Department of Defense (DoD) programs. The ISSO will work under the direction of the Information System Security Managers (ISSMs) to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of multiple classified computer systems. This is a multi-tasking environment that demands technical proficiency, customer service, communication, and organizational skills.

    Additional responsibilities include:
    • Implement the information systems security program for assigned programs/systems in compliance with NISPOM/DAAPM, and ICD 503, requirements
    • Apply cyber security standards including DISA STIGs, RMF security controls (SP 800-53, SP 800-171, CNSSI 1253), and Polaris Alpha Systems policies and procedures to computing systems
    • Prepare and maintain security Assessment and Authorization (A&A) documentation (e.g., IA SOP, SSP, RAR) including participation in system categorization
    • Perform Continuous Monitoring of security controls, to include audit log review, security patching, compliance scanning, configuration management, account management, vulnerability management, control status reporting
    • Participate in security incident response as necessary, including spill remediation, intrusion and malicious code detection and investigation, reporting, and mitigations to prevent re-occurrence
    • Support awareness and training objectives by leading group and individual training sessions, reviewing policies and materials, and suggesting program improvements.

    Required Skills

    • 2-5 years’ experience as an ISSO, or System Administrator implementing NIST RMF, NISPOM DAAPM, and ICD 503, and/or DAAPM Information System requirements.
    • Experience administering the system functions including security policies and account management of Microsoft Windows as well as Linux based systems.
    • DoD Directive 8140 IAM Level I or higher certification
    • Security + or ability to obtain in 6 months
    • Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently, demonstrate excellent problem solving abilities, be well organized, flexible, and self-motivated.
    • Active TOP SECRET security clearance or recently active TOP SECRET clearance with last government background investigation within 5 years.

    Desired Skills

    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
    • Experience with Communications Security (COMSEC) a plus.

    Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
    Normal office setting, therefore the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Work is generally sedentary in nature, but may require standing and walking. Use of hands to operate computer equipment. Frequent near vision uses for reading and computer use.
    EOE M/F/D/V
    Polaris Alpha is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


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