DoD Secret: Cybersecurity RMF ISSE

at PDS Tech, Inc.
Location Frederick, MD
Date Posted July 15, 2021
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a DoD Secret: Cybersecurity RMF ISSE in Fort Detrick, MD.

Position Description:

  • Employee will serve in a Senior ISSE support role and perform tasks related to Assessment & Authorization (A&A) and cybersecurity under DHA to obtain and maintain Authorizations to Operate (ATOs) for assigned DoD medical systems (i.e., applications, networks, devices).

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support team in a Senior ISSE capacity for multiple information systems
  • Serve as Subject Matter Expert (SME) on one or more technologies/skills related to A&A activities
  • Conduct risk and vulnerability assessments of information systems to identify vulnerabilities, risks, and protection needs
  • Provide solutions to complex problems that require the regular use of expertise and creativity. Problems are broadly defined and solutions require the continuation of specialized theories and knowledge
  • Actively lead and participate in regular A&A status meetings with government and contract personnel to facilitate progress and address potential issues of RMF system efforts
  • Participate in sessions aimed at identifying, planning, and executing strategies in response to emerging cybersecurity/RMF policies
  • Maintain awareness and knowledge of evolving security and risk management standards and communicate and apply relevant changes to existing processes

Day-to-day tasks may include the following:

  • Lead or attend meetings with SDD stakeholders to discuss statuses of efforts
  • Assess system compliance against NIST, DoD, and DHA security requirements to include the NIST 800-53 controls and DISA Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) and Security Requirements Guides (SRGs)
  • Produce evidence as necessary to support compliance status of NIST, DoD, and DHA security requirements
  • Analyze vulnerability scans of information systems and assist in remediation tasks
  • Submit weekly reports to DHA leadership regarding system/program status
  • Develop, update, and/or review RMF documentation to include Security Plans, Implementation Plans, Plans of Action and Milestones (POA&Ms), and Risk Assessment Reports
  • Coordinate with other system SMEs to identify and develop authorization boundary diagrams, architecture diagrams, and hardware and software inventories

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS degree and fifteen (15) years of experience with Cybersecurity / Information Technology, or eighteen (18) years of hands-on experience with Cybersecurity / Information Technology
  • Active DoD Secret security clearance
  • DoD 8570-compliant
  • Demonstrated expert-level experience with Risk Management Framework (experience under DHA a plus)
  • Demonstrated efficiency and expert-level experience in RMF package development, including POA&Ms (mitigation statements), Security Plans, Risk Assessments, architecture diagrams, asset inventories, and system/site policies, procedures, and processes
  • Experience with Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS)
  • Experience in assessing systems using NIST 800-53, DISA STIGs/SRGs, and ACAS
  • Familiarity and experience with the DoD tool eMASS
  • Excellent customer service and organization skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with NIST publications
  • Ability to work on site 40 hours a week on Fort Detrick Army base

Additional Qualifications a Plus:

  • Experience working under DHA
  • Experience with HBSS
  • Experience in RMF policy development, process improvement, and strategy implementation
  • Knowledge in Continuous Monitoring and Risk Scoring (CMRS)

Knowledge in one or more of the following technologies:

  • Medical devices
  • Windows
  • Linux/Unix
  • Network Devices
  • Databases – MS SQL, Oracle
  • VMWare – Virtualization

PDS Tech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

Founded in 1977, PDS Tech, Inc. is one of the nation's premier specialty staffing firms with 31 offices nationwide. We offer a full range of benefits including:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Weekly payroll
  • Immediate 401(k) eligibility
  • Completion Bonuses
  • Training
  • Please note availability of benefits may vary by position

PDS specializes in Engineering and IT arenas including Aerospace, Defense, Electronics, Telecommunications, Automotive, and Energy just to name a few. Our reputation, track record, and years of continuous growth reflect the commitment to quality that our employees and clients experience first-hand. To find out more about PDS, please visit

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