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KBR Information System Security Officer (ISSO) in Charleston, South Carolina


Information System Security Officer (ISSO)

Employee will serve in a ISSO support role and perform tasks related to Assessment & Authorization (A&A) and cybersecurity under DHA to obtain and maintain Authorizations to Operate (ATOs) and risk assessments for assigned DoD information systems (i.e., applications, networks, devices). This position will be part of a team developing recommended courses of action needed to transition current policies and procedures to the DHA RMF-approved processes.

Telework is available with this position.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support ISSM/Program Office by assisting with management and execution of RMF activities for various information systems

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Provide training and support for team ISSOs as necessary

Day-to-day tasks may include the following:

  • Lead or attend meetings with Information System stakeholders to discuss statuses of efforts

  • 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

  • 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

  • Work with system administrators, engineers, and developers to create or update system/site policies, procedures, and process guides

  • Analyze vulnerability scans of information systems and assist in remediation tasks

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS degree and ten (10) years of experience with Cybersecurity / Information Technology, or fifteen (15) years of hands-on experience with Cybersecurity / Information Technology

  • Active DoD Secret security clearance

  • DoD 8570-compliant (CompTIA Security+ certified)

  • 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 in assessing systems using NIST 800-53 and DISA STIGs and SRGs

  • Familiarity and experience with the DoD tool eMASS

  • Familiarity with Cloud Environments – DISA Milcloud, AWS, Azure

  • Excellent customer service and organization skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Familiarity with NIST publications

  • Ability to travel up to 25%

Basic Compensation:

Pay range: $91,500.00 - $137,300.00

The offered rate will be based on the selected candidate’s knowledge, skills, abilities and/or experience and in consideration of internal parity.

Additional Compensation:

KBR may offer bonuses, commissions, or other forms of compensation to certain job titles or levels, per internal policy or contractual designation. Additional compensation may be in the form of sign on bonus, relocation benefits, short term incentives, long term incentives, or discretionary payments for exceptional performance.


KBR offers a selection of competitive lifestyle benefits which could include a 401K plan with company match, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, AD&D, flexible spending account, disability, paid time off, or flexible work schedule. We support career advancement through professional training and development.

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KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

KBR is a global provider of differentiated professional services and solutions across the asset and program life cycle within the government services and technology sectors. KBR employs approximately 28,000 people worldwide with customers in more than 80 countries and operations in 40 countries. ​

KBR is proud to work with customers across the globe to provide technology, value-added services, and long- term operations and maintenance services to ensure consistent delivery with predictable results. At KBR, We Deliver.