Mid level ISSO

GridIron IT is seeking a Mid-Level ISSO local to Crystal City, VA.

US Citizenship Required

Secret Clearance Required

Military background is Preferred

Position Summary:

  • Assist with the certification and accreditation (C&A) and Assessment & Authorization (A&A) of standalone computers and networks and perform steps 1-3 of the Risk Management Framework in accordance with NIST SP 800-37.
  • Work with Information System Owners (ISOs) to complete system categorization, select security controls, and perform self-assessments.
  • Utilize the (RMF) Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS) to upload artifacts and select security controls.
  • Research, develop, implement, test, and review an organization’s information security in order to protect information and prevent unauthorized access.
  • Identify organization risks, prioritize those risks, and maintain a risk registry for escalating and presenting those risks to senior leadership.
  • Gather the information necessary to maintain security and establishes functioning external barriers, including firewalls, and other security measures.
  • Review systems to identify potential security weaknesses, recommend improvements to amend vulnerabilities, implement changes, and document upgrades.

Qualifications/Required Skills:

  • 5 years of experience with developing Risk Management products and working through system accreditations.
  • 2 years of experience as an ISSO.
  • 2 years of experience with selecting and assessing security controls.
  • Experience in interfacing with information assurance managers, including reviewing documentation, including systems security plans (SSPs), risk assessment reports, accreditation packages, and Plan of Actions and Milestones (POA&Ms).
  • BA or BS degree.
  • DoD IAT Level II 8140/8570 certification.
  • Experience with ISO 27001 or IT auditing.
  • Experience with eMASS.
  • Experience with providing configuration management (CM) for information system security software, hardware, and firmware.

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Pay: $45.00 - $50.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Arlington, VA: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)


  • RMF: 5 years (Preferred)
  • eMass: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Military Development: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Bachelors Degree (Required)
  • Active Secret Clearance (Required)
  • IAT Level II Certification (Required)

Work Location: One location

Gridiron IT
Salary Range
$50,000.00 - 90,000.00
per Year
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Arlington, VA 22201, US
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