Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO)

IT/Software Development
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


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Job specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees.  Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.


Bering Global Solutions, LLC, a subsidiary of Bering Straits Native Corporation is currently seeking a qualified Information Systems Security Officer,  for a government client in Washington, DC. The selected candidate will serve as an Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) in the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of a large federal government client. The selected individual will guide system owners, designated IT security personnel in the program offices, and other staff in fulfilling Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) requirements. The ISSO works to analyze, plan, and execute the work necessary to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the federal client’s IT systems, network, and data through the planning, analysis, development, implementation, maintenance, and enhancement of information systems security programs, policies, procedures and tools.


  • Plan, develop, and conduct security testing including vulnerability and compliance scans. Analyze and assess results based on risk to client’s information systems. Lead remediation efforts for legitimate vulnerabilities and document false-positives or deviations from client’s security policy and federal guidelines.
  • Plan, develop, and conduct contingency plan testing, training, and exercises for client’s information systems in accordance with client’s IT security policies and System Security Plan (SSP). Utilize test results to update and improve information system contingency planning.
  • Lead and facilitate meetings with system owners and technical personnel to categorize IT systems, define system boundaries, and establish and maintain information security standards and procedures in compliance with information security and risk management policies, standards, and guidelines.
  • Monitor and review Security Assessments and Authorizations (SA&A) including security testing and evaluations to ensure adherence to client’s security policy as well as FISMA and NIST requirements.
  • Perform updates and maintain baselines for System Security Plans and other Security Assessment and Authorization artifacts.
  • Provide expert security advice to system development organizations to ensure adequate security controls are included in each system lifecycle phase.
  • Develop and implement Plans of Action & Milestones (POA&Ms) where and when security controls are insufficient.
  • Provide IT security policy guidance to client’s executive management, staff, and contract partners and suppliers.
  • Conduct risk assessments to identify and mitigate risk to IT systems, facilities, and critical assets.
  • Evaluate and assess network security configurations and recommend corrective actions to mitigate identified deficiencies.
  • Interacts with government client for all projects and planning



Required (Minimum) Qualifications

  • Technical background – Experience working as any of the following:
  • Software application developer
  • System administrator
  • Network engineer
  • IT Helpdesk Tier II or above

•      Bachelor’s Degree or higher in information technology or information security-related field        


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Basic-level understanding of common computer and networking technologies:
    • TCP/IP stack
    • Windows operating systems
    • Linux/Unix-based operating systems
    • Networking technologies (routing, switching, VLANs, subnets, firewalls)
    • Common networking protocols – SSH, SMB, SMTP, FTP/SFTP, HTTP/HTTPS, DNS, etc…
    • Common enterprise technologies – Active Directory, Group Policy, VMware vSphere
  • Interest in security/hacking culture. Ability to “think like an attacker”
    • Certifications of interest:
    • Security+
    • Certified Authorization Professional (CAP)
    • Project Management Professional (PMP)
    • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)
    • Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)





The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for bending, stooping, sitting, walking or standing for prolonged periods of time; most of time is spent sitting in a comfortable position with frequent opportunity to move about.


  • This position is not currently subject to federal or company requirements regarding COVID-19 vaccination or regular testing; but this is subject to change at any time. Employees are expected to comply with all current and future federal and company requirements.


  • This position is not subject to federal requirements regarding Department of Transportation “safety-sensitive” functions.


Work Environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be borne by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

Job is performed in an office setting with exposure to computer screens and requires extensive use of a computer, keyboard, mouse and multi-line telephone system. The work described herein is primarily a modern office setting. Occasional travel may be required.



  • No supervisory responsibilities.



Public Trust or the ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust clearance.  (Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.  Accordingly, U.S. Citizenship is required.)  

Shareholder Preference.  BSNC gives hiring, promotion, training and retention preference to BSNC shareholders, shareholder descendants and shareholder spouses who meet the minimum qualifications for the job.


Bering Straits Native Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, or gender-identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other basis prohibited by law.


Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled


We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program. We are a drug free workplace.


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