Signature Science, LLC
  • - VA-Charlottesville
  • Charlottesville, VA, USA
  • Full Time

Position Purpose:  

The Information System Security Officer (ISSO) ensures that the company's information technology systems comply with regulations and client requirements by performing duties as defined in RMF ICD-703, DoD 5220.22-M (NISPOM), NIST SP 800-171, and the DHS 4300 Sensitive Systems Handbook, and as directed by the company's Information System Security Manager (ISSM).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the configuration, operation, and maintenance of IT systems to satisfy requirements defined in RMF ICD-703, NISPOM, NIST SP 800-171, and the DHS 4300 Sensitive Systems Handbook.
  • Act as a backup for ISSM-related tasks on all accredited systems (classified and unclassified). This includes activities like documentation updates, user security briefings, and auditing.
  • Interface with the Systems Administration Team to verify domain changes are coordinated with employees and that required hardware, software, and procedures are adjusted to maintain access to all services.
  • Develop, encode, test, debug, document, and install programs to support client and server software systems.
  • Work with the ISSM to develop, design, test, and implement plans and procedures to protect and continue IT system activities in case of emergencies or disasters.
  • Identify the off-premise locations, storage facilities, and resources needed (both systems-related and human resources) for recovery operations. This includes establishing emergency action plans and priorities.
  • Work closely with the ISSM and the Client Support Team to develop familiarity with corporate needs and regular operations.
  • Assist with client support activities related to information security.
  • Perform administrative tasks as requested.


Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of preparing documentation required to obtain an Approval to Operate (ATO) following assessment and authorization in a RMF environment
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Familiarity with basic client system troubleshooting and maintenance techniques.
  • Familiarity with server and network administration
  • Proficiency in written and oral communication to allow for efficient and effective exchanges with users and to produce quality written products
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously



  • Bachelors Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related field is required. Four year's professional experience working in an IT-related role may be substituted in lieu of a degree.
  • A minimum of one years' experience working in an IT system management environment..


Certificates and Licenses:

Required:  A certification identified in DoD 8570.01-M Appendix 3 at the IAT Level 2 or higher is required to be obtained within six months of start date. Candidates with a current certification at this level will receive preference.

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This position requires that the candidate be willing and able to complete a successful background screening for a security clearance. Candidates with an active security clearance will receive preference.


Supervisory Responsibilities:



Working Conditions/ Equipment:

Office environment; must be flexible to work nights and weekends to meet corporate deadlines; must be able to lift/carry IT equipment on a daily/weekly basis; occasional contact with lab materials;  ability to sit for long durations in front of a computer.


The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position.  Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.







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