Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO)

Colorado Springs

Full Time Clearance required USD 87K - 155K

The Aerospace Corporation

Aerospace operates the only federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) committed exclusively to the space enterprise. Our technical experts span every discipline of space-related science and engineering.

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The Aerospace Corporation is the trusted partner to the nation’s space programs, solving the hardest problems and providing unmatched technical expertise. As the operator of a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), we are broadly engaged across all aspects of space— delivering innovative solutions that span satellite, launch, ground, and cyber systems for defense, civil and commercial customers. When you join our team, you’ll be part of a special collection of problem solvers, thought leaders, and innovators. Join us and take your place in space.

At Aerospace, we are committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace for all employees to share in our common passion and aspiration – to carry out a mission much bigger than ourselves.

Job Summary 

Security and Safety is dedicated to providing quality leadership, services and solutions to safeguard people and the environment, secure and protect company information and assets and enhance operational efficiency.

Work Model

This position will be located 100% on-site in Colorado Springs, CO.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Maintains information and data regarding end-user issues within the tracking system and according to policies and standards
  • Reviews, develops, and implements security plans for existing and new computer assets
  • Coordinates and performs information security inspections, tests, and reviews
  • Supports the implementation and development of an organizations’ IT security
  • Ensures Aerospace and Government security policies, standards and procedures are established and enforced with the ability to translate complex Aerospace and Government customer requirements into necessary technical and security solutions
  • Coordinate and perform information system security inspections, technical assessments with reporting to the Information System Security Manager (ISSM)
  • Conduct evaluation and analysis of software/hardware intended for use on the secured IT assets
  • Conduct and perform auditing review, analysis, and maintain procedures of secure IT assets
  • Communicate regularly with Aerospace and Government customers to obtain status of requests and facilitate completion of requests
  • Briefs employees on the IS systems, and ensures users have appropriate security clearance and access to information.
  • Investigates and reports IS security incidents and ensures proper protection or corrective measures have been taken

What You Need to be Successful

Minimum Requirements for Information Assurance Specialist III: 

  • High School Diploma with 3 or more years of experience, or Associate’s Degree with 1 or more years of experience​
  • In-depth knowledge of computer operating systems
  • Working knowledge of network infrastructure principles
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems
  • Security+ security certification or other IAM level I DOD 8570 certification
  • Provide on-site support for all security actions in accordance with corporate and governmental policies and directives
  • Current TS/SCI and ability to be briefed and maintain accesses at the Special Access Program level.  Clearance is issued by the US government. U.S citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance. 

Minimum Requirements for Information Assurance Specialist IV:

  • DoD 8570/8140 IAM level II certification
  • Experience with the RMF process, NIST 800-53, DAAPM, NISPOM, JSIG or related IA doctrine
  • In-depth knowledge of computer operating systems
  • In-depth knowledge of network infrastructure principles
  • Provide on-site support for all security actions in accordance with corporate and governmental policies and directives
  • Current TS/SCI and ability to be briefed and maintain accesses at the Special Access Program level.  Clearance is issued by the US government. U.S citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance. 

How You Can Stand Out

It would be impressive if you have one or more of these: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Cybersecurity, Information Systems, Information Technology, or related field
  • Have successfully taken a strong portfolio of systems through the complete RMF process
  • Previous Special Access Program (SAP) experience
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Experience with providing incident response by investigating and reporting classified messaging incidents
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business.  The grade-based pay range for this job is listed below.  Individual salaries within that range are determined through a wide variety of factors including but not limited to education, experience, knowledge and skills. 

(Min - Max)

$87,256.96 - $155,000.00

Pay Basis: Hourly

Leadership Competencies

Our leadership philosophy is simple: every employee, regardless of level and role, can demonstrate leadership. At Aerospace, our commitment is our people. To cultivate our talent and ensure that we have a strong pipeline of future leaders, we want individuals who:

  • Operate Strategically
  • Lead Change   
  • Engage with Impact   
  • Foster Innovation   
  • Deliver Results  

Ways We Reward Our Employees

During your interview process, our team will provide details of our industry-leading benefits.

Benefits vary and are applicable based on Job Type.  A few highlights include:

  • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans

  • Paid holidays, sick time, and vacation

  • Standard and alternate work schedules, including telework options

  • 401(k) Plan — Employees receive a total company-paid benefit of 8%, 10%, or 12% of eligible compensation based on years of service and matching contributions; employees are immediately eligible and vested in the plan upon hire

  • Flexible spending accounts

  • Variable pay program for exceptional contributions

  • Relocation assistance

  • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career

  • Education assistance programs

  • An inclusive work environment built on teamwork, flexibility, and respect

We are all unique, from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life, yet one thing bonds all of us to each other—the belief that we can make a difference. This core belief empowers us to do our best work at The Aerospace Corporation.

Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you’re an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at 310.336.5432 or by email at You can also review Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement

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Tags: Audits CISM CISSP Clearance DAAPM DoD DoDD 8140 DoDD 8570 IAM Incident response NISPOM NIST NIST 800-53 RMF SAP Security Clearance TS/SCI

Perks/benefits: Career development Competitive pay Equity / stock options Flex hours Flex vacation Health care Relocation support Startup environment Wellness

Region: North America
Country: United States

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