Criterion Systems, Inc.

Information System Security Officer (ISSO)

Job Locations US-NV-Las Vegas | US-NM-Albuquerque
Information Technology
Regular Full-Time


At Criterion Systems, we developed a different kind of business—a company whose real value is a reputation for excellence built upon the collective skills, talents, perspectives, and backgrounds of its people. By accepting a position with Criterion Systems, you will join a group of professionals with a collaborative mindset where we share ideas and foster professional development to accomplish our goals. In addition to our great culture, we also offer competitive compensation and benefit packages, company-sponsored team building events, and advancement opportunities. To find out more about how Criterion can help you take your career to the next level please visit our


We are looking to hire an ISSO to support our government customer.  The candidate shall have knowledge of information systems security concepts and technologies to support a government agency.  The position will assist in the implementation of the Risk Management Framework (RMF) and ensure information system-related security risk are managed consistent with organizational business and mission objectives.   Knowledge of regulatory requirements and standards such as Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800 series, Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance, and other relevant standards is required.


  • Document, coordinate, and implement Information System security policies and procedures.
  • Participate in the development of risk assessments
  • Assist in the development and presentation of Information System security awareness training
  • Understand and apply the Risk Management Framework to information; generate security plans, conduct risk assessments, apply STIGs to harden systems, and develop and conduct Security Testing and Evaluation (ST&E)
  • Assist with configuration management and the Configuration Control Board processes
  • Perform internal self-assessments and programmatic inspections
  • Maintain audit logging systems and analyze security audit logs for anomalies
  • Research cyber security trends and technologies
  • Provide computer security support for an enterprise network environment
  • Perform vulnerability assessments of new and existing systems utilizing industry standard tools
  • Assist in the development and implementation of continuous monitoring program


  • US Citizenship
  • Active Q or TS (or higher) clearance or the ability to obtain a Q or TS clearance is required.
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university emphasizing information systems management and/or security arena. Four years of technical work experience may be substituted for education requirements. One year of higher education can be substituted for one year of technical experience.
  • Five (5) years of work experience with a preference in experience applying techniques used by cyber security personnel.
  • Knowledge of agency policies, Executive Orders, FIPS Publications, OMB A-130, Public Laws, and NIST SP800 series. Skills must be consistent with the ability to perform functions related to all aspects of computer security
  • Ability to operate under limited supervision, communicate effectively with network engineers, take independent action, analyze problems, and provide focused solutions
  • Ability to support a rapidly changing environment with short suspense deliverables and diverse work assignments
  • Professional demeanor, good people skills, the ability to excel in a multi-tasked and dynamic environment, prioritize tasks, and manage to schedule
  • Prior experience with a mix of the following:
    • Windows, LINUX
    • Network infrastructure security 
    • Splunk
    • Tripwire
  • Current GSEC and/or CISSP certifications or the ability to obtain a certification within 6 months of hire (Other technical certifications or specialized training can be substituted)

Criterion Systems, Inc. and its subsidiaries are committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination at all levels of our organization. We believe in treating all applicants and employees fairly and make employment decisions without regard to any individual’s protected status:  race, ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, sex/gender, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and mental disability, marital/parental status, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation, and related medical conditions), age, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit


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