• Arlington, VA, USA
  • 146000-149000 per year Salary plus Company Benefits
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision , 401(k), ST/LT Disability, Life and AD&D Insurance, Paid Time Off, 11 Paid Holidays, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Professional Development Program, Referral Bonsues and much more!

Come join our growing team with a 21st Century Vision! At KaylaTek, we understand that the key to our success is the quality of the people we employ. Our focus is not just on jobs, but on building and enhancing your career through ongoing professional development, training, and high quality of life. Our team members choose KaylaTek for a number of reasons including our competitive compensation and benefit packages, dedication to education, as well as our outstanding service. Our Grow Strong Vision encompasses a place for employees to grow, learn and feel a sense of belonging, not just a place to work.

Employee Benefit Offerings

Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k) with company matching, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, Life and AD&D Insurance, Paid Time Off, 11 Paid Holidays, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Professional Development Program and much more.

Annual Salary Range

$146,000 - $149,000

Certifications Required:

  • Current DoD 8570 baseline certification for IAT II (one of the following: GSEC, Security+, SCNP and SSCP certifications)

Security Clearance Required: TS/SCI

Location: Pentagon, Arlington, VA (100% on site)

Position Description

KaylaTek has an exciting Information System Security Officer (ISSO) opportunity supporting a highly visible AFNCR-IT support contract at the Pentagon, Arlington, VA.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Must be able to work in a constantly changing regulatory environment with short, mid, and long term timelines for remediating any non-compliance
  • Must be able to work well within a team environment and able to adapt quickly to change
  • Identify key stakeholders in A&A efforts and ensure system documentation reflects current system security configurations to include hardware and software components, data flow, interconnections, and ports, protocols, and services, etc.
  • Maintain cybersecurity procedures and processes as assigned
  • Able to analyze, interpret, and apply Federal cybersecurity guidance to customer needs
  • Communicate the security posture of systems through designated reporting mechanism
  • Assist in preparation and review documentation to include System Security Plans (SSPs), Risk Assessment Reports (RAR), and other Assessment & Authorization (A&A) artifacts
  • Assist in the research and address information security issues as required, and develop and maintain the Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M) and support remediation activities
  • Develop and advise development of Assessment and Authorization (A&A) artifacts and security documentation to include, but not limited to System Security Plans (SSP), Plan of Action and Milestone (POAM), Contingency Plan, Incident Response Plan, Configuration Management Plan
  • Assist with pre-assessment preparation
  • Perform Risk Management Framework (RMF) activities to achieve Authority to Operate (ATO).
  • Perform continuous monitoring of security controls to ensure that they are implemented correctly, operating as intended, and producing the desired outcome with respect to meeting the cybersecurity requirements for assigned IT systems.
  • Advise system owners on all matters, technical and otherwise, involving the security of assigned IT systems.
  • Strong verbal and written skills required providing management status reports and document system changes.
  • Analyze problems and provide focused solutions to effectively communicate information to various audiences verbally and through written communications.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent work experience and certifications
  • Active TS/SCI Security Clearance
  • Current DoD 8570 baseline certification for IAT II (one of the following: GSEC, Security+, SCNP and SSCP certifications)
  • 8+ years of Cyber Security experience
  • 2 Years of IT experience (Networking/System Administration)
  • Working knowledge of security system controls, policies, technical security safeguards, and operational security measures
  • Familiarity with DoD STIG process.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Executing the security assessment and authorization (or ATO) process with independent assessors
  • Executing Continuous Monitoring and maintaining the security posture of IT systems day to day

Desired Skills:

  • Past or current ISSM/ISSO experience
  • DoD IS knowledge and experience
  • Must be highly organized and detail oriented
  • Must be able to take initiative and work independently or as a member of a team.
  • Must demonstrate proficiency in the following areas: multi-tasking, critical thinking; and the ability to work quickly, efficiently and accurately in a dynamic and fluid environment
  • Familiar with NIST publications, specifically RMF and NIST controls

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.


Effective December 8, all KaylaTek employees must be fully vaccinated (2 weeks past final dose) unless they are entitled to a legal accommodation. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition point of contact.


KaylaTek is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. KaylaTek participates in the DHS e-Verify program. KaylaTek also conducts a background check on all candidates post offer though PROScreening LLC.

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