• 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 is Seeking an experienced Information System Security Officer (ISSO) to support the A&A team with performing Security Impact Assessment on all Information Systems and software being introduced to the network.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Manage multiple System Impact Assessments assigned to the team through various projects, working directly with the system owners and the Project Managers to ensure the software or systems have gone through all Information Assurance checks and the required documentation and artifacts have been completed and presented to the team.
  • Run and review ACAS scans, SCAP scans and manually validating STIG checklists.
  • Analyze vulnerability scans, SCAP scans, and STIG checklists results to determine critical vulnerabilities that are still open and need to be remediated before approving the SIA.
  • Using Analysis results, work with the system owners to determine if open vulnerabilities can be closed, mitigated or if a POAM needs to be submitted to give the system owner time to work on remediation efforts.
  • Consider and identify impacts as well as consideration of existing risk mitigation strategies and work with the system POC to either close the vulnerability or mitigate the vulnerability using know mitigation strategies.
  • Provide recommendations to system owners on remediation steps based on DoD and AF guidance and directives.
  • Review and update network diagrams, submit firewall change requests.
  • Validate system Hardware/Software
  • Complete security control validation and self-assessment of a system or network to address known threats and vulnerabilities.
  • Run pre and post MKRunTest software evaluation scans and analyze the results to determine if the software presents any new vulnerabilities that need to be remediated.
  • Create SIA memorandums and supporting documentation.
  • Create and maintain Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Work Instructions (WI)
  • Creation and tracking of Plans of Actions & Milestones (POA&Ms) for all System Impact Assessments through the lifecycle of the project.
  • Present System changes to the Configuration Management Board (CMB)

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Security, Information Systems, or related discipline and 8+ years of direct experience; or Master's degree and 6+ years of experience. Additional relevant/specialized training and experience may be substituted in lieu of degree.
  • Possess a current DoD 8570 compliant certification for IAT Level II, e.g. Security + w/CE prior to start.
  • Must hold active DoD Top Secret/SCI clearance.
  • Experience with Nessus scanning and reading vulnerability details from tool
  • Understanding and experience of validation of Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) for all products
  • System administration background
  • Strong written communication skills to coordinate issues and concerns with team
  • Experience with Command Cyber Readiness Inspection (CCRI) scoring
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work effectively independently as well as within a team environment.
  • Expert in evaluating security controls and compliance on a variety of hardware and software systems.

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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