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Information System Security Officer (ISSO) – Security Clearance Required

Criterion Systems

This is a Full-time position in Las Vegas, NV posted December 9, 2022.


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 website: staff provides cyber security support to the Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration.


Criterion Systems, Inc. is seeking an Information System Security Officer (ISSO) to join a U.S. Department of Energy contract in Las Vegas, NV. In this role, you will serve as a Principal Advisor on all matters involving the security of an Information System (IS). You will have the detailed knowledge and expertise required to manage the security aspects of an information system and be assigned responsibility for the day-to-day security operations of a system. You will assist in the development of the security policies and procedures and ensure compliance with those policies and procedures through ongoing monitoring and assessments. In close coordination with the Information System (IS) owner and the Information System Security Manager (ISSM), you will play an active role in the evaluation or risk associated with a system, enforcing and assessing the controls, monitoring the security impact of changes to the systems, and developing and updating the security documentation associated with the system.

  • Ensuring the implementation of DOE and NNSA cyber security policies and procedures for designated information systems
  • Conducting the Assessment and Authorization (A&A) activities for designated systems
  • Reviewing and analyzing vulnerability reports
  • Documenting the implementation of protection measures within the security plan for the systems
  • Ensuring the appropriate access is provisioned for users of designated systems
  • Identifying, assessing, and documenting threats and risks to designated systems
  • Capturing and maintaining information system security artifacts
  • Conducting cyber security tests and assessments and providing results of these activities to the ISSM
  • Evaluating the security impact and recommending implementation strategies for security significant changes to the assigned information systems
  • Identifying cyber security training needs in terms of job responsibilities or roles
  • Conducting information system risk assessments
  • Responding to and reporting of incidents related to their assigned information systems
  • Development of security processes and procedures to support the ISSM’s Cyber Security Program
  • Creating and maintaining disaster recovery and incident response plans and participating in associated training
  • Formally and informally presents information in group and individual settings


  • U.S. Citizenship (no dual citizenship permitted)
  • Must be clearable or have an Active Top Secret Clearance, SSBI (Single Scope Background Investigation) with the ability to upgrade to a Department of Energy (DOE) “Q” Clearance
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field with appropriate background and knowledge of current industry technologies/standards for enterprise networks. Four (4) years of work experience in computer and information technology related field may be considered as substitution for degree
    • Prior experience in information security/information assurance roles in may be substituted for education requirements (e.g. examples of experience with implementing and managing FISMA, FedRAMP, DoDI 8500.2, HIPAA, or PCI requirements)
  • At least five (5) years of related work experience.
  • NIST NICE Framework Certifications for the following Work Role IDs: PR-VAM-001, OM-ANA-001, & SP-TST-001
  • Experience with NIST SP 800-53, Risk Management Framework (RMF), and security assessment tools
  • Experience with vulnerability scanning tools such as or application scanning tools
  • Demonstrated knowledge and/or experience with Operating System, Virtualization, and Networking technologies
  • Must be able to demonstrate specialized experience applying the principles, practices, and techniques used by information systems security personnel
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint)
  • Must have strong attention to detail
  • Effective verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Strong planning, organizational, and time management skills
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently, as well as strong interpersonal skills that foster the ability to work effectively on teams, communicate effectively

Criterion Systems, Inc. is 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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