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  • Analyst, Security Information Systems

    Location US-AR-Camden
    Job ID
  • Overview

    Aerojet Rocketdyne is seeking an Information System Security Officer (ISSO) for our Camden, AR facility. Under general supervision, the ISSO is responsible for ensuring the appropriate operational security posture is maintained for an information system (IS) and as such, works in close collaboration with the Information System Security Manager (ISSM). The ISSO shall have the detailed knowledge and expertise required to support security compliance aspects of an IS and, in Aerojet Rocketdyne facilities, is assigned responsibility for the day-to-day security operations of a system. Responsibilities also include physical and environmental protection, personnel security, incident handling, and security training and awareness. In close coordination with the ISSM, the ISSO plays an active role in monitoring a system and its environment of operation, managing and controlling changes to the system, and assessing the security impact of those changes to further advise the ISSM.

    This current opening may be filled at this level as posted or at one level higher.

    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

    100% - Responsibilities of the ISSO include, but are not limited to:

    • Ensure systems are operated, maintained, and disposed of in accordance with security policies and procedures as outlined in the security authorization package;
    • Attend technical and security training (e.g., operating system, networking, security management) relative to assigned duties;
    • Utilizing general understanding and fuctionality of computers and their operating systems;
    • Ensure all users have the requisite security clearances, authorization, need-to-know, and are aware of their security responsibilities before granting access to the IS;
    • Report all security-related incidents to the ISSM;
    • Conduct periodic reviews of information systems to ensure compliance with the security authorization package;
    • Serve as member of the Configuration Control Board (CCB);
    • Coordinate any changes or modifications to hardware, software, or firmware of a system with the ISSM prior to the change;
    • Formally notify the ISSM when changes occur that might affect system authorization;
    • Monitor system recovery processes to ensure security features and procedures are properly restored and functioning correctly;
    • Ensure all IS security-related documentation is current and accessible to properly authorized individuals;
    • Ensure audit records are protected, collected and reviewed.


    Requires a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline and 3 years of directly related experience (or an equivalent combination of education and experience).

    Must be eligible to obtain and maintain a DoD Security Clearance. Position may require the ability to satisfy enhanced personnel security requirements (requires U.S. Citizenship). Must be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information. Having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.

    Required Competencies:

    • Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to present reports to management; motivated to thoroughly investigate, analyze, and document system issues and resolutions.
    • Ability to produce quality deliverables and to complete assigned projects on time; provides consistent status updates to ensure IT security projects stay focused.
    • Consistent attention to detail - completes tasks per standard operating procedures; reports discovered anomalies and inconsistencies.
    • Persistent and creative problem solver - strong troubleshooting skills and determined to find solutions to technical problems; identifies root cause and presents possible solutions to management.
    • Strong work ethic and a proven professional - respectful, dependable, takes initiative and follows through, dedicated to excellence and getting the job done.

    Additional Requirements:

    • Ability to obtain DoD 8570 Baseline Certification (Security+ CE, CAP, GSLC, CASP CE, CISA, CISM, or CISSP) within one year.
    • Experience with Microsoft Windows (2+ years).
    • Experience with security concepts (Data Loss Prevention, Active Directory, and Security Log Analysis).
    • Undergraduate degree in Information Technology or Cyber Security, but candidate with proven experience will not be excluded from consideration.
    • Active and continuous learner - either higher education or Continuing Professional Education.

    Preferred Competencies and Desired Qualifications:

    • Operating System and networking certifications.
    • Knowledge of and experience with compliance to government regulations and standards such as NIST Special Publications, NISPOM, Risk Management Framework, etc.
    • Direct experience with a Department of Defense (DoD) or Defense Industrial Base (DIB) company supporting critical information systems.
    • Current SECRET (or higher) DoD Security Clearance desired.

    Locksmith/Physical Security Duties


    Works with Site Locksmith to install, repair and maintain all types of locking systems such as doors, door hardware, windows, lockers, safety bolts, etc. to ensure the security of the facility.  

    • Removes broken keys and repairs malfunctioning locks.  
    • Cuts keys by codes or duplication.
    • Diagnoses operational problems of locks.  
    • Follows specifications for the installation of complex systems.
    • Maintains a set of master keys and combination records.  
    • Orders parts and supplies and maintains inventory records.
    • Performs periodic maintenance and repair on door closure systems, including key card systems and electromagnetic systems.
    • Performs related work as assigned.


    Work Environment/Physical Requirements:

    The work environment may require a combination of indoor and outdoor activity (hot, cold, wet, humid conditions) with a varied amount of walking, standing, sitting, climbing (i.e. ladders, stair, scaffolding, ramps), balance (maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces), bending, reaching, handling/fingering (seizing, holding, grasping, turning picking, pinching), stooping, kneeling, crouching and ability to lift/carry/push/pull up to 25 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, employees may work around variable noise levels or with fume or airborne particles, hazardous chemicals, etc. requiring the use of personal protective equipment such as face protection (safety glasses, goggles, face shield), foot protection (i.e. steel toed shoes, rubber boots, etc.), gloves, hard hat, shop coat and hearing protection. Work requires the ability to change into or out of personal protective equipment when entering or exiting manufacturing, laboratory, or other areas. Some employees may be required to drive between various locations within the Company facility or between locations. Work duties may also be required to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer and/or the ability to travel by air or auto. Ability to distinguish colors may also be necessary. This position may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.


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