Information Systems Security Manager

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United States of America
US - MD, Columbia
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Technical Support/Technician/Scientific
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Job Description:

Delivering Effective Information Security Systems Management in a Fast-Paced and Dynamic Environment

You are keenly aware of the need to enable a work environment that supports program objectives while at the same time adhering to mission-critical national security requirements regarding the protection of data, systems and capabilities. This awareness and capacity to ensure compliance while enabling approaches and systems that advance the mission will be critical factors underpinning the success of the multiple program execution teams. In addition to leading a team of security IT professionals, you will regularly interact with our Parsons Security managers, Program leaders, their teams, Customer representatives, and corporate IT and Cyber organizations. We will strongly support your need to excel and achieve program security objectives in a balanced and effective manner. Ready to put your skills to work ? If you are committed to our National Security through the delivery of a comprehensive Information Assurance program, Parsons has a challenging and rewarding opportunity for you to contribute to our community.


The ISSM develops, maintains, and implements information security standards, procedures, and guidelines for systems and applications that align with compliance requirements and program objectives. Ensures that systems and organizational environments are protected from unauthorized access and use. Monitors systems, identifies threats, and handles disaster recovery operations. Manages day-to-day tasking of security IT team to provide system security to production networks. Mentors and develops training plans for team members on various technologies and procedures to help them grow in their career. Develops and delivers materials to Parsons program staff to elevate their understanding of Information Assurance programs and their role in achieving success. Collaborates with other managers in the Security IT organization on company-wide activities such as organizational planning, strategy, and innovation.


  • Overall responsibility for Information Assurance programs in our Central Maryland region
  • Collaborates with program leadership and Security officers to establish agreed scope/requirements and deliverables, set priorities, develop schedules, and provide status updates on progress and operations
  • Manage team of System Administrators and ISSOs to build and maintain customer environments
  • Consults as necessary to develop and assimilate long-range plans and requirements.
  • Provides advice and counsel to the organization in areas of expertise
  • Performs assessments of information systems including passive evaluations/compliance audits and active evaluations/vulnerability assessments
  • Establishes strict program control processes to ensure mitigation of risks and to support obtaining assessment and authorization of systems (ATO, IATT) which includes support for process, analysis, coordination, security certification test, as well as security documentation, investigations, software research, hardware introduction and release, emerging technology research, inspections, and periodic audits
  • Assists in the implementation of required government policy (NISPOM, ICD 503, RMF), and makes recommendations on process tailoring
  • Performs analyses to validate established security requirements and recommends additional controls and safeguards where required
  • Supports the formal Security Test & Evaluation (ST&E) required by each government accrediting authority through pre-test preparations, participation in the tests, analysis of the results, and preparation of required reports
  • Trains and mentors team members on government policies to ensure understanding of essential tasks
  • Contributes to the development of innovative principles and ideas
  • Works on unusually complex problems to identify creative solutions
  • Perform other responsibilities as needed


  • Bachelor’s degree and typically 10+ years of related professional experience. An advanced degree may be preferred at this level. Non-degreed an additional 4 years of related experience.
  • Experience managing technical teams
  • Experienced at requirements gathering and developing technical solutions
  • Experience with the Intelligence Community (IC) and DoD collateral. 
  • Security standards:
    • ICD 503
    • NISPOM
    • NIST 800-53
  • Active TS/SCI with a polygraph
  • DoD 8570 compliant IAM Level III certification is required
  • Significant experience developing and maintaining SSPs;
  • Knowledge and familiarity with XACTA, LatteART, scanning tools (e.g. ScanBoy, Nessus Security Center), NIST RMF, and STE/STN
  • Experience with Project Planning and Project Management


  • DoD 8570 compliant IAM Level III certification
  • Possess a CISSP or CISM
  • Experience with Agile Project management
  • Experience with Atlassian Jira and Confluence

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Top Secret SCI w/Polygraph

This position is part of our Corporate team.

We’re driving the future of the national security and critical infrastructure markets. Our employees work in a close-knit team environment to find new, innovative ways to deliver smart solutions that are used and valued by customers around the world. By combining unique technologies with deep domain expertise across cybersecurity, missile defense, space, connected infrastructure, transportation, smart cities, and more, we're providing tomorrow's solutions today.

Salary Range: 

$126,600.00 - $227,900.00

We value our employees and want our employees to take care of their overall wellbeing, which is why we offer best-in-class benefits such as medical, dental, vision, paid time off, Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), 401(k), life insurance, flexible work schedules, and holidays to fit your busy lifestyle!

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the workplace. Diversity is ingrained in who we are, how we do business, and is one of our company’s core values. Parsons equally employs representation at all job levels for minority, female, disabled, protected veteran and LGBTQ+.

We truly invest and care about our employee’s wellbeing and provide endless growth opportunities as the sky is the limit, so aim for the stars! Imagine next and join the Parsons quest—APPLY TODAY!

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Founded in 1944, Parsons Corporation, a digitally enabled solutions provider, is focused on creating the future of the defense, intelligence, and critical infrastructure markets. From Earth to outer space, we deliver tomorrow’s solutions today. Equipped with the capabilities required to take on any defense, intelligence, or critical infrastructure challenge, our agile, innovative, and disruptive approach enables us to deliver solutions at the speed of relevance.

Our people are our greatest asset. We strive to be an employer of choice that engages employees in the community and creates rewarding career paths to cultivate a resilient workforce that is ready for the future.


Parsons has contributed to major infrastructure projects in Canada since the 1940’s, helping to design and build many well-known landscapes across the country, including the Regina Bypass, Turcot Exchange, Kicking Horse Canyon, Olivier-Charbonneau Bridge, and the Edmonton Light Rail Transit. Our markets are diverse, including Bridge, Tunnel, Road and Highway, Aviation, Rail and Transit, Smart Vehicle Solutions, Smart Mobility, Integrated Delivery, Environmental Remediation, Mining and Reclamation, and Water/Wastewater, as well as serving numerous industrial clients. The Parsons’ signature stands out and our achievements have been recognized via numerous awards for innovation and quality, particularly in long-span bridges, complex brigles, and major road networks expansions. Our teams work across Canada in many provinces, including Alberta, Ontario, Manitoba, British Columbia, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Northern Territories and the Yukon.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+.

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We care about your financial wellbeing. Parsons offers competitive pay and retirement plans to help you build wealth for the future while giving you the flexibility to diversify your investments.

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Balance in life is important and time away from the office is imperative to allow you to refresh and focus your attention on the things that matter to you. Parsons supports your time away by providing paid time off and paid flexible holidays.

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We are committed to fostering the personal and professional growth of our employees. Develop and advance yourself though our comprehensive training, educational and mentorship programs.

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We provide Industry leading benefits to support veterans and active-duty members to provide security for you and your family by offering robust leave and benefits; including paid active-duty military leave and paid time off when transitioning back to civilian life.

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At Parsons we inspire healthier habits, heathier minds, and a healthier you through our wellness program. Participate in our weekly Meditation Mondays and Wellness Wednesdays. Wellness, at Parsons, is more than just your annual checkup.


Health is not a one size fits all. At Parsons, we offer a robust Employee Assistance Program as well as comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans through large, national carriers with the choice of regional PPO, HDHP, or HMO networks.

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