Aerojet Rocketdyne

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Specialist, Information System Security Officer (ISSO) in Jupiter, Florida


Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader providing propulsion and energetics to its space, missile defense, strategic, tactical missile and armaments customers throughout domestic and international markets. We offer a complete line of propulsion products for launch vehicles, missile defense, and advanced hypersonic propulsion. Visit our website at for more information on how our employees Power the Future .

Aerojet Rocketdyne is seeking a Specialist Information System Security Officer (ISSO) for the West Palm Beach, FL or Huntsville, AL facility, with up to 50% travel to the other location. This site operates on a 9/80 work schedule.

What we can offer you:

  • Inspiring Company Culture - Our people support each other and work together to leave an indelible impact on our nation’s aerospace and defense legacy. Read more about our culture:Careers | Aerojet Rocketdyne. (

  • Work/Life Balance - 3 weeks of vacation to start plus additional sick allowance. 9/80 schedule providing for longer weekends. Annual 1 week year-end company shut down.

  • Comprehensive Health Benefits - Medical, Dental, Vision, Health Savings Accounts, and Wellness programs.

  • Prepare for the Future - 401(k) with company match.

  • Professional Development - Tuition assistance program, Employee recognition program, and Leadership development program.

This position may be filled at the level posted or next level higher.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

100% - Under general supervision, 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;

  • Verifying the implementation of delegated aspects of the IS security program;

  • Attend technical and security training (e.g., operating system, networking, security management) relative to assigned duties.

  • 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 ISs 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 preferably in Information Technology, Cyber Security or other appropriate discipline plus at least 10 years of directly related experience (but candidates with proven experience will not be excluded from consideration with an equivalent combination of education and experience).

Additional Requirements:

  • Current Active SECRET (or higher) DoD Security Clearance.

  • Ability to travel up to 50%.

Strongly Preferred Skills and Certifications : (Please ensure your resume calls out any of the items below)

  • Current DoD 8570 Baseline Certification (Security+ CE, CAP, GSLC, CASP CE, CISA, CISM, or CISSP).

  • Familiarity with DISA Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) and security tools such as Splunk, Symantec, Nessus, MS Office, VMWare, etc.

  • Working knowledge of National and International security frameworks such as NIST 800-53, COBIT, AS 27001, etc.

  • Experience working with the Defense Counterintelligence & Security Agency (DCSA) Authorization and Assessment Process Manual (DAAPM)

  • Familiarity supporting compliance under multiple Defense and Intelligence Cognizant Security Agencies (CSAs) is highly desired.

  • Experience in secure environments that are compliant with the NISPOM, with special emphasis on information assurance as well as Risk Management Framework (RMF) requirements

  • Familiarity with configuration control and change management (PDQ Deploy \ Inventory).

  • Experience with networking concepts (switches, network security, TACLANE).

  • Experience with security concepts (Data Loss Prevention, Active Directory, and Security Log Analysis).

  • Experience with Microsoft Windows and/or Linux system administration (2+ years).

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, take initiative and follows through, dedicated to excellence and getting the job done.

May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level. Requires U.S. Citizenship. Must be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.

Work Environment/Physical Requirements:

Employees in these positions must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit or stand and maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 25 pounds; may require occasional walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. May require the ability to travel by air or auto. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.

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Unless otherwise stated in the requirements section of an individual job listing, our positions require U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Permanent Residency, or other status as a U.S. Person as defined by 8 USC 1324b(a)(3).

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability.

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Location US-FL-Jupiter

Job ID 20226

Zip 33478

Category Security

On-Site, Hybrid or Remote? On-Site