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Aerojet Rocketdyne Specialist, Information System Security Officer in Huntsville, Alabama


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 advance hypersonic propulsion.

Aerojet Rocketdyne is seeking a Specialist, Information System Security Officer for our Huntsville, AL facility.

In this role, you will operate autonomously as the information systems subject matter expert to determine approaches to objectives demonstrating a complete understanding and application of industrial security and compliance principles, concepts, practices and evolving requirements.

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

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

Under limited direction, 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 execute security relevant tasks on an IS and, in Aerojet Rocketdyne facilities, is assigned responsibility for the day-to-day compliance support tasks of a system or environment

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.

85% - 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;

  • Possess in-depth knowledge of network encryption hardware/software and network security configuration policies.

  • 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;

  • Possess extensive knowledge of multiple operating systems and understand hardware and software capability requirements.

  • Ensure all IS security-related documentation is current and accessible to properly authorized individuals;

  • Assist in the development and oversight of program Operations Security (OPSEC) Plans

  • Ensure audit records are protected, collected and reviewed.

  • Possess a high level of experience with Risk Management Framework (RMF), and experience with implementing security controls.

10% - Physical Security. Support physical security operations in the following areas:

  • Assists security management in the preparation of facility accreditation packages and site security plans.

  • Audits processing area access and recommends physical security hardware and electronic security system solutions.

  • Ensure physical security requirements are adhered to

5% - Communications Security:

  • Assist security management in the maintenance and accountability of electronic communication equipment.

  • Ensure secure communication systems are maintained and compliant with applicable oversight regulations.

  • Troubleshoot and deploy communication systems equipment.


Requires a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline and 10 (ten) years of directly related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Will be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level. Requires U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Permanent Residency or other status as a U.S. Person. 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.

Additional Requirements:

  • Current SECRET (or higher) DoD Security Clearance.

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

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

  • Familiarity with configuration control and change management (SCCM).

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

  • 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

Environmental Factors: Cold Conditions, Dampness or Chilling Conditions, Heat Conditions, Long or Irregular Hours of Work, Slippery, Uneven Walking Surface.

Physical/Safety Considerations: Climbing, Depth Perception, Distinguish Basic Colors, Kneeling, Lifting 50 lbs., PC Usage, Pushing, Reaching Above Shoulders, Standing, Straight Pulling, Vision, Walking.

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

Individuals with a disability requiring accommodation during the application and/or theinterview process should e-mail the Human Resources Department atAccommodation Request. (accommodationrequest@rocket.com)

Location US-AL-Huntsville

Job ID 17979

Zip 35806

Category Security