Apr 08, 2024

Information Systems Security Officer-Journeyman

$95,000 - $140,000 yearly
  • AMEWAS American Electronic Warfare Associates, Inc.
  • Hybrid (Patuxent River, MD)
Full-Time Defense Government Information Technology Other

Job Description

The position:
AMEWAS, Inc. is seeking a highly motivated and talented Information Systems Security Officer-Journeyman to support Advanced Aircraft Research, Development, Test & Evaluation. The salary range of this position is $95,000.00 to $140,000.00, and is commensurate with experience. This position is eligible for hybrid work.

About the location: 
Patuxent River, Maryland #1 City Hiring the Most High-Tech Workers (California-Lexington Park, Maryland). To learn more about our surrounding location, please visit: Visit St. Mary’s.

A typical day as an Information Systems Security Officer-Journeyman may include:

  • Provides support to a program, organization, system or enclaves information assurance program
  • Supports proposing, coordinating, implementing and enforcing information systems security policies, standards and methodologies
  • Maintains operational security posture for an information system or program to ensure information systems security policies, standards and procedures are established/followed
  • Assists with the management of security aspects of the information system and performs day-to-day security operations of the system
  • Evaluates security solutions to ensure that they meet security requirements for processing classified information
  • Performs vulnerability/risk assessment analysis to support certification and accreditation
  • Provides configuration management (CM) for information system security software, hardware and firmware
  • Manages changes to system and assesses the security impact of those changes; prepares and reviews documentation to include Systems Security Plans (SSPs), Risk Assessment Reports, Certification/Accreditation (C&A) packages and System Requirements Traceability Matrices (SRTMs)

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More about Us:
AMEWAS, Inc. a Department of Defense (DoD) contractor, has provided support to our Federal customers for over 35 years. One of our missions is to find the best available talent to meet our organizational objectives. We closely measure performance, provide varying incentives, and strive to develop top performers. We value diversity. We celebrate the differences and uniqueness each employee brings to help us accomplish our goals. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

AMEWAS participates with E-Verify to confirm eligibility to work in the United States.

Be sure to check out the rest of our website at www.amewas.com for more information about our company.

Our excellent benefits and perks:
Staying connected to our core values sets us apart from our competition! AMEWAS recognizes and rewards performance, dedication, and longevity. We are committed to investing in our employees and their future by providing them with competitive compensation, career development, optimum working conditions, and unique benefits; some of which are listed below:

  • Medical, dental, vision, 401(k), Life/AD&D/STD/LTD insurance
  • Paid vacation, holiday and sick leave
  • Generous tuition & training assistance program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Sign-on bonuses
  • Employee longevity recognition
  • Community involvement & outreach
  • Team building events
  • Recognition program
  • Wellness program
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Mobile service discount
  • Fitness reimbursement program

 To learn more about our organization and our Equal Employment Opportunity policies, please visit http://www.amewas.com.

Department: AARDT&E- Advanced Aircraft Research, Development, Test & Evaluation
This is a non-management position
McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act (SCA): No



Computer-Network Security, IT Project Management



Security Clearance

Active Secret

Job Requirements


  • HS Diploma or equivalent
  • 3 years of relevant work experience
  • 3 years of experience as an Information Assurance (IA) Analyst, ISSE, ISSO or similar role in ATO package development
  • Experience generating security documentation for requirements
  • Experience with security control assessment, STIG and IAVA compliance, Standard Operating Procedures, test results, etc.
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Top Secret Security Clearance

Desired Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in cybersecurity, information technology or related technical degree
  • CISSP, CASP or similar certificate
  • Possesses the ability to take initiative
  • Possesses organizational skills, an aptitude for analytical thinking and takes initiative
  • Ability to work well independently and as a part of a team

Skills crucial to success at AMEWAS, Inc.:
Customer-focused attitude with high level of professionalism and discretion. Ability to work effectively with management and part of a team to meet targets.  Is reliable, possesses initiative, and works well as an individual or part of a team.

Physical environment and working conditions:
The physical environment requires the employee to work in an office, sitting in a cubicle or at a desk, looking at a computer for most of the workday.  Work is physically comfortable. The employee has discretion about sitting, walking, standing, etc.

The employee may be required to travel short distances to offices/conference rooms and buildings on site.  In some occasions, the employee may be required to report to offices or buildings near the work site.

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