Information Systems Security Officer


About the organization

Macfadden, A PAE Company was founded over 30 years ago. Macfadden has provided federal agencies with critical on-the-ground support to U.S. government humanitarian missions around the world as well as financial and IT system support. Through program management, human resources services, financial management systems support, information technology solutions, knowledge management, travel coordination and communications support, Macfadden enables effective U.S. government humanitarian response to international disasters. Macfadden’s workforce includes approximately 300 employees primarily located in the Washington, D.C. area.



-Maintain the overall security posture of OTI systems and provide needed documentation to
support the system from a security and continuous monitoring point of view.
-Monitor Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&Ms) and guide team in resolving outstanding issues.
-Maintain an inventory of hardware and software required for the system.
-Support continuous monitoring, testing and other requirements, as well as preparation of security
plans, contingency plans, and related procedures to ensure confidentiality, integrity, and
availability of OTI’s systems.
-Knowledge of variety of cyber defense tools to analyze events that occur within the operating
environment to mitigate threats.
-Oversee contingency planning, security reviews and related activities.
-Coordinate the development of a Contingency Plan and ensure that the plan is tested annually
and maintained.
-Act as liaison with USAID’s Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) to ensure compliance and
review of OTI’s systems security plans and procedures.
-Liaise with CIO Architecture and Client Services (CS) to ensure CS is aware of OTI systems and
work with CS to define OTI requirements (both for the OTI-based systems and for the operational



Minimum requirements: A Master’s degree and 12 years of relevant work experience, a Bachelor’s degree and 15 years of relevant work experience, or high school/equivalent diploma and 20 years of relevant experience.


-Previous experience functioning as an ISSO (Information System Security Officer)
-Experience performing or involvement in information assurance audits.
-Full understanding of the Security Assessment and Authorization (SA&A) process and experience
obtaining an Authority to Operate (ATO)
-Proficiency using CSAM (Cyber Security Assessment Management) tool


-Knowledge of basic development principles.
-Knowledge of Network Infrastructure, Server Administration.
-Understanding of cloud infrastructure, especially Amazon Web Services (AWS).
-U.S. Citizenship is required; selected candidate must be able to qualify for a government
sponsored clearance.​

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds.

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