Information Systems Security Officer

Macfadden, Now Part of PAE

About the organization

Macfadden is now part of PAE. 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.


Macfadden, a PAE company, is seeking an Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) to support USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI). The incumbent will lead the security posture for OTI Systems, making sure they are compliant and adhere to the standards required by the United States Government. As part of the IT Team, the incumbent will help the development staff to build secure and compliant systems.


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.​

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