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Information Systems Security Manager

Company: AeroVironment
Location: Petaluma
Posted on: August 5, 2022

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**Worker Type**Regular**Job Description**For over 50 years, AeroVironment has been a leader in advanced technologies and diverse innovations that have redefined how the world drives, flies, and connects.If you thrive on a culture of relentless problem-solving and invention, and want to work for a global front-runner where you tackle real-world challenges, then AeroVironment is the place for you.Come join our group of innovative thinkers and discover how collaborative efforts produce extraordinary products that touch lives around the world. You can be a part of the team that developed these firsts: a controlled human-powered aircraft, the modern consumer electric car, a tiny hummingbird-like drone and a helicopter that flew on Mars. We also set flight records in near-space with our solar-powered aircraft and we re-shaped the battlefield with portable, hand-held, tactical drones and loitering munitions. We have cemented our reputation around the world and in record books as unrivaled technological pioneers, including seven innovative vehicles in the Smithsonian Institution's permanent collection in Washington, DC.While engineering for the future is what we do, we are ever-mindful of our strong commitment to purpose - to secure lives and advance sustainability through transformative innovation. The products and solutions we provide our customers help to save lives and contribute to a more sustainable environment.Join us to help push beyond the realm of the possible with such future-defining technologies as robotics, sensors, software analytics and connectivity to generate ever-more meaningful actionable intelligence for our customers so they can proceed with certainty - and succeed.**Summary**The **Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM)** provides information systems security support for DoD and Non-DoD classified systems and networks. Standing up and maintaining accreditations for classified systems and networks. Classified Systems & Networks range in complexity and size to include multi- platform computing (Linux, Windows, VMWare), virtual environments, and mobile systems. Extensive experience with eMASS, NISPOM Chapter 8, NIST, DCSA DAAPM, SCAP, ITAR and DISA STIGs. Assemble and maintain Risk Management Framework (RMF) security plan accreditation packages for various government agencies. May be required to manage work distribution to Information Systems Security Officers (ISSO).**Position Responsibilities**+ Provide technical and procedural IS Security advice to government and Internal teams+ Develop and maintain a formal Information Systems (IS) security program and policies for their assigned area of responsibility+ Coordinate with Facility Security Officer (FSO) on approval of External Information Systems (e.g. guest systems, interconnected system with another organization)+ Assume ISSO responsibilities in the absence of the ISSO; maintain required IA certifications+ Understand, implement, and enforce security policies and processes to maintain the with respect to: Removable Media Creation, Trusted Download, Safeguarding Classified Information, Classified Markings, Wireless Devices, and relevant System Security Plans (SSPs)+ Ensure policies and procedures for authorizing the use of hardware/software on an IS are followed. Any additions, changes or modifications to hardware, software, or firmware must be coordinated with the appropriate authorization prior to the addition, change or modification+ Serve as the lead for security configurations and interact with Government Approving Authorities for all inspections of these systems+ Utilize a variety of accredited security software tools to conduct vulnerability assessments, continuous monitoring scans, and those employed to maintain OS configurations+ Ensure all ISSO & Users of classified systems receive the necessary technical and security training (e.g., operating system, networking, security management) to carry out their duties+ Coordinate IS security inspections, tests, and reviews+ Ensure development and implementation of an effective IS security education, training, and awareness program+ Working experience with High Assurance Internet Protocol Encryptors/TACLANE+ Analyze security audits for non-standard events and media write control logs+ Assist in investigations involving anomalies to include support to Insider Threat Working Group+ Validate systems & networks are patched in accordance with SSP and Continuous Monitoring activities+ Alarm testing, maintaining door and safe combinations, facility keys, document control, processing visit requests, coordinating logistics for classified meetings and conferences+ Available to respond to alarms and emergencies after hours+ Provide initial security briefings, debriefings, foreign travel, and related security training+ Assist with COMSEC inventory and documentation updates to ensure 100% accountability with NSA+ Review prime and subcontractor DD254's+ Assist with self-inspections, random searches and security violation reports+ Submit visit requests for all outbound visits for employees and subcontractors**Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)**+ Bachelor's degree in an IT-related or similar relevant field is required or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience+ 5 to 8 years of experience in a similar systems security role or experience in related IT or systems security disciplines is highly preferred.+ CISSP or similar DoD 8570 IAM III Baseline Certification+ Demonstrated experience with Risk Management Framework+ Understanding the technical configurations of Windows and other operating systems is desirable.+ Understand Windows and Linux event logs is desirable.+ Knowledge of compliance checking tools preferred.+ Excellent customer service and organization skills, including good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of employees.+ Top Secret Clearance is required for this position.+ Successful completion of a criminal background check is required.**Other Qualifications & Desired Competencies**+ Able to excel in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, where small teams share a broad variety of duties.+ Displays strong initiative and drive to accomplish goals and meet company objectives**Physical Demands**+ Ability to work in an office classified environment (Constant)+ Required to sit and stand for long periods; talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard (Frequent)**COVID Vaccine Statement**AeroVironment is a U.S. government contractor, and is therefore subject to the September 9, 2021 Presidential Executive Order requiring COVID-19 vaccines for federal contractors. Consistent with AeroVironment's commitment to health, safety, and national security, all U.S.-based AeroVironment employees must be fully vaccinated from COVID-19; this means that all new hires located in the United States must provide proof of being fully vaccinated from COVID-19 before their start date. At this time, the vaccination requirement applies only to U.S.-based employees; non-U.S. locations will have their own vaccination policies in accordance with applicable law of the non-U.S. jurisdiction.**ITAR Requirement:**_This position requires access to information that is subject to compliance with the International Traffic Arms Regulations ("ITAR") and/or the Export Administration Regulations ("EAR"). In order to comply with the requirements of the ITAR and/or the EAR, applicants will be asked to provide specific documentation to verify U.S. person status under the ITAR and the EAR. A "U.S. person" according to their definition is a U.S. citizen, U.S. lawful permanent resident (green card holder), or protected individual such as a refugee, or asylee. See 22 CFR - 120.15._ _Some positions will require current U.S. Citizenship due to contract requirements._**Benefits** : AV offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental vision, 401K with company matching, a 9/80 work schedule and a paid holiday shutdown. For more information about our company benefit offerings please visit: .We also encourage you to review our company website at to learn more about us.Principals only need apply. NO agencies please.**Who We Are**Based in California, AeroVironment (AVAV) is a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Founded in 1971 by celebrated physicist and engineer, Dr. Paul MacCready, we've been at the leading edge of technical innovation for more than 45 years. Be a part of the team that developed the world's most widely used military drones and created the first submarine-launched reconnaissance drone, and has seven innovative vehicles that are part of the Smithsonian Institution's permanent collection in Washington, DC.Join us today in developing the next generation of small UAS and tactical missile systems that will deliver more actionable intelligence to our customers so they can proceed with certainty - and succeed.**What We Do**Building on a history of technological innovation, AeroVironment designs, develops, produces, and supports an advanced portfolio of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense and allied military services use the company's hand-launched UAS to provide situational awareness to tactical operating units through real-time, airborne reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition._AeroVironment Incorporated is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V and works in compliance with both federal and state laws. We are committed to the concept regarding Equal Employment opportunity. Qualified candidates will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status, medical condition nor disability, genetics, veteran and all others that may apply._**ITAR**U.S. Citizenship required**ABOUT US**At AeroVironment, our purpose is to secure lives and advance sustainability through transformative innovation. Our solutions give our customers a fresh vantage point, positioning them to see the world with new eyes and extending their reach beyond the line of sight. That is the power of our breakthrough unmanned aircraft systems, perfected and refined over a half century.Whether they are warfighters searching for an enemy, border patrol agents searching for people in need of assistance, or telecom providers linking millions to the digital economy, our customers choose AeroVironment because our systems generate actionable intelligence reliably, creating a path to goals that would otherwise be unattainable.

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