Position: Security Specialist V
Type: Full Time
Location: Arlington, VA
Overtime Exempt: No
Reports to: ARMADA HQ
Security Clearance Required: TS with SCI Eligibility
OCONUS/CONUS travel requirement: TBD
****THIS POSITION IS CONTINGENT UPON AWARDING OF A GOVERNMENT CONTRACT*****
Duties & Responsibilities:
The Security Specialist V shall provide extensive support to the Department of State's programs to protect classified National Security Information at all levels and sensitive but unclassified information within the Department and entrusted to private industry. These duties and responsibilities include, but not limited to the following:
- Provide extensive support to the Department of State's programs to protect classified National security information at all levels and sensitive but unclassified information within the Department and entrusted to private industry.
- Interpret management directives and guidance as it relates to security programs/operations and make appropriate implementation recommendations.
- Serve as Lead in the development, preparation, and issuance of program guides for Department programs.
- The Security Specialist V will monitor, analyze, and investigate security violations to determine causes, highlighting program weaknesses, pinpointing responsibility/culpability, and recommending corrective action as appropriate.
- Coordinate with Senior Officers, Intelligence Community (IC), and other security agencies on office security programs, as required.
- Provide management services for a comprehensive security awareness program designed to educate employees conducted through the use of briefings, lectures, audio-visual presentation, and printed media.
- The Security Specialist V will assist in developing and producing security awareness media to include posters, handbooks, and similar materials.
- Provide input/review of proposed briefing and training packages.
- Analyze procurement documentation and develop security policies and procedures specific to Department projects.
- Conduct inspections to ensure contractor compliance with security policies and Procedures.
- The Security Specialist V will work independently, with oversight, to advise and assist office personnel on matters of security policy, procedures, and regulations.
- Maintain contact with security officials from other government agencies and contracting firms to facilitate contractor employees assignment to Department of State contracts.
- Conduct training with contracting firms to ensure their requests for personnel security clearances, visitor authorization requests, and requests for assignment to moderate risk public trust positions are processed without undue delays in contract performance.
- The Security Specialist V will maintain continuous dialogue with contracting firms to ensure contractor employees are authorized to begin contract performance as expeditiously as possible.
- Conduct needed surveys and provides a report of findings for each survey conducted.
- Ensure that security policies are implemented according to procedures without undue interruption of normal operations.
- The Security Specialist V will provide research services and advises office personnel on national and international
- security developments.
- Prepare and present department briefings to senior level officials.
- Review outgoing office correspondence for appropriate office personnel.
- Process contractors for assignment to various Department of State contracts and projects.
- The Security Specialist V will travel domestically and overseas as required in support of program reviews, investigations, and security briefings.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs):
The Security Specialist V shall possess the knowledge, skills, abilities, and familiarity as listed below:
- Overall program management support to an agency in support of specific security requirements
- Industrial security
- Information security
- Security policy review and research
- Working group assistance
- Security training
- Security protection
- Investigations and sections
- Investigations and inspections
- Security program review, development, and implementation
- Coordinate with other Government agencies and private sector personnel
- Communicate in writing and verbally with all levels of personnel
- Investigate and analyze unusual security problems, considerations, and issues associated with information and personnel security programs
- Study issues and recommend approaches to correct deficiencies or enhance program operations.
- Develop systems and procedures for establishing, operating, and assessing the effectiveness of administrative control systems.
- Working knowledge of Federal security agencies’ policies and procedures such as the NISPOM, IC directives, and national and international security requirements
- Knowledge of TC policies and procedures.
- Knowledge of IC database of individuals eligible for access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI).
- Proficient with Microsoft Word; basic Excel and PowerPoint skills.
- Understanding of and experience-based familiarity with DoD agencies and their security practices.