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Job #: R-00018457
Location: Alexandria, VA
Category: Security
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Intelligence

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Job Requisition:

Security Specialist with minimum of active Top Secret clearance (TS/SCI preferred)

Job Description:

We have an exciting opening for a Security Specialist supporting our Alexandria, VA office! Come join us and watch your career soar to new heights!

The Security Specialist assists the Facility Security Officer (FSO)/Assistant Facility Security Officer (AFSO) in administering and maintaining company security policies.  Must possess a broad knowledge of the National Industrial Security Program rules, regulations, and procedures.  Performs a variety of security related tasks.  Will report to the FSO on all tasks and interface with Defense Security Service (DSS) on security clearance matters, rulings, and interpretations of the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) and execution of all assigned classified contracts.


Review coordinate and publish (amend as needed) security program governance documentation e.g. policies, procedures, and Standard Practice Procedures (SPP) manuals

Support the FSO/AFSO with the maintenance of FCL documentation in ISFD, and e-FCL

Process outgoing visit authorizations for personnel assigned to contracts that require cleared access

Validate the personnel security clearance of new personnel.  If required, initiate action for the proper investigation to be conducted

Defined, update, maintain and produce reports from JPAS (Joint Personnel Adjudication System) database

Administer Security Education/Training to cleared personnel

Administer security education and awareness program so as to indoctrinate new personnel, advise personnel of the adverse effects to national security that could result from unauthorized disclosure, and of their personal, moral, and legal responsibility to protect classified information within their knowledge, possession or control. 

Conduct briefing/debriefing of individuals requiring access as required.  

Maintain an ongoing security education program, e.g. design updates to annual online training, publish security awareness notices, participate in Security Awareness venues

Administers processes to obtain and maintain Facility Clearance Levels (FCL) and Personnel Clearance Levels (PCL); performs maintenance of appropriate and accurate security folders

Participates in security self-assessments, Clean desk audits, and DSS Vulnerability Assessments.

Aid in development and dissemination of Insider Threat Awareness program as required by the NISPOM.

Advise personnel of their reporting requirements, both personal/administrative and compliance/incident-related reports

Prepare DD-254 documentation and appropriate security guidance for subcontractors

Conduct reviews of and recommends modifications to Prime DD Form 254s and Visitor Group Security Agreements (VGSA)

Prepare Facility Clearance (FCL) Sponsorship documentation for subcontractors requiring new FCLs

Prepares and authorizes courier orders and cards up to the Top Secret Level

Maintain access control systems including badging, access levels, visitor badges, and temporary badges.

Prepare and submit CAC Requests as required, following individual processes across multiple contracts 

Serve as backup for FSO/AFSO in all areas of security department, if necessary

Experienced as a COMSEC Custodian Preferred:

  • Strictly enforce security requirements of applicable Intelligence Community Directives (ICD), National Industrial Security Program Operational Manual (NISPOM), security directives, DoD 5200-1R, and National Security Agency (NSA) Manual 3-16

  • Execute security programs for personnel, physical, industrial, and information systems in support of collateral and SCI activities

  • Established appropriate government documentation for closed areas storing information and computer systems at the Top Secret level

  • Managed personnel security program, duties entailed accomplishing, reviewing, approving, and submitted SCI and SAP nomination packages in accordance with customer requirements

  • Established Technology Control Plans (TCP) for foreign visitors when visits are required

  • Coordinate with Government entity of foreign military visits, and ensured ITAR documentation was in place for non-classified discussions


Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent and minimum 10 years of overall experience.

Strong working knowledge of National Industrial Security Operating Manual (NISPOM)

Completion of FSO Certification Training

Working knowledge of SF-86/eQIP, SF-312, DD-254, and other required forms


Working knowledge of the SIMS database

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret


Yes, 10% of the time

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About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

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