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Job #: R-00023791
Location: Springfield, VA
Category: Security
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Top Secret/SCI
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

The Senior Security Specialist provides technical security expertise in following security disciplines:  personnel, physical/industrial, computer investigations, and operations requiring the ability to use security concepts, principles and practices to analyze and resolve difficult and complex security issues for NGA SISG Division.

The position requires familiarity with oversight and management of Controlled Access Programs (CAPs)  information and the ability to provide security guidance using DoD / IC regulations and directives required for a successful collaborative environment between NGA’s internal and external customers.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Update and maintain appropriate records (e.g. database and hardcopy) of security actions
  • Conduct inspections and perform assistance visits
  • Interpret security policy on matters pertaining to processing, dissemination, and controlling of classified materials.
  • Acting as a liaison between NGA, other federal agencies and contractors

  • Prepare and delivering verbal and written briefings to internal and external customers
  • Develop the required programs and operations to support tasks or requirements for monitoring and managing security operations
  • Provide the government with status reports and recommendations for decisions.

Basic Qualifications

All applicants must have an active TS/SCI clearance to be considered for this position. Minimum 11 years total relevant experience with 5 years of experience executing security programs within a government agency. The candidate shall have: Proven ability to organize, develop and deliver concise-executive level reports and presentations. Knowledge of national security program directives and standards is a must. Demonstrated ability to conduct security inspections and staff assistance visits and to review results and make recommendations. Demonstrated knowledge of applicable DCID, ICD, DOD, and Executive Order standards. Ability to provide guidance in security measures and requirements, and knowledgeable in risk management assessments. Excellent interpersonal communication skills, to include both written and verbal.

Preferred Qualifications

Self-starter, with experience supporting Controlled Access Programs, familiar with policy and classification management for IC and DoD.

Experience using JPAS , SC2 and ICCARS

Comfortable dealing directly with senior management desired

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI


Yes, 10% of the time

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