Leidos has an opening for a Special Security Officer (SSO) at Ellworth AFB, SD. The SSO will perform the full range of security duties and assignments in support ACC Wing SCI security programs and will assist in the operation of the special security office and help to administer the SCI security program to include providing SCI security guidance for other local/tenant SCIFs. The candidate will interpret Director of National Intelligence, Defense Intelligence Agency and DoD directives and provide technical advice and guidance on SCI personnel, physical and information security standards.
Maintain applicable SCI directives, regulations, manuals, and guidelines to adequately discharge SSO duties and responsibilities.
Ensure SCI is properly accounted for, controlled, transmitted, transported, packaged, and safeguarded.
Ensure SCI is destroyed by authorized means.
Ensure SCI is disseminated only to persons authorized access to the material and having an established need-to-know.
Investigate SCI security infractions, making recommendations to the Chief SSO on site and preparing required reports.
Maintain continuing liaison, with collateral security officials to ensure both security levels are mission accomplished.
Conduct SCI personnel, information, physical and technical security (TEMPEST/Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) actions.
Provide all security awareness trainings as required by regulations and requested by the COR.
Perform all aspects of the SCI Personnel Security Program to include, nomination interviews, validation of SCI access requirements, submission of investigative requests, conduct SCI security briefings; obtain signed Non Disclosure Agreement (NdA) and Non Disclosure Statement (NdS); and perform other related personnel security actions.
Serve as the official channel for certifying and receiving SCI visitor clearances/accesses.
Maintain the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) to accurately reflect all personnel under their organization.
Provide guidance and assistance for processing SCI position and eligibility requests.
Process all derogatory information concerning SCI indoctrinated individuals under their security cognizance and assist commanders and directors with establishment of Security Information Files.
Assist in providing overall physical security and will ensure that all current and future SCI Facilities (SCIFs) comply with the physical security standards outlined in ICD 705 all other applicable directives and established policies. The contractor shall prepare and revise, as needed, all physical accreditation paperwork, to include the fixed facility checklists.
Ensure appropriate accreditation documentation is available for each SCIF and under the organization's security cognizance.
Ensure that each SCIF under their security cognizance conducts annual self-inspections of the security program.
TS/SCI security clearance on day 1
Bachelor’s degree and 6+ years of relevant experience. *(Experience may be substituted in lieu of degree).
Must have minimum of six (6) years full-time experience working with SCI in all security disciplines, but specifically in personnel, physical, information and basic information assurance.
Ability to work independently in an operational environment so the contractor must possess knowledge of a full range of security principles, concepts, practices, products and services; methods for evaluating risk and vulnerability; implementing mitigating improvement; and disseminating security procedures/processes.
Must have a thorough knowledge of Intelligence Community Directives (ICD) 704, ICD 705 and Technical Specifications and DoDM 5105.21, V1 thru V3 and working knowledge of other applicable Director of National Intelligence (DNI), Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), and USAF directives and regulations.
Must have the ability to gather facts and use effective analytical and evaluative methods to assess information, plan the sequence of actions necessary, make sound decisions and solve a variety of security problems.
- Must have attended and completed a formal SSO certification training and a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (SCIF) physical security course within the last five (5) years.
Pay Range:Pay Range $57,850.00 - $89,000.00 - $120,150.00
Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 45,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2022. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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