Security Specialist
Request5-01:RS0919
CompanyNorth Wind Solutions
LocationSuffolk, VA
Job TypeFull Time
Date10/18/2019
  
Job Description
North Wind Solutions, a CIRI company, is seeking a Security Specialist in Suffolk, VA.

Summary of Dutes:

• Provide personnel security expertise to the JSSO-HR in application of National (Executive Orders), DOD, JS, and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) security policy, procedures, systems, and programs to ensure security eligibility of personnel for entry into facilities, assignment to sensitive positions, and access to sensitive and classified information. • Assist the JSSO-HR with Personnel Security policy and procedures that align the JS with DOD Directives and Regulations. Provide functional expertise to the JSSO-HR. • Support Personnel Security Program activities by reviewing new policies or changes to existing policies and providing recommendations, comments, and drafts of administrative security policies, procedures, and/or directives that support the JSSO-HR in development and implementation of higher level policies. Review JS policy on monthly basis and make recommendations for changes or improvements. Support JSSO-HR in development, implementation, and modification of Government-approved policies, procedures, and directives. Support Joint Staff personnel in implementing JS policies by responding to queries and providing procedural expertise. • Support Personnel Security Division by processing packages for in-bound personnel, initiating e-QIP actions, preparing folders, verifying clearances, indoctrinating personnel for both collateral and SCI access, debriefing personnel when access is no longer required, running JPAS queries, entering information into JPAS, and other administrative actions necessary to complete in/out processing. Process nomination packages for in-bound personnel by preparing and maintaining personnel security folders, validating clearance eligibilities to ensure security investigations and adjudications are current, conduct security indoctrination, create or modify security database entries as necessary. Review as necessary new civilian hire packages by validating position description clearance eligibility requirement with current JPAS eligibility. Obtain copy of SF 86 as necessary, review for content, discuss issues of concern with Chief PERSEC and provide professional customer service. Load data into the Security Database for all owned, serviced, or visiting personnel as required. • Resolve access eligibility issues when a visitor does not appear to have the requisite clearance and access to support a classified visit and administrative staff is unable to resolve an access issue. • Assist the JSSO-HR with Special Security Office policy and procedures that align the JS with Intelligence Community Directives (ICDs) and Regulations. Develop recommendations for Government approval in accordance with the specifications above to update Joint Staff policies and procedures by performing the following tasks: • Support SSO Program activities by reviewing new policies or changes to existing policies and providing recommendations, comments, and drafts of administrative security policies, procedures, and/or directives that support the JSSO-HR in development and implementation of higher level policies. Review JS policy on monthly basis and make recommendations for changes or improvements. Support JSSO-HR in development, implementation, and modification of Government approved policies, procedures, and directives. Support Joint Staff personnel in implementing JS policies by responding to queries and providing procedural expertise. • Support SSO SCI support functions through processing of SCI visit and transfer-in-status requests; creating, sending, receiving and processing SCI messages; conducting SCI indoctrinations and out-briefs; providing support to subordinate JS elements maintaining SCI directives, manuals, and guidelines; updating SCIF SOPs and EAPs; and monitoring Intelligence Community Directives for changes and updates to JS policy and procedures, as well as assisting in maintenance of SCI administrative files for JS managed SCIFs in Hampton Roads. Should be familiar with current SCI directives, manuals, and guidelines. • Support the JSSO-HR by conducting clearance verifications and processing badge requests for non-assigned military, civilian, and contractor personnel requiring access to the Joint Staff. Review and process security clearance verifications for JS personnel, ensuring all information is provided, passing security clearance and access to organizations via JPAS, secure message, or fax as appropriate. Process incoming PermCerts for military, civilian, and contractor personnel requiring access to the Joint Staff. Cancel PermCerts for departed military, civilian, and contractor personnel as required. Maintain and update the Security Database (SDB) as required and provide reports as required by the JSSO-HR. • Manage SCI clearances for personnel in SCI status, process transfer-in-status requests, conduct SCI pre-screens, prepare documentation and read personnel into the SCI program. Maintain records in JPAS by adding and removing JPAS entries as necessary. Prepare paperwork and debrief personnel from the SCI program when access is no longer required. Make security database entries and other administrative actions necessary to complete in/out processing. • Assist with contractor SCI nomination packages by validating clearance eligibility and ensuring receipt of SF 86 as required. Prepare DD Form 1557 as required. Assist with contractor SCI nomination packages by validating clearance eligibility and ensuring receipt of SF 86 as required. Provide professional customer service. • Send out SCI foreign travel briefs and documents when requested. Make foreign travel JPAS entries as necessary. Review foreign travel documents and report to the SSO or designee any unusual information provided in the documents. • Provide recommendations and assistance as necessary in support of JSSO-HR SSO Inspection and Oversight processes. • Develop and implement metrics to measure the effectiveness of the Joint Staff SSO Program using NIST Special Pub 800-80, Guide for Developing Performance Metrics for Information Security as a baseline. Research and identify Government, DoD, and Industry Best Practices applicable to the JS SSO Program and provide recommendations for implementation of those applicable to JS. • Provide assistance and recommendations in support of JSSO-HR Personnel Security Inspection and Oversight processes. • Support JSSO-HR customers by responding to queries, requests for assistance, and providing subject matter expertise. • Provide professional, courteous, timely, and accurate responses to JS customers at all times. • Develop and implement physical security, collateral security, SCI indoctrination, AT/FP, and annual security refresher training for employees and on-site contractors. It may be necessary to prepare briefings and training that is computer based or delivered in person to large and small audiences. Develop and provide other types of security briefings for specific audiences such as security representatives, technical personnel, etc. Create newsletters, handouts and brochures. • Maintain security awareness library on JSSO-HR web page. Assist the JSSO-HR PHYSEC Officer with developing specialized training requirements for security personnel. Security training will be annotated in the Security Database and updated as necessary. Prepare supply orders for security awareness products or supplies needed in support of the office for approval by the Security Manager. Monthly reports will indicate the status of all training completed. • Process incoming and outgoing visit requests, ensuring they are properly downloaded and properly annotated in the SDB; determine personnel eligibility for and issue EACS ID badges to permanently assigned personnel; issue access badges to appropriately cleared visitors; collect and inventory access badges. Coordinate special security requirements such as badge and escort requirements for numerous VIP visits and large numbers of visitors during conferences and exercises. Issue badges to eligible personnel and visitors; ensuring badge retrieval and accountability upon check out of JS or completion of event. Prepare monthly expired contractor visit request reports, prepare monthly expired EACS contractor badge/database reports and monitor contract expiration dates to ensure consistency of information. • Provide information security expertise to the JSSO-HR in application of DOD, JS, and NATO security policy, procedures, systems, and programs to ensure the security of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) and Classified Military Information (CMI). Provide technical security expertise to support events and exercises. • Prepare, perform and analyze periodic self-inspections, surveys or audits to identify security deficiencies and make recommendations to correct deficiencies. • Identify the need for security classification guidance required for protection of national security information (NSI). If a security classification guide needs to be developed in support of a command project or events, provide expert classification guidance policy to the cognizant subject matter expert for development of a security classification guide. Analyze proposed guidance and provide assistance to the author throughout the entire development process. Ensure the proper authority approves the guide and disseminate the guide in accordance with DOD and JS policy. • Provide expert security classification and controlled unclassified marking guidance to employees. Analyze products for proper application of markings based on requests for guidance from employees. • Ensure proper procedures are in place for dissemination, control and storage of classified and controlled unclassified information (CUI), SCI, and foreign government information. Ensure special handling and safeguarding requirements are provided to individuals who are briefed on NATO and other special accesses when needed. Assist with security violation reporting and inquiries processes as required. • Participate in event and exercise planning meetings and identify security requirements that must be considered by event sponsors. Coordinate and analyze event specific security procedures, documentation (such as SOPs for events), and security classification guidance needed for events. Provide tailored security briefings to planners or event participants as needed. Establish and provide procedures for addressing a security incident occurring during an event. • Develop and implement collateral and SCI Indoctrination and annual security refresher training for employees and on-site contractors. It may be necessary to prepare briefings and training that is computer based or delivered in person to large and small audiences. Develop and provide other types of security briefings for specific audiences such as security representatives, technical personnel, etc. Create newsletters, handouts and brochures. Maintain security awareness library on JSSO-HR web page. Assist Security Training Officer with developing specialized training requirements for security personnel. • Prepare, disseminate and maintain Security Assistant designation letters. Prepare related reports as required. • Type Defense Courier Cards as necessary. Provide monthly report on number of Courier Cards typed. • Create and/or coordinate taskers initiated by the JSSO-HR, follow-up with respective JS elements for JSSO-HR, initiated taskers, and monitoring internal work flow for completion of externally assigned taskers. • Maintain on-line and physical library of DOD directives, memorandums, instructions and other correspondence governing JSSO-HR functions in accordance with DOD and JS directives and regulations. Serve as alternate JSSO-HR records officer. • Prepare routine JSSO-HR correspondence for Security Manager or other signatures as required and finalize correspondence so that it conforms to JSSO-HR correspondence instructions. • Process incoming and outgoing visit requests and prepare monthly expired contractor visit request reports. • Prepare supply orders for security awareness products or supplies needed in support of the office for approval by the Security Manager. • Validate letters of designation, prepare updated Security Assistant/Top Secret Control Officer/Key Control Officer reports and Security Assistant Designation reports and post to database or security management web page, as appropriate. • Coordinate special training events given by external sources, e.g., DSS, International Security Programs Office, etc. • Provide daily customer support as required. • Track JSSO-HR Action Plans as required. Action Plan to be updated weekly. • Generate security incident reports using the Joint Staff security database when incident details are provided.
Qualifications
Qualifications and Requirements:

Education: College

Required Skills: Must have great customer Service skills and must be proficient with Microsoft 

Security Access Requirements: Top Secret/SCI Clearance

Special Skills Training or Certification Required: Must be proficient with JPAS


North Wind offers a competitive pay and benefits package to include health, life, and disability insurance benefits, 401(k) with company match, generous paid leave, and tuition reimbursement for eligible employees. As a company, we are committed to employee wellness, professional development, and work-life balance. We value safety, reliability, and commitment to our people! For more information about our benefits or hiring philosophy, visit the

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