What does a typical day look like for the Security Specialist?

  • Serve as an assistant to the Security Managers on physical, personnel, information, industrial operations, anti-terrorism, and communications security.
  • Review the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) to ensure currency of personnel and send clearances for personnel who are going on temporary duty (TDY) to other locations.
  • Provide support for the preparation and submission of visit request notifications, confirmation of appropriate security investigation/clearances.
  • Assist the security manager with security controls and preparing and updating security procedures and standard operating procedures for controlled rooms.
  • Process Security Access Requests and Visit Access Requests and assist security manager of assigned areas and classified information storage containers.
  • Assist in applications, employee briefings, visit requests, and provide a wide variety of duties in the administration of DoD, Army, and CIO and DCS G6 security regulations.
  • Provide guidance and instruction to employees to ensure the completion of security paperwork and provide follow-up clearance status on processed clearances to managers for specific contracts.
  • Help to develop a culture of security-minded professionals across the community.
  • Assist in the CIO and DCS G6 Emergency Management (EM) program.
  • Assist with all security measures, inspections, investigations, and reporting by the security specialists for all assigned sites.
  • Ensure compliance with DoD and Army security regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Assist in the review and investigation of non-compliance issues.
  • Assist in inspections schedules, reviews results, and make recommendations to streamline security processes and procedures.
  • Review the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) to ensure currency of personnel and send clearances for personnel who are going on temporary duty (TDY) to other locations.
  • Assist in tracking completion of mandated security training for the workforce.
  • Perform all other position-related duties as assigned or requested.

What qualifications do you look for?

  • A current Top Secret security clearance.
  • Possess an Associate’s degree.
  • 2+ years of experience with JPAS.
  • 2+ years of experience with access control systems.
  • Experience reviewing Visit Access Requests.
  • Knowledge in records management.
  • 2+ years of experience creating policies and procedures as they relate to security.
  • Ability to teach and train personnel on security-related matters.
  • A year of experience in the following areas:
    • Physical security.
    • Personnel security.
    • Information security.
    • Microsoft Office software.
    • Operating the Intrusion Detection Systems.

We’re extra impressed by:

  • Bachelor will be a plus.
  • Internal security audit experience is highly preferred.