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Program Security Officer II

Company: Institute for Defense Analyses
Location: Alexandria
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

OverviewUnder limited supervision, administers all aspects of security for IDA SAC/STPI Special Compartmented Information Facilities (SCIFs) to include physical, cyber, personnel security along with security operations and administration and acts as a partner to the Centers in their SCIF program. Provides technical and operational support in the implementation of security plans and periodic review and maintenance of program security documentation to ensure compliance with all federal security regulations that apply to the IDA SCIF. Protects, maintains, and tracks Communications Security (COMSEC) materials and equipment. May lead specific activities within ongoing SCIF operations and performs other work-related duties as assigned.ResponsibilitiesSecurityWith limited supervision, executes all aspects of security for IDA SAC/STPI SCIFs including:Physical security - alarms, entry and exit logging, facilities checklists, compliance with SCIF requirements for accreditationCyber security - designing and ensuring proper execution of cyber security processes and procedures, and coordination of any SCIF cyber investigations.Personnel security functions, as needed - maintenance of SCIF visitor/access control functions; receiving and passing clearances from/to non-IDA SCIF facilities and providing escort and courier duties as needed.Security operations:Monitoring of construction or modification to SCIF facilitiesConducting Security Education, Training and Awareness (SETA) programs.Serving as a Trusted Agent, authorized to conduct uploads and downloads on classified system(s)Acting as Human Reviewer for material and exiting or entering the SCIFTracking distribution, circulation, and reproduction, of all materials produced, released, and stored involving SCI and SAP matters; ensuring the proper logging classification, authorization check, and tracking systems are followed.Working with Corporate Program Security Officer (CPSO), may conduct investigation of losses and security violations; recommends corrective action.Liaison with outside agencies; informs management of all security activities.Compliance:Supports efforts to ensure IDA is compliant with all Federal security regulations that apply to SCIFs.Tracks updates and changes to pertinent security rules and regulations, such as ICD 705, that may impact IDA SCIF accreditation and notifies ACPSO.Liaises and maintains relationships with accrediting agency staff to ensure IDA is aware of prepared for inspections or upcoming rules changes.Works with ACPSO to maintain and track IDA SCIF/SAP certifications and accreditations and other documentation required by DIA and other US Government agencies.Under direction of ACPSO, collaborates with IDA Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM) or Officer (ISSO) staff to ensure that all classified information technology systems within the SCIF are accredited, maintained and disestablished as needed.Ensures SCIF infrastructure, e.g., networks, systems, facility and countermeasures are in compliance with TEMPEST standards for SCIF accreditation.COMSEC Custodian:Protects, maintains, and tracks Communications Security materials and equipment.Serves as COMSEC custodian; protects maintains, and tracks materials and equipment as required by NSA and DIA. Controls access and distributions based on clearance and need to know basis.Conducts inventories on all COMSEC materials including hardware and keying material.Serves as alternate Point of Contact during ACPSO absences for IDA staff and US Government SCIF Certification and Accreditation authorities.Performs other duties as assigned.QualificationsAssociate's degree and four years of experience with physical, personnel, and communications security in a DoD or DoD contractor facility OR High School Diploma and two years in SCIF or comparable experience.Extensive experience with DoD security regulations and policies.Proficient in a range of common Office Automation other software applications.Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to exercise discretion.Ability to work under pressure of deadlines and deal with all levels of staff, management and senior Government officials.U.S. Citizenship is required.Active Top Secret clearance required with SCI Eligibility with CI polygraph preferred. Must be able to obtain and maintain CI polygraph and obtain eligibility for access to Special Access Program information.Successful completion of a criminal background check is required.Effective October 11, 2021, all current and newly hired IDA employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they have been granted a medical or religious exemption. Individuals who accept employment with IDA will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated or receive approval for a medical or religious accommodation prior to starting employment.U.S. Citizenship is requiredAbility to obtain and maintain a security clearance is requiredIDA is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a fair recruiting process and working environment free from discrimination. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Click here to learn more about IDA's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Keywords: Institute for Defense Analyses, Alexandria , Program Security Officer II, Other , Alexandria, Virginia

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