Senior Security Specialist

Location: Springfield, VA

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Overview
Big Sky is seeking a Senior Security Specialist with an active Top Secret/SCI clearance. This position will be performed on-site in Springfield, Virginia.

This role will provide security expertise, guidance, consultation, facilitation, and leadership in all security related functions pertaining to personnel security, industrial and physical security, computer investigation and awareness, security operations, and other security business. 

We’re looking for self-motivated, results-oriented professionals who thrive in a high-risk, high-reward environment.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Monitor and manage security programs and operations supported by and providing status reports and recommendations for decisions.
  • Assist, collaborate, and coordinate with other SIS offices and divisions (SISP, SISO, SISI, SISX, SISC etc.).
  • Provide agency level technical expertise concerning the identified security disciplines and operations support.
  • Monitor security applications through the review and analysis of appropriate metrics and maintains required records.
  • Update and maintain appropriate records (e.g. database and hardcopy) of security actions.
  • Conduct inspections and performs assistance visits, as required
  • Liaise with members of the DoD, the IC and other officials as required to keep abreast of current personnel.
  • Interpret security policy on matters pertaining to processing, dissemination, and controlling of classified materials.
  • Receive, control and safeguard SCI and collateral information.
  • Risk management – conduct surveys and render impact statements or recommendations.
  • Prepare and deliver briefings to internal and external customers
  • Prepare various forms of correspondence.
  • Monitor and manage security operations and provide government with status reports and recommendations for decisions.
  • Apply experience in supporting security concepts, principles and practices to analyze and resolve difficult and complex security issues.
  • Provide security guidance to contractors using DoD and IC regulations and requirements – analyze complex data and make appropriate program recommendations.
  • Investigate and prepare impact statements, and provide recommendations on security/security violations.
  • Prepare SCI Controlled Access Programs (CAP’s), Special Access Programs (SAP), Alternative Compensatory Control Measures (ACCM) and other collateral materials for shipment to other agencies/sites IAW applicable security handling procedures.
  • Prepare outgoing classified messages on employees/contractors visiting other government facilities.

Basic Qualifications:

Level II:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience, with more than 1 year in the intelligence community 
  • B.S. or B.A. degree or related experience in a business, or criminal justice field.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge and understanding of the Intelligence Community (IC), DoD and NGA

Level III:

  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience, with more than 3 years in the intelligence community
  • B.S. or B.A. degree or related experience in a business, or criminal justice field.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge and understanding of the Intelligence Community (IC), DoD and NGA

Level IV:

  • Minimum of 11 years’ experience, with more than 5 years in the intelligence community
  • B.S. or B.A. degree or related experience in a business, or criminal justice field
  • Demonstrated working knowledge and understanding of the Intelligence Community (IC), DoD, and NGA.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Provide technical security expertise in one or more of the following security disciplines: personnel, physical/industrial, computer investigations, and operations.
  • Utilize security concepts, principles and practices to analyze and resolve difficult and complex security issues.
  • Monitor security applications through the review and analysis of appropriate metrics.
  • Develop the required program/operation to support tasks/requirements.

Our Values:

Everything we do at Big Sky is dictated by our values. We take them very seriously, and we're proud of this unwavering commitment.

Results: We get them -- for each other, for our customers, our partners, and our families.

Hustle: We don't take "no" for an answer. We don't make excuses. We scrape and claw to make sure the details are always right. 

Curiosity: We question everything, and learn constantly, from any source we can get our hands on. We are smart because we know we don't have all the answers, and because we always want to get better.

Respect: We treat each other like adults. We respect what makes each of us unique and productive. We practice honest and ongoing feedback as a way of respecting each other. We know that without ethics (doing the right thing) and honesty, there can be no trust or respect.

Big Sky is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, disability, age (40 or older), genetic information (including family medical history) or protected Veteran status.

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