Abile Headquarters

  • Industrial / Physical Security Specialist IV

    Job Locations US-VA-Springfield
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/30/2018 11:59 PM)
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  • Overview

    Abile Group, Inc. was formed in July 2004 to partner with the Intelligence Community and their Contractors in the areas of Enterprise Analytics & Performance Management, IT & Systems Engineering and Program & Project Management. We have significant experience with the Federal Government and are an EDWOSB dedicated to our employees and clients.  We are looking for high performing employees who enjoy providing advice and guidance along with solutions development and implementation support, crafted by combining industry best practices with the clients’ subject matter experience and Abile’s breadth of expertise. Abile Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability, or national origin.


    Abile Group has an exciting and challenging opportunity for a Security Specialist supporting an Intelligence Community Customer. The right candidate will possess the following skills and capabilities and be ready to handle all responsibilities independently and professionally.


    • Ensure that all NGA and contractor areas Continental United States (CONUS) Outside Continental United States (OCONUS) have met all DoD and IC standards for processing, handling and storing Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) and Collateral classified information prior to formal accreditation as a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) or security area.
    • Ensure assigned security projects and programs comply with required security governance for physical, industrial, information, and other applicable security disciplines, e.g., IC Directives; DOD directives, instructions and manuals; security standards, national interim guidance, and Executive Orders governing physical, industrial and information security. Examples include but are not limited to: ICD-705 Tech Spec, National Industrial Security Program Manual, DoD Information Security and SCI policies and regulations, and Committee on National Security Systems publications, and provide general guidance of TEMPEST concepts and requirements.
    • Coordinate with other SIS office and divisions (SISP, SISC, Policy, Classification Management, etc.) Develop solutions, and convey to internal and external customers. Provide agency level technical expertise concerning physical security, industrial security, foreign disclosure/release and information security.
    • Use as directed administration and security electronic software tools, databases and systems to sustain and advance the Industrial and Physical Security Programs of NGA. Maintain an active access to administration and security electronic software tools, databases and systems as needed to safeguarding classified information, NGA programs and advance the Industrial and Physical Security Programs of NGA. Contractor may be required to be office custodians for access to related security and associated databases, networks and applications as needed to fulfill the mission of the Industrial and Physical Security Division. This includes data entry for office operations.
    • Update and maintain records, i.e., accreditation packages, approvals, (e.g., database and hardcopy), current and accurate Co-Utilization and Joint-Utilization agreements, collateral area files, status remarks, expirations, inspections, assistance visits, DD Form 254, etc. Manage and maintain data entries into community databases, e.g. IC SCIF database, NGA’s PeopleSoft database, and locally created database used to track work efforts. Maintain complete, current, and accurate records in accordance with agency policy and federal laws. Maintain well organized electronic and hardcopy records.
    • Provide work breakdown structures to measure and record individual work efforts and task completion. Collaborate with other security disciplines and work roles as required. 
    • Analyze complex physical security issues and provide cost-effective recommendations that meet policy requirements.
    • Interpret security policy on matters pertaining to processing, dissemination, and controlling of classified materials.
    • Draft, review, and maintain internal NGA policy documents, standard operating procedures, and instructional handouts pertaining to Physical and Industrial Security.
    • Provide input and assist with drafting policy documents, standard operating procedures, instructional handouts and other forms of awareness and training materials for physical and industrial security.
    • Provide cost-effective recommendations to reduce or eliminate physical security risks or when security requirements impeded mission success.
    • Prepare and review Fixed Facility Checklists and documentation supporting the SCIF accreditation process, compartmented area approval and secure area approval process.
    • Evaluate and provide written impact statements and make recommendations when deviations from standards are discovered for all NGA SCIFs and collateral areas both government and contractor CONUS and OCONUS.
    • Perform site security surveys to determine if facilities meet requirements for SCIF accreditation.
    • Provide security recommendations and guidance for new facilities and those to be renovated.
    • Inspect and provide guidance and oversight for the management of government and industry SCIFs and Collateral Areas.
    • Provide recommendations to accredit and de-accredit SCIFS, Compartmented Areas, and Collateral Areas in support of the Life Cycle Management efforts.
    • Manage and oversee the SCIF and Collateral Area lifecycle from concept to completion, planning and construction, operation and management, and mission conclusion and
    • Monitor and update existing SCIF accreditations and secure areas, as appropriate.
    • Provide recommendations for formal approval of all NGA SCIF’s and collateral areas, for both government and contractor facilities located in CONUS and OCONUS.
    • Perform staff assistance visits to government and industrial site locations to provide guidance on implementing and sustaining security requirements.
    • Monitor and manage assigned security programs, projects, and operations and provide management with status reports and recommendations for decisions.
    • Analyze complex security issues, apply security concepts, principles and practices to develop and provide cost effective recommendations to resolve matters and meet requirements.
    • Provide industrial security guidance to contractors using the NISPOM requirements.
    • Liaise with members of the Department of Defense (DoD), the Intelligence Community (IC) and others officials as required to keep abreast of current issues, as required and insofar as protocol permits.
    • Provide expertise, as required to the NGA Security Workforce Support Center/Help Desk, in order to assist internal and external customers in a timely manner.
    • Reference and use Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC) security directives, instructions, standards, and guidelines to enforce compliance and mitigate security risks.
    • Apply knowledge and experience to solve physical security challenges to support agency mission and goals in terms of balancing cost, time, performance and risk.
    • Identify physical security shortfalls and provide innovative solutions to achieve, maintain, and balance security compliance with organizational mission needs.
    • Maintain well organized electronic and hardcopy records.
    • Provide oversight and audit key and lock, GSA container, and alarm testing and maintenance programs in accordance with applicable DoD and IC policy requirements.
    • Perform other area or facility physical security surveys and inspections in support of emerging NGA missions.
    • Perform other collaborative duties that are influenced by physical security requirements and standards.
    • Provide trip reports which include inspection, recommendations, items requiring follow through and completion, pertinent travel related information, and acquired or produced threat assessments.
    • Provide input for weekly activity reports, scheduled staff meetings, and monthly management meetings.
    • Prepare business and administrative support documents using electronic software tools for efficient and effective program and project management, examples include presentations, written documents, spreadsheets, SharePoint, and other office software tools.
    • Work with internal and external organizations for solutions for new and developing physical security programs.
    • Provide expert guidance that is compliant with existing standards (e.g. access control, intrusion detection systems, locks, destruction devices, secure phones, etc.).
    • Perform local, domestic, and international travel, as required to inspect facilities, e.g., new construction, renovations, modifications, leased facilities, and security cognizance transfers.
    • Provide support to NGA’s collaborative foreign partnerships and partnership agreements.
    • Perform other area or facility physical security surveys and inspections in support of new and emerging NGA missions.
    • Perform other collaborative duties that are influenced by physical security requirements and standards.
    • Provide assistance to respond to and complete official taskers and other official responses for required information.
    • Provide guidance to NGA and NGA partners (government and industrial) pertaining to safeguarding classified information and NGA programs.
    • As directed government, visit government and industrial sites worldwide to validate requirements are being met and to assists and advise security programs at visited location connected to safeguarding classified information and NGA programs. Upon return, create reports in formats directed by government documenting results, outcomes, observations and recommendations and other items and areas as requested by government for each site visited and presented to government.
    • Create, generate and maintain assortment of administrative articles such as weekly activity reports, meetings minutes, forms, briefings and briefing slides, and official correspondence to sustain and advance the Industrial and Physical Security Programs of NGA.
    • Assist NGA and its government and industrial partners in creating and completing security arena paperwork to safeguarding classified information and to sustain and advance NGA mission long with the Industrial and Physical Security Programs of NGA.
    • Create and maintain a security reference library connected to Industrial and Physical Security. Library material is not limited to DoD or IC generated material. Library will be a combination of printed and electronic material. This include requesting and retrieving printed material from OCC.
    • Maintain a files system that meets NGA, DoD and Federal records management requirements to sustain and advance the Industrial and Physical Security Programs of NGA.
    • Assist and advise in the creation and maintains of agency, component, office, division and branch level policies, instructions, regulation and other such authoritative documents to sustain and advance the Industrial and Physical Security Programs of NGA. Provide feedback on such material when asked by government for non-NGA policies, instructions, regulation and other such authoritative documents.
    • Create and present informational briefing and training sessions as indicted by government connected to the Industrial and Physical Security Programs of NGA. Recommend, create, maintain and distribute training aids and resources per government direction.
    • Coordinate actions between Industrial and Physical Security Division and other entities to safeguard classified information and NGA programs and to sustain and advance the Industrial and Physical Security Programs of NGA.
    • Be the primary resource (organic and electronic) custodian for the Industrial and Physical Security Programs of NGA.
    • Generate the DoD Contract Security Classification Specification (DD Form 254) (or successor forms) per government direction. Upon request, provide feedback and reviews of the DD Form 254 (or successor forms).
    • Suggest, create, generate, update and provide feedback for metrics to advance the Industrial and Physical Security Programs of NGA or as directed by government.
    • Create, generate, conduct surveys if multiply medium forms as directed by government.
    • Utilize a variety of security and non-security concepts, principles and practices to analyze and resolve difficult and complex issues concerning the Industrial and Physical Security Programs of NGA.
    • Manage and operate associated Helpdesk and customer service phone lines, email accounts and messages along with other social media applications between the hours of 0800 to 1600. Adjustment of hours or operation may be adjusted to accommodate operational and mission needs of NGA Physical and Industrial Security needs.



    Clearance Required: TS/SCI

    Degree and Years of Experience: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent plus 11-14 years includes >5 years within DoD/IC

    Required Certifications: Must obtain DoD Security Professional Education Development (SPeD) Certification IAW DoD Manual # 3305.13M within 1 year of service start date.

    Desired Certification: Possess the GSA-Authorized Safe and Vault Technician and Inspector Training Certification (10-days).


    Skill Requirements:

    • Extensive experience in a distinct functional or cross-functional security areas (e.g., personnel, physical, industrial security; computer investigations; classification management; operational security; security education, etc.) based on the specific needs of the task.
    • Experience may be broad based, crossing multiple markets (e.g., government, industry) and may also include relevant and associated certifications and knowledge of applicable tools, methodologies, or best practices.
    • Directs the activities of specialists or other staff as necessary related to the specified security field or security discipline.



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