Scottsdale, Arizona

Responsibilities for this Position

Advanced Security Specialist

Job ID: 2020-46515
Required Clearance: Top Secret
Posted Date: 11/16/2020
Category: Security
Employment Type: Full Time
Hiring Company: General Dynamics Mission Systems

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Administration of Justice, Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement or related field or the equivalent is required plus a minimum of 5 years relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years relevant experience. General Dynamics experience is strongly preferred.

Department of Defense Top Secret security clearance is required at time of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

Responsibilities for this Position

Help make the technologies, products and services that make a difference. That’s the opportunity that’s waiting for you at General Dynamics Mission Systems. We help our nation’s heroes keep our nation safe by creating solutions so advanced, they redefine innovation for the world. It’s an amazing challenge. And it’s waiting for you now.

We apply advanced technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, AR/VR, Cloud Native and Quantum Physics to solve our customers’ missions in cyber, RF, undersea, interstellar and everything in between.

As the Advanced Security Specialist, you’ll coordinate and perform routine to intermediate security tasks to ensure compliance with contractual, program and security requirements. This will include participating in the administration and coordination of one or more security programs/activities, conducting security briefings, maintaining security education programs and planning for new security programs, including proposal preparation. Additionally, we will rely on you to provide leadership to a team as well as partner with various government agencies to ensure corporation is compliant with directives and regulations and obtains rulings, interpretations and deviations, as appropriate.

What you’ll experience:

  • Technologies that aren’t just top-notch, they’re often top-secret
  • A team of bold thinkers committed to exploring what’s next
  • Opportunities to gain new knowledge - as it’s discovered

What you bring to the table:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Administration of Justice, Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement or related field or the equivalent plus a minimum of 5 years relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years relevant experience
  • Solid knowledge of all security policies and procedures and ability to interpret security requirements and apply them consistently across diverse situations
  • Fully proficient knowledge of all general functions and substantial understanding of policies and procedures to include the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM), National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual Supplement (NISPOMSUP), National Security Agency (NSA) Industrial COMSEC Manual, 90-1, specific Program Security Directives (PSD)

What sets you apart:

  • Intuitive nature to anticipate potential problem areas and resolve issues
  • Team player who thrives in collaborative environments and revels in team success
  • Excellent customer service skills and ability to prioritize, schedule and complete multiple tasks

Functions include (but are not limited to):

  • Responsible of Restricted Security Program to include support development, review, and maintenance of program security documentation.
  • Evaluate and implement security plans, Program briefings. Review, interpret and maintain Security Classification Guides and Program Protection Plans.
  • Maintains lock and key records and changes combinations locks.
  • Must be dependable, responsive, customer focused and possess the qualities of diplomacy, discretion and initiative.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate information to various audiences and all levels of the organization both verbally and through written communications.
  • Responsible for conducting self-inspections as required for each program.
  • Oversight on the PERSEC process to ensure efficiency prior to submit to Customer for adjudication.
  • Establish and maintain liaison with government agencies, external customers, contractors, employees, and managers. Coordinate with government agencies to obtain rulings, interpretations, and acceptable deviations for compliance with regulations.
  • Maintains the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Coordinate with security staff and ISSMs/ISSOs to ensure security policies and procedures are in compliance with company, government and customer's requirements.
  • Provide Security Education and Training. Prepare and administer program indoctrination and debriefings.

Daily Responsibilities:

  • Operate and maintain a security education, training and awareness programs including indoctrinations, annual refresher training, debriefings, and event specific training.
  • Must be a proficient briefer capable of training large numbers of personnel.
  • Must have excellent customer service skills, interpersonal skills and professional oral and written communication skills.
  • Operate and maintain a document control system and conduct annual inventories. Operate and maintain a visitor control program including processing incoming and outgoing visit certifications, visitor reception, and escort.
  • Operate and maintain a personnel security program including proficiency in the initiation, recertification and continual maintenance of security clearances. Must be capable of utilizing Personnel Security Databases such as JPAS, DCII, and SII.
  • Coordinate and work directly with the government customer and government support offices, building management staff, and host security/facility managers for all facility related issues, special events, and operating procedures. Operate and maintain an information security program that includes the transmission, receipt and distribution of classified information, storage and accountability of classified documents, and the training of others in marking and classification requirements.
  • Administer and coordinate applicable aspects of security activities in accordance with company policies and procedures to ensure compliance with federal security regulations, directives, and manuals for safeguarding National Security Information. Perform other duties as assigned or required.

Company Overview

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation. With a global team of 12,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas. Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency. We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose. You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!

General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/Disability/Veteran


Scottsdale, Arizona

General Dynamics is a global aerospace and defense company.

From Gulfstream business jets and combat vehicles to nuclear-powered submarines and communications systems, people around the world depend on our products and services for their safety and security.

We offer a broad portfolio of innovative products and services in business aviation; combat vehicles, weapons systems and munitions; IT and C4ISR solutions; and shipbuilding and ship repair.

General Dynamics employs thousands of people across the globe, with locations in more than 45 countries. We rely on the skills of our employees and their knowledge of customer requirements to deliver best-in-class products and services.

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