Security Specialist

Core One
  • Location
    Bethesda, Maryland
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Nov 24

Position description

Core One seeks an experienced Security Specialist to support the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). NCSC lead and supports the U.S. Government’s counterintelligence (CI) and security activities critical to protecting our nation; provides CI outreach to U.S. private sector entities at risk of foreign intelligence penetration; and issues public warnings regarding intelligence threats to the U.S.  The successful candidate will provide support for ODNI, the IC, and the DoS in functional areas such as technical, physical, and information security, to include reviewing OSPB standards and ODNI policy to ensure appropriate protections for national security information, based on current technologies, capabilities, and conditions; formulating, evaluating, and developing policy to ensure the protection of national security information.  Candidates should have a strong record of achievement in the IC and experience. Previous experience with the US Government, as a staff employee or contractor is desired.

- Conduct research and develop standards and practices addressing physical, technical, and information security issues.
- Provide industrial security expertise on specific construction projects of U.S. diplomatic facilities as well as experience in design and installation of electronic security systems access control intrusion detection, outdoor surveillance detection system, and CCTV systems.
- Support CSE at policy forums relating to physical, technical, and information security.
- Assist government partners in developing policies and standards relating to the security of field facilities.
- Provide briefings, advice, and guidance to CSE management on issues relating to the security of field facilities.
- Clarify assumptions, limitations, interfaces, responsibilities, and specific requirements of the program elements.


- BA in a technical discipline demonstrated expertise with a minimum of 10+ years in security related functions within the U.S. Government and Intelligence Community.
- Knowledge of security operations abroad.
- In-depth knowledge of all phases of OSPB security standards with detailed knowledge of Personnel Security, Counterintelligence Awareness, and Physical Security standards.
- Experience with standards dealing with political violence, indigenous, and transnational terrorism as contained in the DoS OSPB 12 Foreign Affairs Handbook (FAH)-6 is desired.
- Knowledge of applicable federal laws, Presidential Directives, Executive Orders, and ICD affective diplomatic security at overseas posts in the following disciplines: physical security, technical security, and cyber security, and counterintelligence awareness.
- Strong organizational and interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with representatives at all levels and to manage competing priorities.
- Demonstrated professional-level oral and written communication skills.
- Strong critical thinking skills and the ability to integrate security architecture and protocols through enterprise-wide coordination.

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