Program Security Representative - 0004



Location Arlington

Supporting Research, Development, Test & Evaluation/Science & Technology (RDT&E/S&T) programs at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time

Number of Openings 1

Clearance Top Secret/SCI Required

Description
Program Security Representatives (PSRs) provide life-cycle development and protection for Research, Development, Test & Evaluation/Science & Technology (RDT&E/S&T) programs at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The PSR works under the direction of the Program Security Officer (PSO) to apply program security requirements in such a manner that the programs can be executed in a cost-effective, schedule compliant manner, with minimum risk to information, personnel, and business continuity.

PSR must possess and have successfully demonstrated technical security competence, excellent oral and written communication skills, problem solving skills, analytical skills, and the interpersonal skills necessary to determine and implement the proper and effective security policy and procedures for the protection of classified information for Collateral, SAP, or SCI efforts.

The duties of a PSR include, but are not limited to:

  • Using knowledge of the various security disciplines such as Physical Security, Personnel Security, Information System Security and Industrial Security to determine, apply, and monitor appropriate security requirements for assigned programs.
  • Research and recommend to the government PSO long and short range security strategies and tactics for new or established programs.
  • Apply a working knowledge of: Executive Order 13526, NISPOM, NISPOM Overprint, ICD series, and DCID series.
  • Support the creation, processing, coordination, and approval of Program Security documents and entering such information into applicable databases.
  • Plan, coordinate, and manage security support for classified testing activities.
  • Assist in the development, review, coordination, and execution of a wide range of Program Security documentation to include:
  • Security Classification Guides for Collateral and Special Access Programs
  • Public Affairs and Perception Management Plans
  • Security Test Plans and Concept of Operations Plans
  • System Security Plans
  • Fixed Facility Checklists
  • Technology Transfer Agreements and Program Transition Plans
  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • Memorandum of Agreement and Memorandum of Understanding
  • Transportation Plans
  • Actively support DARPA Program Security Reviews at performer locations and the DARPA Self-Inspection Program.
  • Perform OPSEC analysis and provide other OPSEC support, to include identification of critical program information (CPI), collecting and analyzing threat data, developing, and coordinating program OPSEC plans.
  • Manage the contract closeout process and participate in program closeout reviews at performer locations.
  • Attend program reviews including: Preliminary Design Reviews (PDR), Critical Design Reviews (CDR), and Integrated Product Team (IPT) reviews.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Position Requirements
    Years of Experience/Education Requirements

    A bachelor degree and four (4) years of related experience or, no degree and six (6) years of related experience, or provide rationale why the proposed person has the right combination of education and/or experience to perform the duties described as well as the ability to work proactively with program managers, SETAs, technologists and performers (mission partners).

    Qualifying recent and relevant experience includes successfully performing as a Program Security Representative (or similar title) for one or more special programs on a contract or in an organization that provides security support to a federal entity or private corporation in a classified environment.

    Required Skills (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities)
    • Extensive knowledge of Special Access Programs
    • Apply working knowledge of Executive Order 13526, NISPOM, NISPOM Overprint, ICD series, DCID series, DoD 5205.7 SAP Manuals, and other applicable security policies
    • Previous DoD experience strongly desired
    • Ability to constructively engage and resolve challenging situations
    • Available to work before/after typical office hours as work may demand
    • Independent self-starter, proactive and professional assertive
    • Effective oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and computer literacy
    • Proficiency with MS Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
    • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
    • Superior verbal/written skills and presentation skills
    • Ability to multitask


    About the Organization From our start in 2005, System High has been recognized as the provider of choice for innovative security engineering. Delivering high-end information protection services, over 50% of our security professionals are US Military veterans. Patriotism, commitment to excellence, and successful mission accomplishment permeate our corporate culture. Whether designing or constructing secure facilities (SCIFs), performing IT systems certification and accreditation, establishing regulatory compliant corporate security programs, or producing life-cycle protection planning for complex systems acquisitions, System High has the expertise and tools to facilitate mission success.

    EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

    This position is currently accepting applications.


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