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The Security team at the Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington is hiring – see yourself at APL!
The Applied Physics Laboratory is a research unit at the University of Washington. Our research expertise is in ocean physics and engineering, ocean and medical acoustics, polar science, environmental remote sensing, and signal processing. We conduct research and development that is sponsored by a variety of federal and state agencies, and take great pride in our long-standing status as a US Navy-designated University Affiliated Research Center (UARC). Our work takes place not only on the University of Washington campus and medical centers, but in field locations around the world – at sea, in the air, and on polar ice caps. We apply rigorous scientific inquiry and engineering excellence in pursuit of solutions to important problems for the good of our region, nation, and world.
Diversity is a core value at University of Washington and the Applied Physics Laboratory shares this commitment. We are focused on building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable research environment for all students, staff, and collaborators. We believe every member on our team enriches our community by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.
The Security Specialist supports classified research conducted at the Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington. We are hiring for 2 fulltime positions where these positions will assist the Applied Physics Laboratory Security Manager (SM) in aspects of security administration as directed by the Facility Security Officer (FSO). These positions will specialize in document control, access control and security administration.
POSITION 1 This position requires a diligent and self-motivated security professional with extensive document control management experience. Manage document control using Security Information Management System (SIMS) software. Position tracks records and information assets throughout the records’ lifecycle (from receipt to disposition). Position will function as classified contract manager, responsible for completing security specification documents and ensuring proper disposition of records associated with contract closeout. In addition, the position requires a level of discernment for prioritizing and leading the requirements of both internal & external customers and supporting program security related tasks to include Proposals, Government inspections, Self-Inspections, Physical Security and Personnel Security management.
POSITION 2 This position requires a diligent and self-motivated security professional with extensive personnel security management experience. The position will process, review, and maintain all personnel security clearances and maintain all security documentation, files, clearances and the DEFENSE INFORMATION SECURITY SYSTEM (DISS) in accordance with government requirements. The position requires a working knowledge of COMSEC management. The candidate must be familiar with COMSEC and Key Management procedures. In addition, the position requires a level of discernment for prioritizing and leading the requirements of both internal & external customers and supporting program security related tasks to include Proposals, Government inspections, Self-Inspections, Physical Security and Personnel Security management.
The Security Specialist, assists the SM and UW FSO in all aspects of security administration including:
Industrial Security Program Administration: Responsible for reviewing, assessing and implementing physical security, personnel security and operational security plans, policies and procedures. Conducts physical security self-assessments and prepare and execute corrective action plans as required. Develops and presents annual security awareness training. Develops reports, conducts inquiries and investigates security incidents. Oversees office administrative and security records and files. Responsible for conducting annual self-assessments.
Physical Security: Manages Lab wide door/entrance access controls functions. Responsible for day-to-day security requirements. Oversee APL staff badging for employees. Responsible for internal security functions including storage container management, develops, maintains, and trains facility personnel in opening and closing procedures. Manage physical security documentation such as fixed facility checklists and SF701 and 702s. Conducts entry and exit inspections. Coordinating use of physical facilities including conference room scheduling.
Personnel Security Clearance Administration: Responsible for managing personnel security for the facility; assists in organizing, processing and reviewing personnel access requests and related security documents. Conducts annual personnel security reviews.
Document Control: Document Control Custodian, responsible to the Document Control Manager for control and accountability of classified information and maintaining document control database. Responsible for maintaining and conducting inventories and audits of classified holdings. Responsible for preparing documents for external distribution and processing, including preparing appropriate transmittal receipts and appropriate document packaging.
Alternate COMSEC Manager: Must complete required training within six months of hire—responsible for assisting in maintain COMSEC accounting and related records as outlined in NSA/CSSPM 3-16, NAG-14C, NAG-18A, and NSTISSI 4000 series instructions, or other applicable regulations.
Intelligence Analyst: Conduct open source research to aid the security team in developing risk assessment analysis. Review surveillance footage and query access systems for abdominal activities.
Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Security and Management, Criminal Justice, Security Management, Management of Information Systems, Information Management, Library and Information Science, or other relevant subject AND 3 years’ experience in a DoD security environment.
•Must be a US Citizen. DoD SECRET security clearance is required at time of hire. Must also meet eligibility requirements and will be required to successfully complete an additional US Government security investigation for access to higher levels of classified information. •The incumbent must be able to identify and interpret applicable policy and apply it to specific situations. •Familiar with general DoD traditional/physical security requirements. •Familiar with security databases such as JPAS, NISS, DISS, eQIP and SWFT. Must be able to complete DISS Training within 30 days of hire. •Intermediate to advanced skills with Microsoft Office Suite that includes opening and revising files (email messages, documents, spreadsheets, and presentations); creating and revising spreadsheet formulas; and, accessing and maintaining databases (database concepts and structures, data validation and indexing techniques, basic searches/queries, creating and using forms and reports, creating macros). •The successful candidate will provide daily in-person security support in a highly visible, fast paced research facility, and must demonstrate a strong customer service orientation. The successful candidate must be able to implement challenging security requirements in a diverse academic and government research environment in Seattle, WA. •Detail-oriented and organized. •Proactive, independent worker. •Must be able to move or lift 25 pounds.
Equivalent experience, training, and/or certifications, including that obtained in a Department of Defense (DoD) security environment (military, government civilian, or DoD contractor) can substitute for degree requirement.
•Top Secret /SSBI Clearance •Working knowledge of document control software, such as iSMS or SIMS •Proficient with working with SQL databases •Familiar with NSA COMSEC Policies and security requirements •Working knowledge of Security manuals, directives, and Executive Orders (NISPOM, ICD Series, etc.)
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
May be subject to successful completion of E-Verify process. To be eligible for this position, proof of US citizenship must be provided and you must be able to obtain or maintain a federal security clearance.
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