Communications Security Specialist - COMSEC - TS/SCI w. CI Polygraph

Clearance Level
Top Secret SCI + Polygraph
Information Security
Washington, District of Columbia
Onsite Workplace
REQ#: RQ140437
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to serve as a critical component of our nation’s safety and security. Make an impact by using your expertise to protect our country from threats.

Job Description

    Duties include:

    • Respond to ServiceNow Requests that identify a COMSEC issue reported by the customer, Watch Officer, or management. Must be able to work with other support personnel either in-house or at the field site to resolve operational issues in a timely manner.
    • Team with and provide support to the Network Operations and Maintenance to troubleshoot and resolve network, TACLANE and crypto problems. Understand how the network has been engineered to include the circuits. Understanding the importance of remote management of devices using various crypto management solutions.
    • Establish and maintain accurate accounting records and files. Maintain associated COMSEC databases to ensure all outgoing transfers of COMSEC items are properly transferred and logged into the CMCS database. All memos requesting transfer must be filed along the Standard Form (SF) 153. Ensure all packages receive a tracking number.
    • Order new keys before expiration date and ensure the new key arrives in time to the various COMSEC accounts.
    • Perform database updates and queries; produce reports for key expiration, etc.
    • Ensure that all residential requests are signed before issuance of secure communications equipment. Ensure the tracking database is accurate and paperwork is filed accordingly. Perform consolidated inventory every six months (June and December).
    • Ensure that COMSEC levels for operational and contingency key is adequate in the vault.
    • Maintain a current inventory of all COMSEC material, and be aware of the location of such material and the purpose for which it is held. A semi-annual inventory (SAIR) will be completed every six months and when there is a custodial change. Conduct, supervise or request required inventories to be performed, including daily inventories.
    • Provide vital COMSEC information to out-going Operations Commanders to educate them on the function of crypto and the importance of timely rekeying and return of COMSEC equipment
    • Destroy COMSEC material as prescribed or directed.
    • Interface with Network Engineers and Maintenance teams to be aware of new and discontinued circuits.
    • Pull message traffic related to COMSEC daily. Review messages for COMSEC require actions.
    • Update and file element memos appointing hand receipt holders to ensure that the database is accurate and includes the date of memo and consolidated inventory. Issue consolidated inventory every six months. Provide hand receipt holder training to new appointees and refresher training for existing.
    • Oversee the transportation of equipment to personnel in CONUS and OCONUS locations. Ensure appropriate funding is available to meet requirements.
    • Participate and represent the COMSEC Team to streamline processes and communicate procedures, security guidelines and policy. Work to fix any inefficiency.
    • Support, review and perform site assessments abroad to address vulnerabilities and operational risks. Prepare after action/trip reports upon return (within 5 business days).
    • Must demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in writing or orally to customers on all levels. Must demonstrate a sense of mission and urgency when responding to actions.
    • Must have served as a COMSEC Custodian
    Experience working with cryptographic products that range from large communications systems to circuit card assemblies. Expert knowledge in on or more of the following areas is required:

    1. Type 1 COMSEC certification process and key management
    2. Good knowledge of any or all of the following:
    • Type 1 Cryptographic products (e.g. KG-175D, KG-175G, KG-175X, KG-245, KG250, KG345, KG350)
    • TEMPEST; encryption, key management (e.g. Electronic Key Management System (EKMS) Common Tier 1 System), and communications standards
    • Computer Security; data networks, protocols & related cryptographic equipment integrated circuits
    • Sectra vIPer
    • Data Transfer Devices (e.g. AN CYZ 10, Simple Key Loader, DTD2000(KIK20), RASKL (KIK30)

    The appointed COMSEC Specialist/Custodian should have completed some of following courses:

    • TACLANE - General Dynamics
    • CBT ND-111 COMSEC Accountability & Control
    • NSA COMSEC Course (IAEC-2112)
    • Local COMSEC Management SW (LCMS)
    • Security Refresher Information Assurance (IA) Training
    • Ability to understand and interpret DIA's COMSEC Program

    Travel Required: Less than 10%
    About Our Work

    We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

    COVID-19 Vaccination

    GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

    GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.