Security Specialist SCIF Operations

Administrative & Support Services | GPS Operations
Same job available in 3 locations

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Rosslyn, Virginia, United States

Silver Spring, Maryland, United States

Position Summary

The Team

At Deloitte, GPS Security is an internal operations team providing a range of security services. We help Deloitte professionals navigate security protocols from proposals, through the contract, to contract close out. Our clients are other Deloitte professionals. Our team members work collaboratively and apply their specialized knowledge and skills to think proactively to provide a holistic customer-centric experience for our Deloitte professionals and external clients.


The candidate will support Deloitte's compliance with the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM), Intelligence Community Directives (ICD’s) and other government and firm security policies and procedures. 

This qualified candidate is an experienced security professional within the GPS Security office. The primary responsibilities are to perform standard and specialized personnel security (PerSec) processing and Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) operational duties in support of NISP-related classified, Intelligence Community, and Controlled Unclassified Information/agency sensitive (CUI) programs. 

The individual will perform timely and accurate operational and compliance support, facilitate processing of Personnel Security clearance actions as required throughout the personnel security lifecycle including Special/SCI access processing and NISP personnel clearance processing. The position offers an opportunity to apply industrial security personnel processing procedures within a team environment and continue to build a career in the Federal Security profession with exposure to all security disciplines.

The position will require application of regulatory knowledge and experience governed by the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM), Intelligence Community Directives (ICD), and agency-specific regulations and programs.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities of this position: 

  • Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) access control
  • Badge Systems management, creating badges, auditing, and maintaining access control logs
  • Initiate, prepare, and submit required personnel security applications (initials, upgrades, and continuous evaluation (CE) enrollments) for access to National Security Information and Intelligence Community programs to include eQIP/eAPP, SF86, and other agency required paperwork
  • Support GPS Security personnel security mission to include daily database entries, including but not limited to status checks in DISS; monitoring and queries associated with ensuring our cleared personnel databases are in synch with current employee status; notifications to newly cleared personnel; maintaining updated personnel security records, outgoing and incoming clearance certifications for classified visits; maintaining accurate and up-to-date records within internal database
  • Acts as the quality control specialist for personnel security paperwork, ensuring all packages are accurately completed and ensuring any required/associated documentation is included. Initiate, prepare and submit required personnel security applications (initial and CE) for access to National Security Information/Intel/Special Access Programs
  • Develop relationships and conduct ongoing follow-up, briefings and communications with engagement teams and government points of contact
  • Prepare and complete visit authorization letters (VAL) for classified visit requests, and reciprocity letters
  • Support the requirements for client badging and onboarding processes
  • Assist with other GPS Security missions/actions and projects, as directed, and required
  • Provide SCIF briefings to those requiring access to the SCIF

Position-specific Required Skills:

  • In-Scope Top Secret/SCI personnel security clearance with Polygraph
  • Associate degree and/or professional security certification (DSS FSO, SPeD level 1, or NCMS ISP)
  • 1-3 years of federal security operational and or Personnel Security processing experience with a US intelligence agency
  • Professional, customer-centered attitude; executive demeanor
  • Discrete, with ability to properly handle and protect highly sensitive personnel security data
  • Strong computer skills - MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook; familiarity with security database operations
  • Knowledge of government databases including the Defense Information Security System (DISS), Scattered Castles and eQIP/eAPP
  • Knowledge of National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (32 CFR Part 117 NISPOM Rule)
  • Exceptional organizational skills, thorough, detail-oriented and follow-through behaviors essential; strong multi-tasking and prioritization skills 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated proactive contributor and creative thinker who is willing to contribute ideas and operates well in a rapid-response environment
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion
  • Must be able to work both independently and in close collaboration with other team members
  • Ability to take initiative - assertive and confident
  • Flexible - able to prioritize, reassess in a multifunctional position in a dynamic and fluid work environment
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship, now or at any time in the future.
  • This role is a full-time, GPS Security Corporate position. (not a contract, dependent position)


Additional Desired Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Familiarity with navigating IC agency operations to facilitate support of Deloitte programs
  • Familiarity with SWFT and electronic fingerprinting is a plus
  • Awareness/knowledge of physical security policies and procedures

Primary office will be in Annapolis Junction, MD

Local travel may be required within the Washington DC Metropolitan Area

Security Clearance requirement:

In Scope TOP SECRET government security clearance with Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access and Polygraph.


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