Research Security Specialist (Cobb County)

Job description

Job Title: Research Security Specialist (Cobb County)
Location: Cobb County, Georgia
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 226289
Job Summary

The research security specialist will ensure GTRI successfully meets contractually required compliance and personnel/physical security accreditation standards. This position will report to the Special Security Programs Manager in the Research Security Special Security and Counterintelligence Oversight Division. The research security specialist will support the RS Special Security Programs Manager with day to day implementation of Department of Defense (DoD), Director of National Security (DNI) and Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (OUSD(I)) directives/manuals. The research security specialist provides direct support and guidance to project directors (PD), senior laboratory management and assigned personnel.


Job Duty 1 – Works with and become proficient in operating U.S. government databases; i.e., Defense Information System for Security (DISS), Scattered Castles, and the Joint Access Database Environment (JADE)

Job Duty 2 – Work with and become proficient in operating the local database; i.e., Security Information Management System (SIMS)

Job Duty 3 – Update and maintain electronic/hard copy personnel security files for assigned personnel IAW Records Management Directives and Privacy Act requirements

Job Duty 4 – Provide sensitive compartmented information (SCI) facility (SCIF) and special access program (SAP) facility (SAPF) physical security assistance to the Institute.

Job Duty 5 – Process incoming/outgoing SCI/SAP visit certifications

Job Duty 6 – provide initial/annual security training

Job Duty 7 – Prepare, monitor/disseminate billet correspondence and related documentation

Job Duty 8 – Review, prepare, coordinate and disseminate an Emergency Action Plan and SOP.

Job Duty 9 – Review, prepare, coordinate and disseminate accreditation documentation, Fixed Facility Checklist (FFC), etc. prior to formal submission to accrediting authorities.

Job Duty 10 – Conduct Inventories as required.

Job Duty 11 – Assist PDs with OPSEC processes

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
Bachelor's Degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Required Experience
Four years of job related experience

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Preferred Qualifications

    Ability to obtain a Top Secret security clearanceExperience dealing with SCIWorking knowledge of the Defense Information System for Security (DISS)Working knowledge of the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM)
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities


    Ability to use basic computer skills; i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Ability to prioritize projects Ability to handle multiple projects at one time
Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Tech provides equal opportunity to all faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including applicants for admission and/or employment, contractors, volunteers, and participants in institutional programs, activities, or services. Georgia Tech complies with all applicable laws and regulations governing equal opportunity in the workplace and in educational activities. Georgia Tech prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions. This prohibition applies to faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including affiliates, invitees, and guests.

Other Information

This is not a supervisory position.
This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
No, this position will not be required to drive.
This role is not considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position will not travel
This position requires the ability to secure a security clearance.




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Posted: 4/29/2021
Application Due: 7/28/2021
Work Type: Full Time