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Research Security Specialist (On Site)

Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Georgia
Job Title: Research Security Specialist (On Site)
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 253686
Job Summary

Manage databases and related information systems dedicated to establishing and maintaining security of classified communications and materials. Responsible for proper issuance of classified materials and educating users on employing required safeguards of such materials. This position will interact on a consistent basis with: unit management and users of classified materials. This position typically will advise and counsel: unit management and users of classified materials. This position will supervise: NA.


Job Duty 1 -
Perform initialization of encryption devices and other communications security equipment.

Job Duty 2 -
Perform custodial duties and educate users regarding security relative to classified communications.

Job Duty 3 -
Advise management regarding proper use and operation of equipment associated with security maintenance.

Job Duty 4 -
Ensure that classified material is handled and safeguarded in accordance with applicable regulations.

Job Duty 5 -
Develop and maintain classified communications procedures.

Job Duty 6 -
Perform periodic physical checks of security containers in assigned areas.

Job Duty 7 -
Perform other duties as assigned

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
Loading Crypto, EKMS (Electronic Key Management System); COMSEC Controlling Authority; Central Office of Record/COMSEC accounts management; operation and maintenance of Tier 3 devices; operationof ECUS: TACLANE, KG84/KIV7, KG194, KG235 and KG 250 and OMNI.

Experience with Facility Management, Classified Records/Materials Management. Industrial Security or equivalent experience.

Preferred Educational Qualifications
Degree in Computer Science or related field. Industrial Security Professional (ISP) or Member of an Industrial Security Professional Organization.

Preferred Experience
Six years of job related experience

Experience with Facility Management, Classifed Records/Materials Management. Industrial Security or equivalent experience.

Industrial Security Professional (ISP) or memeber of an Industrial Security Professional Organization.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Application of computer skills including processes involved in installation, configuration and removal of server and client software especially as it relates to COMSEC (security of classified materials and communications)custodial duties; troubleshooting, identification and corrections of computer related problems; industrial security processes and practices; records management; application of government security requirements and policies.

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 will require security clearance.

Anticipated Annual Salary: A8 $52,894 - $71,937

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