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Estimated Pay $21 per hour
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Arlington, Virginia

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Job Description

Job Description

Type: Full Time

Location: Arlington, VA

Overtime Exempt: No

Reports To: ARMADA HQ

Security Clearance Required: Active TS/SCI

SIGN ON BONUS: Yes, $1K for qualified applicants.

The F-35 Joint Program Office (F-35 JPO) requires program security support services to support its critical mission of developing, deploying and sustaining the next generation strike fighter aircraft. The Senior Operations Security Specialist shall provide general security support, including performing activities related to security standard discipline management and support. Unless otherwise specified, all tasks may pertain to both US and International Security Support. Support of this task may require in-country support which will be specified at the Task Order level. These duties, and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Duties & Responsibilities:

Provide Administrative Security Support.

  • Maintain recall rosters, organizational charts, and contact cards for Security personnel
  • Maintain, update, and coordinate Security Operations Manuals (SOM), Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), Access Management Control Plan (AMCP), Project Security Instruction (PSI), Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP), Occupant Emergency Plan (OEP), Emergency Action Plan (EAP) and other security-generated publications
  • Schedule and support security meetings
  • Coordinate with Human Resources (HR) regarding security onboarding/off-boarding
  • Coordinate onboarding of security new hires
  • Coordinate and prepare Security Program Management Reviews (PMRs)
  • Coordinate Security Conference(s) for International Security
  • Maintain and update security mail groups and calendar
  • Issue courier cards and provide appropriate courier training
  • Monitor, control, and service post office box
  • Distribute mail and packages to local security offices
  • Distribute policy and guidance to CONUS and OCONUS locations as required
  • Maintain a central security document and file archive
  • Maintain, update, and coordinate F-35 security database systems (e.g. Joint Access Database Environment (JADE), Defense Information System for Security (DISS), local databases, SharePoint, central archive, etc.)
  • Provide centralized security customer service support
  • Provide technical writing support in compliance with appropriate guidance
  • Assist in development, coordination, and distribution of security policies and procedures.

Provide Security Incident Inquiry Support.

  • Conduct and assist with security incident inquiries
  • Track and provide trend analysis on reported security incidents
  • Provide incident matrix to the Director of Security (DS) and Government SAP Security Officer (GSSO)
  • Recommend classification determinations prior to inquiry initiation
  • Monitor inquiry progress, provide status updates to the GSSO, and draft appropriate reports before, during, and after inquiry
  • Participate in containment and clean-up actions and document results
  • Maintain the Security Incident Guide in coordination with the Information System Security Manager (ISSM)
  • Ensure personnel are notified of the initial incident in accordance with (IAW) policy.

Provide Security Education and Training Awareness (SETA) Support.

  • Collaborate with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and develop specific security training and indoctrination briefings.
  • Serve as primary point of contact for all F-35 JPO security education and training products.
  • Develop or coordinate the acquisition of security awareness and training products.
  • Develop and provide security awareness newsletter to the enterprise
  • Develop and provide Commanders Call security briefing.
  • Coordinate with HR regarding security briefing at new hire orientation; conduct security briefing at new hire orientation; ensure new hire orientation security briefing slide deck is accurate.
  • Develop security education training plans, maintain, track, and conduct comprehensive security training.
  • Track and provide data on training status for F-35 JPO personnel.
  • Assist international country security managers with developing country-specific security training.

Provide CONUS and OCONUS International Security Support.

  • Provide multi-disciplined security guidance and mentorship to F-35 Partner and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) security professionals
  • Provide continuous evaluation of F-35 Partner and FMS security posture and provide written updates to International Security Manager, Program Security Officer, and assigned International Security Specialist
  • Assist F-35 Partner and FMS security professionals in developing country-unique security documents to ensure protection of F-35 assets at the appropriate level
  • Develop and provide training to F-35 Partner and FMS security professionals to facilitate building, implementing and managing a comprehensive F-35 security program
  • Assist F-35 Partner and FMS security professionals in ensuring security policies and procedures are in compliance with Special Access Program (SAP), Classified Military Information (CMI), and Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) in accordance with U.S Government security requirements
  • Provide general, physical, and cybersecurity support and training to F-35 Partner and FMS security professionals
  • Provide security support at air shows, fighter competitions and other collaborative events
  • Provide country map data

Provide Operational Security (OPSEC) Support.

  • Assist in development of OPSEC measures for specific programs
  • Aid in the development, management and execution of the F-35 JPO OPSEC program
  • Perform risk management assessments and provide analysis

Provide Program Protection Support.

  • Perform risk management and risk analysis
  • Develop, manage and execute Program Protection Plans (PPP)
  • Conduct PPP reviews as required by policy and integrate identified changes
  • Identify Critical Program Information (CPI), mission critical functions, and mission critical components
  • Develop enhanced protection measures
  • Assist the Government in establishing and chairing an Observables, Identification, and Containment (OI&C) Working Group
  • Coordinate and facilitate the review of the F-35 CPIs

Provide Special Access Program (SAP) Security Support.

  • Manage International Partner/FMS conference space
  • Track Partner/FMS required inventories, self-inspections, training, and other applicable documents
  • Maintain and update Cooperative Program Personnel (CPP) SOP
  • Maintain and update Technology Assessment/Control Plan (TA/CP)
  • Coordinate with geographically separated GSSOs and international country security managers to facilitate and record SAP security requirements
  • Generate new international security documents as additional FMS participants join the program
  • Conduct formal and/or informal inspections and/or assessments at international and U.S. SAP facilities
  • Author detailed trip reports and maintain records of communications with GSSOs and foreign partners and FMS participants.
  • Support Government Security Managers at Executive Committee (EXCOM) and Tri-Service briefings.
  • Conduct collateral and SAP security self-inspections and staff assistance visits.
  • Track corrective actions.
  • Provide support to F-35 JPO by arming and disarming secure rooms as needed.

Provide Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) Security Support.

  • Maintain and update SCI SOP
  • Coordinate with international country security managers to facilitate meeting and recording security requirements.
  • Conduct formal and/or informal inspections at SCI Facilities (SCIFs)
  • Conduct SCI security self-inspections and staff assistance visits
  • Provide support to F-35 JPO by arming and disarming secure rooms as needed

Provide Visitor Control Support.

  • Transmit SAP, SCI, and collateral visit certifications for F-35 JPO personnel
  • Issue, maintain, distribute, track, and inventory F-35 JPO visitor badges
  • Process incoming and outgoing visit requests
  • Create and process country clearance requests through the approved visit system
  • Monitor and control incoming and outgoing U.S. Government property
  • Collect, maintain, and close out foreign travel reports

Provide Analytical Security Support.

  • Assess and optimize security processes, including automation, for a rapidly growing program to ensure consistent security support, and produce products resulting from this analysis
  • Identify program requirements through review and analysis of user needs and produce products resulting from this analysis
  • Identify emerging threats and produce products resulting from this analysis
  • Conduct special security studies and produce products resulting from these studies

Provide Security Escort Support.

  • Escort and monitor the facilities engineering, vendor, and maintenance personnel working within F-35 JPO occupied spaces
  • Provide escorts for facility-related projects

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs):

  • Ability to constructively engage and resolve challenging situations
  • Independent self-starter, proactive and professional assertiveness
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and computer literacy
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Superior verbal/written skills and presentation skills
  • Ability to multitask.

Minimum/General Experience:

  • 10 years of experience performing work related to the labor category functional description.
  • Special Access Program (SAP) knowledge/experience
  • Active TS/SCI

Minimum Education:

  • Master's Degree in the stated discipline or,
  • Bachelor's degree plus 4 years of additional relevant experience may be substituted for a Master's Degree.


The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work to be performed. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of the contractor assigned to this position. Applying: If you feel you have the knowledge, skills and abilities for this position visit our careers page at

ARMADA provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. ARMADA complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.