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Security Analyst

RAND Corporation Arlington Full-Time
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Under minimal supervision, the Security Analyst performs the duties of highly sensitive aspects of the DoD and other industrial security programs and security activities, ensuring compliance with government and company security policies and procedures. The Security Analyst conducts highly sensitive security briefings and acts as primary liaison with upper management for outside communications with mission partners. The role is responsible for assisting in the implementation of RAND security policies and procedures related to government classified information within a secure facility setting. The position will report to the site Manager, Security Administration.

May perform any or all of the following duties:

  • Ensure the implementation of security measures in accordance with applicable DCIDs, ICDs, National Industry Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM), other guiding government regulations, and local facility procedures.
  • Develops and implements an aggressive and comprehensive self-inspection program that addresses all aspects of RAND’s Industrial Security Program at the collateral, SAP, and SCI levels; document results and corrective actions.
  • Primary COMSEC custodian. Creates, implements, and maintains RAND’s COMSEC program.  Ensures introduction, protection, and disposition of COMSEC equipment in support of RAND’s classified research effort in accordance with applicable government directives.
  • Performs classification management reviews for FFRDC-produced classified documents.  Maintains and updates RAND’s Guide to Marking Classified Documents and Media.
  • Assist research staff with the preparation of classified briefings and documents.
  • Ensure classified information is properly marked, stored, and transmitted.
  • Works with RAND’s budget analyst to ensure funds are tracked, managed, and fully obligated in a timely manner throughout the fiscal year. Works with the Security & Safety staff to determine new budget needs and to create documentation that justifies the need for new expenditures.
  • Assists the Facility Security Officer in investigating, documenting, and reporting classified computer incidents.
  • Assists Corporate ISSO with classified computing auditing requirements.
  • May act as alternate ACSSO. Manages all functions of RAND’s Secure Facility in the absence of the primary ACSSO.
  • Control, track and process incoming intelligence community classified visit requests and assist with outgoing classified visits, as needed.
  • Prepare documentation to request SCI/SAR accesses for research and security staff and maintain access records.
  • Perform SCI/SAP/SAR briefings/debriefings and annual refresher training and document completion or non-compliance.
  • Coordinate classified meetings held in the secure facility.
  • Prepare and transmit classified material via fax, data port and Defense Courier Service.
  • Log classified materials in/out, prepare receipts as appropriate, and annotate in database.
  • Perform classified destruction functions.
  • Prepare courier documentation.
  • Prepare documented security reports as required.
  • Provide escorts for un-cleared visitors to the secure facility.


Required Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of and experience with Intelligence Community Directives required
  • Knowledge of National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM), DoD Sensitive Compartmented Information Administrative Security Manual (DoD 5105.21-M-1), security rules and regulations
  • Knowledge of JAFAN, Security Executive Agent Directives (SEADs), applicable executive orders, laws, and contractual requirements
  • Requires an awareness of Intelligence Community policies, procedures, standards, guidelines, and objectives, as well as an understanding of Section 811 of the Intelligence Authorization Act of 1995.
  • Requires extensive experience and understanding with the management of a secure facility and the ability to write and coordinate Fixed Facility Checklists.
  • Requires strong interpersonal skills— ability to work closely with people at all levels of the organization—to facilitate the implementation of programs and corrective actions; ability to influence partner organizations and senior management.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and tight deadlines, to be able to prioritize tasks and relate those priorities to internal customers and partner organizations in an effective manner when necessary.
  • Flexible and adaptable in a changing and challenging environment, ability to "think on your feet" when unexpected events arise.
  • Must have discretion and proven customer service skills
  • Ability to work well independently as well as part of a team
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong computer skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and spreadsheet programs
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be able to pass a background check

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CSSO certificate is highly desired.


Education Requirements

BS/BA degree or equivalent experience required



At least 3 years relevant work experience required with a BS/BA degree.  In lieu of BS/BA degree, 6 years of relevant work experience required

Security Clearance

Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance with SCI eligibility



Washington, DC


Positions Open



RAND is an Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity


Skills required

Installations (Computer Systems)
Assure Integrity
Understand Vulnerability
Risk Assessments
Incident Response
Ensure Protection
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