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Principal Security Associate at Quantech Services

Principal Security Associate

Quantech Services Chantilly, VA (Onsite) Full-Time

Job Title

Principal Security Associate

Functional Title

Security Administrative Assistant


VA - CHANTILLY, VA 20151 US (Primary)


Bachelor's Level Degree

Job Type


Job Description

The Security Administrative Specialist provides support primarily to the Office of Security and Counterintelligence (OS&CI) senior managers in areas of division and operational administrative security functions. The services may also support other NRO Directorates and Offices as required.


• Maintain tracking records and filing systems, archives files as necessary

• Recommend new administrative support processes

• Execute NRO and local Directorate/Office security in and out processing requirements

• Issue security related equipment, records, receipts, or supplies

• Maintain a schedule of appointments for a manager or offices

• Schedule polygraph testing

• Answer security related telephone calls, directs calls to the appropriate branch or office, and take messages

• Research, records, and reports statistical analysis for historical and planning purposes

• Provide security support for passing, verifying, and receiving clearances, confirming Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) security eligibility, processing visitor requests, processing requests for NRO Badges, and processing Visit Certifications and Perm Certifications

• Update security data, run inquiries, provide quality control, develop reports using various IC and/or DoD databases

• Provide support coordinating, tasking and managing security action responses from internal NRO, other Government, and industry organizations

• Maintain and update appropriate security related databases

• Provide administrative/customer support duties for access control and physical security support to the NRO Headquarter buildings

• Issue and manage badges for Headquarters personnel and visitors

• Update data, provide quality control, run reports, and use the Monitor Dynamics Inc. system and Lenel Systems for proper badging, Visit Request and Badging System (VRBS), Access Polygraph Investigative Collection System (APICS), and others as needed

• Process certifications for access via fax, email, electronic message format and IC databases for visitors' access for daily visit or multiple visits up to one year

• Assist with badge issues, provide visitors information support, directions and assist in contacting visitor POC

• Assist with onboarding and out-processing of personnel to include badge creation for new personnel and badge destruction for departed personnel as well as assist in updating accesses for personnel

• Assist in the set-up and conduct of the weekly briefing for new personnel introduction to the NRO

• Provide recommended guidance to Government personnel regarding security specific needs for office renovations and move management activities, such as, but not limited to, review of furniture for classified information, review of facilities for SCI Facility requirements, working with facilities and communication personnel to assist in defining requirements, scheduling moves, etc.

• Assist with work pertaining to the procurement, inventory control, and destruction of cryptographic material utilized by the NRO

• Assist the Government OS&CI Custodial Property Officer in tracking security related equipment and accountable property for the respective branches

• Conduct security in-briefings and de-briefings related to security compartmented programs and office specific programs

• Support field offices, including polygraph, to include generating tasking lists, providing program and personnel security requests for examinations

• Interface in person and telephonically with outside federal agencies, requesting reports, referring and scheduling examinations, and answering general questions about the NRO polygraph program

• Work with NRO Program Security Officers to process requests for examinations, gather or provide information about prospective examinees

• Research, record, and report population statistical data for analysis and making recommendations to Government personnel regarding planning of operational polygraph travel missions

• Make recommendations regarding the collection, interpretation, and production of weekly, monthly and yearly branch reports and statistics which includes multiple data reports from APICS

• Schedule, organize, and prepare read-aheads for the adjudication board and log/prepare all customer correspondence packages from the branch for mailing

• Provide administrative support for case tracking and provide monthly reports to management

• Assist in development and coordination of OS&CI yearly Instructor Led Training (ILT) and Computer Based Training, to include user testing, training schedule, and advertising course offerings

• Coordinate registration and confirmation for OS&CI ILT courses, checks clearances for students attending courses and provides day to day correspondence with students and addresses questions

• Coordinate logistics for off-site locations, provide logistical class configurations and reproduction of course materials

• Update and archive student training records with OS&CI provided courses

• Execute Special Access Programs (SAP) and Integrated Joint Special Technical perations (IJSTO) administrative security actions, in compliance with governing documents, to ensure customers are postured to support interfaces with the SAP and IJSTO communities

• Make recommendations regarding classification review of SAP documents prior to release

• Maintain billet rosters for all IJSTO accessed individuals through the NRO and Air Force SAPs

• Assist in establishing and disestablishing SAP Facilities for discussion, processing and storage of sensitive program data

• Assist customers in establishing Co-use and Joint-use Agreements as related to SAP and IJSTO programs

• Maintain website initiatives to include OS&CI unique applications (i.e. Adjudicators Reference Tool, APICS, etc.)

• Administer and troubleshoot security databases, to include specialized databases, sets up new user accounts and accesses; run reports; perform databases clean up tasks

• Ensure security compliance with the NRO/IC regulations and procedures of the tasks performed or reviewed by the contractor

• Track, ensure completion, and prioritize polygraph assignments

• Track and ensure completion of adverse and foreign travel/contact reports to OS&CI management

• Perform ad hoc security briefings

Please see standard Work, Physical and Mental Requirements for all Quantech roles.

Work Environment This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, scanners, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands This is largely a sedentary role mostly sitting; however, some filing may be required . This would require the ability to move files, or boxes with file data, open filing cabinets and bend or stand as necessary, ability to lift up to 40lbs.

Mental Demands: Reading; communicate effectively (verbal and written); maintain emotional control and professionalism.

Job Requirements

Desired Skill Set:

• Demonstrated experience with personnel security policies and practices

• Demonstrated experience in access control, security personnel and physical security functional areas, to include but not limited to access control software and systems, personnel security policies and procedures, and facility physical security requirements

• Demonstrated experience working in an environment with compartmented programs

• Demonstrated experience using Microsoft Office and standard computer applications

• Demonstrated ability in oral and written communication skills sufficient to compose and deliver responses to customers' routine questions in a clear and concise manner

• Demonstrated knowledge of security specific systems, databases, websites, and software, including Facility and Information Security Accreditation Tool, VRBS, APICS, Scattered Castles, Joint Personnel Adjudication System or their successors

• Demonstrated experience performing adjudicative support

• Demonstrated experience in eliciting information, articulating information, and documenting information in a well-organized manner;

• Advanced ability to lead a team of security professionals encompassing multiple disciplines

• Demonstrated experience with Intelligence Community Directive (ICD) 705 regulations, to include requirements pertaining to Co-Use agreements


Bachelor's Degree and 5 years relevant experience


High School Diploma or GED Equivalent and 7 years relevant experience

Clearance: Active TS/SCI clearance, with CI Poly

Security clearance required



0 - 10%

Recommended Skills

  • Access Controls
  • Administration
  • Audio Equipments
  • Classified Information
  • Communication
  • Counter Intelligence Polygraph (Ci Clearance)
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