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Senior Security Programs Specialist

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Job ID: 2200233
Location: ARLINGTON, VA, United States
Date Posted: Jan 28, 2022
Category: Security
Subcategory: Security
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Top Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking an Army Protection Program Support Specialist in Arlington, VA to support the Army National Guard (ARNG) and the broader military intelligence community on the Military Intelligence Services Support (MISS) Contract.

Note: This role requires physical presence on site at the SAIC office at 1500 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA.  Limited telework may be feasible, up to 3 days per week, subject to customer requirements.

Job Duties:

  • Assist in the planning, coordinating, implementation, assessment, and maintenance of the Army Protection Program (APP) for the ARNG throughout the 54 states and territories.
  • Provide direct support to the ARNG G-2 Security Programs Branch Chief, supporting the ARNG’s national-level Army Protection Program Assessments (APPA) and Protection Command Assistance Visits (PCAV).
  • Work as part of an interdisciplinary team of military and civilians to conduct APPA trips throughout the 54 ARNG states and territories, conducting assessments of each ARNG’s PERSEC, INFOSEC, COMSEC, and INDUSEC programs.
  • Develop and update security presentations for the ARNG G2 Office of Intelligence Security Programs (OIS-P).   
  • Conduct annual security briefings in support of APPA, no more than 22 events annually.
  • Complete outbriefs, after assessment reports, and executive summaries for APPA trips.
  • Input assessment results into tracking and metrics tools.
  • Develop best practices guides for dissemination to the 54 ARNG states and territories.
  • Maintain the security and privacy of controlled unclassified and classified information
  • Travel: up to 25%, normally one week per month.


Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree and ten (10) years or more of related experience; OR Masters and eight (8) years or more experience ; OR PhD or JD and six (6) years or more experience.
  • Active TOP SECRET clearance with the ability to obtain SCI.
  • 8+ years’ experience with a range of security disciplines, including PERSEC, INFOSEC, COMSEC, and/or INDUSEC.
  • Knowledge and understanding of AR 525-2 “The Army Protection Program”, AR 380-28 “Army SCI Program”, AR 380-67 “Personnel Security Program”, AR 380-5 “Army Information Security Program”, AR 380-49 “Industrial Security Program” and other relevant Army and DoD security publications.
  • Possess strong analytic and organization skills, work well independently without nearby corporate support.
  • Must have strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to travel, approximately one week per month.
  • Security Fundamentals Professional Certification (SFPC) highly desired.

COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees are required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. All SAIC employees must be fully vaccinated and they must submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at Contact Us and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Where work is performed strictly at a customer site, customer site vaccination requirements preempt SAIC's vaccination policy.


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