Coalfire Federal Secure Communications Telecommunications Specialist (COMSEC) in Alexandria, Virginia
Coalfire is the cybersecurity advisor that helps private and public sector organizations avert threats, close gaps, and effectively manage risk. Our professionals are among the most talented in the industry, and each and every day, they strive to provide the unbiased assessments, advice, and innovative solutions that help our clients meet their specific challenges and build long-term strategies to protect their organizations. For nearly 20 years, we’ve been on the cutting-edge of one of the world’s most important industries – and we’re committed to making the world a safer place by solving our clients’ toughest security challenges.
We’re growing rapidly and are currently seeking a Secure Communications Telecommunications Specialist (COMSEC) with an active TS/SCI to support our team in Reston or Alexandria, VA.
Ensure accounting reports are complete, accurate, and that all corrections are made in ink and initialed for paper transactions or digitally signed.
Verify material listed on the accounting report prior to transfer, issue, hand receipt, destruction, conversion, relief from accountability and possession.
Return accounting reports to the originator within two working days of preparation or receipt.
Incident Reporting: All incidents involving COMSEC material and/or violations of COMSEC security requirements must be reported immediately to the COMSEC Manager. Depending on the type and severity of the incident/violation, a preliminary report may be required by the DHS COR within 24 hours and if keying material is involved – also to the Controlling Authority.
COMSEC Inspections: Perform every six months, also whenever the COMSEC Manager is changed. DHS COR audit conducted by an auditor approximately every 2 years. Policy mandated audit- conducted by the COMSEC Manager whenever a national policy pertaining to a special COMSEC system mandated that an audit be conducted.
Manage Trusted Internet Protocol (MTIPS)/ Top Secret Mission Operation Environment (TSMOE) Communications Support: Supports with procured Tactical Local Area Network Encryptor (TACLANES) hand receipted to numerous personnel located across the United States as well as electronic key loading devices for the MTIPS and TSMOE programs.
National Power Grid Secure Communications (GRIDCOM) Communications Support: Travel across the United States to inspect facilities and install secure voice communications to support the National Power Grid program in case of national emergencies.
DHS Continuity of Operations (COOP) Communications Support: Program, install and load electronic key in over 100 secure voice communications VIPER desk top phones as well as annual verification of currency of all crypto keys.
Cryptographic Access briefing and debriefing:
Individuals who have a continuing need for access to TOP SECRET and SECRET key and authenticators that are designated CRYPTO, and to classified cryptographic media, will receive the cryptographic access briefing.
Conduct cryptographic access briefing as an Alternate COMSEC Custodian.
Cryptographic debriefings are required when individuals or hand receipt holders no longer needs access to CCI equipment.
Briefings are maintained for a minimum of five years upon debriefing, clearance or employment termination.
COMSEC Material Destruction:
Ensure a properly cleared, and COMSEC briefed, individual witnesses the destruction of all ACM
Use the Destruction Report as a ‘checklist’ during the destruction
Do not destroy COMSEC material without specific authorization
Ensure personnel who perform destructions are trained in the correct procedures and methods
Do not destroy damaged or faulty key (submit a COMSEC incident report and return the damaged/faulty key to the National Distribution Authority [NDA] at Communications Security Establishment Command (CSEC)
Perform equipment verification and page checking prior to destruction (normally within 48 hours)
Destroy superseded key, whether regularly or irregularly superseded, as soon as possible after use or supersession, and do not hold longer than 72 hours following supersession
Destroy COMSEC publications within 15 calendar days following the date of supersession or the authorized date of destruction
Do not destroy COMSEC equipment, unless specifically authorized to do so
Ensure each segment of key is properly destroyed, and reported as destroyed, before reporting the destruction of the complete key
Ensure all copies of key issued to Local Elements and subordinate COMSEC Sub-accounts have been destroyed before destroying the key from which the copies were made
Accurately verify the material being destroyed against the Destruction Report
Destroy the material using approved destruction methods
Examine the destruction device and the surrounding area to ensure the material has been destroyed and thoroughly inspect the residue to ensure that the destruction was complete
Submit Consolidated Destruction Reports containing routine destruction information.
Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline from an accredited College or University is required along with 2+ years of experience.
An active TS/SCI level clearance
Certified in COMSEC electronic key management systems and local site key management policies.
Experience with providing COMSEC support including key management, key renewal, and reporting.
Experienced with administration of Local Management Device/Key Processor (LMDKP) and Key Management Infrastructure (KMI) or (CARDS) COMSEC Accounting Reporting Distribution System
Cybersecurity experience, cybersecurity certifications
Coalfire’s high energy, challenging, and fast-paced work environment will keep you engaged and motivated. Work-life balance is a core priority at Coalfire – we work hard and we play hard, and the two often overlap. We host family-friendly events and happy hours along with professional meetups and informal networking sessions, and we’re active in our communities. Plus, we offer great benefits, including:
Health, dental, and vision insurance with an employer contribution
Flexible paid time off (employees are encouraged to spend four weeks away from the office each year)
A generous 401(k) plan
A corporate wellness program
A kitchen stocked with snacks, coffee, and tasty beverages
Coalfire is an EEO employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to respecting, embracing individual differences, and creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
External Company Name: Coalfire Federal
External Company URL: https://www.coalfire.com/