Jacobs Industrial Security Professional (ISP) - Reston/Herndon in Reston, Virginia

Industrial Security Professional (ISP) - Reston/Herndon



This job is a modified full- time position and is based in Northern Virginia (Reston/Herndon area).

Jacobs is looking for a qualified ISP candidate for our National Capital Region Business Development team supporting the Intelligence Community. Coordinates and monitors highly sensitive aspects of DoD, IC, and other Industrial security program and security activities, ensuring compliance with Government and company security policies and procedures. Tasks include providing guidance on security to site personnel, advising projects of relevant security issues and needs, processing personnel clearances, keeping and managing records on security relevant matters, employee briefings, managing visitor processes and cleared visit requests, ensuring accountability and traceability for security decisions, and carrying out other duties as required in the administration of corporate, National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM), and other Government security regulations.

Job Description:

Understand and enforce:

  • Working knowledge with: ICD 710, Classification Management and Control Markings System; Executive Order 13526; DoD Manual 5200.01, Volumes 1-4; NIST/NISPOM/ISO 27001; and other DoD/IC classification guides as necessary

  • Review transfer of data to lower security zones or networks, and have demonstrable knowledge of requirements for so doing

  • Act as primary individual to request IT transfer data between classified security zones or networks

  • Responsible for packaging classified material for delivery

  • Submit and follow-up on VARs; must be knowledgeable of JPAS or similar tools

  • Train team members and be final review authority to authoritatively analyze documents to identify content that requires classification, dissemination control, or required protection and mark documents appropriately as required. This will include all security markings including classification portion markings, classification blocks, and banner markings.

  • Maintain visitor and access logs IAW with federal rules and regulations for all secure spaces

  • Maintain document control log for security containers IAW federal rules and regulations

  • Have demonstrable understanding of IC and DoD regulatory guidance

  • Understand customer personnel security systems and administration to include account management, initiating clearance requests, conducting indoctrination, terms, transfers, etc.

  • Manage SCIF hardware, software, and IT solutions and upgrades with Security/IT, IAW federal rules and regulations

  • Direct Incident Response in the event of leakage or data breach, to include notification of proper authorities

  • Develop, implement, and manage a formal Information Security educational overview for new team members and visitors, IAW federal rules and regulations

  • Conducts annual security training; educating team on IC/customer policies and proper security protocols

  • Analyze clearance data to determine appropriate actions (required upgrades, renewals, etc.)

  • Quickly learn new processes and adapt to constantly changing regulations

  • Provide efficient customer service to employees and security representatives

  • Support multiple security-related designated tasks for both Operations and Sales Center Team personnel

  • Other administrative duties will be assigned as required to support Business Development

Note to Virginia Job Seekers: Jacobs ensures nondiscrimination and equal employment opportunity in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. If you need more information or special assistance for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, contact the Human Resources Director at our Arlington, VA office at 571-218-1000. Persons with hearing-and speech-impairments can contact Jacobs by using the Virginia Relay Service, a toll-free telecommunication device for the deaf (TDD). Call 711 for TTY/TDD.


Minimum Requirements

Education and Experience : Bachelor’s degree in business, security, or related field and 10 years’ security experience; equivalent experience supporting DoD or IC (either in Industry, as a USG employee, or on active duty) may be considered. Industrial Security Professional (ISP) Certification required.

Technical : Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and general computer knowledge and skills.

Languages : Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

Other :

  • Must take and pass a drug test and background check

  • Must have active Top Secret security clearance

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain SCI

  • Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation

  • Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Must be able to work both independently and in a team environment

  • Must have ability to protect sensitive and company-confidential information, work under pressure, and manage multiple tasks with tight deadlines

  • Possess strong interpersonal, problem solving, and organizational skills

  • Familiar with Government contracting requirements as related to Industrial Security

Desirable Attributes

  • Experience maintaining records required for Defense Security Service (DSS) reviews

  • Audit experience

  • Previous experience providing protection guidance to federal customer highly preferred

  • Experience as an FSO, PSO, or SSO supporting DoD or IC

  • CDSE FSO Program Management for Possessing Facilities Certification

Essential Functions

Unusual or Special Physical Requirements of Position

  • Must be able to sit at a computer for extended periods.

Work Environment

  • Regular Office/Cubicle environment

Equipment and Machines

  • Computer (90%); General Office equipment.


  • Attendance is critical at all times to ensure response to customer requirements.

  • Work, including overtime, may be required after hours and on weekends, and sometimes on short notice.

Primary Location United States-Virginia-Reston

Travel Yes, 10 % of the Time

Req ID: IHO000084