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Jacobs Special Security Office, Sr. in Tampa, Florida

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Your Impact:

Jacobs - TBG is seeking a Special Security Office candidate to provide multi-discipline Security Specialists to provide support to the USCENTCOM Special Security Office (CCJ2- SSO) in managing the Command Information Security, Personnel Security, and Physical Security Programs.

Principle Responsibilities of the Position:

  • Physically inspect and document findings for USCENTCOM Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) accreditation in order to identify deficiencies affecting SCIF accreditations.

  • Perform and maintain all annual SCIF inspection checklists

  • Maintain and document daily inspection records for all PDSs to help preclude and detect tampering

  • Maintain the Open Storage Inspection Program and perform annual inspections of approved open storage areas

  • Inspect, assess and draft responses to requests for residential use and storage of sensitive and classified information and equipment. Recommend whether the residence meets the minimum physical security standards to adequately protect classified information

  • Manage and maintain the access badge system and provide customer service at the USCENTCOM visitor center, USCENTCOM compound and facilities

  • Maintain the online Access Control Database (ACD) and maintain badge records in the American Magnetic Technology (AMAG) system

  • Monitor the AMAG Intrusion Detection System/CCTV to help control access and preclude any unauthorized access

  • Process FVEY Mitigation packages and TSCIF accreditation requests for approval

  • Brief and train proper command security practices for the Command Security Indoctrination briefings to promote Security Education, Training & Awareness (SETA)

  • Update local security publications as required, consistent with DoD/DIA guidance

  • Provide input into CENTCOM history reports and maintain the SSO webpage

  • Support the Information Security Working Group, the monthly brief for the CoS and Tasker Management Program

  • Assist in preparation, processing and tracking personnel initial and periodic reinvestigations for Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Electronic Questionnaire

  • Perform security in/out processing of personnel, weekly SCI Indoctrination briefings, and security debriefings for the Command. In/out processing duties include: Verify security clearance eligibility, create Personnel Security Folders, provide appropriate indoctrination paperwork, create appropriate access badge with photo, update all security databases, schedule SCI indoctrination briefings as required, and maintain data on the security clearance investigations status

  • Monitor JPAS eligibility updates, DIA Record Message Traffic (RMT), and cross-reference multiple repository databases to include facilitating the transfer of records/info to Intelligence Community databases for security clearance eligibility and access

  • Process and maintain a current and accurate database of security clearances of Foreign Nationals and other personnel visiting or assigned to USCENTCOM

  • OCONUS travel may be required


Here’s What You’ll Need:

Education Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 8+ years of experience as a Security Professional

Experience Required:

  • Experience working at a Combatant Command Security Office or deployed as an SSO or served as an FSO

  • Must be able to function independently as a senior level SSO

  • Systems experience with at least one intelligence discipline application, in the areas of intelligence analysis, collection management, or targeting training

Special Knowledge/Skills Required:

  • US government clearance: Current Top Secret/SCI with Poly

  • Completed DIA SSO course or equivalent.


  • Security Plus Certification and Security System Certified Professional , or equivalent other two DoD Approved 8570 IAT Level II certifications; at least one IAT Level III certification is preferred


  • Security Fundamentals Professional Certification (DoD) and experience using American Magnetics (AMAG) Access Control systems and Control Point Closed Circuit TV or equivalent system, and experience with wireless security and a strong Physical Security background


  • Expertise using JPAS, Scattered Castles, CATS, DISS or equivalent Personnel Security System

Physical Requirements:

Most work will be done at a desk or computer.

Work Environment:

General Office environment. The work environment is fast-paced and sometimes involves extreme deadline pressures. The nature of the work requires a high degree of teamwork and cooperation with other members of the staff as well as individuals across the Company and Customers.

Equipment & Machines:

General office equipment including PC/laptop, Fax, Copiers, Shredder, Printers, Telephone, and other miscellaneous office equipment.


Attendance is critical at all times. Must be able to work a 40-hour workweek, normally Monday through Friday.  However, times and days may vary depending on business requirements. Needs to be available to work overtime during critical peaks and be available to meet last minute requests for overtime should the situation occur.

Other Essential Functions:

Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others. Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation.

Must be able to interface with individuals at all levels of the organization both verbally and in writing. Must be well-organized with the ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously. Must work well under pressure to meet deadline requirements. Must be willing to travel as needed. Must take and pass a drug test and background check as well as a motor vehicle records check. Must be a US citizen.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) and supplemental language (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf) .

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