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Security Specialist I

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Provides expertise and support to database account management processes, which includes account creation, account resets, and training on standard operation procedures for the various databases used by Diplomatic Security investigative personnel.   Researches, collects, and organizes data related to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and other time sensitive namechecks.


  • Manage and maintain databases used to aid in criminal fraud investigations related to U.S. issued travel documents
  • Provide support services for a comprehensive security awareness program designed to educate employees conducted through the use of briefings, lectures, audio-visual presentations, and printed media
  • Assist in developing and producing security awareness media to include posters, handbooks, and similar materials
  • Provide input of proposed briefing and training packages related to various databases
  • Work independently, with oversight, to advise and assist office personnel on matters of security policy, procedures, and  regulations related to various databases
  • Conduct need surveys and provide a report of findings for each survey conducted
  • Ensure security policies are implemented according to procedures without undue interruption of  normal operations
  • Communicate effectively both in writing and verbally with all levels of personnel
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of two (2) years professional, specialized experience in a related field, to include counterintelligence, investigations, industrial security, dignitary NIP policy and security standard development, OPSEC, COMSEC, INFOSEC, security countermeasures programs, access system operation and management, personnel protection, protecting classified information, or regional desk officer
  • Knowledge of analytical methods to discern trends and patterns in document fraud of interest to the criminal investigative program
  • Basic knowledge of U.S. foreign policy to understand the significance of document fraud analysis activities in the context of current foreign affairs environment
  • Knowledge of methods used to extract information from the computer databases, including online databases, to facilitate the collection of information used in the analysis of fraud activities
  • Familiar with the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to coordinate with other Government agencies and private sector personnel
  • Experience drafting and editing US government reports and documents

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills working with individuals at all levels within the organization
  • Possess strong multi-tasking skills with the ability to work effectively and efficiently in a fast-paced, high-volume work environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with superiors, colleagues, business professionals, and the general public

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