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Security Specialist, #4276

Brief Description

LinQuest is seeking a Security Specialist to work at our corporate office in Los Angeles, CA. 

The Security Specialist is responsible for providing all aspects of security support for numerous Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) level programs. They will provide day-to-day security oversight of all personnel and equipment assigned to the programs ensuring compliance with company and government regulations.

The individual will be responsible for performing multiple disciplines within security to include (but not limited to): personnel security for all access levels, security clearance pre-screening activities, physical security, visitor control, providing access briefings, completing/submitting access paperwork, conducting annual security audits to ensure compliance, and government directive implementation.



  • Develops, implements, and monitors SCI/special security policies and procedures, ensuing compliance in all aspects of the security program
  • Administering security procedures for SCI programs per the ICDs, DoDM 5105.21 series and customer directives as the CSSO
  • Conduct facility self-inspections and random searches, investigate security violations and submit reports, prepare and maintain SCI documentation as required
  • Submit nomination packages for individuals that meet the qualifications for SCI access
  • Establish and maintain a working relationship with all government agencies, be knowledgeable of ICD/ICS 705 requirements, as well as, filing necessary clearance paperwork for employees, candidates, and consultants
  • Personnel security duties utilizing JPAS/DISS and ACCS to include; verifying access eligibility, conducting access interviews, nominating personnel for access, foreign travel reporting, adverse reporting and records maintenance utilizing a security database (SIMS)
  • Conducting Clearance Eligibility Checks and Security Pre-Screening Interviews
  • Prepare and maintain incoming visitor data, and access lists for meetings to include granting visitors access to classified materials
  • Support inspections/self-assessments in accordance with National, DOD, Air Force and Corporate policies
  • Provide Security Awareness Training to new individuals, Annual Awareness training to employees and all on-going briefings and training requirements.
  • Interface effectively with all levels of management and government customers; daily support to staff, sub-contractors, PM, DPM, and government customer as required


Required Skills: 

  • Must possess organizational, accuracy, detail-oriented, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Independent judgement, confidentiality, discretion
  • Must be able to identify, analyze and resolve security-related matters
  • Must be able to prioritize tasks and handle multiple assignments concurrently


Preferred Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must be a self-starter with initiative to work independently and interact with customer, work with limited direction and handle multiple projects on short timelines
  • Demonstrated exceptional leadership abilities/qualities in a fast-paced multi-compartmented work environment
  • Capability to prepare reports and briefings, clearly articulate ideas and issues to achieve consensus of action
  • Experience with the intelligence community to include information systems that are used and requirements for obtaining program access
  • Ability to forecast unforeseen issues and prepare corrective action plans


Required Experience: 

  • BS Degree or equivalent experience and 5+ years’ experience with AF Programs and intelligence community
  • Experience utilizing JPAS and other Government Systems for clearance verification
  • Experience with Personnel Security Duties
  • Experience with providing briefings to personnel
  • Excellent proficiency with Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • US Citizenship and an active Top Secret with SCI eligibility required to be considered for the position


Preferred Experience:

  • Personnel Security, CSSO, and CPSO experience in DoD environment is highly preferred
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; must be a self-starter with initiative to work independently and interact with personnel and government customer
  • Ability to work with limited direction and handle multiple projects on short timelines
  • Capability of preparing reports and briefings
  • Ability to clearly articulate ideas and issues to personnel and government customer to achieve consensus of action



We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are committed to providing a work environment that values and respects each Team Member as an individual and important member of our culturally diverse organization. In keeping with this commitment, the Company is dedicated to providing a work environment free from any type of discrimination based upon race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, gender expression and identity, covered veteran and military status, marital status, disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics,political affiliation, or any other classification protected by law. This commitment and policy applies to all areas of employment.


Company Name:
Security Clearance:
Top Secret / SCI
Los Angeles, California
United States
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