Security Administrator (Rosslyn, VA)

The security administrator position supports the Bureau of Diplomatic Security's, Office of Personnel Security and Suitability. The Office manage's the the State Department's personnel security clearance program.  Chosen candidates will be directly involved in project support and counterintelligence investigative analysis. 

General duties include:

  • Related activities to support the availability, reliability and integrity of the Department's Counterintelligence investigations;
  • Providing professional support to the Department of State program for the protection of Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI). This includes, but is not limited to, supporting periodic security reviews (PSRs), SCI and collateral training, and processing personnel for access to SCI;
  • Supporting the Division Manager and members of the team in routine office administration, personnel, financial, database administration, and project requirements;
  • Coordinating within the division and with departments throughout the agency;
  • Database software experience required; Microsoft (MS) Project experience a plus;
  • Communicating effectively both in writing and verbally with all levels of personnel;
  • Working with the public.

Functional responsibilities include:

  • Providing administrative support tor status reports, briefing presentations, and special projects;
  • Tracking projects via work breakdown structures
  • Preparing charts, tables, graphs, and diagrams to assist in tracking and reporting program activities;
  • Assisting in technical and programmatic input to support client briefings, status reports, and deliverable preparation;
  • Coordinating and assisting office personnel in completing tasks within the following areas: security/clearance processing, timesheet reporting, purchasing, travel, training, material reproduction, inventory, etc.
  • Assisting/reviewing the preparation of all reports and tracking documents to include budgets, monthly reports, travel expense reports, and personnel tracking, etc.

Minimum Education:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent and three years of specialized administrative experience.
  • Specialized experience includes office management, suspense tracking, review of executive level correspondence, database administration, financial and project status tracking and reporting, monthly reports, and maintaining operating procedures;
  • Extensive knowledge of electronic database operations management, administrative and correspondence processing procedures, and understanding of procedures required for processing actions for review, approval and release.  
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word; basic Excel and PowerPoint skills: MS Project skills a plus

Work location: Rosslyn, VA

Due to contract requirements, all candidates must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance.


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