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Parsons Corporation Technical Security Analyst in Chantilly, Virginia

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Top Secret SCI w/Polygraph

Job Description:

Ready to use your technical skills in a Security Specialist position? Are you experienced with a variety of techniques and analyses within the Safeguards and Security (S&S) technical area? Parsons is now hiring a Security Specialist, with emerging experience in all aspects of the security disciplines including personnel, physical, operations, industrial, communications, information, and information technology security.

Job Description:

The Technical Security Analyst will provide support to the Personnel Security Division’s Adjudications Branch. The Customer's Security, Personnel Security Division, Adjudications Branch employs Government adjudicators and Team Chiefs (TC) who task data collectors; review security files; analyze data; provide status checks on cases to management and others; research security issues; interview subjects; and liaise with polygraph, investigative and case processing colleagues. Technical Security Analysts advise PSD management on all technical security issues that affect PSD and its customers. The Analysts must be attentive to detail; able to maintain confidentiality of assets and information pertaining to personnel security; and able to elicit articulate and document information in a well-organized manner.

In addition, the Technical Security Analyst will:

  • Interface between Government agencies and industrial organizations for obtaining, verifying, and providing access to Customer programs

  • Update the security clearance database and Security Clearance Tool (SCT)

  • Support an annual file audit

  • Maintain accuracy of customer’s SCT records, e.g., briefing and debriefing dates, tracking/non-tracking etc

  • Conduct personnel clearance verification

  • Use multiple Customer, DOD and IC databases including but not limited to: SCT, DISS, Scattered Castles

  • Provide operations support to Government and Contractor personnel with the use of custom database/web applications (including but not limited to the Security Clearance Module, Continuous Evaluation Tool, Case Tracking Tool, OPM Portal, e-QIP, SSRDB (ends when SSRDB is replaced), Scattered Castles, Signal Flags)

  • Maintain the integrity of production data through database routine SQL statements (insert, update, delete, and query) and produce custom SQL reports to satisfy customer’s processing, statistical, operational, and ad hoc needs

  • Custom application user account administration and application user assistance; ensure database confidentiality, integrity, and availability; create and run database reports; function as a software implementation liaison, coordinating with developers throughout development lifecycle; and be able to troubleshoot IT issues and SQL queries

  • Provide customer and help desk support to PSD Security Clearance Module users. Security Clearance Module support activities to include:

  • Provide customer and help desk support to Customer-sponsored users of Scattered Castles

  • Create and maintain user accounts and access privileges

  • Provide Security Clearance Module training to users

  • Maintain production data integrity through database inserts, updates, delete, and query privileges

  • Perform comprehensive testing, including beta, factory acceptance, site acceptance, and user acceptance of the Security Clearance Module upgrade software

  • Perform daily transfers of Security Clearance Module data into the IC Scattered Castles database

  • Create custom reports for PSD Security Clearance Module users. The Contractor shall provide routine, pre-established weekly and monthly reports to PSD management

  • Serve as software implementation liaison, coordinating with developers throughout the development lifecycle

  • Provide technical support and assistance to the OS&CI/PSD/Front Office technical staff for the integration of polygraph related data, with the Security Clearance Module within the TALON database application

  • Attend Government-furnished training on the computerized polygraph instrument hardware and software. Following training, the Contractor shall have responsibility for troubleshooting software issues, repairing corrupt polygraph files and instruments, and making recommendations to PSD/PMB management for improvements, repairs, or final disposition of the equipment

  • Provide technical briefings on the existing polygraph network and/or future systems as directed by PSD/PMB management

  • Provide other computer technology services necessary to support the mission

  • Maintain the Government’s Automated Information System Security Plan IAW applicable customer rules and regulations

  • Research new equipment, work through the procurement process, and register the equipment if necessary

  • Process PSD-owned equipment for disposal when obsolete

  • Submit facilities request and track work through completion

  • Travel locally to meet with customers and fulfill requirements as necessary

Essential Experience and Skills:

  • Must possess a current TS/SCI w/ Poly clearance

  • Bachelors and 5 years relevant experience

  • Exceptional customer skills

  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve and develop/create innovative solutions

  • Demonstrated technical understanding to be able to teach how to use various security applications

  • Knowledge or demonstrated ability to understand the technical aspect of computer applications to converse with the computer engineers and users alike

  • Demonstrated understanding of the basics/underlying principles of computer coding and/or programming

  • Proven, superior helpdesk skills

  • Demonstrated ability complete customer requests on deadline with short suspense times and competing/shifting priorities

  • Demonstrated experience identifying data integrity issues, and analyzing processes that lead to these issues

  • Minimum of five (5) years of demonstrated product knowledge and experiences with database querying, experience in optimizing queries

  • Demonstrated ability to appropriately manage and monitor access controls to databases

  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, writing, communications skills

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

Must be able to obtain, maintain and/or currently possess a security clearance.

The position may require a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief as required by federal, state, provincial or local mandates or customer requirements.

Must be able to obtain, maintain and/or currently possess a security clearance.

The position may require a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief as required by federal, state, provincial or local mandates or customer requirements.

About Us

Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+.

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