Security Specialist

1 month ago
Job ID
Required Clearance
Top Secret
Employment Type
Full Time
Hiring Company
GDMS - Legacy GDAIS Rate Structure

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Administration of Justice, Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement or related field or the equivalent is required plus a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree.
General Dynamics experience is strongly preferred.


Department of Defense TOP SECRET security clearance is required at time of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

Responsibilities for this Position

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Security Specialist.  This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation’s core defense/intelligence services and systems.  General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.



  • Coordinates and performs routine to intermediate security tasks to ensure compliance with contractual, program and security requirements
  • Maintain personnel and contractual security records and corresponding systems
  • Participates in the administration and coordination of one or more security programs/activities to ensure compliance with government and company security policies and procedures
  • Prepares and submits routine documentation to immediate supervision
  • Identifies program issues and implements corrective actions to identified security problems as directed
  • Conducts security briefings and maintains security education programs
  • Attends Business Unit Program Forums to identify upcoming projects
  • Reviews security program requirements for efficiency and standardization
  • Adapts or modifies standard security methods
  • Participates in preparation of security proposals
  • Communicates results of security endeavors in both verbal and written form
  • Participates in planning and preparations of new security programs
  • Acts independently, guided only by very broad company policies and objectives
  • Serves as certifying self-approval authority for Information Systems
  • Partners with various government agencies to ensure corporation is compliant with directives and regulations and obtains rulings, interpretations and deviations, as appropriate


  • Well-versed in the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) and familiar with the forthcoming Defense Information System for Security (DISS)
  • Familiarity with producing and issuing DD Form 254s and the forthcoming National Industrial Security Program (NISP) Contracts Classification System (NCCS)
  • Considerable ability to provide leadership using functional knowledge and interpersonal skills
  • Considerable ability to comprehend and comply with detailed procedures and interpersonal skills, which enable successful interface with clients, program customers and program sponsors
  • Considerable knowledge of all security policies and procedures and ability to interpret security requirements and apply them consistently across diverse situations
  • Excellent customer service skills and ability to work independently and ability to prioritize, schedule and complete multiple tasks
  • Considerable knowledge of all general functions and substantial understanding of policies and procedures to include the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM), National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual Supplement (NISPOMSUP), National Security Agency (NSA) Industrial COMSEC Manual, 90-1, specific Program Security Directives (PSD)
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense Personnel Security Clearance up to and including the final Top Secret level and required program access with completion of a successful polygraph, as applicable


  • Administration of Justice;
  • Criminal Justice;
  • Law Enforcement; or
  • Related field


Company Overview

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation.  With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas.  Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.  We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose.  You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.  If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!


General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.  EOE/Disability/Veteran


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