National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Area Security Officer in Buckley AFB, Colorado

Job Overview

Job Overview

About the Agency

JOB DESCRIPTION: Area Security Officers apply broad knowledge and experience in multiple security disciplines (e.g., Personnel, Information, Physical, Industrial, Information Systems, Classification Management) to develop, enforce, analyze, and interpret security policies and procedures. They identify program requirements, conduct surveys, perform inspections, complete trend analyses, and offer security advice and guidance. They also deliver briefings, debriefings, and security education and training; pass and receive security clearances; and coordinate Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF)/collateral accreditation/programs. In addition, these officers provide security support and program assistance to protect GEOINT information shared with private, community, and foreign partners.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The Office of Security (SIS) is seeking to fill a critical position in support of NGA offices located in Aerospace Data Facility-Colorado (ADF-C). SIS has an opening for an Area Security Officer (ASO) who has the proven ability to operate independently under geographically dislocated supervision and provide overall security support to parent offices and/or programs and provide support to hosting agency offices and/or programs. The ASO selected works in a team environment coordinating and prioritizing missions, and resources. The selected individual will also provide organizational representation to other government agencies and contractor security representatives, coordinating security and requirements on NGA's behalf. The incumbent will routinely organize and actively participate on various planning and project teams, maintain project status reports, and develop and present oral and written presentations to management and others. The incumbent will also plan, assign and accomplish work assignments, and exercise judgment in resolving problems. For routine assignments the work is performed under general supervision. The incumbent will also be required to independently plan, accomplish work assignments, and exercise sound judgment in resolving security related issues. The ASO will periodically visit other government and industrial sites within the Colorado area in support of the NGA's mission.

Supervisory Status


Relocation Authorized
  • No
Who May Apply
This job is open to…

External Applicants Only

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Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Designated or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Security Investigation

MANDATORY QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: For this particular job, applicants must meet all competencies reflected under the Mandatory Qualification Criteria to include education (if required). Online resumes must demonstrate qualification by providing specific examples and associated results, in response to the announcement's mandatory criteria specified in this vacancy announcement:

1) Ability to provide exceptional customer service through interpersonal skills to apply techniques and methods with site security operations. 2) Dealing with challenges and issues while providing government oversight to contractor personnel with security access and visitor control policies and procedures. 3) Must be able to demonstrate a thorough knowledge of applicable Executive Orders 12333 &13526, DOD 5200.01 and 5105.21, National Industrial Security Program (NISPOM DoD 5220.22-M), and Intelligence Community Directive (ICD) 503, 703, & 705. 4) Ability to perform security systems assessments in identifying vulnerability mitigation/risk analysis through security site surveys and investigations. 5) Demonstrated knowledge in the security disciplines (Information, Physical, Personnel, Industrial, Information Systems, Classification Management).

EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: Must obtain DoD Security Fundamentals Professional Certification (SFPC) within 24 months.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatory qualifications, experience in the following is desired:

1) 4-year degree from an accredited college or university Critical thinking techniques, management of security help desk/support center resources, change management principles, and teaching/training delivery. 2) Experience within an Intelligence Community personnel, information, or physical security functional area. 3) Knowledge of Joint Personnel Adjudication System, application of Multimedia Message Manager, and application of TravelNet requirements.


  • Direct Deposit Required

  • Two Year Probationary Period

  • U.S. Citizenship Required

  • Position Subject to Drug Testing

  • Security Clearance Required

  • Top Secret

  • Sensitive Compartmented Information

  • Polygraph Test Required

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: You must be able to obtain and retain a Top Secret security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information. In addition, you are subject to a Counterintelligence Polygraph examination in order to maintain access to Top Secret information. All employees are subject to a periodic examination on a random basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Refusal to take the examination may result in denial of access to Top Secret information, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.

Employees with SCI access and who are under NGA cognizance are required to submit a Security Financial Disclosure Report, SF-714, on an annual basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Failure to comply may negatively impact continued access to Top Secret information, Information Systems, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.

NGA utilizes all processes and procedures of the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). Non-executive NGA employees are assigned to five distinct pay bands based on the type and scope of work performed. The employee's base salary is established within their assigned pay band based on their unique qualifications. A performance pay process is conducted each year to determine a potential base pay salary increase and/or bonus. An employee's annual performance evaluation is a key factor in the performance pay process. Employees on term or temporary appointments are not eligible to apply for internal assignment opportunity notices.

This position is a DCIPS position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to preference eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are an external applicant claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must self-identify your eligibility in our ERecruit application.

This position is funded by the National Intelligence Program (NIP).

Security Clearance

Top Secret/SCI

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

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Other Information

This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 2017-07-17 to 2017-07-29

Salary: $65,228 to $120,858 / per year

Pay scale & grade: IA 03

Series: 0080 Security Administration

Appointment type: This is a permanent position.

Work schedule: Full Time

Job announcement number: 20171436

Control number: 474614200