Security Specialist

Copper River Family of Companies Arlington, Virginia
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November 23, 2022
Copper River Family of Companies
Arlington, Virginia

Copper River Enterprise Services is seeking a Security Specialist to analyze all information received for security packages to determine if an appropriate type of request has been submitted that it is consistent with suitability and security requirements relative to the type of position to be filled and its sensitivity level.

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • Providing extensive support to the Department of State's programs to protect classified National security information at all levels and sensitive but unclassified information within the Department and entrusted to private industry

  • Assisting in the development and issuance of policy standards tor a specific division with a specialized security function in support of division, organization, or agency

  • Assisting in development, preparation, and issuance of program guides for Department programs

  • Monitoring, analyzing, and investigating security violations to determine causes, highlighting program weaknesses, pinpointing responsibility/culpability, and recommending corrective action, as appropriate

  • Coordinating with Senior Officers, Intelligence Community (IC), and other security agencies on office security programs as required

  • Providing support services for a comprehensive security awareness program designed to educate employees conducted using briefings, lectures, audio-visual presentations, and printed media

  • Assisting in developing and producing security awareness media to include posters, handbooks, and similar materials

  • Working independently, with oversight, to advise and assist office personnel on matters of security policy, procedures, and regulations

  • Conducting needed surveys and providing a report of findings for each survey conducted
  • Ensuring security policies are implemented according to procedures without undue interruption of normal operations

  • Providing research services and advising office personnel on national and international
  • security developments

  • Maintaining contact with security officials from other government agencies and contracting firms to facilitate contractor employee's assignment to Department of State contracts

  • Assisting with input for department briefings to senior level officials
  • Reviewing outgoing office correspondence for appropriate office personnel
  • Assisting with processing contractors for assignment to various Department of State contracts and projects

  • Maintaining continuous dialogue with contracting firms to ensure contractor employees are authorized to begin contract performance as expeditiously as possible

  • Assisting with conducting training with contracting firms to ensure their requests for personnel security clearances, visitor authorization requests, and requests for assignment to moderate risk public trust positions arc processed without undue delays in contract performance


  • Required Clearance:
    • Must be eligible for Top Secret/SCI Clearance

  • Education:
    • Undergraduate degree with three to four years specialized experience in one of the following areas: counterintelligence, investigations, industrial security, dignitary/VIP policy and security standard development, OPSEC, COMSEC, INFOSEC, security countermeasures programs, access system operation and management, personnel protection and protecting classified information, or region desk officer

    • Degree not required with four to six years' experience

  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • Required Knowledge/Experience:
      • Working group assistance

      • Protection, acquisition, and management of goods and services

      • Coordinating with other Government agencies and private sector personnel

      • Communicating in writing and verbally with all levels of personnel

      • Minimum of three (3) years of experience working with public

      • Studying issues and recommending approaches to correct deficiencies or enhance program operations

      • Developing systems and procedures for establishing, operating and assessing the effectiveness of administrative control systems

      • Proficient with Microsoft Word; basic Excel and PowerPoint skill

    • Preferred Knowledge/Experience:
      • Industrial security

      • Information security

      • Security policy review and research

      • Security training

      • Investigations and inspections

      • Security program review, development and implementation

      • Investigating and analyzing unusual security problems, considerations, and issues associated with information and personnel security programs

      • Working knowledge of Federal agencies' security policies and procedures such as the NISPOM, IC directive, and national and international security requirements

      • Understanding of and experience-based familiarity with DoD agencies and their security practices

      • Knowledge of IC policies and procedures
      • Knowledge of IC database of individuals eligible for access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI)

    • Physical Requirements:
      • May be required to lift and carry equipment and documents weighing 50 pounds or more

About Copper River & The Native Village of Eyak:

Owned by the Native Village of Eyak (NVE), a federally recognized Alaska Native Tribe, the Copper River Family of Companies are a collection of entities that deliver a complementary set of solutions and services to support the diverse missions and requirements of our clients. Proud participants of the Small Business Administration's (SBA) 8(a) Business Development Program since 2006, our companies consist of both current and graduation SBA 8(a) entities. It is our collective purpose to support the Tribe and diversify the NVE's ability to facilitate economic advancement.

The income generated from our companies helps the Native Village of Eyak fund health and social services, economic development, natural resource/environmental education, jobs, job training, and other benefits to the NVE in a manner that is consistent with Alaskan Native cultural values and traditions.

Copper River's Culture

The Copper River Family of Companies has a positive, supportive, and thriving culture. At the foundation of our culture is a focus on collaboration. No matter your role or which operating company you work for, we are ONE TEAM working toward the same goals for our customers and for our collective owner- The Native Village of Eyak. How we treat each other is just as important as the work we deliver.


  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage

  • Flexible Spending Account - healthcare and dependent care

  • Health Savings Account - high deductible medical plan

  • Retirement 401(k) with employer match

  • Open leave policy and paid holidays

  • Additional benefits including tuition reimbursement, transportation expense account, employee assistance program, and more!

Note: These benefits are only applicable to full time, regular associates at Copper River.


The Copper River Family of Companies provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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