Counterintelligence TSCM Officer Level 3 - Practitioner

Location: St. Louis, MO
Date Posted: 11-29-2017
Overall Assignment Description:   To ensure the TSCM team is compliant in the production of conducting or participating in, on average per year, 20 full and limited scope TSCM surveys, 30 TSCM support to Foreign Visit Program events, 35 Gift Inspection Program activities, 30 Digital Device counterexploitation activities, and 10 technical evaluations. The Team Chief will ensure all required reports are complete with minimal errors and that all processes, activities, and reports are conducted within established time frames. The Team Chief will ensure required Hazard reporting and annual training requirements are conducted and completed according to DoD policies and those of the NGA TSCM Program Manager in addition to those duties assigned under the TSCM Lead.

Duties may include:
  • Gain and maintain training to comply with DoD 8570 Information Assurance Training (IAT) II requirements within one calendar year of assignment.
  • Participate in one equipment specific training and one cyber security training each calendar year.
  • Gain and maintain compliance with the Journeyman level TSCM Cyber specific training plan and the TSCM standard training requirements.
  • Provide recommendations and guidance for NGA facilities under construction.
  • Analyze complex physical and technical security issues and provide cost-effective recommendations that meet policy requirements.
  • Ensure NGA compliance with ICD 705, Physical Security Standards for SCIFs, and DoD standards for collateral areas.
  • Identify physical and acoustical security deficiencies and develop corrective actions to mitigate the identified deficiencies.
  • Coordinate the actions of teams, projects, and/or initiatives that cover the entire spectrum of mission of Technical Operations Branch (SIC) and the TSCM mission to ensure they meet, and are consistent with, NGA’s mission, vision, goals, values, and operational structure, and the organization, mission and goals of the national and DoD CI communities.  In the course of the above, analyze and evaluate proposed changes in mission, operating procedures and delegations of authority.
  • Coordinate TSCM operations, to include internal and external correspondence, resource allocation, personnel management, inventory control system, training program and policy development (requires extensive coordination and liaison not only within NGA, but external to NGA as well with DoD, IC agencies, and the military services).
  • Provide input on financial budgeting criteria and Program Objective Memorandum (POM) submissions, including funding for projects necessary to further the research and development of technical requirements to ensure technological advantage is maintained. 
  • Conduct TSCM operations consistent with National and DoD policies governing the employment of TSCM tactics, techniques, and procedures.
  • Ensure all personnel assigned to the TSCM mission are trained in accordance with National standards for the conduct of TSCM operations.
  • Generate finished correspondence, documents, briefing materials, spread sheets and threat reports in accordance with NGA guidelines, as required.
  • Prepare specialized technical risk assessment products, TSCM reports of inquiry, after action reports, tailored briefings, and other administrative communication necessary to support the CI mission.
  • Provide technical advice and assistance as it relates to CI and TSCM.
  • Assist Certified TEMPEST Technical Authority (CTTA) with technical security plans, policy and execution; assess electronic processing equipment for security vulnerabilities.
  • All external engagements to include, but not limited to, conferences, equipment demonstrations, external learning events, national and DoD level meetings, et cetera, require an after-action report, due within 72 hours of completion. An after-action report and briefing are required within five work days after completion of any national or DoD level exercise participation.


Skills and Experience:

Required:
  • The Practitioner must have a minimum of 7 years of CI experience, with at least 3 years of TSCM experience.
  • Shall possess understanding and application with TSCM procedures
  • Shall possess experience with TSCM and CI policy documents; experience in CI operations; strong oral and written communication skills; time management experience; capability to work within a team construct.
  • Shall have an Interagency Training Center (ITC) TSCM Certification and complete at least 40 hours of discipline-specific development or refresher training every fiscal year. The training delivery may include classroom, on-line, or commercially-available training, or exercise.  The NGA customer will sponsor Government-offered, discipline-specific development or refresher training IAW National and DoD standards. However, NGA will NOT sponsor TSCM Fundamentals certification as this is a requirement on day 1. The contractor will be responsible for funding associated with this certification and all commercial-offered training.
  • Shall possess TSCM Cyber certification (TSCM Fundamentals graduation will suffice, with an expectation for "TSCM for Information Systems" (ITC) or equivalent)
  • Shall possess A +, Network +, and Sec + Certifications in accordance with DoD 8140 requirements.
  • Shall have telephone Security experience (i.e. with Telephone Security Group (TSG) requirements).
  • Shall be a credentialed graduate of an accredited federal or DoD CI training academy.
  • Shall possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical discipline.
 
Desired:
  • Possess post-graduate degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical discipline.


SECURITY CLEARANCE IS REQUIRED
 
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