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Security Specialist I-Badging

Clearance: Active Secret adjudicated within the last five (5) years

Location: Guantanamo Bay, Cuba


The primary responsibility of the Security Specialist I- Badging is to issue and return approximately 5,000 badges annually from the Badging Office.

  • Provide outstanding customer service.

  • Process badge requests.

  • Add and delete badge (personnel) profiles in the Lenel OnGuard badge system.

  • Validate security clearance information and visit certifications either in the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS), and/or DISS, and/or hard-copy visit authorization letters.

  • Print and issue various badges to include JTF-GTMO badges, Foreign National badges, visitor and dependent badges, and standard equipment access cards.

  • Participate in incoming and outgoing unit check-in and checkouts.

  • Update and help to maintain the Master Personnel Security Clearance Roster.

  • Track and follow-up on lost badges.

  • Issue and track Escort Badges.

  • Take fingerprints for the access control bio-readers.

  • Scan and add records, such as badge receipt acknowledgments, to the electronic personnel file folders.

  • Ensure incoming personnel receive an initial orientation pamphlet and outgoing personnel receive an out-processing briefing.

  • Provide personnel with initial security indoctrination to include completing a Classified Information Nondisclosure Agreement (SF312) and provide an initial security briefing.

  • Assist in preparing and submitting an Annual JTF-GTMO Security Risk Assessment Report.

  • Assist with preparing and submitting written security warnings and alerts.  

  • Assist with attending the local Threat and Security Working Group meetings and submitting the meeting minutes to the Command Security Manager.

  • Assist with issuing JTF-GTMO security badges in accordance with established JTF policies governing employees and visitors.

  • Be responsible for safeguarding all JTF security badges and associated credentials.

  • Assist with conducting entry and exit inspections at JTF facilities including indoor and outdoor locations to include coordinating inspections IAW JTF-GTMO Entry and Exit Program SOPs.

  • Randomly screen all hand-carried items entering or exiting JTF facilities to prevent and deter any

unauthorized or prohibited material from being introduced or removed from facilities controlled or occupied by the JTF; utilize electronic scanning equipment when available.

  • Must possess an active Secret clearance completed within the past five (5) years.  

  • Must have a High School Diploma.

  • Must have a minimum of two (2) years of experience in a related security field.

  • Must have two years of experience with JPAS and/or DISS.

  • Must be comfortable with opening and closing a secure area.

  • Lenel OnGuard Badge System Software experience is preferred.

  • Must possess a working knowledge of DoD regulations and policies that govern the issuance of Security Badges.

  • Must possess a general understanding of how the issuance and control of security badges relate to the Personnel, Physical, Information, and Industrial Security Programs, and the protection of SCIFs. Work will include administration, interpersonal communications, computer use, data management, and first line maintenance on badge making equipment (e.g., changing printer cartridges, clearing jams, etc.). 

  • Must be able to inspect hand-carried items entering or exiting JTF facilities to prevent and deter any unauthorized and prohibited material from being introduced or removed from facilities controlled or occupied by the JTF.

  • Must possess the ability to conduct inspections that are held at random times and locations, and  are conducted in accordance with all applicable DoD regulations and policies.

  • Must have the ability to conduct entry and exit inspections for compliance with DoDM 5105.21V1-V3 Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) Administration Manual and DoDM 5200.01V1-V4, DoD Information Security Program.

  • Must have moderate skills with Microsoft such as Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, and Word.

  • Must have good problem solving skills and the ability to work with limited supervision.

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