Senior-Level SAP Security Specialist (TS/SCI) – DODP7

at QinetiQ US
Published July 15, 2023
Location Arlington, VA
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Company Overview

We are a world-class team of professionals who deliver next generation technology and products in robotic and autonomous platforms, ground, soldier, and maritime systems in 50+ locations world-wide. Much of our work contributes to innovative research in the fields of sensor science, signal processing, data fusion, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and augmented reality (AR).

QinetiQ US’s dedicated experts in defense, aerospace, security, and related fields all work together to explore new ways of protecting the American Warfighter, Security Forces, and Allies. Being a part of QinetiQ US means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend.

Why Join QinetiQ US?

If you have the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges, then you will experience a unique working environment where innovative teams blend different perspectives, disciplines, and technologies to discover new ways of solving complex problems.  In our diverse and inclusive environment, you can be authentic, feel valued, be respected, and realize your full potential. QinetiQ US will support you with workplace flexibility, a commitment to the health and well-being of you and your family and provide opportunities to work with a purpose. We are committed to supporting your success in both your professional and personal lives.

Position Overview

Avantus Federal, recently acquired by QinetiQ US, is looking for a Sr. SAP Security Specialist.  The contractor shall provide the full range of special access program (SAP) security support to the SAPCO and various program management offices throughout OUSD(R&E).  Support will consist of a broad range of products and services spanning all security disciplines.  Proficiency in program protection and security management of DoD SAPs is required. Duties include:


  • Provide SAP personnel security products and services that include: determining SAP access eligibility; preparing nomination packages, waivers, or letters of compelling need; maintaining SAP databases; and managing/reporting/tracking SAP access suitability information.
  • Provide SAP industrial security products and services that include: assessing security compliance by contractors performing on SAP contracts; reviewing contractor requests for facility accreditations; and determining security requirements for sensitive tests and activities.
  • Provide SAP physical security products and services that include: preparing and assessing SAP facility accreditation packages; managing facility folders; preparing facility SOPs, MOAs/CUAs, and facility close-out packages; and developing risk mitigation for threats.
  • Provide information security products and services that include: classification management; Top Secret accountability and media control; writing SCGs and security policy; technology transfers; foreign disclosure; security training; and investigating security incidents.

Required Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study from an accredited college or university is required.
  • TS/SCI Required
  • Senior-level support requires a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant SAP security experience with five (5) cumulative years managing multi-discipline security programs for DoD acquisition SAPs.
  • Expertise in all security disciplines, e.g., personnel, industrial, physical, and information security.
  • Ability to manage multiple, concurrent projects and tasks, and deliver high quality and timely results and work products.
  • The last SAP security-related position must be within the last nine months.
  • Experience working in a headquarters-level organization desired.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Relevant Security Professional Education Development (SPeD) certification through the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) Center for Development of Security Excellence (CDSE).
  • At the discretion of the Government, a minimum of four (4) years of specialized experience which includes military experience may be substituted in lieu of specific educational requirements, in addition to the minimum experience listed above.

Company EEO Statement


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