Principal Security Assistant

Job Locations US-MA-Bedford / Hanscom AFB
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 5 days ago(7/9/2024 12:52 PM)
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Principal Security Assistant

Be the Difference 

Astrion offers comprehensive services that boost preparedness, optimize performance, and ensure success across various domains, from Cyber to Digital, Mission and Systems, servicing our nation's Civilian, Defense and Space communities. We support customers with Centers of Excellence in Washington DC, Huntsville, AL and Burlington, MA with an additional 36 locations across the U.S.


Astrion has an exciting opportunity for a Principal Security Assistant providing support to the Kessel Run Division (AFLCMC/HBB), which is within the USAF Digital Directorate and located at Hanscom AFB,MA.


The Security Assistant will assist the AF Cognizant Security Authority (CSA) in oversight of national security objectives supporting AF interests. The Security Assistant will provide day-to-day support for collateral and/or, as specifically directed, Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) activities. This will be accomplished through active and integrated security operations, processes, mechanisms and performed under the direction of Government security administrator.


The Security Assistant will provide multi-disciplinary security support, including aspects of information security, personnel security, operations security, industrial security, communications security, acquisition security, general security, physical security, and anti-terrorism/force protection duties, while also being responsive and flexible to dynamic security situations.

The Security Assistant will perform analytical, planning, advisory, operational, or evaluative work that has as its principal purpose the development and implementation of policies, procedures, standards, training, and methods for identifying and protecting information, personnel, property, facilities, operations, or material from unauthorized disclosure, misuse, theft, assault, vandalism, espionage, sabotage, or loss. 


This is a full-time - salaried position at Hanscom AFB, Bedford, MA.


  • Provide technical advice and security support to multiple collateral programs and, where specifically called for, SCI programs within the directorate.
  • Maintain an effective working relationship with Information Protection (IP) leads, program managers, contracting officers and anyone else as needed to ensure a standardized and accurate protection integration focus throughout the acquisition and sustainment life cycle of directorate programs.
  • Assist in the development and writing of Operations Security (OPSEC) plans, transition plans, emergency action plans, transportation plans and any other security documents as needed for the customer.
  • Review program documentation for public release, to include ensuring CUI has proper markings, classifications and distribution statements per DoD and AF guidance and provide accurate feedback to IP Leads about document disposition ability.
  • Provide classification guidance and assistance for all collateral and SCI (where needed) programs.
  • Security Operating Procedures (SOP), DD Form 254s and other key acquisition/security program documents as directed by the IP lead.
  • Provide classification reviews of inbound and outbound correspondence.
  • Prepare, process, and distribute (ship and receive) inbound/outbound classified mail that is integrated with a singular government accountable mailing program.
  • Assist with preparing classified packages, courier forms and maintain receipt records of such dispatches.
  • Perform destruction of classified materials and CUI
  • Ensure personnel security clearances are kept current and access is verified prior to allowing access to classified material.
  • Prepare, process, and/or review Visitor Access Request (VAR) for accuracy and access eligibility. Ensure smooth access ability is given to our personnel by ensuring visit certifications are received timely and accurately by receiving units.
  • Assist with researching, processing, filing, and maintaining inbound and outbound VAR notices.
  • Assist IP Lead with inspection preparations and Management Internal Control Toolset and/or other inspection platform artifact creation as directed.
  • Conduct effective entry and exit inspections along with any other random anti-terrorism measures as directed by unit, installation, or higher-level anti-terrorism authority.
  • Follow and enforce the Government’s standard operating procedures or Operating Instructions
  • Assume duties and responsibilities of / or Secure Voice Responsible Officers in accordance with applicable regulations or instructions and as needed by the IP lead.
  • Assist IP lead with security container combination changes and maintenance to include reporting needed container repairs as they are discovered to IP lead.
  • Assist IP lead with monitoring secure spaces, assisting with secure space builds/projects and controlling/operating Secure Video Teleconferencing/Video Teleconferencing systems.
  • Assist with classified meetings and all associated support requirements to ensure their proper successful execution.
  • Provide support for security awareness and education programs which includes but is not limited to creating or modifying presentations, brochures, or posters. Giving verbal, in person security/force protection briefings to individuals or groups either formally or in ad hoc format


Citizenship: Must be a US citizen

ClearanceMust have be able to maintain a Secret Level Clearance and be TS/SCI eligible

Education: BA/BS

Years’ experience: Ten years of directly related experience, five of which must be in the DoD

Certifications: Minimum SFPC or equivalent experience


Required skills may include but not be limited to:

  • Understanding of counterintelligence threats and trends
  • Familiar with security policy/manuals and the appropriate DoD and Air Force directives, manuals and instructions
  • Familiarity with DISS
  • Basic knowledge of the DD Form 254 and how it is incorporated in the Air Force acquisition process
  • Able to work in a dynamic environment and effectively interact with numerous DoD, military/civilian personnel and industry partners
  • Demonstrated maturity and ability in handling sensitive information regarding acquisition programs, exercises, personal matters of a potential derogatory nature, or military activities with discretion and sound judgement
  • Able to accurately convey information both in written and verbal format

Other requirements may include but are not limited to:

  • Must be willing to travel within organizations direct area of responsibility
  • Must be willing to adapt to contingency schedule if required by unit in unusual cases of emergency or critical mission support need
  • Must be able to identify classified documents/information, and know proper safeguarding
  • Must complete all required security training in accordance with DoD and Air Force regulations for those filling the role of security assistant.








What We Offer 

  • Competitive salaries
  • Continuing education assistance
  • Professional development allotment
  • Multiple healthcare benefits packages
  • 401K with employer matching
  • Paid time off (PTO) along with a federally recognized holiday schedule


Who We Are


At Astrion, we innovate, elevate, and shape the world of tomorrow. At our core is our purpose to “Be the Difference”. This means we encourage our employees to take action and be the driving force for positive change. We foster an environment where innovative solutions flourish and our company continuously evolves.


We have a culture of care, empathy, and making a tangible difference within our organization and communities. We embrace continuous learning, growth, and innovation, and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. We promote collaboration and empowering our teams is at the core of our success.


Join Astrion and Be the Difference in your career and the world!


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