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COMSEC Process Engineer and Technical Writer

Chantilly, VA 20151
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Job Description:

The Communications Security (COMSEC) / Cryptographic Process Engineer & Technical Writer will be responsible to plan, analyze and document all operational cryptographic systems engineering and COMSEC processes implemented within the Cryptographic Systems Engineering Division (CSED). Activities will include observing and working closely with the CSED engineering and COMSEC operations team to ensure the Systems Security Engineering, Optimization, Baseline sustainment, operations and maintenance, and technology integration and testing processes used in performing the daily duties and responsibilities of assigned personnel are accurately codified.

Specific duties and responsibilities include analyzing and documenting the processes used in conducting the following activities:

  • Cryptographic Systems Engineering Branch, to include the Mission Assurance & Enterprise Cryptographic Technology Centers. Specific engineering support activities include:

  • Providing cryptographic systems engineering support to space and terrestrial programs which may include attending design reviews, analyzing cryptographic subsystem designs, reviewing and commenting on systems, key management and design security plans and contract deliverables
  • Providing technical support to the program office and National Security Agency on cryptographic certification programs
  • Hosting requirements scoping meetings to fully understand the requirement; assisting the space and terrestrial program to accurately document and submit their cryptographic hardware and keying material requirement(s)
  • Processing space and terrestrial cryptographic hardware and keying material requirements
  • Tracking these space and terrestrial cryptographic hardware and keying material requirements from initial order to delivery
  • Planning, preparing and delivering of COMSEC Working Group and COMSEC Requirement Review Meetings

  • Central Office of Records activities, which include: COMSEC Account Operations; Key Room Operations; NRO COMSEC Operations Warehouse; Systems Administration & Regional COMSEC Operations
  • Compliance and Policy Branch activities
  • Plans and Programs Branch activities

  • General skills:
    • Collaborate with geographically diverse government, military, and contract staff to collect process requirements
    • Organize and communicate process documentation and improvement tasks, schedules, and technical resources required
    • Prioritization and organization skills to deliver Space Crypto and COMSEC process and / or process improvement delivery
    • Communicate process engineering updates and status to division leadership and other project stakeholders


The COMSEC / Cryptographic Process Engineer & Technical Writer in Chantilly must be a US citizen with an active TS/SCI security clearance and a finalized single scope background investigation. Investigation must be current within the past 5 years. Must have 5 years of relevant Cryptographic Engineering / COMSEC experience and never have been relieved from COMSEC duties for cause.

Preferred qualifications

Process Engineering and Technical Writing skills and experience as well as be able to adjust priorities in a dynamic environment. Also, be comfortable in mixed Military/Govt. civilian/Contractor work environment.

Must be able to obtain, maintain and/or currently possess a security clearance.


Posted: 2020-09-03 Expires: 2020-10-26

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COMSEC Process Engineer and Technical Writer

Parsons Corporation
Chantilly, VA 20151

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