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Synaptek Corporation Information Security Specialist in United States

Information Security Specialist

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TekSynap, a “Fast 50” technology company in the Washington DC area that offers technology solutions to federal, state and local government agencies. We offer our full-time employees a competitive benefits package to include health, dental, vision, 401K, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability plans, vacation time and holidays.

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We are searching for a Information Security Specialist to join our government project in Alexandria, VA.

The U.S. Department of State (DOS), Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS), is the security and law enforcement arm of the DOS and is a leader in international investigations, threat analysis, cyber security, counterterrorism, security technology, and protection of people, property, and information. Its primary mission is to provide a safe and secure environment for the conduct of U.S. foreign policy.

The Countermeasures Directorate (DS/C) manages the development and implementation of all physical and technical countermeasures security standards and policies that apply to DOS facilities domestically and overseas; securely transports classified diplomatic materials across international borders; and provides defensive equipment to protect the lives of U.S. government personnel, classified information, and property.


The Information Security Specialist shall:

  • Provide technical solutions to automate processes or functions to improve systems security;

  • Support DoS innovation efforts from cybersecurity perspective to include: data consolidation efforts, enhanced mobile technologies, and establishment of cloud solutions as appropriate.

  • Ensure security controls, including but not limited to those defined in NIST 800-53, are appropriately applied to ST systems for the protection of privacy and to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information in support of the ST mission.

  • Support the FISMA, A123, and other IT security-related audits and security assessment team.

  • Assist with design and implementation of technical security technology and IT projects as directed;

  • Complete and maintain documentation such a system security plans, security risk assessment, continuous monitoring and other related activities.


  • 7 years of relevant experience

  • Security Clearance - TS clearance with upgrade to SCI required for some positions.

  • U.S. Citizen


  • Establish Focus

  • Motivational Support

  • Empower Others

  • Change Management

  • Develop Others

  • Performance Management

  • Oral Communication

  • Written Communication

  • Persuasive Communication

  • Interpersonal Awareness

  • Build Relationships

  • Analytical Thinking

  • Conceptual Thinking

  • Strategic Thinking

  • Technical Expertise

  • Initiative

  • Foster Innovation

  • Results Oriented

  • Teamwork

  • Customer Service


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Location: Alexandria, VA

  • Type of environment: Office Setting

  • Noise level: Soft - Medium

  • Work schedule: Schedule is day shift Monday – Friday. May be requested to work evenings and weekends to meet program and contract needs.

  • Amount of Travel: Less than 10%


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is regularly required to lift up to 10 pounds. The employee is frequently required to lift up to 25 pounds; and up to 50 pounds. The vision requirements include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


U.S. Citizen

Top Secret Clearance with ability to obtain SCI


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. TekSynap does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law (referred to as “protected status”). This nondiscrimination policy extends to all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment as well as the use of all company facilities, participation in all company-sponsored activities, and all employment actions such as promotions, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment.


Alexandria, VA

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