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COMSEC Responsible Officer

COMSEC Responsible Officer

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COMSEC Responsible Officer

Clearance: Top Secret/SCI

At Aquila Technology, you will see our team’s passion every day, whether we are building a robust, policy-compliant IT system or stress-testing a system to identify gaps and security vulnerabilities. To own the advantage, we ensure our team owns results and gets the work done right the first time by deploying smart, purposeful solutions that work. Aquila is the right people with the right skills driving the right outcomes. We call this the Aquila Advantage.

About the Role:

Aquila is seeking a COMSEC Responsible Officer to join our team in supporting one of the country’s premier defense research organizations. This person is critical to provide support and contingency in COMSEC operations for SAP. In keeping up with the demand of providing COMSEC support and services to SAP personnel and sponsors, we must be properly staffed to efficiently handle the increasing workload and demand.

There are a few requirements for the position:

  • Must be a U.S Citizen (Green Cards / Visas do not qualify)
  • Willingness to undergo a comprehensive background investigation and maintain a personal security clearance. (Aquila would sponsor you for the security clearance.)
  • Must be within commutable distance of Lexington, Massachusetts.

What You’ll Do:

Alternate COMSEC Responsible Officer (ACRO) will provide COMSEC support for multiple Special Access Programs (SAP) in the Laboratory.


  • Assists in mandatory semi-annual COMSEC inventories to ensure accountability of all SAP equipment.
  • Assists in the preparation of user guidance for proper protection, handling, and accountability and other classified or restricted records and materials.
  • Ensures that all secure communications equipment and material is properly accounted for, transferred, safeguarded, controlled, and destroyed as directed by government regulations and policies.
  • Interacts with various military organizations and government agencies regarding the COMSEC requirements as a liaison and SME between programs and sponsors.
  • Coordinates with government agencies to obtain rulings, interpretations, and acceptable deviations for compliance with regulations as required.
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of Emergency Action Plans and customize plans in accordance with appropriate applications.
  • Ensures inspection readiness at all times, including assisting field sites, and participating in government and self-reviews.
  • May provide support to other COMSEC accounts as needed.
  • Will perform other industrial security-related duties as assigned.?

What You’ll Bring:

  • Currently holds a Top Secret/SCI clearance
  • 2 years of DoD/NSA Policies & Technologies (COMSEC)
  • 2 years of Practical cryptography functions (e.g., key management
  • 2 years of COMSEC Equipment
  • 2 years of Cryptographic principles and application (e.g., ECC, RSA, JWT)
  • 2 years of Experience requesting and receiving keying material via over-the-air transfer (OTAT) for SAP
  • 2 years of Experience with identification, installation, software upgrades, and configuration of COMSEC devices
  • 2 years of Previous work experience in SAP environments

Working Knowledge of the Following:

  • Experience requesting and receiving keying material via over-the-air transfer (OTAT) for SAP.
  • Experience with identification, procurement, installation, software upgrades, and configuration of encryption devices and provide troubleshooting assistance in cases of communication disruption of critical SAP networks.
  • Previous work experience in SAP environments
  • Experience working with COMSEC accounts
  • Experience with COMSEC policies, such as NSA or service-related

And These Skills are a Bonus:

  • Familiar with AFMAN (Air Force Manual) for COMSEC

Our interview process is designed to let you get to know us as much as for us to get to know you!

  1. You’ll meet with someone from our Recruiting team so we can learn more about you and answer some of your questions.
  2. You’ll meet with the Hiring Manager to learn more about the team, and the role, and get to tell us more about what you’d bring to the team
  3. You’ll meet team members who will be your peers to help you get a feel for a “real day in the life” at Self.

Benefits and Perks:

Aquila team members experience the opportunity to be part of a fast-paced, customer-focused, and technically innovative work environment. Aquila strives to deliver the best of the best in technical services to our customers. Candidates that possess a love for technical challenges, a desire to constantly learn, and the desire to establish themselves as critical players within a team will enjoy calling Aquila Technology home.

Our Perks Include:

  • PTO – 15 days (vacation/sick) 10 paid holidays – 6 standard (New Year’s, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas) – 4 floating holidays prorated based on your day of hire
  • 1.5 paid days, or 12 hours, for approved volunteer work
  • 1 week of paid maternity/paternity LOA after 1 year of Full-time employment
  • Tuition & Training Reimbursement – 5K annually for pre-approved, job-related tuition, certification, or professional conferences
  • 401K with Fidelity 100% immediate vesting; Plan eligibility begins 90 days following the date of hire. Aquila matches 50 cents on the dollar, up to 6%.
  • Cell Phone & Internet Reimbursed up to $150 monthly to cover cell phone, data, and home internet expenses.
  • By Your Own Device (BYOD) Allowance Reimbursed up to $1500 for the purchase of a qualified technology device. Eligible after 90 days of employment, and benefit renews every three years.

Location: Lexington, MA

Work Schedule: This role is 100% onsite. Must be within commutable distance of Lexington, Massachusetts.

Travel: None

Clearance: Candidates will need to have an ACTIVE Top Secret Clearance with SCI. The candidate will be required to consent to a CI polygraph.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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