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Security & Emergency Planning Specialist 


The Columbia Group (TCG), is a technical services support company which has a successful 50+ year history of providing the United States Military with acquisition, logistics management, engineering, design, fabrication, test and evaluation, information technology and financial management support services. As a full-time employee of The Columbia Group, you will receive a comprehensive benefits package to include a quality health insurance program (medical, drug, vision and dental) for you and your family, group life insurance, group short and long-term disability insurance, a 401K Profit Sharing Retirement Plan, Flexible Spending Account, and professional development opportunities. You will accrue 'Paid Time Off' (PTO) to be used towards vacation or sick leave, in addition to receiving ten (10) paid Federal holidays.

We are seeking a Security & Emergency Planning Specialist  to join our team in Washington , DC. The ideal candidate will:

  • Supports COOP and Emergency planning, updates guidance and policies, attends meetings.
  • Supports all aspects of maintaining security including assisting with management of security containers and open secret storage, classified mail, manages personnel access to classified systems (using SAAR forms and JPAS or DISS), monitors use of SIPR computers.
  • Supports SIPR document management and data classification security.
Position Requirements

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree or Senior Enlisted Command experience (e.g. Senior Chief).
  • CDSE Security certifications; COOP training 

  • 10 years experience in Federal security and emergency planning, as well as COOP planning.
  • Experience planning and executing Continuity of Operations (COOP) for large organizations.

  • Experience in providing and managing Operations Security (OPSEC) related training.

  • Knowledge of Personal Identifiable information (PII) related DOD/DoN/NAVSEA rules, regulations, practices, directives and instructions, and a minimum of 5 years work experience of managing PII compliance.
  • Strong proficiency in speaking and writing in English.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite to include Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Candidate must possess an active Secret security clearance prior to being considered.


Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:

  • 5 years directly related work experience of DoD/DoN/NAVSEA Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) and Emergency Management planning plans, processes, policies, rule & regulations, and development and implementation of COOP plans and practices.
  • Demonstrated knowledge & work experience in implementing and managing security practices in complaisance with DOD/DoN/NAVSEA security rules, regulations, practices, directives and instruction (including security containers, Open SECRET Storage Space, SIPRnet reading room, handling classified materials, personnel security requirements Security Classification Guides (SCGs) and all industrial and Information Security (INFOSEC).


Full-Time/Part-Time Contingent  
Position Security & Emergency Planning Specialist  
Division The Columbia Group  
Req Number OPE-19-00005  
Location Washington DC WNY  
About the Organization We are a premier federal services company with a successful history of providing the United States Military, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Aviation Administration, and other departments / agencies of the federal government. We employ hundreds of professionals, providing client-focused solutions, across all armed forces, in multiple locations throughout the United States.  
EOE Statement We are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected Veteran status.  

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