Sayres & Associates
  • San Diego, CA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Sayres is seeking an experienced Industrial Security Support Researcher with a current TOP SECRET clearance, verifiable in JPAS, to support the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA), formerly the Defense Security Service (DSS), in the San Diego, CA office. There may be possible travel to the DCSA Headquarters in Quantico, VA a few times a year and to other locations in the Capital Region. We are currently supporting operations through COVID based Telework is hybrid based on the needs of the government customer.

The Industrial Security Support Researcher will assist DCSA Industrial Security Representatives (ISRs) with research and analysis to support DCSA's new risk-based methodology for providing industrial security oversight.

This position is in San Diego, CA


The Industrial Security Support Researcher will be responsible for the following:

  • Identify assets whose loss, compromise, or damage of, would adversely affect national security.
  • Understand the threats to those assets under industry's purview or control.
  • Identify and analyze industry business processes involving those assets.
  • Identify and document the security controls that industry has in place to mitigate the risks to the facility's assets.
  • Assist in conducting pre-security research to facilitate the security review at the facility.

Qualifications & Clearance Requirements

Minimum Skill Sets of Qualified Candidates

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Minimum of five (5) years' experience with security-related data systems such as ISFD, e-FCL, and JPAS OR five (5) years' experience in intelligence or counterintelligence.
  • Minimum of five (5) years' experience in program management support and working with high ranking officials in a management support capacity.
  • Ability to understand and apply the principles of research to analyze, evaluate, and interpret raw data collected from multiple sources.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate research taking into consideration actual or potential problems in finding available or suitable sources of data.
  • Experience in preparing, presenting, and defending portions of finished research and analysts' products.
  • Current Top-Secret security clearance verifiable in JPAS. Clearance to be verified prior to start date.

Preferred Skill Sets of Qualified Candidates

  • A current or former Facility Security Officer at a cleared facility.
  • At least three (3) years' total experience through a combination of industrial security and counterintelligence positions.
  • Experience with Palantir.

The position description is only meant to be a representative summary of the major responsibilities and accountabilities performed by the incumbents of this position. The incumbents may be requested to perform position-related tasks other than those stated in this description. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

At Sayres, our employees enjoy an atmosphere conducive to realizing their potential through personal and professional development while simultaneously exceeding customers' expectations.

We offer a broad spectrum of technical, engineering and administrative services including acquisition, financial and program management; fleet synthetic training; logistics; ship construction engineering; systems engineering and integration; wargaming; test and evaluation; security, counterintelligence and policy analysis.

Sayres is headquartered in Washington, DC with offices throughout the United States and has a presence abroad.

COVID Vaccination Policy: Prospective and/or new employees will be required to adhere to Sayres and Associates LLC's vaccination policy. All employees must be fully vaccinated. New employees must submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. Please note, customer site vaccination requirements, if stricter, will take precedence over Sayres vaccination policy. Prospective employees can submit questions regarding the COVID vaccination policy to


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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national

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