Security Clearance Jobs Around Washington, D.C.

This is one of several articles that will highlight security clearance jobs in major metropolitan areas.

Service members are often told to leverage the fact that they have a security clearance. You're one step closer to landing a job that requires one.

But what sort of jobs are we talking about? The simple way to find the answer is to search Military.com's Security Clearance Job Tool.

Here's a snapshot of what is available around Washington, D.C., including a lot of jobs that cater to the government. While these jobs may not be available forever, this should serve as a good example of the type of jobs you can be searching for.

Operations Analyst/ Watch Officer

Anyone who has worked in a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility should be familiar with this type of job. It's often a technical role, and in a current position open with Northrop Grumman, requirements include knowledge of cybersecurity and even knowledge of Geospatial Visualization Systems.

Security Clearance Requirement: TS/SCI (active TS with the ability to obtain TS/SCI).

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Program Security Lead

This position, like the Operations Analyst, deals with cybersecurity, but also handles security clearances. For this current listing with CSRA, the individual would give security training, clear personnel, handle briefing/debriefings, investigate security incidents, and more. If you worked as an SSO, this job might be for you.

Security Clearance Requirement: TS/SCI.

Economic Analyst

Not all security clearance jobs are focused on cybersecurity, as this one proves. As an Economic Analyst at CGI, you would be analyzing data on consular functions overseas, producing forecasts, and helping determine resource needs. This job will be a harder job for most veterans to qualify for, as it requires experience with economics and business intelligence, but if you qualify, this could be an interesting way to maintain your secret security clearance.

Security Clearance Requirement: An interim secret to begin employment.

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IT Operations Technician

Did you work in IT in the military? If so, you are in luck because there are plenty of IT jobs in the civilian sector and many that require a security clearance. For example, the IT Operations Technician 2 position posted now with Century Link has the same requirements as most jobs of its kind, including computer system troubleshooting and customer support.  

Security Clearance Requirement: Secret.

Threat Analyst

Returning to the thread of jobs focused on cybersecurity, working as a Threat Analyst 3 at Northrop Grumman would mean such duties as working to analyze and reduce cyber threats and vulnerabilities. In this specific position, you would join the Northrop Grumman NEO Horizon program (formerly called United States Computer Emergency Readiness).

Security Clearance Requirement: Active TS with SCI eligibility.

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Business Analyst

For those MBA folks leaving the military, this is the type of position for you. The Business Analyst job at Intervise Consultants Inc. requires project management skills and would focus on workshop facilitation, change management, and agile development methodology.

Security Clearance Requirement: (See job listing for more details).

Looking at these job openings, it's clear that there are many types of jobs requiring security clearances. If your goal is to find a position that will keep your security clearance active, but don't want to limit yourself to one sector, you are in luck.

There are certainly a lot in the security watch and cybersecurity areas, but plenty more in areas such as economics, business, program management and more.

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