Jacobs COMSEC Custodian in Fort Benning, Georgia

COMSEC Custodian


USSOCOM's mission is to “Provide fully capable Special Operations Forces (SOF) to defend the United States and its interests and synchronize planning for global operations against terrorist networks.” As a member of our team, you will partner with SOF military and civilian members to directly support this mission by providing world-class Information Technology services and support that connect over 60,000 users around the world.

Job Description

The Contractor shall serve as an alternate COMSEC Custodian assisting the Government COMSEC Custodian and providing continuity of operations in the Government COMSEC Custodian's absence.

COMSEC Custodians need solid technical skills and experience for the receipt, custody, issue, safeguarding, accounting for, and, when necessary, the destruction of COMSEC material. COMSEC Custodians are responsible for the maintenance of up-to-date records and the submission of required accounting reports.

Typical Duties

  • Supporting the receipt, custody, issue, safeguarding, accounting for, and, when necessary, the destruction or COMSEC material

  • Assisting with shipping cryptographic products and key material weighing up to 50 pounds.

  • Using the Distributed Information Security (INFOSEC) Accounting System (DIAS)

  • Performing Field Tamper Recovery (FTR), upgrading cryptographic device firmware, and ensuring the interoperability of firmware versions between enterprise encryptors.

  • Knowledge of the General Dynamics TACLANE line of In-Line Network Encryptors (INE), to include the KG-175A, KG-175D and KG-175G

  • The installation, deployment, use, and management of the General Dynamics GEM-X High Assurance Internet Protocol Encryptor (HAIPE) Manager

  • Planning and execution of Out-Of-Band-Key Transfer (OOBKT) for remote rekey of enterprise encryptors on multiple networks using GEM-X HAIPE Manager. Requires experience in Suite-A and Suite-B network environments, architecture and key material requirements

  • Reading and interpreting complex network drawings and documentation as they relate to cryptographic requirements

  • Performing hands-on installation, maintenance, configuration and troubleshooting of COMSEC equipment, as required

  • Programming and operating approved key fill devices, including KIK-20 and KIK-30 and AN/CYZ-10

  • Performing Over-The-Air-Transfer (OTAT) of key material to remote sites using the General Dynamics Sectera vIPer and the L-3 Secure Terminal Equipment (STE)

  • Providing training and COMSEC oversight to local and remote site personnel for the KG-175A, KG-175D, KG-175G, KG-245X, Sectera vIPer, Sectera GSM, Sectera Wireline Terminal, STE, DTD, SDS (KIK-20) and RASKL (KIK-30).

  • Providing incident response using multiple software applications, including Remedy and JIRA (U).



Associate of Science degree in Information Technology, IT Security, Network Systems Technology or related field or equivalent experience plus one (1) to three (3) years of directly related experience or any equivalent combination of education, experience, training and certifications.

Required Experience: 4 years of hands-on experience working with COMSEC.

Work Environment:

  • Work will be performed inside a large facility. An inside environment may be a cubicle (considerations: close quarters, low to moderate noise, bright or dim lighting). Work assignments vary based on client requirements. Position may require night and weekend work.

Physical Requirements:

  • Sitting at desk. Phone use and PC or laptop. Filing required. Will require lifting and carrying equipment up to 50 lbs. Extended periods of sitting while on PC/laptop or phone.

Equipment and Machines:

  • General office equipment, which includes: telephone, fax machine, copier, PC/laptop, and other miscellaneous office equipment. Cryptographic equipment and key material.


  • Work assignments dependent on requirements by the client. It is important to be able to work at least 8 hours a day for 5 days per week (Monday through Friday).

  • On-Call or after hours’ support may be required


  • Continental and Oversees travel may be required. It is important to maintain a current passport.

Other Essential Functions:

  • Candidate must exhibit a professional behavior that promotes teamwork, fosters cooperation, and enhances productivity in the workplace. Must be well organized with the ability to coordinate, prioritize and execute multiple tasks simultaneously in a high-pressure environment. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing to work effectively with a variety of government, military and contractor personnel at all levels. Must be able to interface effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization. Grooming and dress usually business casual, but dependent on client’s standards. Must not pose a safety hazard to employees working in the same general area.

  • The position for which you are applying for requires a US government security clearance. This is to advise you, that should you be extended an offer, if you possess a dual citizenship (i.e., citizen of the US and another country), in order to be granted a clearance you will be required to relinquish your citizenship in the foreign country.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-Georgia-Fort Benning

Travel Yes, 10 % of the Time

Req ID: I2S0002LE