Job Overview


Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission.  They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations.  The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:

The Watervliet Arsenal is an Army-owned and -operated manufacturing center located in New York.  It is the oldest, continuously active arsenal in the United States having begun operations in 1813. Today it is relied upon by U.S. and foreign militaries to produce the most advanced, high-powered weaponry for cannon, howitzer, and mortar systems.  The Arsenal is the only location in the DoD that has a weapons research facility (Benét Laboratories) collocated with a manufacturing facility (Arsenal).

Who May Apply:

US Citizens

Interagency Career Transistion Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles


Serves as a Security Specialist responsible for the implementation of policy and management of the Watervliet Arsenal information, personnel, operations, foreign disclosure and antiterrorism security programs. These programs promote the protection of classified information, personnel, facilities, resources or other processes against terrorist or hostile intelligence or criminal activities.

Information Security. Formulates local policy on handling of classified material in accordance with all applicable directives from higher authority. Reviews classified material for classification and declassification. Performs inspections and reviews of classified containers to determine if appropriate security measures are taken to identify, mark, store, and protect classified materials. 

Personnel Security. Initiates security clearance investigations for all assigned employees, tenants and contractors. Serves as sole point of contact with all government investigative agencies performing security and background investigations. Administers the installation personnel security program in accordance with current laws, regulations and policy. 

Operations Security. Establishes and maintains an Operations Security (OPSEC) program to protect all government information by identifying, controlling, and protecting information associated with planning and conducting military operations and activities. Assists in the development of public affairs releases containing information protected by OPSEC. Develops and administers security training for on such security topics as OPSEC, Personnel Security or Subversion and Espionage Directed Against the Army (SAEDA). Identifies security weaknesses/deficiencies, informs appropriate management official, and recommends appropriate corrective action.  

Foreign Disclosure. Administers the Foreign Visitor Control & Foreign Disclosure program. Coordinates the access and movement of foreign visitors while on Watervliet Arsenal premises. Provides policy and guidance regarding release of classified and unclassified information to foreign nationals. Coordinates technical review of all foreign correspondence and environmental impact statements prior to approval for release.

Antiterrorism/Force Protection. Serves as the Installation Alternate Antiterrorism Officer. Develops, prepares, updates, and maintains the installation Antiterrorism Plan and reports, as required by Army and higher headquarters. Coordinates, advises, collects, interprets and provides antiterrorism guidance, policies and procedures as related to physical security, combating terrorism, law enforcement operations, information operations, and high risk personnel for the installation.