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Communications Security (COMSEC) Custodian

Communications Security (COMSEC) Custodian

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# of Openings 
Job Location 
Job Function 
Information Technology
Security Clearance Level 
Top Secret/SCI
Full/Part Time 
Full Time

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Job Description

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. 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.


Typical Job Duties:

  • Responsible for 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


Associates Degree in a related technical discipline; or the equivalent combination of education; technical certifications or training; or work experience.


Must be a graduate of the COMSEC Custodian Course


1-3 years of previous hands-on experience working with COMSEC.


As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors.With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services.GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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