Company Overview

For 30 years, clients in the private and public sectors have relied upon SOS International LLC (SOSi) for critical operations in the world’s most challenging environments. SOSi is privately held, was founded by its current ownership in 1989, maintains corporate headquarters in Reston, VA, and specializes in providing logistics, construction, training, intelligence, and information technology solutions to the defense, diplomatic, intelligence and law enforcement communities.

All interested individuals will receive consideration and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or protected veteran status. SOSi takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance diversity and inclusion of individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

4-191002-9665: Security Specialist
LocationOverseas - Iraq
Open Date10/2/2019

SOSi is seeking a Security Specialist for our current contract located on Camp Taji, Iraq. 


  • Assist in managing the activities and performance of the Site’s contracted security provider
  • Assist in managing the activities, integration and performance of the other Emergency Services planning and executing support emergencies and contingencies on the Site resulting from threat attacks
  • Assist in managing the activities and performance of the screening, vetting and access badging operations for the Site
  • Assist in badging protocols, screening and processes
  • Assist in manage the security functions and staff in the Site Operations Center
  • Develops and maintains policy and process documents for safety and health programs
  • Provide support to the Security Department in the area of personnel security
  • Assist employees and candidates with completion of required security forms (SF86, SF85p, briefings, etc.)
  • Prepare security data statistics for metric reports
  • Engage in implementation of select parts of the company’s security program
  • Identify potential problems or areas for improvement and provides solutions
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management
  • Perform duties of Deputy Security Manager in his/her absence
  • High School diploma required
  • Current US Government Secret Clearance
  • Candidates will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; US citizenship required
  • Excellent customer service, interpersonal, and communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Knowledge and understanding of industrial security and risk mitigation
  • Experience in conducting vulnerability assessments 
  • Experience in working with personal security detail or movement security highly desired
  • Independent thinking and exercise of good judgment and discretion
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Ability to adjust quickly and adapt to changing priorities
  • Ability to work under direct supervision and as a member of a team
  • Discreet handling of confidential information
  • Professional demeanor
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite


  • Fluency in a foreign language

  • Willingness to live and work under environmental and other conditions that may be uncomfortable at times
  • Personnel should be aware of moving on short notice and under adverse conditions
  • Requires periods of non-traditional hours including consecutive nights or weekends when necessary 
  • May require ability to lift/and or move objects or packages of up to 25 lbs.


The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.