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SMS Data Products Group COMSEC Custodian in Los Angeles, California

SMS is seeking an experienced COMSEC custodian to support the US Air force's 61st Comm Squadron, Base Operating systems, at Los Angelos Air Force Base.

As a dynamic systems integrator, SMS offers proven solutions in engineering, operations, cybersecurity, and digital transformation. With expertise in modernizing and optimizing legacy infrastructure and systems, ensuring operational efficiency, and designing, implementing, and managing secure environments, SMS supports business and mission goals with proficiency, quality, and integrity.

SMS has been serving the advanced information technology needs of the federal government since 1976, delivering talented teams and innovative, cost-effective solutions and services to support our customers’ missions for more than 40 years. SMS is headquartered in McLean, Virginia, with offices and on-site operations at customer locations throughout the United States. For additional information on SMS, visit

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This Key Role is responsible for the operation of communications security and for cryptographic modernization of legacy COMSEC equipment, implementing comprehensive COMSEC, training, and electronic key management services. Support services include cryptographic security, transmission security, emission security, traffic-flow security and physical security of COMSEC equipment. Track COMSEC requirements, ensuring implementation of approved processes, providing coordination of task/activation/deactivation of all equipment, status monitoring and reporting, receiving COMSEC devices into the controlled cryptographic items (CCI) inventory, bar-coding of new COMSEC devices, power testing of COMSEC devices received. Develop and maintain a Cryptographic Key Management Support Plan as part of the Cryptographic Support Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), develop and maintain a Cryptographic Troubleshooting Guide for the controlled cryptographic items, uses test, measurement, and diagnostic equipment to determine the cause and location of malfunctions, extent of faults, and category of maintenance required, performs bench equipment tests to verify operability of repaired equipment, and ensures emission security standards are met. Ensures that National Security Agency approved components are used in communication security/CCI repairs, provide shop supervisor with equipment repair status, priorities, and necessity for bench stock resupply, perform final or quality control inspection of repaired equipment, control and account for CCI within the repair facility. Conduct network and telecommunications system incident investigation. Apply workaround solutions for known errors per documented methods and procedures. Analyze network and telecommunications system logs and identify potential issues. Perform network system backups per documented methods and procedures. Monitor network and telecommunications system performance and respond to anomalies and issues according to defined procedures. Knowledge of COMSEC electronic key management systems and local site key management policies.

Provide COMSEC support including key management, key renewal, and reporting. Ability to provide administration of Local Management Device/Key Processor (LMDKP) and Key Management Infrastructure (KMI).

Installs, maintains, configures, and troubleshoots COMSEC equipment. Installs vIPers secure phone and indoctrinates users in the proper operation and safeguarding of the secure terminal and associated key. Operates and maintains COMSEC secure voice and data products. Programs and operates approved key fill devices such as KIK-20 and Simple Key Loader (SKL).


High School Diploma

Years of Experience:

8 years

(Bachelor Degree equivalent to 4 years of experience)

Technical Certification:

COMSEC, AF Key Management Infrastructure (KMI)

IAT-II Certification:

Security+ CE or other similar

SMS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

ID: 2020-3408

Clearance Requirement: TS

Required / Preferred Certifications: KMI / Security

  • Experience Level: Mid-level

External Company Name: SMS Data Products Group, Inc.

Telecommute: No