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Careers at the Defense Security Service

Keeping classified information and defense technologies from falling into the wrong hands is serious business. Stay at the forefront of the technological and global economic environment by joining our workforce. You'll help us provide critical security education, training, and awareness services and products to those who serve and protect our national security. Together, we'll address evolving threats to national security, thus keeping our nation and our warfighters safe. DSS Locations: Most of our activities are performed at our headquarters, located at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., which is approximately 40 miles south of Washington, D.C. We have four regional offices, 45 field offices across the nation, and the Center for Development of Security Excellence in Linthicum, Md.

The bulk of our workforce consists of Industrial Security Specialists, who conduct security assessments of cleared industry facilities to ensure they comply with the standards of the National Industrial Security Program. However, we also hire Counterintelligence Professionals, Information System Security Professionals, Business and Risk Management Specialists, Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence Professionals, Personnel Security Specialists, and Education, Training, and Instructional Systems Specialists.

All of our positions are covered under the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) and are in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601.

For more information about DSS, click on the booklet.