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Contractor Program Security Officer (CPSO) 

Category Security  
Description

Scope:

This is a multidisciplinary security position requiring a qualified security professional in support of multiple special access programs. The Contractor Program Security Officer (CPSO) is responsible for the management, direction, administration and development of security programs and procedures for those assigned programs that have contractually imposed security requirements in excess of normal National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) requirements. The CPSO is the primary interface with government agencies regarding assigned program security matters and requirements. The CPSO will complete the PAR process, prepare for inspections, process visit requests, conduct security briefings, refreshers and debriefings, maintain access rosters, classified mail, and IDS/access management systems and perform other duties as assigned.

Core Responsibilities:

Security Management

  • Perform program security administrative tasks and duties i.e. filing, updating logs/lists, supplies, coordination with internal and external customers
  • Maintain personnel security records for SAP/SAR/SCI related programs to include the use of SIMS, JPAS, and Scattered Castles.
  • Perform initial access eligibility determinations and create PARs and SCI nominations.
  • Process incoming and outgoing classified visit certifications
  • Conduct internal self-inspections and assist with Staff Assistance Visits and Customer Security Assessments
  • Maintain classified material accountability records to include inventory lists, receipt and transmittal records and final disposition documentation
  • Working knowledge in the preparation and maintenance of prime and subcontract DD254s
  • Ensure all classified materials are marked and controlled in accordance with contractual requirements
  • Review operational requirements and system specification documents to ensure applicable security requirements are addressed and incorporated into security processes
  • Interpret and implement security classification guidance
  • Assist in the development of Program Protection Plans (PPPs)
  • Investigate and document security violations/incidents, providing recommendations for corrective actions to program personnel/management
  • Develop and maintain the program's Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)
  • Attend, support and participate in program meetings, staff meetings, telecons, etc
  • Respond to walk-in customers and perform ad hoc security services as required.

Physical Security

  • Maintain the program’s access control system
  • Develop/maintain program Fixed Facility Checklists to establish/update classified work areas, including maintaining necessary waiver/approval records.

Security Education & Training

  • Develop/conduct formal initial and recurring security education and training materials/events.

Cyber Security/Risk Management Framework (RMF)

  • Provide necessary support to Information Assurance team in the implementation and maintenance of classified information systems accredited under the Risk Management Framework (RMF).
 
Position Requirements

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in related discipline, or equivalent education and work experience
  • Knowledgeable of the DoD SAP Manuals Vol 1-4
  • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • DoD Top Secret clearance eligibility with current Investigation
  • Ability to maintain a DoD Top Secret clearance and all Special Program accesses
  • SCI Access is preferred
  • Willing to work extended hours, in a fast paced, deadline driven environment in a variety of program areas
  • Willing to travel on company business (approximately 25%)

Desired Skills:

  • Basic understanding of Cyber Security, specifically Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  • Ability to perform COMSEC duties including inventory and disposition
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Intermediate competency level with Microsoft Office Suite programs
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced work environment in a variety of program area
  • Ability to solve problems of varying levels of complexity

STR seeks to provide an outstanding work environment for its employees with excellent benefits and competitive compensation. Full-time employees enjoy 401(k), profit sharing, health and welfare benefits, subsidies for training and conference attendance to foster continued learning and development, and a casual yet technically challenging work environment.
Applicants must be US Citizens. STR is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 
About the Organization Systems & Technology Research (STR) is a rapidly growing technology company with locations north of Boston, MA, Arlington, VA and near Dayton, OH. We specialize in advanced research and development for defense, intelligence, and national security, trying to understand how to protect our society: from stopping malicious botnet attacks, to understanding cyber vulnerabilities, providing next generation sensors, radar, sonar, communications, and electronic warfare to developing artificial intelligence algorithms and analytics to make sense of the complexity that is exploding around us.


STR is committed to creating a collaborative learning environment that supports deep technical understanding and recognizes the contributions and achievements of all team members. Our work is challenging, but you go home at night knowing that you pushed the forefront of technology and made the world a little safer. We recognize that the world is changing, that it is becoming more connected than ever before, making things change faster than before, and reshaping society in the process. We all want to understand this changing world and leave it better for our work.


We're not just any company. Our people, culture, and attitude along with their unique set of skills, experiences, and perspectives put us on a trajectory to change the world. We can't do it alone, though - we need fellow trailblazers. If you are one, join our team and help to keep our society safe!

 
EOE Statement STR is fully dedicated to hiring the most qualified candidate regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any portion of the employment process, email us at appassist@stresearch.com and provide your name, phone number and email address.

US Citizenship is required for all positions.
 

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