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Contractor Program Security Officer (CPSO) 

Category Security  

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.


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 Asurance team in the implementation and maintenance of classified information systems accredited under the Risk Management Framework (RMF).
Position Requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in related discipline, or equivalent education and 10+ years of related work experience
  • Knowledgeable of the DoD SAP Manuals Vol 1-4
  • Experience and working knowledge of ICD 705-1, Physical/Technical Security Standards for SCIFs
  • 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%)
  • Active TS/SCI clearance

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.

STR is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

STR is dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce where all employees, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, neurodiversity, or other personal characteristics, feel valued, included, and empowered to achieve their best. We recognize that each employee’s backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives are essential for providing our customers with innovative solutions to challenging national security problems. STR’s commitment to attracting, retaining, and engaging talented and diverse professionals is demonstrated by our participation, sponsorship, and support in local and national minority organizations.

Applicants must be US Citizens.

Req Number SEC-19-00005  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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