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Facility Security Officer (FSO) & Contractor Program Security Officer (CPSO) - Dayton, OH 

Category Security  

Scope: Systems & Technology Research (STR) is seeking a motivated, enthusiastic FSO/CPSO with working knowledge of Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) duties to join our growing Security and IT organization at our Dayton, OH office.

STR specializes in advanced research and development for defense, intelligence and homeland security applications, including sensor development, signal processing, computer vision, social media processing, cyber defense, and data analytics. At STR, we foster a partnership between our technical staff and business operations professionals to provide innovative solutions to our nation’s toughest problems.

The FSO/CPSO is a multidisciplinary security position requiring a qualified security professional in support of Collateral Programs, as well as supporting Special Access Program (SAP). The FSO/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 FSO/CPSO is the primary interface with government agencies regarding assigned program security matters and requirements. The FSO/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.

Job Description:

  • Perform program security administrative tasks and duties i.e. filing, updating logs/lists, supplies, coordination with internal and external customers
  • 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)
  • Responsible for daily security operations and NISP/NISPOM compliance for the facility
  • Prepare and participate in yearly DSS Security Vulnerability Assessment
  • Maintain personnel security records for SAP/SAR/SCI related programs to include the use of SIMS, JPAS, and Scattered Castles
  • Submit employees for clearances and periodic reinvestigations through JPAS as required
  • Perform initial access eligibility determinations and create PARs and SCI nominations
  • Conduct internal self-inspections and assist with Staff Assistance Visits and Customer Security Assessments
  • Train and orient employees in security policies and procedures to ensure compliance with government and customer regulations
  • Conduct secure equipment (e.g. secure telephone and encryption devices) and classified keying material inventories, inspections and other COMSEC related support and oversight functions
  • 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
  • Provide ISSO support to classified computers in a DoD computing environment
  • Assist with the preparation and maintenance of security Assessment and Authorization documentation (e.g., IA SOP, SSP, MSSP, RAR, SCTM)
  • Maintain day-to-day security posture and continuous monitoring of information systems (ISs) including security event log review and analysis
  • Ensure system security measures comply with applicable government policies, provide configuration management and accurately assess the impact of modifications and vulnerabilities for each system
  • Provide support to the Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM) for maintaining appropriate operational information assurance (IA) posture for programs
  • Conduct reviews and technical inspections (as prescribed by the ISSM) to identify and mitigate potential security weaknesses, and ensure that all security features applied to a system are implemented and functional
  • Assist the ISSM in monitoring and resolving Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M) items to mitigate system vulnerabilities

Position Requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • 4+ Years' experience as an FSO/CPSO
  • Working knowledge of ISSO roles and responsibilities
  • Active Top Secret security clearance
  • Experience and ability to effectively use JPAS, Scattered Castles, eFCL, ISFD, e-QIP and DIAS
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office Suite - specifically Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint
  • Detail oriented and well organized; able to multi-task and handle competing priorities and deadlines
  • Experience in reviewing DD254's at all levels (from proposal to close out) to identify security requirements and then assure compliance
  • Experience reviewing all security documents to include E-QIPs for accuracy and completeness
  • Excellent communications skills (written & oral)
  • Customer focused and has excellent time management skills.
  • DoD Directive 8570.01-Manual IAM Level I/II certification (e.g., Security+ CE, CISSP, etc.) or ability to obtain within 6 months upon being hired
  • Experience with Windows/Linux or similar operating environments
  • Willing to travel on company business (approximately 10%)

Desired Skills:

  • Basic understanding of Cyber Security, specifically Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  • Ability to perform COMSEC duties including inventory and disposition
  • Knowledgeable of the DoD SAP Manuals Vol 1-4
  • Previous security experience working in a DoD/SAP environment
  • Experience and working knowledge of ICD 705-1, Physical/Technical Security Standards for SCIFs
  • Familiarity conducting vulnerability scans (Nessus, SCAP, etc.) and performing remediation
  • Experience updating virus signature (DAT) files for anti-malware software (e.g., McAfee)
  • Ability to conduct IS user briefings

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 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.

Req Number SEC-19-00008  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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