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Facility Security Officer (FSO) & Contractor Program Security Officer (CPSO) - Arlington, VA 

Category Security  
Description

Scope: Systems & Technology Research (STR) is seeking a motivated, enthusiastic FSO/CPSO candidate to join our growing Security and IT organization at our Arlington, VA 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 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 shipments, 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 Collateral, SAP, and 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
 
Position Requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • 4+ Years' experience as an FSO/CPSO
  • Active Top Secret security clearance
  • Experience and ability to effectively use JPAS, Scattered Castles, NISS, DISS, 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.
  • 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

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.

At STR, we are dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive community to create an environment that is innovative, collaborative and empowering. STR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability status, military veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Applicants must be US Citizens

 
Req Number SEC-19-00013  
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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