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Alternate Contract Program Security Officer

Herndon, Virginia
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Date posted 01/31/2024 Job ID 43649BR Company General Atomics Experience Level Mid-Level (3-7 years) Job Title Alternate Contract Program Security Officer City Herndon State Virginia Workstyle Onsite Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Salary Salary Range $68,770 - $116,193

Job Summary General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world’s leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies.

Under limited supervision, this position is responsible for administering security programs and procedures for classified and/or proprietary materials, documents, and equipment for an assigned area(s). Initiates and plans project(s) and develops the schedule to meet project goals.
The Security Specialist, entry to mid-level position, will work under the guidance and direction of the Special Program Security Manager at our Herndon, VA GA-EMS Campus. The assignments of the Security Specialist are focused on supporting the administration of several vigorous security projects in a dynamic environment working alongside a team of security professionals. The primary responsibility is to support the implementation of all requisite national security directives with specific emphasis on the U.S. Government Industrial Security Programs (NISPOM 32 CFR Part 117, DOD 5205.07 series, DOD 5200.01 series, ICD series) and a complete and thorough understanding of established policies, procedures, and practices for safeguarding National Security Information.
The Security Specialist works as a team player, exhibits flexibility, manages priorities, and meets customer expectations in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. The Security Specialist interacts with internal and external customers or Government security officials in performance of security duties.
Exercises considerable judgment to develop solutions while providing leadership and guidance to employees, supervisors, managers, and contractors on appropriate action(s) to be taken to ensure compliance with the classified security program.
Exercises judgment within generally defined precedents and policies to analyze issues and develop solutions while providing leadership and guidance to employees, supervisors, managers, and contractors on appropriate action(s) to be taken to ensure compliance with the classified security program.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Analyze, investigate, and resolve classified security issues while providing leadership and guidance to employees, supervisors, managers, and contractors on actions(s) to be taken to ensure compliance with the classified security program.
  • Administer and coordinate all aspects of security activities in accordance with company policies and procedures to ensure compliance with federal security regulations, directives, and manuals for safeguarding National Security Information.
  • Establish and maintain liaison with government agencies, external customers, contractors, employees, and managers to ensure compliance with National Policy.
  • Coordinate with government agencies to obtain rulings, interpretations, and acceptable deviations for compliance with regulations.
  • Develop and implement security Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and emergency action plans.
  • Plan, develop, and manage specialized security programs and procedures for both classified and proprietary materials, documents, and equipment while considering program OPSEC requirements.
  • Interpret and implement program DD254s; Issue subcontractor DD254s as needed.
  • Develop, review, and implement classified procedures and CONOPs based on customer directives and policies.
  • Investigate and review all security violations, preparing reports, and recommending specific preventive and corrective action to be taken.
  • Coordinate security awareness and education with company Counterintelligence team.
  • Maintain the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Responsible for observing all laws, regulations, and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company. Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.
  • Serve as the focal point for receiving, processing, distributing, and controlling all classified documentation (hard copy and electronic media) entering or leaving the facility, including electronic data transfer.
  • Implement visitor control procedures ensuring compliance with customer and company policy.
  • Maintain official records of document/media inventories and transactions, personnel records, and combination records.
  • Implement and manage access control system for the company and/or assigned business unit classified areas.
  • Access, review and submit Program Access Request using JADE and other Government Systems as required.
  • Maintain PERSEC forms and data in accordance with customer and company policy.
  • Prepare and administer program indoctrination and debriefings. Analyze, investigate, and resolve classified security issues while providing leadership and guidance to employees, supervisors, managers, and contractors on actions(s) to be taken to ensure compliance with the classified security program.
  • Prepare and submit status reports to applicable government agencies, with review as appropriate from security management and/or Company management.
  • Oversight of SAPs and SCI to include support development, review, and maintenance of program security documentation for SAP and SCI.
  • Establish SAPFs, SCIFs, and Open Storage Areas in accordance with program requirements (physical security, facility security and access control, network and IT security, cryptography, personnel, etc.)
  • Manage the annual inventory of accountable holdings in accordance with policies and procedures.
  • Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices. Additional Functions Other duties as assigned or required.
We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.


Job Qualifications:
  • Typically requires a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or a related discipline and six or more years of professional classified security experience in a corporate or government environment. May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education.
  • must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret DoD Security Clearance as well as SAP and SCI accesses
  • Must have experience with DOD processes and procedures or an equivalent regulatory environment and/or military training. Must have a comprehensive understanding of the NISP, and 32 CFR Part 117 NISPOM Rule and a complete and thorough knowledge of established policies, procedures, and practices for safeguarding National Security Information.
  • Must possess the ability to identify issues and develop solutions to a variety of complex problems of diverse scope. Strong communication, analytical, computer, and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Must be able to effectively interface, influence, and counsel employees, managers, and external contacts; analyze and interpret data; initiate and plan projects; produce appropriate clear, concise and detailed documentation; and present results to a variety of audiences.
  • Must be able to work independently and on a team and represent the company as the prime contact on external projects.
  • Demonstrate ability to manage internal and external record management systems (i.e. DISS, DIAS, NISS, ACCS, SIMS, JADE)
  • Able to work extended hours and travel as required 10%.
  • Completion of FSO Program Management for Possessing Facilities IS030.CU and COMSEC courses as well as access control (Lenel) database experience preferred.

Salary:$68,770 - $116,193
Travel Percentage Required 0 - 25 Relocation Assistance Provided Not Provided US Citizenship Required? Yes Clearance Required? Yes Clearance Level Top Secret Apply Now
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