Contractor Program Security Officer (CPSO)

Arlington, Virginia, United States

Full Time Mid-level / Intermediate Clearance required

STR has a great opportunity for a Contractor Program Security Officer (CPSO) to manage multiple programs executed out of our Arlington, VA office. The successful candidate will work closely with security management, program management, program personnel, and customer security to ensure compliance with U.S. Government directives, regulations, and requirements as well as corporate/business unit directives and customer directed requirements.

Responsibilities

  • Manage all aspects of security for assigned programs
  • Ensure adherence to applicable laws as well as national, DoD, and other SAP security policies and requirements such as National Industrial Security Operating Manual (NISPOM and DoD Special Access Program (SAP) Security Manuals: DoDM 5205.07 Volumes 1 – 4
  • Provide special program security support to STR staff, including close coordination with Program Managers
  • Perform and coordinate program security administrative tasks and duties
  • Maintain personnel security records for SAP/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
  • 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 and approval of Program Protection (P2), OPSEC, security test, and transportation plans
  • Investigate and document security violations/incidents and provide recommendations for corrective actions to program personnel/management
  • Develop and maintain program Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
  • Attend, support, and participate in program meetings, staff meetings, telecons, etc.
  • Develop and conduct initial and refresher program security briefings debriefings, and foreign travel briefings as required
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • Active Top-Secret Clearance with SCI Eligibility
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage complex communication scenarios
  • Ability to prepare appropriate reports and documents using various office tools such as: MS Office, DISS, JADE, SIMS, TALON, and NISS
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated application of the U.S. Government security standards
  • Working knowledge of the National Industrial Security Operating Manual (NISPOM), DoD Special Access Program Security Manuals and other related security manuals
  • Working knowledge in the preparation and maintenance of prime and subcontract DD254s
  • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment while complying with policies, procedures, appropriate principles and applicable state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Ability to interpret policy and to develop and implement security plans and procedures
  • Knowledge and experience in managing classified programs
  • Knowledge of contractor operations, computer, physical, technical, and personnel security requirements
  • Ability to travel on company business (approximately 10%)

STR is a growing technology company with locations near Boston, MA, Arlington, VA, near Dayton, OH, Palm Bay, FL, and Carlsbad, CA. 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.

STR is 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! Visit us at www.str.us for more info.

STR is an equal opportunity employer. We are 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@str.us and provide your contact info.

Pursuant to applicable federal law and regulations, positions at STR require employees to obtain national security clearances and satisfy the requirements for compliance with export control and other applicable laws.

Job perks/benefits: Career development Gear
Job region: North America
Job country: United States
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