Sr. Program Security Officer

Hawthorne, CA, United States

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SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars.


SpaceX is looking for an experienced, well-rounded industrial security professional to provide support for a critical customer effort as a Sr. Program Security Officer with a specific focus on clearances processes/supporting cleared employees.


  • Participate in all aspects of the administration and coordination of multiple security programs, accredited facilities, and/or activities to ensure compliance with government, customer, and company security policies and procedures
  • Identify program issues and implement corrective action(s)
  • Conduct security briefings, indoctrinations, and maintain security education programs.
  • Plan for new security programs
  • Assist management with proposal preparation
  • Partner with various government agencies to ensure the organization is in compliance with directives and regulations – including interpretations and deviations from these directives and regulations, as appropriate
  • As a senior member of the team and expert in your field, you will help develop teammates and provide leadership
  • Support personnel security and related programs for U.S. Government launch contracts


  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate 
  • 7+ years of combined security related experience as a Facility Security Officer (FSO), Contractor Program Security Officer (CPSO), or Certified Special Security Officer (CSSO)
  • Active Top Secret or Top Secret SCI clearance


  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree
  • Strong knowledge of NISPOM, IC directives, and related security policy and procedures
  • Strong knowledge of the electronic questionnaires for investigations processing (e-QIP) system/familiarity with other U.S. Government systems inclusive of DISS


  • An active clearance may provide the opportunity for you to work on sensitive SpaceX missions; if so, you will be subject to pre-employment drug and random drug and alcohol testing
  • Favorable completion of a U.S. Government polygraph pursuant to employment
  • Ability to travel in support of programmatic requirements


  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.

SpaceX is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with SpaceX is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

Applicants wishing to view a copy of SpaceX’s Affirmative Action Plan for veterans and individuals with disabilities, or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources Department at (310) 363-6000

Job tags: C Clearance Compliance Industrial Polygraph Top Secret
Job region(s): North America
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