Facility Security Officer (FSO)

New York, New York

Full Time Clearance required
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Do you have experience managing a cleared Government facility, want to be valued and recognized for the work that you do? Do you have a strategic mindset, attention-to-detail and always looking for creative ways to streamline processes while working with other professionals?

Riverside Research is seeking an exceptionally bright, flexible, poised, and self-motivated individual to become a Facility Security Officer (FSO). As the FSO for our New York office, located in Manhattan’s financial district, you will take the reins of the security program and be responsible for all security matters in a successful, ever-growing company. Your job bridges strategic thinking and detail-oriented execution while you work alongside other professionals to deliver superior security services, anticipate and proactively plan for future mission needs.

All Riverside Research opportunities require U.S. Citizenship.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Join an effective security team; work with other highly capable security and administrative personnel located at other cleared facilities throughout the U.S.
  • Perform as a security officer responsible for maintaining security accreditations and approvals necessary to keep the facility operational to meet mission requirements
  • Initiate background investigation requests (including fingerprinting) using e-QIP via DISS
  • Submit and obtain Government program access approvals for employees
  • Understand contracts, SOW's (statement of work), DD254's and task orders to determine security requirements
  • Provide day-to-day administration and oversight of classified activities, develop local policy, perform self-inspections, and maintain continuous control over all media
  • Interface professionally with company leadership, Government oversight agencies, customers, and visitors
  • Provide prime/subcontractor security support and direction including the development and maintenance of DD254's, security guidance, and classified holdings
  • Develop and revise security plans, procedures, instructions and educational material
  • Provide classification guidance to program personnel, conduct security briefings, participate in self-inspections and audits, and investigate security incidents
  • Provide other security services including Personnel Security, Physical Security, Communications Security (COMSEC), Document Control and Visitor Control

Required Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential
  • Active Top Secret security clearance with SCI eligibility (TS/SCI)
  • 8 years of Facility Security Officer experience in government and/or industrial security
  • Defense Counterintelligence Security Agency FSO certification (NISPOM with possessing curriculum within one year of hiring)
  • HS diploma
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the design and execution of security programs in according with DoDM 5220.22, National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM)
  • Ability to manage time, make sound decisions, take independent action, analyze problems and provide focused solutions
  • High degree of professionalism and attention to detail
  • Must be able to maintain all required security clearances
  • Applicants considered for employment are subject to verification of security clearances and passing other background investigations

Desired Qualifications:

  • Govt or Industry Security Certification (ISP, SFPC, Insider Threat)
  • Special Access Program experience
  • Active TS/SCI Security Clearance (polygraph preferred)

Riverside Research strives to be one of America's premier providers of independent, trusted technical and scientific expertise. We continue to add experienced and technically astute staff who are highly motivated to help our DoD and Intelligence Community (IC) customers deliver world class programs. As a not-for-profit, technology-oriented defense company, we believe service to customers and support of our staff is our mission. Our goal is to serve as a destination company by providing an industry-leading, positive, and rewarding employee experience for all who join us. We aspire to be a valued partner to our customers and to earn their trust through our unwavering commitment to achieve timely, innovative, cost-effective and mission-focused solutions.

Riverside Research remains committed to the safety of our employees and customers.  Under Executive Order 14042, effective December 8, 2021, all Riverside Research employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Fully vaccinated means at least two weeks after the final shot in the required timing and dosage. Riverside Research will grant reasonable accommodation to those where a medical or religious exemption has been approved by the company.  Newly hired employees must be fully vaccinated by December 8, 2021, unless an approved accommodation has been granted by Riverside Research.  All new hires starting after December 8, 2021 must be fully vaccinated by their start date.

All positions at Riverside Research are subject to background investigations. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history and identity check.

Our EEO Policy
Riverside Research is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate and promote without regard to race, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability/veteran, status as a protected veteran, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state and local law.

If you need assistance at any time in our application or interview process, please contact Human Resources at 937-427-7074 or email HR@RiversideResearch.org. A member of the HR team will be available to assist.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified protected veterans and requires affirmative action by covered contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans.

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