Personnel Security Officer

Hawthorne, CA, United States

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SpaceX designs, manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft. The company was founded in 2002 to revolutionize space technology, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets.

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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 a cleared personnel security officer to join its National Security Programs (NSP) team. This well-rounded industrial security professional will provide support for our growing organization with a specific focus on personnel security (PERSEC).


The selected candidate will be responsible for all aspects of personnel security (PERSEC), including but not limited to the PERSEC fundamentals below:

  • Conduct pre-screenings
  • Initiate security clearances
  • Assist employees with completing security applications
  • Review, track, monitor clearance statuses, and report progress to program managers
  • Establish and maintain employee security files
  • Fingerprinting
  • Process incoming and outgoing visit requests
  • Report personal status changes, foreign travel, foreign contacts, and adverse information as required for cleared employees
  • Support the NSP’s Security Awareness Education Program

The ideal candidate will act as a liaison between the clearance candidate(s), Program Security Officer, program manager, and government sponsor throughout the clearance process. Additional duties will include:

  • Data entry and the management of personnel clearance systems
  • Reporting specific to personnel security
  • Preparing for audits/inspections
  • Incident reporting
  • Cleared visitor management


  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • Prior personnel or industrial security experience
  • Experience with JPAS/DISS, NISS, NCAISS, eQIP, JADE, or other government databases
  • Active Top Secret or Top Secret SCI clearance


  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree
  • 5+ years of security related experience
  • 3+ years industrial security experience, preferably in a multiple customer environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to plan, schedule, and arrange activities to accomplish objectives
  • Experience with personnel security in an SCI or SAP environment
  • Current polygraph within the last 5 years
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)


  • Favorable completion of a U.S. Government polygraph pursuant to employment if no current polygraph is held
  • 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 testing and random drug and alcohol testing
  • Ability to travel in support of programmatic requirements to other SpaceX locations or customer sites


  • 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


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