Contractor Special Security Officer (CSSO)

Hawthorne, CA

Full Time Mid-level / Intermediate Clearance required USD 75K - 115K


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 Contractor Special Security Officer (CSSO) to serve as a point of contact and liaison with multiple customers. This is a chance to fill a critical role within a dynamic and high-tempo environment working on programs pushing the boundaries of industry and technology. A successful candidate will be a self-starter and problem-solver and will possess the ability to convey security requirements to a diverse group of technical personnel.


  • Assist Primary CSSO on SCI security matters and provide support to Mission Mangers and technical staff as needed for program success
  • Review, track, and monitor billet plans for programs
  • Coordinate additional security requirements such as polygraphs and SCI indoctrinations/debriefings
  • Facilitate associated badging and access
  • Assist with initial security clearance briefings, debriefings, and security-centric education
  • Process classified visit access requests
  • Maintain accountability of associated program materials
  • Support the physical security program/infrastructure, to include CUA’s, CONOPS, OPSEC plans, PPP’s, DD254’s, etc.
  • Assist with compliance inspections
  • Attend and support to various customer meetings and working groups
  • Other duties as assigned


  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • 3+ years security-related experience performing responsibilities specifically within an SAP environment
  • Active Top Secret clearance with SCI eligibility. Note that 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


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Strong knowledge of the NISPOM, Intelligence Community Directives (ICDs), and related security policy and procedures
  • Strong knowledge of TALON, Scattered Castles, and other customer specific systems


  • Ability to favorably complete a U.S. Government CI scope polygraph
  • Ability to travel in support of mission requirements
  • Willingness to work overtime or weekends as needed in support of mission-critical deadlines and milestones


Pay Range:   

Contractor Special Security Officer (CSSO)/Level I: $75,000.00 - $95,000.00/per year Contractor Special Security Officer (CSSO)/Level II: $90,000.00 - $115,000.00/per year

Your actual level and base salary will be determined on a case-by-case basis and may vary based on the following considerations: job-related knowledge and skills, education, and experience.

Base salary is just one part of your total rewards package at SpaceX. You may also be eligible for long-term incentives, in the form of company stock, stock options, or long-term cash awards, as well as potential discretionary bonuses and the ability to purchase additional stock at a discount through an Employee Stock Purchase Plan. You will also receive access to comprehensive medical, vision, and dental coverage, access to a 401(k) retirement plan, short & long-term disability insurance, life insurance, paid parental leave, and various other discounts and perks. You may also accrue 3 weeks of paid vacation & will be eligible for 10 or more paid holidays per year. Exempt employees are eligible for 5 days of sick leave per year.


  • To conform to U.S. Government export regulations, applicant must be a (i) U.S. citizen or national, (ii) U.S. lawful, permanent resident (aka green card holder), (iii) Refugee under 8 U.S.C. § 1157, or (iv) Asylee under 8 U.S.C. § 1158, or be 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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Tags: C Clearance Compliance ConOps NISPOM Polygraph SAP Security Clearance Top Secret Top Secret Clearance Travel

Perks/benefits: Equity Health care Insurance Medical leave Parental leave

Region: North America
Country: United States
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