The Contractor Security Officer for the Medium Altitude UAS MQ-9 division supporting and assisting the Air Force in Poway, CA, will serve as the security expert and point of contact for all site personnel and be able to interact with personnel regarding security issues. The candidate will be responsible for analyzing security plans, as well as coordinating and recommending solutions to program security deficiencies, with the assigned government security task lead. The successful candidate will have an in-depth understanding of the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM), Joint Air Force, Army, Navy (JAFAN) manuals, Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS), and Defense Information Security System (DISS). This position will also involve COMSEC custodial duties as well as ITAR compliance functions. They will be required to design, plan, and implement security programs and policies for staffing, training and safety. The candidate relies on experience and judgement to plan and accomplish goals.
- Manage the SCI security program and oversee SCI security functions for subordinate SCIFs.
- Serve as the customer focal point for Program Security. The Contractor shall be responsible for analyzing security plans, as well as coordinating and recommending solutions to program security deficiencies, with the assigned government security task lead. The contractor shall make recommendations relating to the integration of US export and technology control laws, DoD, USAF, AFMC, AFLCMC, Directorate, Division program policy/instructions, and shall coordinate with the WPAFB Foreign Disclosure Office to ensure the MQ-1/MQ-9 prime and sub-contractors don't inadvertently reveal hardware, software, etc. during visits to their facilities by foreigners.
- Shall possess knowledge of Anti-Tamper (AT), as well as end-use monitoring. The Contractor shall develop implementation plans to account for and properly adhere to existing and emerging export compliance provisos and protection requirements.
- Shall assist with developing and maintaining time-phased, event-driven Security Classification Guides (SCGs), Program Security Directives (PSDs), Technology Assessment and Control Plans (TA/CPs), Program Protection Plans (PPPs), Program specific Program Security Instructions (PSI), Enhanced End Use Monitoring (EEUM) agreements, and Platform specific Delegated Disclosure Letters (DDL) as required. In addition, provide end of program life, specific Demilitarization (DMIL) plans.
- Shall review program threats and conduct vulnerability analysis to define security functional requirements for effectively securing systems against overt and covert ground- initiated attack; provide recommendations for the integration of physical security countermeasures, electronic and mechanical detection devices on the weapon system and other corrective actions.
- Support the implementation of the Information, Personnel, Physical and Industrial Security programs to ensure classified material is protected according to DoD, USAF, AFMC, AFLCMC, Directorate, Division and program directives. Identify potential issues and recommend solutions for government /program office security personnel consideration. Be knowledgeable with applicable security DoD Instructions, DoD Directives, DoD Manuals, and Air Force Instructions (AFI).
- Manage incoming and outgoing visit requests using applicable databases to include JPAS. The contractor shall establishes policy and direction for personnel and visitor badge issuance and control. The contractor shall also be responsible for assisting AF personnel and augmentees with generating the paperwork required to obtain or renew a DoD Common Access Card (CAC) cards.
- Responsible for the site Communication Security (COMSEC) program. Develop and implement policies and procedures to protect controlled cryptographic equipment and key material. Serves as the primary COMSEC Responsible Officer (CRO) and Secure Voice Responsible Officer (SVRO). Ensures accurate accountability and disposition of all COMSEC material.
- Assist with the physical protection of classified and controlled unclassified information. Implement policy and procedures covering the physical security program for the site. Serves as the alternate Special Security Representative (SSR) for the Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF). Ensure compliance of open/closed storage area. Defines, plans, organizes and executes complex flight programs and flight test events.
- Travel 10-20 % to various locations in Southern California for COMSEC responsibilities as needed.
Qualifications and Education
- An active TS/SCI Security Clearance.
- Experience standing up a SCIF
- Held previous titles such as, CSSO or SSO
- 10 years of experience in the respective technical/professional discipline being performed, with Master's degree preferred.
- Can substitute years of experience for degree. 12 years of experience in the respective technical/professional discipline being performed, with a BA/BS degree, OR, at least 15 years of directly related experience with proper certifications as described in the Job Description
- At least five (5) years of experience must have been performed on DoD programs/projects
- Must be proficient in the MS Office productivity suite of software.