Facility Security Officer

MVM   •  

Ashburn, VA

Industry: Security Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 369 days ago

MVM, Inc. is seeking a Facility Security Officer (FSO) to ensure that the company abides by the terms of the Security Agreement(s) it has, with one or more US government customers, to safeguard classified information entrusted to it at its facility (home office or separate operating location) under the terms of the National Industrial Security Program (NISP).  This duty involves the oversight of security practices at the facility and cooperation with the Department of Defense (Defense Security Service [DSS]) and other Cognizant Security Agencies (CSAs) in maintaining a viable security program.  One of the most important aspects of the FSO’s job is to educate all cleared company personnel as to their security responsibilities.  The FSO is designated a “Key Management Personnel” per reporting requirements set forth in the NISP Operating Manual (NISPOM).

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Serves as principal point-of-contact with CSAs, to include the Industrial Security Representative and/or Contracting Officer Security Representative (COSR), and the Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO).
  • Develops and implements corporate-wide security policy that meets the needs of the contracts as well as the company needs.
  • Develops the company-wide security program that is in-line with the vision of the CEO.
  • Knowledgeable in personnel security for CSA’s and DSS.
  • Monitors security performance of cleared personnel.
  • Ensures the company’s Security Program is compliant with NISPOM.
  • Ensures that the company’s Security Program is kept current.
  • Screens and coordinates all requests for personnel (security) clearances with senior management to ensure legitimate government/industry needs are being met.
  • Assists eligible candidates with clearance processing.
  • Processes requests for new clearances, downgrading/upgrading, conversions, reinstatements, terminations, periodic reinvestigations, and visit authorization requests/cancellations.
  • Maintains database of all clearance actions and monitors timelines for required periodic re-investigations.
  • Maintains a complete roster of personnel clearances to include active and inactive (terminated).
  • Maintain regular communication with the government's security representative on the status of the security packages.
  • Communicates with OM and PM status of personnel clearances and other security related inquiries.
  • Works closely with the Recruiting Manager to ensure that security packages are being submitted timely and that the recruiting team is will informed of current security procedures.   
  • Submits reports to CSAs, or DSS, as appropriate.
  • Establishes an ongoing security education and awareness program for employees and consultants, to include initial/refresher/specialized briefings, debriefings (as required) and any other applicable security education based on contractual and company needs.
  • Reviews security procedures on a continuing basis and conducts formal self-inspections at intervals consistent with risk management principles.
  • Keeps hard copy and/or electronic records of all documentation relating to the company-wide security program, to include classified transactions.
  • Safeguards classified material to include but not limited to Confidential, Secret, and Top Secret information.
  • Verifies and checks the status of all classified material while in the possession of the cleared contractor facility.
  • Knowledgeable of how to store, courier, transmit, receipt, make disposition and destroy classified material in compliance with U.S. government regulations.
  • Keeps and secures combinations on GSA approved safes.
  • Maintains files and or material contained in the safe organized and ensures compliance with the handling and care for that material. 
  • Maintains accurate logs for all GSA approved safes.
  • Works with logistics & facility maintenance specialist on evacuation and emergency plans.
  • Ensures that the secured mailbox is checked at minimum weekly and that a log is maintained of these checks.
  • Works closely with Facility Specialist to design and negotiate construction of closed area meeting space that require government specifications, contract and procure intrusion detection system meeting UL 2050 specifications, obtaining and maintaining certification from third party evaluating institution.
  • Knowledge of Special Access Briefing which includes information about NATO, COMSEC, International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), immigration visa, international threats, Foreign Military Sales, foreign visitors and courier briefings,
  • Reports espionage, sabotage, terrorism, cyber intrusion or subversive activities
  • Knowledge of Corporate/business structure to include foreign investors, legal entities, Key Management Personnel (KMP), corporate parent exclusion resolutions, and the mitigation of foreign ownership, control or influence (FOCI). 
  • Identify and maintain KMP clearances tied to the facility clearance, and which may be excluded unless personnel clearances are needed to perform other duties outside of a corporate officer position. 
  • Complete and submit Department of Defense Security Agreement 441, Appendage to Department of Defense Security Agreement 441-1, and Certificate Pertaining to Foreign Interest SF 328 to e-FCL system.
  • Maintain JPAS access by completing 18 online courses plus an additional three courses annually. 
  • Create and provide initial and annual security briefings to all cleared employees. 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of industrial, military or government security program procedures, rules, and regulations. 
  • Experience interacting with security components of multiple government agencies a plus.
  • Have strong organizational, scheduling, interpersonal, written and customer service (internal and external) abilities. 
  • Be able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously and follow through successfully.
  • Be able to take a proactive approach and address issues and concerns before they occur.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • US citizen, 21 years or older, high school graduate.
  • Must possess a DSS FSO Program Management certification (e.g., completion of the FSO Program Management Course within one year of appointment to position, while successful completion of correspondence courses [“Essentials of Industrial Security Management” and “Protecting Secret and Confidential Documents”] is strongly recommended within six months of assignment at a facility with safeguarding [classified storage] capability).
  • Willing to be subjected to a government security investigation and able to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information (at the same level as the Facility Security Clearance granted to the company).
  • US government, military, and or federal contractor experience with handling classified information (minimum of 5 years).
  • Supervisory experience in excess of 2 people (2-5 years minimum).
  • Knowledge of MS Office and proficiency in Microsoft products.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to multitask
  • Exceptional time management skills
  • Ability to work with little to no supervision as well as in a team setting