Facility Security Officer in Columbia, MD

The Facility Security Officer (FSO) will oversee all aspects of the Company's security program in compliance with the National Industrial Security Program (NISPOM) in cooperation with the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA).

The FSO will be responsible for managing policies and programs related to personnel clearances, security education and training, facility clearances, asset protection, FOCI, NISP reporting, visits/meetings, inspections/SVA, derivative classification and marking, and transmission of material.

Ensure that the facility meets all requirements of the National Security Program by performing the following duties:

Facility Security Officer (FSO)
  • Establish and maintain Standard Practices and Procedures (SPP).
  • Process, manage, and train cleared personnel.
  • Prepare and conduct security training, briefings and de-briefings.
  • Working knowledge of NISS, DISS, e-QIP, and DIAS systems.
  • Lead participant in DCSA inspections/SVA.
  • Coordinating and conducting periodic self-inspections related to the activity, information, system, and conditions of the overall security program, to include the insider threat program.
  • Assists in preparing and maintaining the departmental policies, procedures, and manuals.
  • Processes requests for visits and assures that visitor logs are maintained.
  • Maintains facility access control and personnel badging.
  • Investigate incidents and security violations, conduct administrative inquiries (AI), and submit reports as required.
  • Manage Sponsor’s safeguarding requirements for secure work areas
  • Provide expert security advice and assistance to API Staff, Contractors, and our Sponsors.
  • Ownership and renewal of PO Box access, yearly; send and retrieve documents and packages as needed.
  • Supporting ISSM efforts to implement the system’s security program and policies for assigned areas of responsibility. FSO will be fully integrated into every aspect of the RMF process.
  • Participation in Insider Threat Committee. Ensuring insider threat awareness is addressed within the security program.
  • Reviewing and approving the organization’s contingency plan.

COMSEC Custodian

Holds the title of COMSEC (Communications Security) Custodian and performs related duties on a regular and ongoing basis. Accounts for all COMSEC materials at the Company's facility, the movement of these materials in and out of the company's facility, and provides required reports to the assigned Government agency.


The candidate will become the ITAR Officer for the Company and be responsible for the Company’s trade compliance.


High School or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or 2-3 years year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Must have experience with understanding government contracting requirements, FOCI, and using a STE.

Computer Skills

Ability to effectively use office computers and Microsoft office software for word processing, spreadsheets; i.e., Excel, Microsoft Word, Project, etc.