Facility Security Officer - 33978 in Norfolk, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 10/2/2020

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Job Description


Alion is seeking an experienced Facility Security Officer in Norfolk, VA.  In this position you will assist the Lead Facility Security Officer with carrying out the security measures necessary for implementing requirements of the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM), government security regulations, contractual security regulations, and company security policies and procedures. Primary duties include assisting the Lead FSO with the daily execution of security program requirements as well as participation and contribution to the company’s security program as a whole. Conducts security briefings and assists in administers an effective security education program. Adheres to and enforces security policies and procedures required for the classification, downgrading, upgrading, and safeguarding of classified information at the local facility.

Candidate must be detail-oriented, organized, self-motivated and have the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Candidate must have the ability and flexibility to multitask as situations arise.

The successful candidate will:

Ensure the timely processing of initial clearances and maintenance of current security clearances, using the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS).

Conduct administrative tasks associated with the industrial security operation to include executing briefings and writing letters.

Ensure compliance with Government regulations affecting the facility and participates in the company’s export-compliance program.

Identify and assist with investigations of any security violations and/or suspected compromises. Notifies, appropriate Government entities to include the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency. Coordinates with the Director of Corporate Security, management and HCM, as necessary.

Provide assistance to Alion staff in connection with security matters. Maintains liaison with HCM, Contracts, Export and other corporate departments related to security matters.

Proactively identify and apprise the FSO and management of developments, problems, and/or general status of facility security operations.

Provide support and assistance to other Alion locations and subcontractor personnel on security issues as needed.

Host Government assessors for security inspections at cleared facilities as needed.

Conduct classified meetings in accordance with the NISPOM and contractual security requirements.

Facility hours are 6am – 6pm.  Ideal candidate will be available to assist with the late shift facility closing, but only as needed. 

From time to time, may be asked to support escorting of non-cleared guests and facility staff as needed.

Candidate will assist with the late shift facility closing and early hours opening of facility.

Will support escorting of non-cleared guests and facility staff as needed.

Required Skills and Capabilities:

• Strong knowledge of the NISPOM and the aspects specific to the execution of the Industrial Security Program. To include; personnel security; classified material/document control; classified information systems Assessment & Authorization; classified contract management and contract security classification specification (DD254) preparation; physical security; insider threat program; counterterrorism and counterintelligence; administrative inquiries, etc.
• Strong knowledge and use of Department of Defense systems and applications which includes JPAS (with eQIP), NCCS -NISS and DISS.
• Knowledge and experience enforcing security policies and procedures.
• Ability to capture fingerprints electronically.
• Experienced in participating in the management of a cleared facility.
• Strong written and oral communication skills.
• Strong leadership and interpersonal skills.
• Proficient Microsoft Office skills.
• Knowledge of the DoE, Intelligence Community and other Government security regulatory manuals a plus.

Education and Certifications:
• 3+ years’ experience as an assistant Facility Security Officer
• Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) Course Certificate of Completion
• Facility Security Officer Program Management for Possessing Facilities Certificate of Completion a plus
• Establishing an Insider Threat Program Course Certificate of Completion a plus
• Bachelor's Degree or Technical School Diploma.  Educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for candidates with highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience.

Security Clearance: Secret

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