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Facility Security Officer (Part Time) - 27706 in Portsmouth, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 3/26/2019

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Job Description



Alion is currently seeking an experienced part time Facility Security Officer (FSO) to support our Portsmouth, VA office.  In this position, the selected candidate will support a cleared division facility.   This role will supervise and direct all 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 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 administers an effective security education program. Investigates security incidents and violations. 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. Candidate reports to and is under the supervision of the Director of Corporate Security.

A successful candidate will:

  • Ensures the timely processing of initial clearances and maintenance of current security clearances, using the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS).
  • Participates in RMF processes for Assessment and Authorizations as program compliance necessitates.
  • Conducts administrative tasks associated with the industrial security operation to include executing briefings and writing letters.
  • Ensures compliance with Government regulations affecting the facility and participates in the company’s export-compliance program.
  • Identifies and assists with investigations of any security violations and/or suspected compromises. Notifies, appropriate Government entities to include the Defense Security Service. Coordinates with the Director of Corporate Security, management and HCM, as necessary.
  • Provides assistance to Alion staff in connection with security matters. Maintains liaison with HCM, Contracts, Export and other corporate departments related to security matters.
  • Proactively identifies and apprises management of developments, problems, and/or general status of facility security operations.
  • Provides support and assistance to other Alion locations and subcontractor personnel on security issues as needed.
  • Hosts Government assessors for security inspections at cleared facilities as needed.
  • Conducts classified meeting in accordance with the NISPOM and contractual security requirements.
  • Assists in development of and monitors department budget as required.
  • Provides leadership and guidance to company Associate Facility Security Officers.
  • Performs additional security duties and responsibilities as assigned.

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, eQIP, DISS, NCAISS, NISS, OBMS, STEPP, ACCS.

  • Knowledge and experience conducting investigations and enforcing policies and procedures.

  • Ability to capture fingerprints on an FD-258 form.

  • Experienced in managing cleared facilities.

  • 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.

  • Experience as a COMSEC Custodian a plus.

  • Knowledge and experience in setting up and managing Special Access Programs a plus.

Education and Certifications:

  • 5+ years’ experience as a Facility Security Officer

  • Facility Security Officer Program Management for Possessing Facilities Certificate of Completion

  • US Government Top Secret security clearance

  • Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) Course Certificate of Completion

  • Establishing an Insider Threat Program Course Certificate of Completion

  • Bachelor's Degree or Technical School Diploma Preferred

Diversity Statement


Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.  Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply.  Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information

U.S. Citizenship Required.

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