Facility Security Officer (FSO)/Certified Special Security Officer (CSSO)

Job description

As an FSO, you ask yourself, “how can I improve our security procedures?” You have a masterful knowledge of industrial security and facility clearance requirements. The NISPOM is your BFF and memories of submitting perfectly polished SF 86’s gives you ultimate satisfaction. You are a fantastic teammate and an even better employee. OPSEC controls are second nature. Your self-inspections are probably frame-worthy. You view the oversight of clearance processing as a challenge, not as a wall. You’re bright, passionate, and driven. You can work well with others and work efficiently when accomplishing independent tasks.

The Fun Stuff
  • Oversee security clearance process for employees; process personnel, facility clearance information, periodic reinvestigations, manage the Defense Information Security System (DISS) database, Security Information Management System (SIMS), National Industrial Security System (NISS) and related files.
  • Verify security clearance status for potential new employees, subcontractors, and consultants.
  • Develop and provide security-related briefings and training required by NISPOM and client.
  • Develop and provide foreign pre/post travel briefings in accordance with government requirements.
  • Track and notify personnel of periodic reinvestigations.
  • Prepare and report security relevant information as directed by the customer.
  • Manage/maintain the facility clearance documents (SF-328, DD 441 and DD441-1).
  • Ensure the proper preparation and review of draft/original/revised DD254s.
  • Lead self-inspections and DCSA assessments of programs.
  • Investigate security violations and prepare reports specifying preventive actions.
  • Prepare and submit required security reports to DCSA and/or customer officials.
  • Provide incident response to include initial and final reporting with recommendations towards corrective actions.
  • Manage facility security assessments and audits to ensure minimum security standards are implemented at all sites.
  • Perform access control audits for insider threat and DFAR/CUI compliance.
  • Conduct phone and in-person Security Pre-screens.
  • Complete and submit Visitor Requests and Visitor Authorization Letters via fax or through DISS.
  • Interface with company staff and government contacts with regard to personnel security duties, to include polygraph appointments, subject interviews, and indoctrinations
  • Manage/Maintain eCPRL and maintain security paperwork for all contracts to include but not limited to DD254s, eCPRLs and VRs.
The Necessities
  • You have a minimum of three (3) years Facility Security Officer (FSO)/Contractor Special Security Officer (CSSO) experience.
  • You are experienced with e-QIP, DISS, NISS and other Government security related web apps.
  • You have an active TS/SCI clearance with polygraph.
  • You are comfortable with Microsoft Office applications and responsive to email and phone inquiries.
  • You have working knowledge of NISPOM, ICD, and DoD security requirements.
  • You have excellent verbal and written communications.
  • You are kind, friendly, and approachable.
The Place to Be

Work location is fully remote. Ability to commute to Columbia, Maryland and the surrounding area on an as-needed basis is required.

The Peppers

Eleven Peppers is a woman-owned small business that provides a full range of creative services to government and commercial clients. We love to solve the Nation’s hardest problems through innovative approaches in design, strategy, and engineering. Our incredibly talented team includes some of the smartest in the industry, but more importantly, we’re also really nice to work with. Top that off with great benefits, competitive pay, and an immersive creative culture with tons of career opportunities. Join us!

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or employment against any individual on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, ancestry, religion, physical or mental disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws.

Note: Only candidates that are the best fit for the position will be contacted for an interview. A trial period may be required before full employment is offered.

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