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Contractor Program Security Officer (CPSO)

Leidos

This is a Contract position in Lynnwood, WA posted December 29, 2020.

Description

Job Description:

Leidos is hiring for a Contractor Program Security Officer (CPSO) to support the Lynnwood, WA team. The CPSO will implement the special access security program and ensure security requirements are met for the Leidos facility and program office. Coordinate and monitor highly sensitive aspects of DoD, ICD or other industrial security programs and other security activities while ensuring compliance with government and company security policies and procedures. Support clearance processing, visit certifications, document control, and physical security, including alarm response for controlled area program. Responsible for implementing and providing guidance to customers and management on security issues such as security education, insider threat, classified document control, security investigations, classification control and personnel clearances. The CPSO will apply knowledge of, and experience with, Strong understanding of Physical Security requirements of the ICD 705, Operations Security (OPSEC) to develop, and the ability to implement, manage SAP programs, and maintain the OPSEC Program to protect sensitive unclassified information, activities, equipment and materials. Develop, participate in, and /or provide training and awareness.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for implementing the industrial security program and ensuring company and customer security requirements are met.
  • Interface with all levels of Leidos personnel and government management personnel to ensure contract security compliance with National Industrial Security Operating Manual (NISPOM), DoD 5220.22-M, Contract Security Classification Specification (DD254) and Program Classification Guides.
  • Conduct security self-inspections, apply risk mitigation methodologies, support customer assessments, and implement security measures to meet requirements.
  • Possess the confidence to make critical security decisions concerning high value contracts and to implement security procedures that will prevent unauthorized access to company and government facilities or information.
  • Provide clear guidance to company employees, and recommend modifications to operations policies or procedures as appropriate.
  • Administer day-to-day security programs, personnel processing, program reviews, document control system, audits & self-inspections, violation investigations & reports, receipt/dispatch/destruction/mail logs, visit certs, etc.
  • Perform physical, personnel and administrative security responsibilities for multiple SCIFs, which often calls for requests to government security representatives regarding accreditations, personnel actions, AIS transmissions and working with other government facility sponsors to draft co-use agreements and MOUs/MOAs for shared space.
  • Self-motivation and the capability to work in an independent or team environment with minimal direction.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 4+ years of relevant professional experience or a Master’s degree with 2+ years of experience. Additional experience may be considered in lieu of degree.  
  • Thorough working knowledge of the NISPOM, other relevant DoD security guidance as well as the Intelligence Community Directive (ICD) standards
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently, customer service orientated
  • Commitment to security – creating and delivering the highest value to customers
  • Ability to interpret company and government security policies and apply them to program operations
  • Strong understanding of Physical Security requirements of the ICD 705 to meet contractual needs
  • Ability to manage SAP programs
  • Thorough understanding of security databases such as JPAS and eQIP.
  • Experience creating and conducting initial security briefings, debriefings, indoctrinations, pre/post foreign travel briefings and refresher briefings, as appropriate
  • Ability to develop and establish an effective security awareness, training, and education program
  • Strong communications skills, both oral and written
  • Active Top Secret clearance and be able to meet eligibility requirements for access, as well SCI eligibility and the ability to obtain a CI polygraph.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CPSO training certificate
  • Courier preparation procedures
  • Experience developing and implementing OPSEC plans
  • Knowledge of Access Control and Intrusion Detection Systems
  • Experience with SCIF construction
  • Experience conducting Security incident inquiries
  • Resourceful in solving problem and capitalizing on opportunities
  • Professional Certifications/Affiliations

External Referral Bonus:

Ineligible

Potential for Telework:

No

Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret

Travel:

Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

Shift:

Day

Requisition Category:

Professional

Job Family:

Security

  

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That’s why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a Leidos.com email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to spam.leidos@leidos.com.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.