Under minimal supervision, perform the duties of Contractor Special Security Officer (CSSO). Coordinate and monitor highly sensitive aspects of the DoD and other industrial security programs and other security activities, ensuring compliance with government and company security policies and procedures. Conduct highly sensitive security briefings. Coordinate all SCI/SAP security education programs. Act as primary liaison with upper management for outside communications with mission partners. The role is responsible for assisting in the implementation of RAND security policies and procedures related to government classified information within a secure facility setting. The position will report to the site Security Manager.
Ensure the implementation of security measures in accordance with applicable DCIDs, ICDs, National Industry Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM), other guiding government regulations, and local facility procedures.
Control, track and process incoming intelligence community classified visit requests and assist with outgoing classified visits, as needed.
Assist research staff with the preparation of classified briefings and documents.
Ensure classified information is properly marked, stored, and transmitted.
Prepare and transmit classified material via fax, data port and Defense Courier Service.
Conduct periodic self-inspections and security incident investigations; document results and corrective actions taken.
Prepare documentation to request SCI/SAR accesses for research and security staff and maintain access records.
Perform SCI/SAP/SAR briefings/debriefings and annual refresher training and document completion or non-compliance.
Support the Intelligence agency-related assessments and other government agency audits/reviews and develop, document, and implement corrective actions, as necessary.
Coordinate classified meetings held in the secure facility.
Perform classified destruction functions.
Prepare courier documentation.
May perform COMSEC duties.
Prepare documented security reports as required.
Log classified materials in/out, prepare receipts as appropriate, and annotate in database.
Provide escorts for un-cleared visitors to the secure facility.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Requires an awareness of Intelligence Community policies, procedures, standards, guidelines, and objectives, as well as an understanding of Section 811 of the Intelligence Authorization Act of 1995.
Requires extensive experience and understanding with the management of a secure facility and the ability to write and coordinate Fixed Facility Checklists.
CSSO certificate is highly desired.
Experience as a COMSEC Custodian is preferred.
Requires strong interpersonal skills— ability to work closely with people at all levels of the organization—to facilitate the implementation of programs and corrective actions; able to influence partner organizations and senior management.
Ability to work well under pressure and tight deadlines, to be able to prioritize tasks and relate those priorities to internal customers and partner organizations in an effective manner when necessary. Flexible and adaptable in a changing and challenging environment; able to think “on your feet” when unexpected/unplanned events arise.
Must have discretion and proven customer service skills.
Ability to work well independently as well as part of a team.
Strong computer skills in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as the ability to learn new computer applications.
Top-secret security clearance with SCI eligibility. Must be able to obtain and maintain top secret security clearance.
Knowledge of and experience with Intelligence Community Directives required.
Knowledge of National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM), DoD Sensitive Compartmented Information Administration Security Manual, security rules and regulations.
Knowledge of JAFAN, Security Executive Agent Directives, applicable executive orders, laws, and contractual requirements.
Excellent customer service skills.
Strong organization skills and attention to detail.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and judgement required.
Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and spreadsheet programs.
BA/BS preferred. Exceptional experience in-lieu of a four year degree acceptable.
Minimum six years.
Top-secret security clearance with SCI eligibility. Must be able to obtain and maintain top secret security clearance. U.S. Citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.
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