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Facility Security Officer

Company Overview

Cosmic Advanced Engineered Solutions (Cosmic AES) is a small innovative company tackling the most difficult technical challenges in signals, space, and cyberspace. We design and develop high-end signal processing solutions for Department of Defense(DoD) in the Counter-Space, Special Operations, Homeland Security, and other specialized mission areas. Our strong team of scientists, engineers, and operations experts specialize in exploring emerging technologies, system development, and rapid prototyping to solve the most difficult national security concerns.  

Job Summary

The position of FSO is responsible for Collateral and SCI level security requirements within Cosmic AES. The FSO is required to ensure Cosmic AES is meeting all requirements set forth from the NISP, NISPOM, ICD’s and other governing regulations. The FSO will develop and maintain DD254’s, DSS self-inspection/inspection requirements, maintain the Cosmic AES Insider threat program, provide maintenance of employee’s collateral access, maintain the physical security readiness of all facilities, conduct random inspections of personnel and maintain JPAS reports. The FSO will perform other duties as required by the Director of Security. The FSO will work within core hours of 7-5, with flex time as approved.

Responsibilities and Duties

We are seeking an experienced Facility Security Officer who will be responsible for all aspects of security. These include managing and maintaining the company facility clearance and personnel clearances, as well as serving as the company’s Insider Threat Senior Officer. The position is full-time and will report to the company’s Director of Security.

  • Responsible for ensuring the formulation, establishment and execution of local collateral security policy, procedures and protocols pertinent to the facility consistent with NISP and Intelligence Community Directive requirements.
  • Responsible for effective communications regarding security by interfacing/liaising with external customers including;
  • Government Customers
  • Associate Contractors
  • Subcontractors
  • Current/Former employees
  • Internal Cosmic AES teams
  • Fosters teamwork and collaborative efforts among security group members to ensure timely completion of group project tasks and responsibilities.
  • Develops and maintains contract DD254’s and classified holding records;
  • Maintains current DD 254 tracker
  • maintains a document control mechanism
  • Investigates security incidents and violations and prepare reports for submittal through the Director of Security to Cognizant Security Authority.
  • Responsible for security program reviews to include;
  • Defense Security Service visits
  • Formal inspections
  • Self-inspections
  • Provides security guidance to company personnel.
  • Serves as the Insider Threat Program lead
  • Provide oversight of Insider Threat Program activities
  • Serve as a Key Member of Management
  • Manage the Cosmic AES Insider Threat Program
  • Support development of security plan; advise company officers on security implications of foreign involvements and possible future foreign acquisitions.
  • Maintain company CAGE Codes.
  • Maintain Security Dashboard for use by CEO and Corporate leadership.  Dashboard will provide necessary information of personnel security status as well as DD254 status.

Personnel Security Support

  • Administers, addresses and completes all personnel security requirements including but not limited to:
  • Issues
  • Report preparation
  • Program access briefings
  • Clearance/access maintenance for briefed employees (SF86, indocs, memos, PSQ, etc)
  • Works with Portfolio Managers and Project leads to complete security requirements and requisite security access requests with applicable government agencies.
  • Serves as the Security Education and Training Administer;
  • Creates, manages and tracks requisite annual security training
  • security indoctrination and debriefings for all cleared employees

Physical Security Support

  • Ensures continuous physical security integrity for Cosmic AES facilities;
  • completes annual self-inspections for all required areas
  • Coordinates with alarm monitoring facility in accordance with government requirements
  • emergency response during non-working hours as required
  • Maintains the company’s Facility Clearance in applicable databases.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Back up the CPSO on all security matters.
  • Maintain an active role in JPAS support.
  • Serve as a member of the COMSEC team.

Qualifications and Skills

  • US Citizenship
  • Current/Active TS/SCI security clearance
  • Previous experience as Facility Security Officer desired, Industrial Security experience is preferred.
  • At least 5 years’ experience with DSS Security in the last 10 years
  • Strong knowledge of NISPOM, Insider Threat Program, and other DoD Security requirements documents
  • Experience obtaining and maintaining personnel clearances
  • Experience obtaining and maintaining facility clearances
  • Experience with ISFD, E-FCL, JPAS, DISS, DCII
  • Experience with DD254s and coordination of clearances with prime contractor and Customer security departments
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong organization and analytic skills
  • Strong verbal, written, and presentation skills
  • Must be able to multitask
  • Possess, or complete within 6 months of hire, the Defense Security Service (DSS) Certifications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current CSSO Certification

Benefits and Perks

  • Competitive salary
  • Great benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, and more! (Cosmic contributes 85% of the medical plan cost for employees and 75% for dependent coverage)
  • 401K and Profit Sharing 
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Vacation (benefits based on professional experience, not time with the company)
  • Work/Life balance
  • Employee Referral Incentives
  • 7 paid holidays and 3 floating holidays
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