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The MITRE Corporation Contractor Program Security Officer in McLean, Virginia

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Department Summary:

MITRE Industrial Security Programs (ISP) oversees the operations of classified facilities and ensures the implementation of operative security controls intended for the protection of unclassified and classified national security information (NSI) developed by or entrusted to MITRE as a member of the National Industrial Security Program (NISP). The department applies resources to mitigate risk across operational domains through a continuum of security administration standards, control strategies, and oversight levels that align with corporate needs and expectations.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • The Contractor Program Security Officer (CPSO) will be responsible for developing, implementing, supervising, and maintaining an enterprise security program for multiple Department of Defense (DoD) and/or Intelligence Community (IC) elements. The security program will protect information and operations commensurate with the level of classification of the program, e.g., collateral, SCI, SAP, or multi-level.

  • The CPSO will conduct physical and technical security (e.g., TEMPEST and TSCM) actions and procedures, and will properly account for, control, transmit, safeguard, and destroy classified information in accordance with applicable regulations including the DD254. Additionally, the CPSO will generate a security education training and awareness program for the technical staff operating in secure spaces within their cognizance, and will distribute periodic notifications to indoctrinated staff, emphasizing unauthorized disclosure awareness, classification management, personal reporting requirements, and day-to-day security program execution.

  • The CPSO may be responsible for up to 5 secure areas and will prepare and maintain accreditation documentation for each, including the diagrams, UL 2050 certifications, fixed facility checklists, compartmented area checklists, TEMPEST checklists, and mitigation plans. The CPSO will use ICD/ICS 705 and the technical specifications to design new secure spaces or develop modifications and construction security plans for secure areas based on their accreditation status and Sponsor requirements.

  • The CPSO will perform aspects of personnel security to include nomination interviews, validation of access requirements, submission of investigative requests and nomination packages, and indoctrinations including the execution of legally binding Nondisclosure Agreements (NDAs), e.g., SF 312, SF 4414, PIA. The CPSO will access an official Government system of record (SOR), e.g., DISS, JADE, Scattered Castles, and ensure personnel security records within their cognizance are accurately maintained in accordance with applicable regulation.

  • The CPSO is expected to provide support to technical staff planning meetings by helping with coordination and visitor management, e.g., sending and receiving clearances through visitor approval requests (VARs).

  • The CPSO will properly account for, control, transmit, package, and safeguard COMESEC information, and administer periodic software and cryptographical key updates. The CPSO will assist the Information System Security Manager (ISSM) or Information System Security Officer (ISSO) with maintaining appropriate accreditation documentation for each information system (IS) within the secure area under their cognizance and address any shortcomings.

  • The candidate must be professional, capable of independent engagement, and possess the ability to collaborate with peers and personnel outside of your team to ensure adherence to regulations and guidelines. Additionally, the candidate must be adept to independent decision-making, possess a high degree of individual initiative and organizational skills, and function with minimal supervision.

  • The team member will participate, plan, and attend team events for morale and welfare.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have a High School Degree or equivalent certification. Minimum of 5 years of related experience with a bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of related education and work experience.

  • Must have at least 2-4 years of experience in one of the following areas: Industrial or Government Security involving Counterintelligence, Personnel Security, Information Security, Information Systems Security, Physical Security, Technical Security, hands-on supervisory security leadership, or 10 years of project management.

  • Must have demonstrable experience implementing related areas of: IC Standards or Directives; DoD Directives, Instructions, Manuals, or Standards, i.e., DoDM 5105.21 and DoDM 5205.07; 32 Code of Federal Regulations Part 117, National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM); or related government regulation.

  • Top Secret clearance with current SCI eligibility is a minimum requirement.

  • Must have full professional proficiency in English language and have excellent verbal and written communication skills, including technical writing ability.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher.

  • 5-8 years of experience in one of the technical areas above.

  • Additional experience as COMSEC account manager or COMSEC policy implementation officer.

  • Experience with SIMS, DISS, JADE, Scattered Castles

    This requisition requires the candidate to have a minimum of the following clearance(s):

Top Secret/SCI

This requisition requires the hired candidate to have or obtain, within one year from the date of hire, the following clearance(s):

Top Secret/SCI

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