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Contractor Program Security Officer (CPSO)

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Job ID: 198848
Location: SANTA MARIA, CA, United States
Date Posted: Sep 26, 2019
Category: Security
Subcategory: Security
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI with Poly
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI with Poly
Potential for Teleworking: No

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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a seasoned professional with Intelligence community experience as Contractor Program Security Officer (CPSO) for our Santa Maria, CA facility, to support multiple programs/customers within the Security Organization. This position will be responsible for all aspects of the security program within the facility consisting of preparation of security plans, reviewing applicable guidelines, and established procedures for all areas of security to include Personnel Security, Information Security, Physical/Technical Security, Classification Management, Communication Security (COMSEC), and Program Security.

Key duties and/or responsibilities: 

• Perform security pre- screening on all potential employees, subcontractors and consultants
• Initiate, maintain and terminate personnel security clearances in government databases, such as the Defense Security Services (DSS) Joint Adjudication System (JPAS), Scattered Castles, and APICS
• Conduct security indoctrination briefings and debriefings
• Present Security Awareness Training and Education (SATE) briefings
• Process pre and post foreign travel requests and perform foreign travel briefings
• Create and maintain personnel folders
• Investigate security incidents and violations; prepare reports of investigations for the corporation and customers, making specific recommendations for corrective and preventive actions
• Prepare Security Operating Procedures (SOPs) outlining customer guidelines and establishing procedures for the handling, storing, and transportation of program assets
• Prepare Systems Security Plans (SSPs) and Fixed Facility Checklists (FFCs) in accordance with customer guidelines
• Manage document control and program asset management and accountability
• Process visit authorizations, personnel access requests
• Assist with meeting preparation, employee and visitor badging, circulation control and general facility management duties
• Assist with management of classified information systems
• Process hardware and software requests and perform software due diligence
• Assist system administrator with decommissioning of systems
• Assist with proposal development
• Perform duties of COMSEC Responsible Officer (CRO)
• Prepare DD-254s
• Perform administrative and general office duties as needed



• Bachelors and 2+ years or more of related experience; Masters and one year of related experience OR 5+ years experience in lieu of degree


• Must have current/maintain a TS//SCI clearance w/polygraph


• Demonstrated knowledge of National Industrial Security Operating Manual (NISPOM) / Intelligence Community Directives (ICDs)/Joint Special Access Program Implementation Guide (JSIG) and Executive Orders
• Must have strong interpersonal skills/briefing skills; communicate with senior level internal and external personnel on significant matters often requiring coordination between organizations and independent decision making with minimal direct supervision while representing the security organization
• Candidate must be a self-driven and results-oriented individual capable of effectively working multiple tasks concurrently in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
• Must have the ability to articulate and present intelligent, decisive and risk-managed security recommendations and decisions on a daily basis
• Attention to detail and strong organizational skill are critical to the success of this position
• Expertise in Microsoft Office suite (MSWord, Excel, Power Point)
• Experience utilizing customer databases such as JPAS, Scattered Castles and APICs
• Ability to travel to support other locations

Desired Qualifications



SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation's most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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