• Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #1957

Title: CPSO (Contractor Personnel Security Officer)
Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Clearance: TS/SCI

 

Company Overview:

Cornerstone Defense, in partnership with our military, intelligence, and civil government customers, supports U.S. operations worldwide through the use of many different types of satellite, launch, and cyber technologies. We develop space-based solutions that protect our nation, enhance the lives of our citizens, and directly support the warfighter. Cornerstone supports a full range of missions from navigation and communication to remote sensing. We are a leader in spacecraft development, deployment, and mission support. In an environment of limited resources, Cornerstone provides our customers with agile and innovative solutions that achieve the highest level mission performance.

 

Position Overview:

This is a multidisciplinary security position requiring a qualified security professional in support of multiple cleared programs. The Contractor Program Security Officer (CPSO) is responsible for the management, direction, administration and development of security programs and procedures for those assigned programs that have contractually imposed security requirements in excess of normal National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) requirements. The CPSO is the primary interface with government agencies regarding assigned program security matters and requirements. The CPSO will complete the PAR process, prepare for inspections, process visit requests, conduct security briefings, refreshers and debriefings, maintain access rosters, classified mail, and IDS/access management systems and perform other duties as assigned.

 

Core Responsibilities:

 

Security Management

  • Perform program security administrative tasks and duties i.e. filing, updating logs/lists, supplies, coordination with internal and external customers
  • Maintain personnel security records for SAP/SAR/SCI related programs to include the use of SIMS, JPAS, and Scattered Castles.
  • Perform initial access eligibility determinations and create PARs and SCI nominations.
  • Process incoming and outgoing classified visit certifications
  • Conduct internal self-inspections and assist with Staff Assistance Visits and Customer Security Assessments
  • Maintain classified material accountability records to include inventory lists, receipt and transmittal records and final disposition documentation
  • Working knowledge in the preparation and maintenance of prime and subcontract DD254s
  • Ensure all classified materials are marked and controlled in accordance with contractual requirements
  • Review operational requirements and system specification documents to ensure applicable security requirements are addressed and incorporated into security processes
  • Interpret and implement security classification guidance
  • Assist in the development of Program Protection Plans (PPPs)
  • Investigate and document security violations/incidents, providing recommendations for corrective actions to program personnel/management
  • Develop and maintain the program's Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)
  • Attend, support and participate in program meetings, staff meetings, telecons, etc
  • Respond to walk-in customers and perform ad hoc security services as required.

Physical Security

  • Maintain the program’s access control system
  • Develop/maintain program Fixed Facility Checklists to establish/update classified work areas, including maintaining necessary waiver/approval records.

Security Education & Training

  • Develop/conduct formal initial and recurring security education and training materials/events.

 

Cyber Security/Risk Management Framework (RMF)

  • Provide necessary support to Information Assurance team in the implementation and maintenance of classified information systems accredited under the Risk Management Framework (RMF).           

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in related discipline, or equivalent education and work experience
  • Knowledgeable of the DoD SAP Manuals Vol 1-4
  • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • DoD Top Secret clearance eligibility with current Investigation
  • Ability to maintain a DoD Top Secret clearance and all Special Program accesses
  • SCI Access is a must

 

Desired Skills:

  • Basic understanding of Cyber Security, specifically Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  • Ability to perform COMSEC duties including inventory and disposition
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Intermediate competency level with Microsoft Office Suite programs
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced work environment in a variety of program area
  • Ability to solve problems of varying levels of complexity

 

Equal Opportunity Employment
Cornerstone Defense is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive working environment for all employees and to upholding diversity in our recruiting and hiring processes. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, age, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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