Hollywood, MD

Facility Security Officer

Coherent Technical Services, Inc. is seeking for an experienced security professional to serve as Facility Security Officer (FSO) in our Hollywood, MD, office. The FSO is responsible for establishment, oversight, management, and direction of facility security, personnel security, processing cleared contractor employees and corporate security program management and compliance with National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) procedures. The selected candidate will be responsible for providing oversight of programs and staff across the enterprise at various locations.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide day-to-day security support and multi-discipline analysis for DoD and classified activities
  • Responsible for National Industrial Security Program (NISP) implementation and Facility Clearance (FCL) maintenance to include Insider Threat Plan implementation
  • Coordinate with ISSM to create and maintain System Security Plans (SSP), Approval to Operate (ATO) for MUSA system
  • Create, review, update and maintain contract documents, program security classification guides, SOPs, and Contract Security Classification Specifications (DD254s) to ensure security requirements and classification guidance are specified and properly implemented
  • Conduct periodic self-inspections as directed by the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM)
  • Fulfill security requirements of contractual obligations such as onboarding/offboarding personnel, submitting personnel for federal investigations, as well as fingerprints
  • Assist with management of Communications Security (COMSEC) equipment and documentation
  • Provide, track, and maintain comprehensive security education program to conform with FCL and contractual obligations
  • Maintain Defense Information System for Security (DISS) account and National Industrial Security System (NISS) account to verify access levels of personnel and other facilities
  • Submit CAC applications and/or Visit Authorization Requests (VAR/VAL, verification of access, etc.) to customers, assist personnel with processing updates, name changes, review/sign System Authorization Access Request (SAARs)
  • Interface between Government agencies and industrial partners for obtaining, processing, verifying and disseminating personnel security information and access to customer programs, for review and approval by the United States Government
  • Review policies related to foreign ownership, control, and influence (FOCI) and mitigation strategies within the Department of Defense (DoD) and the entire federal government.
  • Work under general supervision to support the registration, monitoring and review US companies in relation to ITAR and other export control statutes


  • Bachelor's degree with 7 years of related experience OR 15+ years of related experience in lieu of a degree. Experience can consist of any time spent as an FSO, AFSO, CPSO, Security Manager, or military security manager
  • Must have completed CDSE FSO Program Management for Possessing Facilities
  • IAM Level 1 certification (sec+ CE) desired

Required Experience Skills:

  • Demonstrated experience controlling and managing physical and personnel security requirements on Department of Defense (DoD) classified programs
  • Demonstrated experience managing a SAPF, SCIF and/or classified facilities
  • Experience interfacing with DCSA and other government representatives
  • Experience developing and implementing OPSEC plans
  • Must have experience COMSEC
  • Must possess practical knowledge of and experience with DISS and e-QIP
  • Working knowledge of the National Industrial Security Program (NISPOM) and Department of Defense regulations
  • Knowledge of using/applying US Government online programs such as the Defense Information System for Security (DISS), Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing (e-QIP), National Industrial Security System (NISS), and Secure Web Fingerprint Transmission (SWFT)
  • Knowledge of DCSA Assessment and Authorization Process Manual (DAAPM)
  • Knowledge of Closed Area Standards and Intelligence Community Directive 705
  • Knowledge of the NIST SP 800-53, NIST SP 800-57 and the NIST SP 800-171
  • Knowledge of DoD Manuals 5200.01 volumes 1-4, 5205.07, ICD 705
  • Understanding of Title 32 CFR Part 117, SEAD3 reporting requirements
  • Knowledge of Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS)
  • Industry or government experience in ITAR/export compliance, or civil or criminal enforcement of the AECA/ITAR.


  • Final Secret required; with ability to obtain Top Secret.
  • Candidate must have the ability to work in a team environment; provide constructive alternatives/approaches to solving issues; be flexible; have a strong sense of urgency for critical tasks; and must be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously while effectively managing schedule and communicating process.
  • Candidate selected will be subject to a government background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to and will not be discriminated against based on, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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