Program Security Officer

Bethesda, Maryland
Aug 14, 2022
Aug 21, 2022
Full Time

Major Duties and Responsibilities (MDRs)

Identify and resolve sensitive security related issues and concerns, serving as an Area Security Officer (ASO) for one or more Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) components.

Lead, cultivate, and maintain productive working relationships with security colleagues, program counterparts, and ODNI senior leadership to share information of interest, explain the specifics of security programs and procedures, and, when appropriate, present, justify, defend, negotiate, and/or settle matters involving significant or controversial issues.

Lead and oversee staff in the development and presentation of written and oral briefings on complex topics and be able to learn all pertain aspects of security program in support of senior ODNI staff, program counterparts, and other government organizations work with program data.

Manages and directs the activities of contract personnel assigned to the program.

Lead staff in providing guidance and support regarding personnel security, and other security issues related to the program, including those working at ODNI and other IC locations.

Lead, oversee, initiate and implement policies and procedures required to manage security program and collaborate with other sensitive compartmented information (SCI), SAP and CAP programs and to protect program control system and SCI, SAP and CAP resources.

Research references to support legal, administrative, or security decisions. Make recommendations, including changes and modifications to security, facilities and IT-related processes, procedures and SOPs.

Lead, develop, institute and maintain comprehensive program security training and participate in interagency meetings and conferences as required.

Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of security programs, processes, and procedures and recommend strategies of resolving problems or improving overall performance.


Conditions of Employment

Applicants may be considered for this position as a reimbursable detailee, if endorsed by the employing agency. Applicants must have current TS/SCI clearances with polygraph or have the ability to obtain one. The ODNI does not conduct polygraphs or provide security clearances for detailees.


Mandatory and Educational Requirements

Thorough knowledge of personnel, physical and technical security principles, concepts, regulations, and practices sufficient to serve in an ASO capacity for one or more ODNI components.

Minimum of 5-7 years of experience as a Security Officer for IC or DOD programs.

Understanding of and ability to oversee SAP and CAP security functions.

Understanding of applicable federal laws, Presidential Directives, Executive Orders, IC Directives and DOD Directives related to personnel security, physical security, insider threat, and counterintelligence; familiarity with regulations related to industrial security, cyber security and technical security.

Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team or collaborative environment and utilize organizational and interpersonal problem solving skills.

Desired Requirements

Experience and demonstrated success in developing and coordinating security-related policies, directives and standard operating procedures.

Additional information

Job Interview Travel: Candidates from outside the Washington, D.C., area may be selected for a telephone, teleconference, or in-person interview. If selected for an in-person interview, any travel or lodging will be at the applicant's personal expense. A current Federal Government employee, selected for a detail, will be assigned to the position at his or her current grade and salary.

A current Federal Government employee, selected for a detail, will be assigned to the position at their current grade and salary.

Reasonable Accommodations:
The ODNI provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Reasonable Accommodations Officer by classified email at, by unclassified email at, by telephone at 703-275-3900 or by FAX at 703-275-1217. Your request for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TO THE EEOD EMAIL ADDRESS. THIS EMAIL IS FOR REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS ONLY. PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION VIA THE EMAIL ADDRESS PROVIDED IN THE 'HOW TO APPLY' SECTION ABOVE.

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The ODNI is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations.