Facility Security Officer

Expiring today

Fairfax, Virginia
Apr 20, 2023
Jun 10, 2023
Full Time
Dewberry has an exciting opportunity for a Facility Security Officer to join our team in Fairfax, Virginia.

This position must be able to work in the Fairfax, VA office fulltime (5 days a week) with occasional flexibility as needed.

Under direction of the Chief Compliance & HR Officer, this person will be responsible for providing overall day-to-day support and mid to long term strategy in maintaining our security policy and procedures to ensure compliance with the National Industrial Security Program (NISPOM) and other government security regulations.

As the Facility Security Officer (FSO), with the support of the Assistant Facility Security Officer, you will provide onsite support for all security activities at Dewberry's headquarters office in Fairfax, VA and serve as the liaison with US Government and Federal agency counterparts, conduct security briefings and debriefings, monitor classified controlled areas, support site classified visits, prepare and review documentation, to include System Security Plans (SSPs), receive and prepare DD254 for subcontractors, and perform periodic self-inspections, as well as manage all personnel clearance actions for Dewberry.

Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you're an experienced professional or a new graduate, you'll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call "Dewberry at Work," that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.


  • Plan, initiate, manage, and be accountable for all aspects of the physical, information, Special Access Programs, training, classification management, operations, and personnel security functions for the operating facility in support of both internal and external customers
  • Ensure compliance with government NISPOM and company security policies and procedures to ensure the efficient operation of the Security Program
  • Serve as the direct supervisor for the Assistant Facility Security Officer
  • Manage multiple cage codes, programs and DD254s
  • Keep informed with complex issues regarding the evolving Security landscape within the DoD regarding new regulations, Industrial Security Letters, NCMS posts and other security working groups
  • Manage, schedule and coordinate security program working group with multiple members in different departments
  • Work with multiple departments on security related initiatives including Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI), Insider Threat program, Information Governance and Compliance
  • Perform security support requirements associated with the receipt, transmission, inventory, reproduction, disposition, and management of SCI/SAP material when needed
  • Work closely with Operations to ensure compliance with contract/subcontract security requirements
  • Work closely with Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) and other government agencies for contract and site/facility compliance
  • Implement effective security training, to include initial, refresher and continuing education programs, Operational Security (OPSEC), Insider Threat programs, Foreign Travel programs, Standard Practice Procedures (SPP), and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
  • Manage a successful security program that provides excellent customer support and security services to internal and external customers
  • Provide additional enterprise-wide support for the facility security program as appropriate

Required Skills & Required Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree is preferred.
  • 7 or more years of experience working in corporate and government environments as a Facility Security Officer (FSO) and/or Assistant Facility Security Officer (AFSO)
  • DCSA FSO certifications, SPeD or other security certifications a plus.
  • Experience in managing employees and working with multiple departments
  • Extensive knowledge of NISPOM, Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) policies and other DoD Security regulations.
  • US Citizen and holds a Top-Secret Clearance with SCI eligibility and have requisite FSO training.
  • DoD security management experience in handling, storing, accounting, reporting, and destroying classified materials
  • Experience drafting policies and presentations to management on security
  • Ability to interface effectively with Senior Management, DoD Officials, Subcontractors and Customers.
  • Computer Skills (Microsoft Office Suite).
  • Knowledge of industrial security administration, contracts, and government databases using/applying US government online programs that include but are not limited to: Defense Information System for Security (DISS), Electronic Questionnaire for Investigations (e-QIP), Secure Web Fingerprint Transmission (SWFT), and National Industrial Security System (NISS).
  • Experience interpreting and authoring DD 254s, Security Classification Guides, and other areas of security-related contract management.
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing to internal and external customers and able to offer experienced guidance to executive staff and subcontractors.
  • Experience conducting internal audits, participating in Government vulnerability assessments, investigating, and mitigating areas of risk or non-compliance, pre-employment employee vetting, and security-relevant RFP review.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.

Don't meet every single requirement? At Dewberry we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace for our employee's. So if you're excited about this role, but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the position description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may just be the right candidate for this or other opportunities.

*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.

*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.

*Only recipients of an offer of employment from Dewberry, will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry's background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.

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