Special Security Representative II

MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Lexington, Massachusetts
May 11, 2017
Jun 15, 2017
# 15782, # 15423, # 15523
Full Time

Special Security Representative II - # 15782, # 15423, # 15523

MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Lexington, MA


The Security Services Department's overall mission is to ensure a safe and secure environment and protect MIT Lincoln Laboratory at all facilities in which staff members perform their mission of research and development. To accomplish this mission, this department formulates and implements policies, plans, and actions designed to protect facilities against threats of vandalism, accidental destruction, and sabotage; and safeguards personnel, classified and unclassified information systems, personal identifiable information, property, and other assets from exploitation and recruitment by foreign intelligence agencies.


Position Summary:

  • Will perform in the role of Contract Program Security Officer (CPSO) responsible to provide daily security management oversight for multiple Laboratory programs with overall responsibility for physical security, communications security, personnel security, information security, operational security and security education as they apply to these programs, facilities and supporting personnel.
  • Must be able to work complex special security related problems and issues and interact regularly with program and Laboratory management as well as the related Government program office(s).
  • Will help to determine impact of new security regulations, requirements, and policy and implement as necessary.
  • Will provide security guidance in the design and construction of secure facilities, including the review and revision of construction plans and specifications and all coordination with the cognizant government agency.
  • Will supervise and direct multiple security personnel and coordinate various projects and tasks as directed by Security Services Department management.



  • Bachelor's degree in Business Management, Industrial Security, or related field preferred with 2 plus years of security administration and management experience required.
  • Candidates must possess in-depth knowledge and demonstrated experience in the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) as well as applicable Intelligence Community Directives (ICDs), DoD SAP and SCI Manuals, DoD Guides and Instructions, and familiarity with the Risk Management Framework Joint SAP Implementation Guide (JSIG).
  • Candidate must possess a Defense Security Service Security Fundamentals Professional Certification, or be able to obtain one within 2 years.
  • Thorough understanding of personal computer systems and networks as well as the associated policies and procedures is also required.
  • Solid working knowledge of business software such as Excel, SIMS, PowerPoint and Word is required.
  • Demonstrated capabilities in presenting ideas written and orally within a cross-functional environment required.
  • Past experience as leader of committees or working groups and membership in regional and national professional organizations is desired.
  • Must be able to respond to off-hour emergencies as necessary.
  • Position will require local and some extended overnight travel.
  • Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a government security clearance required.
  • Excellent problem solving skills required.


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About MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Since 1951, when MIT Lincoln Laboratory was established to build the nation’s first air defense system, the Laboratory has been applying advanced technology to problems critical to national security. In addition to an impressive record of technical innovation in communications, space surveillance, advanced electronics, and air and missile defense, today the Laboratory is also leading the way in newer areas such as cyber security, integrated sensing and decision support, and homeland protection.

Behind every Laboratory solution are researchers with exceptional technical abilities and imagination, developing systems from the initial concept stage, through simulation and analysis, to design and prototyping, and finally to real world demonstrations. Cross-disciplinary collaboration and the breadth of Lincoln Laboratory’s research enable continuous technical growth for its scientists – and they also inspire unparalleled creativity. In the past two years, MIT Lincoln Laboratory has been awarded six R&D 100 Awards that recognize the year’s 100 most significant innovations in technology.


MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.

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