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Assistant Facility Security Officer (AFSO)


Administrative Assistant


Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States


Leidos currently has an opening for an Assistant Facility Security Officer to work in our Gaithersburg, MD office.

Primary Responsibilities:
•Implement the industrial security program and ensure company and customer security requirements are met.
•Interface with all levels of Leidos personnel and government management personnel to ensure contract security compliance with National Industrial Security Operating Manual (NISPOM), DoD Manual 5205.07, Contract Security Classification Specification (DD254) and Program Classification Guides.
•Perform self-inspections, participate in government telephonic and in-person reviews and inspections.
•Produce finished documentation; e.g., reports, special studies, policy and procedure development, security designs, training programs and assessments.
•Maintain data compliance in multiple DISS accounts.
•Responsible for maintaining security program compliance to include managing NISS facility profiles, submitting changed conditions packages, FCL Sponsorship packages, and responding to FCL packages
•Take independent action when warranted or in the absence of the FSO.
•Bring security risks to the attention of the FSO and Program Managers.
•Provide clear guidance to company employees and recommend modifications to operations policies or procedures as appropriate. Provide research and technical support to projects, produces solutions and documentation, and monitors project tasks and schedules.
•Work as a team player, demonstrate flexibility, and excellent organizational skills.
•Familiarity COMSEC related duties and responsibilities under NSA CSS 3-16.
•Demonstrate leadership and decision-making ability within the scope of the position. Exhibit mentoring, team building and coaching ability.
•Assist with Proposal Writing and Contract Closeouts.

Basic Qualifications:
•Bachelor's degree and 4+ years of relevant facility security experience. Additional years of relevant experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.
•Must possess the confidence to make critical security decisions concerning high value contracts and to implement security procedures that will prevent unauthorized access to company and government facilities or information.
•Thorough working knowledge of the NISPOM, other relevant DoD security guidance as well as the Intelligence Community Directive (ICD) standards
•Strong working knowledge of DISS, NISS, NBIS, eAPP
•Experience in processing SF-86, SF-312, Security Investigations and Periodic Reinvestigations
•Working knowledge of Insider Threat Program (training and preferably experience with managing/supporting such programs)
•Experience conducting Security incident inquiries and writing investigation reports
•Ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects, organize and prioritize numerous tasks
•Commitment to security - creating and delivering the highest value to customers
•Strong understanding of Industrial and Government Physical Security.
•Experience creating and conducting initial security briefings, debriefings, indoctrinations, pre/post foreign travel briefings and refresher briefings.
•Ability to develop and establish an effective security awareness, training, and education program. Assist in executing the requirements set forth in the Technology Control Plan (TCP) for foreign visitors.
•Excellent customer service skills and strong professional demeanor and interpersonal skills. Desire to be an active contributor in the success of the mission.
•Ability to work independently, juggle competing workloads and demands, and adapt to changing priorities with a sense of urgency in a dynamic environment.
•US citizenship is required and current Top Secret clearance eligibility required. Additional accesses and clearances may be necessary based on program needs

Preferred Qualifications:
•Must have or be able to obtain STEPP/DCSA required FSO, JPAS/DISS, and Insider Threat training
•COMSEC experience preferred.
•Industrial Security Professional (ISP) Certification
•Experience developing and implementing OPSEC plans
•Knowledge of Access Control and Intrusion Detection Systems
•Resourceful in solving problem and continuous improvement

Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $61,750.00 - $111,625.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.