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Verizon Communications Inc

Security Operations Manager ( 576491-1A )





Ashburn, Virginia, United States

When you join Verizon

Verizon is one of the world’s leading providers of technology and communications services, transforming the way we connect across the globe. We’re a diverse network of people driven by our shared ambition to shape a better future. Here, we have the ability to learn and grow at the speed of technology, and the space to create within every role. Together, we are moving the world forward – and you can too. Dream it. Build it. Do it here.

What you’ll be doing...

The Security Operations Manager will support numerous Industrial Security customer programs to ensure compliance with specific contractual requirements. This will include the determination of appropriate security handling of documents, systems, hardware media, and staff reporting obligations. In providing guidance, you will have an advanced working knowledge of the National Industrial Security Operations Manual (NISPOM), and the Intelligence Community Directives (ICD 704 & 705). You will utilize a working knowledge of Operations Security (OPSEC) and the 5-step risk analytics process resulting in the recommendation of mitigation strategies. In this role you will assist with security administration and provide support for all aspects of physical, personnel, administrative, communications, operations and computer/systems security.

  • Conducting security briefings, training, investigations, risk management activities, new employee indoctrinations, and annual refresher training.
  • Reviewing security applications, various customer-specific forms, customer security requirements, statements of work, and proposals.
  • Providing direction and security guidance, and ensuring compliance for all staff security reporting obligations.
  • Analyze specific programs and departmental services related operations for risk management/mitigation (OPSEC).
  • Assisting with the implementation and maintenance of a departmental insider threat program.
  • Initiating and maintaining internal security awareness programs, and helping to execute security self-inspections for multiple programs.
  • Handling assigned geographic area secure facilities and assisting with the design and building of new secure data centers and administrative facilities as required.
  • Assisting with the management of alarm, access control, and video surveillance systems, and providing after-hours alarm/emergency response as required.
  • Communicating frequently with external customers to obtain guidance, rulings, approvals, and acceptable deviations or waivers for compliance with contractual policies and regulations.
  • Providing advanced direction to classified industrial security operations related problems while ensuring full compliance with US Government policies/standards. Researches solution options when issues arise and presents solution(s) recommendations to management.
  • Ensuring all actions follow Verizon CPI-810, as well as federal, state, and local laws governing the use, protection, and safeguarding of personal information and other sensitive data.
  • Providing support for all aspects of physical security operations by conducting SCIF self- inspections and government-required inspections.
  • Coordinating with security vendors as needed to ensure the installation, upgrades, and maintenance for hardware and software components.
  • Arranging for security escorting within the secure space as needed.
  • Reviews current operations, policies, SOP’s, SPP’s, and recommends ways to streamline operations.

Where you'll be working...

In this worksite-based role, you'll work onsite at a defined location, Ashburn, VA.

What we’re looking for...

You'll need to have:

  • Bachelor's degree or four or more years of work experience.
  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Current/Active TS/SCI Security Clearance – Candidate must be able to obtain/maintain their clearance and a CI polygraph as a condition of employment.
  • Experience with Special Access Programs (SAP).
  • Security Operations experience including the handling, identification, analysis and resolution of various security-related matters with limited guidance.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products and programs, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

Even better if you have one or more of the following:

  • Bachelor's degree and 8 years Industrial security experience, or 10+ years equivalent work experience.
  • Independent judgment and discretion, and risk analysis skills.
  • Ability to juggle competing demands and to prioritize work with a sense of urgency in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work autonomously and in a team environment, while paying strict attention to detail.
  • Facility Security Officer (FSO) training/certification.
  • Contract Special Security Officer (CSSO) training/certification.
  • Contract Program Security Officer (CPSO) training/certification.
  • COMSEC custodian training and familiarity with DIAS.
  • Working knowledge of Digital Monitoring Panels (DMP) and Software House/C-Cure access control systems.
  • General knowledge of ISSO, ISSM functions and Risk Management Framework (RMF) requirements.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer - and celebrate our employees' differences, including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, and Veteran status. At Verizon, we know that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best. Check out our diversity and inclusion page to learn more.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Verizon requires new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Verizon provides reasonable accommodations consistent with legal requirements (e.g., for medical or religious reasons).