Facility Security Officer

ELTA North America - Annapolis Junction, MD

ELTANorthAmerica(ELTANA)is a global leader in the design, manufacture and support of innovative electronic systems for the United States government. ELTA NA is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Facility Security Officer.


ELTA North America is recruiting the FSO to sustain and improve our security programs as we grow the company. This position is responsible for developing and implementing facility security measures and ensuring that the Facility's officers, directors, and employees comply with the provisions of the Facility's mitigation agreement. The FSO will serve as an advisor on all security matters. The FSO will maintain close working relationship with DCSA and the security staff at other office locations. The FSO will provide leadership and direction for the company’s security program and will provide expertise, guidance and advice to management as required, concerning all security administration functions in support of a NISP-complaint Security Department. Functions include the processing of personnel security clearances via the e-QIP system, record maintenance, understanding US Department of Defense security requirements, administering security awareness training programs and preparing classified visit requests.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Serve as the principal advisor to the GSC and attend GSC meetings. Act on behalf of the GSC in administering the Proxy Agreement with their authority as established in applicable Procedures and other directives issued by the GSC. Provide to the GSC a periodic assessment of effectiveness of the Proxy Agreement and Visitation Policy and a Summary of Activities. All aspects of the security function shall be carried out under the authority of the GSC.
Inform the Chairman of the GSC of any breach of the Proxy Agreement and Visitation Policy and provide recommendations, when necessary, to address and correct any recognized security deficiency.
Develop and implement the Technology Control Plan (TCP), Electronic Communications Plan (ECP), Affiliated Operations Plan (AOP) and Visitation Procedures.
Direct and administer the industrial security programs to ensure compliance with government and ENA security regulations. Serve as the primary interface to all levels of management in the areas of industrial security
Ensure Affiliated Services being provided between the FOCI Company and the Affiliates that have been approved in advance by the Government Security Committee (GSC) and the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA).
Establish and maintain a working relationship with DCSA in filing necessary clearance paperwork for new employees and periodic reviews for current employees.
Maintain a working relationship with each contract’s security office for processing and maintaining employee clearances.
Responsible for verifying and maintaining the security clearance of all ENA personnel and consultants who require access to classified material. Maintain all facility clearance records, to include DIS Form Letter 381-R, Letter of Notification of Facility Security Clearance; DD Form 441 or 441-1, Department of Defense Security Agreement; and SF Form 328, Certificate Pertaining to Foreign Interests.
Write security policies/procedures and prepare written reports of surveys and inspections
Maintain all security documentation and files in accordance with DCSA requirements.
Prepare necessary paperwork in support of a DCSA review or annual visit and meets with DCSA representative upon request.
Exercise control and supervision over the receipt, storage and transmission of classified information at ENA, ensuring compliance with applicable government directives. Maintain the Industrial Security Manual for Safeguarding Classified Information, (NISPOM), DoD 5220.22-M and Assist with revising the Standard Practice Procedures (SPP), as necessary, to implement applicable requirements of the NISPOM.
Interact with government agencies on classified matters.
Manage Operations Security (OPSEC).
Conduct initial briefing to all new employees upon employment and then at least annually to include ENA’s Proxy Agreement the responsibilities of the Government Security Committee (GSC) of ENA and the Visitation Policy (VP). Ensure that all cleared employees are advised of their individual responsibilities for safeguarding classified information.
Conduct self-inspection programs for the purpose of evaluating all security procedures applicable to ENA. Maintain records of self-inspections for review during the next regularly scheduled inspection by DCSA. Ensure Information System (IS) compliance in accordance with the Risk Management Framework (RMF), National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) and the DCSA Assessment and Authorization Process manual (DAAPM). Oversee the development, documentation and presentation of IS security education, awareness and training activities for IS personnel, users, and others, as appropriate.
Maintain a facility-focused insider threat program
Direct and manage the identification system for all employees, service and technical representatives, contractors and visitors to ENA. Communicate any material changes to the IS Rep early and often.
Responsible for visitor control functions and management of the guard force contract. Daily duties will include conducting new employee briefings, exit interviews and debriefings, investigating and reporting security violations, incident reports, and coordination of periodic reinvestigations and preparation of DD254 forms for subcontractors. Annual duties include conducting refresher trainings, self-inspections and DCSA security reviews.

Required Qualifications

Candidates must document US citizenship and active security clearance at Secret level or above.
Bachelor’s degree in business, security, or related field, or equivalent experience.
Must possess an Active Secret clearance.
Must be certified as an FSO through the Defense Industrial Security Program with a minimum of five years of experience with DoD and Federal Security regulations.
Experience with US IC agencies is highly desirable.
Completion of Formal DCSA Academy training course within one year of hire is a condition of employment.
This position requires independent judgment and discretion, as well as the identification, analysis and resolution of security-related matters. The successful candidate will provide support for all security functions in accordance with the NISPOM to include managing PCLs associated with collateral and SCI programs.
Experience maintaining records required for DCSA reviews.
Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of internal staff and external clients.
Strong interpersonal, problem solving and organizational skills with the ability to work in a team-based environment.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office and general computer knowledge and skills.
In-depth knowledge of the implementation of contract DD254's
Ability to work independently and contend with frequently changing priorities and deadlines.
Travel: 10-20% domestic and international.

ELTA – NA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Candidates must document US citizenship and active security clearance at Secret level or above.