Contractor Special Security Officer (CSSO)

Huntsville, AL |Full Time
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Position Description

Dynetics, wholly-owned subsidiary of Leidos, is looking for a Contractor Special Security Officer (CSSO) in Huntsville, Alabama. We are seeking a talented Contractor Special Security Officer to join a diverse team to create unique solutions for complex problems. With offices across the United States engaging in the defense, space, cyber and commercial fields, Dynetics provides responsive, cost-effective engineering, scientific and IT solutions.

Position Summary:

The CSSO will perform the full range of security duties and assignments in support of Aerospace, Defense, and Cyber Operations and Weapon Systems Operations Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) security programs to include but not limited management of SCI Facilities (SCIFs) and Temporary/Tactical SCIFs (TSCIFs). The candidate will interpret and implement Director of National Intelligence, Defense Intelligence Agency and Department of Defense directives and provide technical advice and guidance on SCI personnel, physical and information security standards. The role of the Contractor Special Security Officer (CSSO) is responsible for working with the Senior Contractor Special Security Officer (CSSO)/SCIF Manager in administering and maintaining security requirements for Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (SCIFs) to ensure compliance with government and company security policies and procedures.

Primary Responsibilities:
•Maintain applicable SCI directives, regulations, manuals, and guidelines to adequately discharge CSSO duties and responsibilities
•Ensure SCI is properly accounted for, controlled, transmitted, transported, packaged, and safeguarded
•Ensure SCI is destroyed by authorized means
•Ensure SCI is disseminated only to persons authorized access to the material and having an established need-to-know
•Investigate SCI security infractions and preparing required reports
•Maintain continuing liaison, with collateral security officials to ensure both security levels are mission accomplished
•Conduct SCI personnel, information, physical and technical security (TEMPEST/Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM)) actions
•Provide security awareness trainings as required by regulations and requested by the customer
•Perform all aspects of the SCI Personnel Security Program to include, nomination interviews, validation of SCI access requirements, submission of investigative requests, conduct SCI security briefings; obtain signed Non-Disclosure Agreement and Non-Disclosure Statement; and perform other related personnel security actions
•Serve as the official channel for certifying and receiving SCI visitor clearances/accesses
•Provide guidance and assistance for processing SCI position and eligibility requests
•Process polygraph requirements as required related to SCI programs
•Process all derogatory information concerning SCI indoctrinated individuals under their security cognizance and assist commanders and directors with establishment of Security Information Files
•Assist in providing overall physical security and will ensure that all current and future SCIF and TSCIFs comply with the physical security standards outlined in ICD 705 all other applicable directives and established policies. The contractor shall prepare and revise, as needed, all physical accreditation paperwork, to include the fixed facility checklists.
•Ensure appropriate accreditation documentation is available for each SCIF/TSCIF and under the organization's security cognizance
•Ensure that each SCIF/TSCIF under their security cognizance conducts annual self-inspections of the security program

•Assist IA Team

Basic Qualifications

•Bachelor’s degree & 6+ years of related experience. *(Experience may be considered in lieu of degree).
•Must have minimum of 4 years full-time experience working with SCI in all security disciplines, but specifically in personnel, physical, information and basic information assurance.
•Ability to work independently in an operational environment so the contractor must possess knowledge of a full range of security principles, concepts, practices, products and services; methods for evaluating risk and vulnerability; implementing mitigating improvement; and disseminating security procedures/processes.
•Must have a thorough knowledge of Intelligence Community Directives (ICD) 704, ICD 705 and Technical Specifications and DoDM 5105.21, V1 thru V3 and working knowledge of other applicable Director of National Intelligence, Defense Intelligence Agency, and U.S. Army directives and regulations.
•Must have the ability to gather facts and use effective analytical and evaluative methods to assess information, plan the sequence of actions necessary, make sound decisions and solve a variety of security problems.
•TS/SSBI with SCI eligibility; must be willing to obtain Polygraph level clearance.

Must be a resident of the Huntsville, AL area or willing to relocate to the Huntsville, AL area.


Other Qualifications

•Attended and completed a formal SSO certification training and a SCIF physical security course within the last five (5) years.

•Experienced with the Army Centralized Contracts and Security Portal, DISS, Scattered Castles, and SIMS

•Experience with Contract Security activities (i.e. DD254s, reviewing contracts, subs, etc.) are desired.

Security Requirements

U.S. Citizenship and a current Final Top Secret/SSBI Clearance with SCI eligibility is required. Must possess active SCI clearance with current investigation (within last 4.5 years) and be able to maintain a Top Secret Clearance.

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