Contractor Program Security Officer *Active Clearance Required*

    • Job Tracking ID: 85347-324096
    • Job Location: Sacramento, CA
    • Job Level: Mid Career
    • Level of Education: High School/GED
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 09/08/2021
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Radford Job Code: 03340
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Job Description


The Contractor Program Security Officer (CPSO) is responsible for the management, direction, administration and development of security requirements for Special Access Programs (SAP). The CPSO will interface with government agencies regarding assigned program security matters and requirements and for those assigned to programs that have contractually imposed security requirements. The CPSO will administer and execute a strong security program in compliance with the Department of Defense Manual 5205.07 Vol 1-4;  National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM), NISPOM Supplement; ICD 705; Communications Security (COMSEC) Manual NSA/CSS 3-16, Director of National Intelligence (DNI), Intelligence Community Directives (ICDs) and associated corporate and government policies and directives. The CPSO may support multiple SAPS’.


Security Management

  • Perform program security administrative tasks and duties i.e. filing, updating logs/lists, supplies, coordination with internal and external customers
  • Maintain personnel security records for SAP/SAR/SCI related programs to include the use of SIMS, JPAS/DISS.
  • Perform initial access eligibility determinations and create PARs and SCI nominations.
  • Process incoming and outgoing classified visit certifications
  • Conduct internal self-inspections and assist with Staff Assistance Visits and Customer Security Assessments
  • Maintain classified material accountability records to include inventory lists, receipt and transmittal records and final disposition documentation
  • Working knowledge in the preparation and maintenance of prime and subcontract DD254s
  • Ensure all classified materials are marked and controlled in accordance with contractual requirements
  • Review operational requirements and system specification documents to ensure applicable security requirements are addressed and incorporated into security processes
  • Interpret and implement security classification guidance
  • Assist in the development of OPSEC and Program Protection Plans (PPPs)
  • Investigate and document security violations/incidents, providing recommendations for corrective actions to program personnel/management
  • Develop and maintain the program's Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)
  • Attend, support and participate in program meetings, staff meetings, telecons, etc
  • Respond to walk-in customers and perform ad hoc security services as required 

Physical Security

  • Maintain the program’s access control system
  • Develop/maintain program Fixed Facility Checklists to establish/update classified work areas, including maintaining necessary waiver/approval records. 

Security Education & Training

  • Develop/conduct formal initial and recurring security education and training materials/events. 

Cyber Security/Risk Management Framework (RMF)

  • Provide necessary support to Information Assurance team in the implementation and maintenance of classified information systems accredited under the Risk Management Framework (RMF). 

Job Requirements: 

  • Bachelor's degree in related discipline, or equivalent education and work experience
  • Knowledgeable of the DoD SAP Manuals Vol 1-4
  • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • Must have DoD Top Secret clearance eligibility within 5 years of last investigation
  • Must be willing work extended hours, in a fast paced/deadline driven environment in a variety of program areas 

Desired Skills:

  • Basic understanding of Cyber Security, specifically Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  • Ability to perform COMSEC duties including inventory and disposition
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Intermediate competency level with Microsoft Office Suite programs
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced work environment in a variety of program area
  • Ability to solve problems of varying levels of complexity

Other Job Functions

  • Must be able to attend off-site meetings with the customer or security representatives.  Must be able to be part of FBI/DCSA counter intelligence meetings and groups.
  • Other duties may be assigned 



Experience and Skills


  • Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards
  • Ability to interact effectively with peers and supervisors
  • Ability to interact appropriately with the public when necessary
  • Ability to adhere to workplace rules
  • Active Security clearance at the same level as the FCL
  • Must be familiar with X-09-10/SG 2740 Locks
  • Must possess excellent communication skills 


  • High School diploma or equivalent is required
  • US Citizenship required


  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Facility Security Officer (CPSO) Certification plus
    5(+) years DoD contractor Security environment plus
  • Military background preferred
  • SCI/SAP/COMSEC Experience is a plus


  • Office and/or manufacturing  environment
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time
  • Ability to perform repetitive motion (keyboarding and computer work, phones, writing and reading)
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds 


  • Ability to travel infrequently as required