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Contractor Program Security Officer (CPSO)

Company: RAND Corporation
Location: Pasco
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Job Type:

Contractor Program Security Officer (CPSO)

Under minimal supervision, perform the duties of Contractor Program Security Officer (CPSO). The role is responsible for assisting in the implementation of RAND security policies and procedures related to government classified information within a secure facility setting. The role ensures the safeguarding of personnel, facilities, and information through the implementation of security procedures in compliance with the 32 CFR Part 117, National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) Rule, Intelligence Community Directives (ICDs), Security Executive Agent Directives (SEADs), Joint Air Force Army, Navy (JAFAN), applicable executive orders, laws, and contractual requirements. The role serves as the subject matter expert on security items and assists the Director, Corporate Security & Safety in the implementation and maintenance of business continuity and crises management, safety and emergency response programs for this facility. The role coordinates all Special Access Program (SAP) security education programs, and acts as the primary liaison for communications and security matters with mission partners. The position will report to the Security Manager, Special Programs & Personnel Security.


  • Ensure the implementation of security measures in accordance with applicable DCIDs, ICDs, 32 CFR Part 117, other guiding government regulations, and local facility procedures.
  • Control, track and process incoming intelligence community classified visit requests and assist with outgoing classified visits, as needed.
  • Coordinate and monitor highly sensitive aspects of the DoD and other industrial security programs and other security activities, ensuring compliance with government and company security policies and procedures.
  • Assist research staff with the preparation of classified briefings and documents.
  • Ensure classified information is properly marked, stored, and transmitted.
  • Prepare and transmit classified material via fax, data port and courier.
  • Conduct required self-inspections and security incident investigations; document results and corrective actions taken.
  • Prepare documentation to request SCI/SAR accesses for research and security staff and maintain access records.
  • Perform SCI/SAP/SAR briefings/debriefings and annual refresher training and document completion or non-compliance.
  • Support the Intelligence agency-related assessments and other government agency audits/reviews and develop, document, and implement corrective actions, as necessary.
  • Coordinate classified meetings held in the secure facility.
  • Ensure classified destruction is performed according to federal regulations
  • Ensure courier documentation is current and accurate.
  • Perform duties as Removable Media Custodian (RMC).
  • May perform COMSEC duties.
  • Conduct highly sensitive security briefings.
  • Prepare documented security reports as required.
  • Log classified materials in/out, prepare receipts as appropriate, and annotate in database.
  • Ensure un-cleared visitors are appropriately escorted in the secure facility.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

      Basic Qualifications
      • Strong working experience with Intelligence Community Directives required; requires a working knowledge of Intelligence Community policies, procedures, standards, guidelines, and objectives, an understanding of Section 811 of the Intelligence Authorization Act of 1995, and SCI/SAP related publications.
      • Requires extensive experience and understanding with the management of a secure facility and the ability to write and coordinate Fixed Facility Checklists.
      • Hands on experience with 32 CFR 117, DoD Sensitive Compartmented Information Administrative Security Manual (DoD 5105.21-M-1), security rules and regulations
      • Working knowledge with JAFAN, Security Executive Agent Directives (SEADs), applicable executive orders, laws, and contractual requirements
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
      • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
      • Requires strong interpersonal skills - ability to work closely with people at all levels of the organization-to facilitate the implementation of programs and corrective actions; able to influence partner organizations and senior management.
      • Ability to work well under pressure and tight deadlines, to be able to prioritize tasks and relate those priorities to internal customers and partner organizations in an effective manner when necessary. Flexible and adaptable in a changing and challenging environment; able to think "on your feet" when unexpected/unplanned events arise.
      • Must have discretion and proven excellent customer service skills.
      • Ability to work well independently as well as part of a team.
      • Strong computer skills in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as the ability to learn new computer applications.

        Preferred Qualifications
        • CPSO certificate is highly desired.
        • Experience as a COMSEC Custodian is preferred.

          • BS/BA degree or equivalent experience required.

            • At least 3 years relevant experience required with a BA/BS degree.
            • In lieu of BA/BS degree, 6 years of relevant experience required.

              Security Clearance
              • Must possess and maintain at least a Top Secret U.S. government security clearance with SCI eligibility, or if Top Secret U.S. government security clearance is no longer active, must have possessed a Top Secret U.S. government security clearance with SCI eligibility within the past 24 months.

                • Washington D.C.
                • This position can allow for a hybrid onsite/remote work arrangement of working remotely up to two days per week

                  Positions Open


                  Salary range:

                  $82,100 - $122,100

                  RAND considers a variety of factors when formulating an offer, including but not limited to, the specific role and associated responsibilities; a candidate's work experience, education/training, skills, expertise; and internal equity. The salary range includes base pay plus RAND's sabbatic pay (which provides additional compensation above base pay when vacation is taken). In addition, RAND provides strong benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, paid time-off and more.

                  Equal Opportunity Employer: race/color/religion/sex/sexual orientation/gender identity/national origin/disability/vet

Keywords: RAND Corporation, Pasco , Contractor Program Security Officer (CPSO), Other , Pasco, Washington

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