Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc.

  • Contractor Special Security Officer (CSSO)

    Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    As a Cleared Defense Contractor (CDC), SPA has entered into a Security Agreement with the Department of Defense to ensure that all sensitive government information entrusted to the company is protected from unauthorized disclosure. The Security team’s role is to ensure that SPA complies with the National Industrial Security Program (NISP) for the handling, storage and disposition of classified material entrusted to the company. This is especially critical as the programs and activities that SPA supports are vital parts of the Defense and Security systems of the United States. #CJ 


    CSSO’s responsibilities will include assisting the Security Manager with the following:

    • Ensure the implementation of security measures in accordance with applicable the Director Central Intelligent Directives (DCIDs), Intelligence Community Directives (ICDs), National Industry Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM), other guiding government regulations, and local SPA procedures.
    • Control, track and process incoming intelligence community classified visit requests and assist with outgoing classified visits in accordance with, as needed.
    • Assist line staff with the preparation of classified briefings and documents.
    • Ensure classified information is properly marked, stored, and transmitted.
    • Prepare and transmit classified material via approved Director of National Intelligence (DNI) and ICD methods (e.g., briefed couriers, fax, accredited WANs and/or the Defense Courier Service (DCS)).
    • Conduct periodic self-inspections and security incident investigations; document results and corrective actions taken.
    • Prepare documentation to request Sensitive Compartment Information/Special Access Program (SCI/SAP) 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.
    • Perform classified destruction functions.
    • Prepare courier documentation.
    • Perform Communication Security (COMSEC) duties as required.
    • Prepare documented security reports as required.
    • Log classified materials in/out, prepare receipts as appropriate, and annotate in database.
    • Provide escorts for un-cleared visitors to the secure facility.
    • Provides guidance and assistance for processing e-QIP, SCI billets, and eligibility requests. Conducts SCI security briefings, indoctrinations, and debriefings; obtains signed Nondisclosure Agreements; and performs other related personnel security actions.
    • Control access to the cleared facility through oversight of physical security systems including the secure facility’s access control systems and employee badging.
    • Oversee maintenance, installation, upgrading and servicing of physical security systems to include the periodic testing of the alarms.



    • 7+ years of directly related experience OR Bachelor's degree and 5 years of related experience.
    • 5 to 7 years of security experience in an Intelligence Community (IC) environment.
    • Thorough knowledge of the Intelligence Community Directives (ICDs), Intelligence Community Policy Guidance (ICPG), the DoD Manual 5205.07 Volumes 1-4, DoD Manual 5105.21 Volumes 1-3, DoD 5220.22-M and related Industrial Security Guidance Manuals and Special Program Security directives.  
    • Experience developing, obtaining approval for, and implementing security policies, procedures, and documentation specific to the program(s) such as Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and addendums, Operation Security (OPSEC) Plans, Concept of Operations (CONOPs), and other security related documents
    • Working knowledge of automated security management systems to oversee the handling of classified material, personnel and other security documentation required per the ICD/ICPG and other applicable security directives.
    • Experience processing employees for Personnel (Security) Clearances (PCL) by the use of Government-specified processes such as the Electronic Questionnaire for Investigation Processing (e-QIP). Experience with U.S. Government databases such as Scattered Castles, the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS), National Industrial Security System (NISS), the Defense Information System for Security (DISS) and Secure Web Fingerprint Transmission (SWFT).
    • Experience in the requirements of the IC security inspection/review process as well as internal self-inspection to ensure compliance with applicable U.S. Government security directives.
    • Experience with Communication Security (COMSEC) duties and responsibilities (including inventory, distribution and destruction through the Distributed INFOSEC Accounting System (DIAS)) for compliance with National Security Agency (NSA) regulations/requirements.
    • Extensive experience and understanding in the management of a secure facility and the ability to write and coordinate Fixed Facility Checklists.
    • Individual must have strong written and verbal communication skills; the ability to work with all layers of management and personnel. Subject should be familiar with the full suite of Microsoft Office software applications.
    • TOP SECRET security clearance with SCI eligibility. Background must have been completed and adjudicated by the DOD CAF within the last six years.  


    • Documented completion of a Contractor Special Security Officer (CSSO) and other IC security training certificates.






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