• Contract Program Security Officer (CPSO)

    Posted Date 1 week ago(10/9/2019 10:17 PM)
    Job Location
    Required Clearance
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in Administration of Justice, Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement or related field or the equivalent is required plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience.


    Department of Defense TS/SCI security clearance is required at time of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.


    Responsibilities for this Position

    General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Contract Program Security Officer (CPSO).  This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation’s core defense/intelligence services and systems.  General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.



    Perform Personnel Security processes following the 5200 series manuals and DoD PSQ processes to include use of JPAS (works with databases, reviews files, conducts interviews, submittals to customers and schedules briefings) to assist in obtaining individual security clearances/accesses for standard customer requirements.
    Perform TSCO/Data Management functions to include accountability, inventory, marking guidance, classification management, courier oversight and training.
    Conducts security awareness training and education program (e.g., briefings, bulletins and visual reminders) to educate, refresh, and motivate personnel to protect people, property and information.
    Perform Data Transfer Agent functions.
    Conducts Communication Security (COMSEC) duties and responsibilities in compliance with government regulations/requirements when required.
    Protects government, intellectual, third party and company information from unauthorized disclosures through development, implementation and administration of an Operational Security program, security education, procedures and physical controls to ensure compliance with government and company regulations/requirements on less complex programs.
    Able to generate Standard Operating Procedures, Program Protection Plan or Program Protection Implementation Plans
    Travel and support offsite operations as needed
    Performs Physical Security duties and responsibilities within GDMS facilities (e.g., complete fixed/closed facility checklists/survey areas, review and approve facility drawings for new or remodeled classified areas) to ensure compliance with company and government regulations/requirements.
    Participates, as requested, on enterprise Integrated Product Team (IPT) sub or task teams.
    Protects government, intellectual, third party and company information from unauthorized disclosures through development, implementation and administration of an Operational Security program, security education, procedures and physical controls to ensure compliance with government and company regulations/requirements on less complex programs.
    Conducts assigned Internal Security Controls through performance of compliance assessment reviews and self-inspections to ensure compliance with government and company regulations/requirements.

    Recognized as an authority in one or more fields of specialization and in management of complex projects
    Participates in the administration and coordination of one or more security programs/activities to ensure compliance with government and company security policies and procedures
    Prepares and submits routine documentation to immediate supervision
    Identifies program issues and implements corrective actions to identified security problems as directed
    Conducts security briefings and maintains security education programs
    Attends Strategic Business Unit Business Forums to identify upcoming projects
    Reviews security program requirements for efficiency and standardization
    Adapts or modifies standard security methods
    Participates in preparation of security proposals
    Communicates results of security endeavors in both verbal and written form
    Participates in planning and preparations of new security programs
    Acts independently, guided only by very broad company policies and objectives
    Partners with various government agencies to ensure corporation is compliant with directives and regulations and obtain rulings, interpretations, and acceptable deviations for compliance with regulations
    Organizes, coordinates, executes, and interprets required research to achieve stated security goals, including furthering the industrial security discipline within the organization
    Monitors company compliance in specialized field
    Coordinates planning and preparations of new security programs including proposal preparation
    Investigates security incidents and violations relating to classified programs and establishes the basis for possible disciplinary action
    Implements corrective actions to identified problems
    Interprets program requirements and applies them consistently across diverse situations
    Provides security guidance in specified field and acts as liaison with specific program customer and sponsor. Administers program contractual security requirements
    Ensures accuracy of security databases
    Provides training, and development to department employees and manages resources
    Independently writes security technical proposals and provides documentation of results (go/no-go rating)
    Exercises expert judgment for security submissions for proposal preparation and support activities
    Assists in all aspects of the National Industrial Security Program (NISP) across all locations
    Develops, implements and manages programs across the company including off-sites
    Negotiates with customer or sponsor to establish agreed upon security requirements and costs
    Identifies security requirements and translates into labor and cost requirements for budget planning
    Initiates key high-level investigations involving alleged or actual violations of government or company policies and illegal activities in compliance with Department of Defense (DOD) requirements, corporate policy and federal, state and local law enforcements practices
    May perform duties related to Contractor Special Security Officer (CSSO)/Contractor Program Security Officer (CPSO)


    Tactical understanding of security principles in specialized field
    Excellent communication skills
    Very strong ability to provide leadership using functional knowledge and interpersonal skills
    Very strong ability to comprehend and comply with detailed procedures
    Very strong knowledge of all security policies and procedures and ability to interpret security requirements and apply them consistently across diverse situations
    Excellent customer service skills and ability to work independently and ability to prioritize, schedule and complete multiple tasks
    Very strong knowledge and experience in specialized area of expertise to include Department of Defense (DOD), Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI), and Special Access Programs (SAP)
    Ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense Personnel Security Clearance up to and including the final Top Secret level and required program access with completion of a successful polygraph, as applicable
    Demonstrates very strong competence in one or more specialized areas of security



    Company Overview

    General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation.  With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas.  Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.  We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose.  You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.  If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!


    General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.  EOE/Disability/Veteran


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