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  • Security Specialist FSO

    Location US-AR-Camden
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  • Overview

    Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader providing propulsion and energetics to its space, missile defense, strategic, tactical missile and armaments customers throughout domestic and international markets. We offer a complete line of propulsion products for launch vehicles, missile defense and advance hypersonic propulsion.


    We are currently seeking a Security Specialist - FSO to join our Security team in our growing Camden, AR facility.


    The Security Specialist is responsible for implementing and supporting a comprehensive industrial security program in a team setting. This includes Document Control, Classification Management, Visitor Control, Personnel Security Clearances, Security Education, Classified Computing, and Physical Security.  Individual must possess the ability to support multiple programs providing expertise in all security functions in accordance with the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) and provide professional interactions with a broad cross-section of government and prime customers and sub-contractors. 


    This current opening may be filled at this level or at one level higher.

    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

    60% - Supports compliance of the overall security program for the facility. Directly supports the Industrial Security Office and Plant Protection functions. May serve as the alternate Facility Security Officer (FSO), as well as liaison with U.S. Government Security Agencies, such as DCSA, FBI, DHS and other local, state, and federal agencies. Drafts security policies and procedures in accordance with the National Industrial Security Program (NISP) and customer contractual requirements. Plans and controls security resource allocations for efficient departmental operations and productivity. Has insight into departmental budgets and may perform personnel investigations. Collaborates with Physical Security and Personnel Security program support personnel. Directly supports compliance functions: document control, personnel and visitor clearances, security inspections, and consultation on major security projects.  Establishes and maintains Contract Security Classification Specification (DD Form 254) for classified subcontracts with coordination and support from Contracts and Program Management. If applicable to site or facility, this security position ensures security compliance with all aspects of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) and DSS Arms, Ammunition, and Explosives (AA&E) programs. 


    30% - Provides compliant guidance to security team members, company employees and leadership on established policies and procedures. Contacts are with immediate supervisor/management and other personnel in the section along with intra-organizational, inter-organizational, and outside Aerojet Rocketdyne contacts. Interprets and executes policies that affect company employees, as well as tenants and contractors. Develops and ensures adherence to policies and procedures in accordance with contractual and facility requirements.  Coordinates the selection, purchase, installation and maintenance of security-related equipment. Performs short and long-range planning for assigned functional areas and implements approved plans. May serve as Capital Program Project Lead for the installation of industrial security equipment.


    5% - Serves as COMSEC Custodian and maintains facilities COMSEC account in accordance with National Security Agency requirements. Provides security guidance to off-site facilities and monitors compliance with established procedures. 


    5% - Supports Director, Security and Corporate Security on compiling, maintaining, and monitoring statistical reports in support of corporate security and special access programs. May participate in briefings and technical meetings for internal and external representatives concerning specific and/or organizational projects or operations.


    SECONDARY FUNCTIONS: Other duties as assigned.


    Requires a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline and nine (9) years of progressively responsible experience in a directly related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have demonstrated supervisory skills, including the ability to plan, organize, coordinate, direct and control the activities of the assigned organization. Must have the ability to analyze complex security problems and provide focused solutions to accomplish program objectives. Strong verbal and written communication skills are needed as this individual will interface with all levels of management and maintain liaison with Government, prime, and subcontractor organizations. Requires the ability to develop and communicate effective written plans, procedures, and instructions.


    Must be willing and able to travel approximately 5% of the time.


    Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship). Must be able to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense Secret Security Clearance, meet requirements for access to classified information. Must be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information. Having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.


    Desirable Qualifications:

    1. Certified Facility Security Officer (FSO); Strong working knowledge of DoD 5220.22-M (NISPOM), experience supporting industrial security programs, and application of operational security methodology is essential.
    2. Knowledge of physical security regulations for the protection Arms, Ammunition, and Explosives (AA&E) programs and Chemicals of Interest (COI); the selected candidate will be designated as a Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) Responsible Person and DHS/CFATS preparer.
    3. Familiarity with Intelligence Community Directives and Special Access Program policy is a plus.
    4. Strong working knowledge of Windows based computer environments and Microsoft Office productivity software.
    5. General understanding of Risk Management Framework (RMF) process and requirements.


    Work Environment/Physical Requirements:

    The work environment may require a combination of indoor and outdoor activity (hot, cold, wet, humid conditions) with a varied amount of walking, standing, sitting, climbing (i.e. ladders, stair, scaffolding, ramps), balance (maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces), bending, reaching, handling/fingering (seizing, holding, grasping, turning picking, pinching), stooping, kneeling, crouching and ability to lift/carry/push/pull up to 50 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, employees may work around variable noise levels. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat.   May also be required to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer.  Ability to distinguish colors may also be necessary. Some employees may be required to drive between various locations within the Company facility or between locations.   May require the ability to travel by air or auto. These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.



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