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Facilities Security Officer (FSO)

Locations: Columbia, South Carolina

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Job Description

What We Do

Integer Technologies is an applied research and product development company founded by scientists and engineers with a passion for technology and national security. We perform R&D on next-generation systems and technologies for the Department of Defense and other U.S. Government agencies. We are hardware and software developers with experience turning research into impactful products for military and commercial applications. Our core portfolio of research includes projects in power & energy systems, unmanned systems (with an emphasis on maritime systems), digital engineering, and advanced manufacturing. We are a startup founded for the purpose of putting research into action. Our mission is to create a safer world by translating scientific discoveries into reliable products that address urgent national security needs… at the speed of relevance.

Our unmanned systems portfolio includes work on critical enabling technologies for more reliable, more intelligent, and longer-duration unmanned systems. We are actively developing a new perception system that automatically detects objects on and just below the surface of the water, day or night, and in most weather conditions, by fusing sensor data from multi-spectral cameras and radar using reliable and validated machine learning algorithms. This perception system will be a key enabler for autonomous ships to navigate safely without human intervention. Our power & energy systems portfolio includes work supporting the DoD’s the electrification of platforms beginning with Navy ships. Applications include hybrid and electric propulsion systems, autonomous controls, and integration with mission systems to achieve ultra-fast power system response. Our advanced manufacturing portfolio includes works to improve the throughput and quality of high-temperature composite parts used in advanced military aerospace systems.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Integer fully covers medical, prescription, vision, and dental insurance costs for the employee and dependents. Meaning Integer standard plan pays 100% of health insurance premiums for your entire family from a well-known national insurer, saving its employee’s thousands of dollars annually.

  •  Relocation assistance available.

  • Base salaries which exceed local & national industry averages.

  • Year-end performance-based bonuses.

  • 401(k) with company matching that vest immediately; no funny business.

  • Paid Vacation

  • Paid Sick Leave

  • Paid Holidays

Company Perks

  • Startup culture with the stability of a large company. Integer’s business plan has years of time phased contracted work, alleviating the would-be risk from a traditional small company.

  • Direct access to company leadership, prioritization of people over process, and a stellar team with a shared desire for personal and professional growth. 

  • Friendly atmosphere where people enjoy not only their work and what they're creating but enjoy helping each other as well.  

  • Bottomless Coffee!

About the Role

The Facility Security Officer (FSO) holds a critical position and leads a team of experienced security professionals, providing comprehensive security support for industrial and classified programs. This entails overseeing various aspects of Company operations such as physical security, access control, investigations, personnel security, operational security, and asset control. The FSO aligns security goals with strategic priorities, ensuring cost control, risk mitigation, and liability reduction, while safeguarding personnel, information, facilities, and overall business operations. Their responsibilities encompass maintaining compliance with contractual and government regulations, including 32 CFR 117, by managing the personnel security program. This includes handling clearance investigation processing, conducting security briefings, and monitoring security responsibilities. The FSO maintains accurate records in government security databases, such as DISS/NISS, and provides ongoing security education and training, covering topics like insider threat and reporting requirements. They also conduct employee briefings, handle security documentation, perform self-inspections, participate in government inspections, and update security plans and procedures in accordance with government policies. Additionally, the FSO manages access control for the corporate office, prepares reports for management, fosters relationships with security industry partners, acts as a liaison for government agencies, and ensures compliance with reporting requirements for personnel. 

The FSO provides onsite security support for multiple programs, including those governed by distinct Cage Codes. They play a crucial role in maintaining compliance with NISPOM (32 CFR, Part 117) for all classified programs. This involves processing clearance investigations, conducting initial and termination security briefs, and overseeing security responsibilities. The FSO takes charge of managing security program education, including annual refresher training, and remains updated on security-related updates and requirements. They conduct a range of employee briefings, such as indoctrination, debriefing, courier, NATO, SEAD-3, insider threat, foreign travel, and routine annual security trainings. Additionally, the FSO ensures the accuracy and maintenance of security documentation and files in adherence to DCSA (Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency) requirements. They are responsible for submitting Visit Access Requests as needed and performing annual self-inspections of the company's security program. The FSO actively participates in government inspections and implements corrective actions as necessary. They also develop and update security plans, procedures, and instructions to align with government policies. In terms of access control, the FSO manages the issuance of badges, liaises with the security company regarding office badge readers and security camera operations, and maintains a secure environment. They prepare reports for management, foster relationships with security industry partners, act as a liaison for government agencies, provide security information to new hires, and report on their progress and any work-related incidents. Building and maintaining relationships with DCSA and other federal agencies is a key responsibility, as they handle the processing and maintenance of employee clearances or suitability determinations. The FSO advises personnel on reporting requirements, both personal/administrative and compliance/incident-related reports, ensuring a culture of security awareness throughout the organization. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Implement security policy and procedures to ensure compliance with the NISPOM and other government security regulations. 

  • Provide on-site support for all security actions and serve as the liaison with US Government counterparts, conduct security briefings and debriefings, monitor classified controlled areas, and perform periodic self-inspections. 

  • Provide and document new employee security briefings, exit interviews and debriefing, investigate and report security violations and incidents. 

  • Maintain FCL documentation and submission in accordance with DCSA requirements. 

  • Manage and develop annual refresher training to include preparing necessary documentation in support of the DCSA audits. 

  • Interpret government policies for the development and implementation of security plans and procedures. 

  • Provide support to Human Resources, Contracts, and Proposal teams. 

  • Process initial investigations and periodic reinvestigation for personnel clearances. Process clearance transfers to Integer. 

  • Process digital fingerprinting for initial and upgrade investigations for personnel clearances. 

  • Assist with Security Vulnerability Assessments and create and maintain personnel security files. 

  • Submit hard/soft-copy and DISS Visit Authorization Requests. Submit Incident Reports. 

  • Maintain records, databases, Security Practice & Procedures (SPP) and forms for documentation purposes. 

  • Maintain working relationships with government representatives, teaming partners, industry counterparts, departments, and company contract managers. 

  • Develop and maintain thorough knowledge of industrial security management policies, procedures, requirements, and practices. 

  • Conduct periodic self-inspections bi-annually or as required by Defense Security Service (DSS) and other reviews as directed by the government. 

  • Maintain thorough knowledge and understanding of NISS, Electronic-Questionnaires for Investigations Processing (e-QIP), and NISPOM. 

  • Process DD254 for subcontracts, visit authorization processing for US and foreign travel. 

Qualification Requirements

  • U.S. Citizen 

  • Active Secret DoD clearance (higher levels preferred) 

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in the application of NISPOM requirements. 

  • CDSE FSO Program Management for Possessing Facilities Certification. 

  • Advanced level of competency of the NISPOM (32 CFR, Part 117) and other related government regulations applicable to U.S. Government collateral programs. 

  • Experience with various government information systems of record (DISS and NISS at a minimum) 

  • Experience leading or participating in Security Vulnerability Assessments. 

  • Working experience managing secure communications, classified reproduction, and destruction. 

  • Working experience managing personnel security investigation and adjudication requirements. 

  • Working experience managing Counterintelligence Threats and Methods; Insider Threat Program Management; Physical Security Requirements/Threats; COMSEC; and Crisis Management Planning. 

  • Experience using Microsoft Office products. 

Additional Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Security Management or a related field   

  • Possess DoD 8570 IAM Level II certification. (Security+, SSCP) 

  • Possess DoD 8570 IAM Level II additional certification(s). (CCNA, CySA, GICSP, GSEC, Etc) 

  • Possess DoD 8570 IAM Level III certification. (CISSP, CISM, GIAC) 

  • Working knowledge of cybersecurity requirements (NIST SP 800-171, SP 800-53, CMMC 2.0, NISPOM, DoD Directives 

  • Experience working in DISS, NISS, eMASS, eQIP, NCAIS

Integer Technologies is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please let us know. In keeping with our culture and values of growth and open-mindedness, we at Integer Technologies believe in the inherent benefits of a diverse workforce and inclusive work environment. Trust, inclusion, openness, and diversity of perspectives are paramount for our team to perform at its peak.

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