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Huntsville, AL - Facility Security Officer

Job Description:

Our organization is seeking an experienced Senior Facility Security Officer (FSO) to help protect our client’s data from unauthorized access. We are a Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) located in Chantilly, VA. This role is onsite in Huntsville, AL. This role will require experience in supporting the initial operations within a classified facility. Our ideal candidate should have at least 8 years of experience in facilities and operational security.

This will include knowledge of DoD physical and environmental protection, personnel security, incident handling, and security training and awareness. Work will be conducted within a Government Owned / Contractor Operated facility where SASSI will serve as primary security functions. This position will have an Assistant FSO and each will carry the responsibilities of a COMSEC Custodian. This team will also consist of two Information System Security Officers to manage the authorization and risk of site mission information systems. It will be required to work in close coordination with the client, other contractors, System Owner, and DoD Officials. There will be limited engagement with base personnel. This will include, but not limited to, developing and updating the Security Standard Operations Procedures documentation; support for sustained operational and facility security; and implementing security training and awareness.

In this role, you will perform the following functions:

  • Conduct Semi-Annual Alarm Testing

  • Maintain Visitor Access

  • Verify Clearances (NISS and DISS)

  • Escort Un-cleared Personnel

  • Conduct SCI/SAP Briefings

  • Conduct Foreign Travel Briefings

  • Process Visit Certs (incoming and outgoing)

  • Type Required Appointment Letters (SSR, CPSO, SSM, etc.)

  • SCIF Accreditations - Type and Maintain Accreditation documents (FFC, TEMPEST, CSP, CA Checklist, Risk Assessment, SOPs, Waivers)

  • Conduct Annual Self –Inspections

  • Change Combinations

  • Program Badges via the Access Control System (ACS)

  • Program Alarm codes

  • Conduct End of Day Inspections

  • Type Co-Use Agreements/Joint Use Agreements

  • Maintain Key Control Log

  • Conduct Annual inventory/accountability of classified material.

  • Wrap/Ship classified material.

  • Prepare Transportation Plans

  • Conduct inquires for non-AIS related Security Incidents and coordinate with ISSM who will conduct for all AIS related Incidents.

  • Conduct Entry/Exit Inspections

  • Prepare for SAP Compliance Inspections

  • Communicate well, both verbally and in writing, with both government and industry audiences

Basic Qualifications

  • Must be a US Citizen

  • Completed at least 40 hours of DCSA’s Center for Development of SecurityExcellence (

  • Strong background and extensive experience in executing the NationalIndustrial Security Program (NISP)

  • Experience in the conduct of Physical Security and Asset Protection

  • Experience in Safeguarding Classified Information

  • Bachelor’s degree (preferably in National Security or similar field of study)and have 4+ years’ experience working within a USG classified facility; or a master's degree with 2+ years’ experience.

  • Knowledge of current facility accreditation practices, particularly within theDoD.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Antiterrorism Officer Certification

  • COMSEC Certification

  • Knowledge of and engagement with Insider Threat Programs

  • Experience leading and conducting a Security Education & Training Program

  • Experience working with Information Systems Security Personnel

Security Clearance Requirements:

  • Must hold a minimum Secret clearance.

Job Type:

  • Full-time


  • 401(k)

  • 401(k) matching

  • Dental insurance

  • Flexible schedule

  • Flexible spending account

  • Health insurance

  • Health savings account

  • Life insurance

  • Paid time off

  • Referral program

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Vision insurance


  • 8-hour shift

Work Location:

  • On location


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