Facility Security Officer
Northridge, CA 
Share
Posted 24 days ago
Job Description

At Arete, we are on the forefront of utilizing innovative solutions, with great minds from all backgrounds, to help solve the nation's most complex security challenges. We strive for an inclusive, collaborative team environment that approaches differences as opportunities for innovation and excellence. As an employee-owned company, we foster an atmosphere that propels diverse career opportunities and professional growth.

Discover your future with us.

The Facility Security Officer (FSO) will implement the industrial security program and ensure security requirements are met for the Arete Northridge Facility. Coordinate and monitor highly sensitive aspects of DoD or other industrial security programs and other security activities while ensuring compliance with government and company security policies and procedures. Support clearance processing, visit certifications, document control, and physical security, including alarm response for controlled area program. Thorough understanding of security databases such as DISS, eQIP, and NISS. The FSO is responsible for implementing and providing guidance to customers and management on security issues such as security education, classified document control, security investigations, classification control and personnel clearances. The FSO will apply knowledge of, and experience with, strong understanding of Physical Security requirements to include collateral Closed Areas; along with a working knowledge of SF-86, SF-312, DD-254, SF700, SF702, Operations Security (OPSEC) to develop, implement, and maintain the OPSEC Program to protect sensitive unclassified information, activities, equipment, and materials. The FSO will develop, participate in, and /or provide training and awareness.

Primary Responsibilities:

* The FSO is responsible for implementing the industrial security program and ensuring company and customer security requirements are met.

* The successful candidate will interface with all levels of Arete personnel and government management personnel to ensure contract security compliance with National Industrial Security Operating Manual (NISPOM) 32 CFR Part 117 , DoD Manual 5205.07, Contract Security Classification Specification (DD254) and Program Classification Guides.

* Work as a team player, exhibit flexibility, and excellent organizational skills. Analyze moderate problems and provide focused solutions with the ability to effectively communicate information to various audiences. Bring security risks to the attention of the senior management and PM's as identified.

* The candidate will be required to conduct security self-inspections, apply risk mitigation methodologies, support customer assessments, and implement security measures to meet requirements.

* The FSO must possess the confidence to make critical security decisions concerning high value contracts and to implement security procedures that will prevent unauthorized access to company and government facilities or information.

* Provide clear guidance to company employees, and recommend modifications to operations policies or procedures as appropriate.

We have an impressive range of benefits, programs, and perks that we offer:

Generous PTO and Leave Times

  • Flextime Scheduling (Core hours 0900-1500)
  • Bereavement
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Paid Parental Leave

Financial Benefits

  • 401K Retirement Plan Contribution
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • Continuing Education Funds

Health, Medical, and Wellness Benefits

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability (LTD)
  • Vision Reimbursement

Qualities We Look For

  • Creativity
  • Integrity
  • Passion
  • Responsiveness
  • Collaboration

Experiences and Background We Look For

  • Leading teams or projects or equivalent experience/combined education, with 5-7 years of professional experience.
  • Thorough working knowledge of the NISPOM, other relevant DoD security guidance, as well as the Intelligence Community Directive (ICD) standards
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently, customer service orientated
  • Commitment to security - creating and delivering the highest value to customers
  • Ability to interpret company and government security policies and apply them to program operations
  • Strong understanding of Physical Security requirements to include collateral Closed Areas. Along with working knowledge of SF-86, SF-312, DD-254, SF700, SF702 and other required forms.
  • Thorough understanding of security databases such as eQIP, NISS and DISS.
  • Experience creating and conducting initial security briefings, debriefings, indoctrinations, pre/post foreign travel briefings and refresher briefings, as appropriate.
  • Ability to develop and establish an effective security awareness, training, and education program. Assist in executing the requirements set forth in the Technology Control Plan (TCP) for foreign visitors.
  • Communicate with parties within and outside of own area, which may include external constituents depending upon the area. Requires ability to influence others outside of own area on policies, practices and procedures.
  • Assist with Proposal Writing and Contract Closeouts.
  • Candidate must have an active Top Secret clearance and meet eligibility requirements for SCI access.

Nice to have-

  • FSO training certificate
  • COMSEC Custodian certificate or experience required. Complete IAEC-2112 COMSEC Training Course six months after being appointed as Alternate COMSEC Account Manager
  • Courier preparation procedures
  • Experience developing and implementing OPSEC plans
  • Knowledge of Access Control and Intrusion Detection Systems
  • Experience conducting Security incident inquiries
  • Resourceful in solving problems and capitalizing on opportunities
  • Professional Certifications/Affiliations

The salary range for this role is $85,000/yr to $125,000/yr; however, Arete considers several factors when extending an offer of employment, including but not limited to: the position and associated responsibilities, a candidate's work experience, education/training, and key skills.

Other Requirements

U.S. citizenship is required to meet position eligibility.

Selected applicants will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Successful passage of a criminal background screen is required to meet position eligibility. Arete will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

Successful passage of a Department of Transportation (DOT) drug test is required to meet position eligibility.

Other Considerations

As the health and safety of employees continues to be a priority, Arete encourages employees to remain current on their COVID-19 vaccinations. Employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042.

Arete is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our website because of your disability. To request an accommodation, please contact Arete Human Resources at 818-885-2200 for assistance.




Areté Associates is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, please contact Corporate Human Resources at 818.885.2200. Areté will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Salary and Benefits
85000.00 To 125000.00 (USD) Annually
Required Experience
5 to 7 years
Email this Job to Yourself or a Friend
Indicates required fields