Facilities Security Officer

El Segundo, California, United States


Full Time

22 days ago

Job description

Please Note: To conform with the United States Government Space Technology Export Regulations, the applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., conditional resident, asylee or refugee (protected individuals as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

At CesiumAstro, we are developers and pioneers of out-of-the-box communication systems for satellites, UAVs, launch vehicles, and other space and airborne platforms. We take pride in our dynamic and cross-functional work environment, which allows us to learn, develop, and engage across our organization. If you are looking for hands-on, interactive, and autonomous work, CesiumAstro is the place for you. We are actively seeking passionate, collaborative, energetic, and forward-thinking individuals to join our team.

We are looking to add a Facility Security Officer to our team. If you are great at what you do, enjoy working in a startup environment, and are ready to have an immediate impact, we would like to hear from you. 
In this position, you will be responsible for the development, implementation, and management of a highly-effective security program consistent with all regulatory and government policies. You will serve as the primary point of contact for all Physical and Perimeter Security as well as managing the facility’s Personnel and Industrial Security programs and ensuring compliance with the National Industrial Security Program (NISP), Intelligence Community Directives (ICDs), Contract Security Classification Specifications (DD254), and other applicable policies/directives. As the FSO you will work closely with various agencies to organize and maintain the company’s facility clearance and accreditation.


  • Responsible for all personnel and physical security operations to include but not limited to onsite facilities, offsite and remote locations.
  • Use a risk-management based approach for the implementation of the security program.
  • Process and protect personally identifiable information (PII) and other sensitive, personal information with regards to reporting responsibilities in a professional manner.
  • Enforce Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) security requirements embedded in our federal contracts, related to federal client-designated CUI/sensitive information and personnel security program requirements.
  • Review Program Protection Plans and provide technical insight on any necessary additions or improvements as required.
  • Write Policy and Guidebooks pertaining to the Program Protection Plan to include templates, technical guidance, and overall PPP management.
  • Prepare, maintain, and protect official records auditable by U.S. Government representatives.
  • Manage access of support vendors, consultants, and contactors to secure facilities.
  • Interact with functional business units, senior management, and government representatives.
  • Liaison with local and federal law enforcement, federal investigators, and emergency response personnel where necessary.
  • Interpret and administer existing policies and develop, document, implement, and communicate revisions to existing policies or new policies, processes, and procedures and training.
  • Provide continuing education and training programs such as briefings and newsletters.
  • Manage foreign travel security and reporting program in an effective manner for employees that travel frequently to various locations
  • Track security clearance investigations and perform administrative support functions to include DISS and eQIP administration and outgoing visit requests.
  • Provide security briefings, debriefings, and awareness training for site personnel.
  • Process necessary badge requests for employees and update physical security control systems.
  • Review the details and requirements issued in formal DD254 contracts Review of required forms, process and screen of security forms (SF86, SF85) of various background investigations, and associated paperwork for accuracy.
  • Conduct annual self-inspections for the entire facility as well as any Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (SCIF).


  • Top Secret/SCI clearance is required.
  • Minimum of 5-8 years of experience performing security duties in an environment subject to NISP guidance and DCSA background investigations.
  • Professional experience as an FSO or CPSO and a proven track record of managing a highly successful NISP program.
  • Experience with applying for and establishing an Industrial Facility Clearance (FCL) thru DCSA is required.
  • Demonstrated leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills required as well as strong analytical ability leading to exemplary execution.
  • Mastery of the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) and COMSEC.
  • Ability to solve complex challenges independently in compliance with written and verbal guidance is required.
  • Ability to conduct investigations objectively and professionally regarding sensitive issues.
  • Fully competent in using various software and systems including MS Suite, Intrusion Detection/Camera Systems, Access Readers and Badging Software.
  • Completion of all Defense Security Service FSO training requirements.


  • Industrial Security Professional (ISP) certification.
  • Prior experience building out/accrediting and maintaining a SCIF.
  • Experience with the implementation of CMMC policies.
  • ITAR and Export Control knowledge.
CesiumAstro considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, education/training, and key skills. Full-time employment offers include company stock options and a generous benefits package featuring health, dental, vision, HSA, FSA, life and retirement plans. 
CesiumAstro, Inc. 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.   

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