Sr. Facility Security Officer (FSO)

Date: May 18, 2023

Location: Tysons Corner, Virginia, US

Company: QinetiQ

Who Are We?

We are a world-class team of professionals who deliver next generation technology and products in robotic and autonomous platforms, ground, soldier, and maritime systems in 50+ locations world-wide. Much of our work contributes to innovative research in the fields of sensor science, signal processing, data fusion, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and augmented reality (AR).

QinetiQ Inc.’s dedicated experts in defense, aerospace, security, and related fields all work together to explore new ways of protecting the American Warfighter, Security Forces, and Allies. Being a part of QinetiQ Inc. means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. 

Why Join QinetiQ Inc.?

If you have the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges, then you will experience a unique working environment where innovative teams blend different perspectives, disciplines, and technologies to discover new ways of solving complex problems.  In our diverse and inclusive environment, you can be authentic, feel valued, be respected, and realize your full potential. QinetiQ Inc. will support you with workplace flexibility, a commitment to the health and well-being of you and your family and provide opportunities to work with a purpose. We are committed to supporting your success in both your professional and personal lives.

QinetiQ Inc. has an immediate opportunity for an experienced senior level Facility Security Officer (FSO) with Contractor Special Security Officer (CSSO) experience. The FSO will be responsible for maintaining a portfolio of cleared facilities, supervising AFSOs and security personnel, and providing backup to other key positions. This position will be responsible for managing all aspects of the National Industrial Security Program (NISP) and other related security activities.


The company is looking for a Sr. FSO with exceptional work ethic, ability to work independently with little to no supervision, demonstrated record of strong initiative, accomplished verbal/written communication skills, as well as demonstrated successful engagement and collaboration with the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA), and other DoD and/or Intelligence Community Customers. The candidate will be responsible for interpreting and applying policies, developing and implementing security programs, drafting plans and procedures to ensure mission success, and keeping compliance records in line with corporate policies and national security regulations.

Your Contribution to the Mission:


  • Management of all aspects under the National Industrial Security Program (NISP), Intelligence Community Directives (ICD) and other security aspects as it pertains to classified contracting

  • Act as a Liaison with the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) and other Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC) agencies as required

  • Provide Security guidance to other business functions

  • Familiar with DOD clearance processing requirements, SEAD4 and the 13 adjudicative standards, and tracking of personnel security clearances and associated investigation requirements

  • Provide leadership and mentoring to other security personnel

  • Process classified visit requests and certifications

  • Responsible for all Facility Clearance Level (FCL) documentation and approvals in support of their program area/s

  • Responsible for preparing and maintaining all facilities (and personnel) for favorable USG audits and inspections

  • Responsible for providing, conducting, and tracking all personnel for required company and USG compliance training

  • Responsible for preparation of subcontract DD Form 254’s for assigned classified contracts

  • Responsible for preparation of SCI nomination related documentation for submission to the customer

  • Responsible for inventory and proper control of any current or new classified materials on site

  • Will handle administrative inquiries and conduct investigations of non-compliance

  • Ensure all applicable entity information is updated in the National Industrial Security System (NISS) database

  • Oversight of secure spaces, including providing alarm response

  • Perform other duties as required

To Land This Job, You Need:


  • Active US Top Secret security clearance with SCI eligibility

  • 5+ years of increasing industrial security and FSO/CSSO responsibilities

  • Experience in SCIF and closed area operations and management

  • Experience in both DoD and IC customer workflows

  • In-depth understanding of security manuals, directives, and Executive Orders; to include NISPOM Rule and its amplifying directives (DCIDs, ICDs, Sponsor Instruction, etc.)

  • Must be experienced with USG Information Systems (NISS/DISS/eQIP)

  • Must possess the Facility Security Officer Program Management for Possessing Facilities Curriculum Certificate

  • Experience leading and mentoring other security team members

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active SCI clearance w/ polygraph or willing to take a polygraph

  • Experience working with a Special Security Agreement (SSA) or other FOCI agreement

  • Affinity with Intelligence and Defense customers



Job Type:  Full Time

Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:

Active Top Secret clearance with SCI eligibility or higher


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QinetiQ Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All Qualified Applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.