By Light Professional IT Services

  • Facility Security Officer (FSO)

    Job Locations US-MD-Hanover
    Posted Date 1 month ago(12/21/2018 1:14 PM)
    # of Openings
    Office and Administrative Support
    Top Secret
  • Overview

    By Light is seeking a Facility Security Officer to join our Hanover, MD office. The Facility Security Officer ensures compliance with the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manuals (NISPOM), DoD Directives, or any other US Federal security related directives. This role will also support the maintenance of a SIPR circuit and COMSEC material.


    By Light provides a broad range of hardware, software, engineering, and IT integration services. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, we support defense, civilian, commercial, and health IT customers worldwide. We offer an excellent benefits package that includes: medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, 401(k), and profit sharing.


    • Responsible for implementing all facets of security to ensure compliance with NISPOM and customer security requirements.
    • Supports the maintenance of a SIPR circuit and COMSEC material.
    • Prepares visit requests for access to job site based on appropriate clearance and need to know.
    • Obtains and maintains appropriate security clearances for all contractor site employees, subcontractors, and consultants 
    • Provides all security-related briefings and training required by NISPOM and client.
    • Maintains JPAS, ISFD, eFCL, SWFT and other industrial security related platforms and systems.
    • Prepare, coordinate, obtain approval for and execute security plans (Security Operating Procedures (SOP), Systems Security Plans (SSPs), Concepts of Operations (CONOPS), etc).
    • Provides security oversight and assistant of organization’s off-site cleared facility FSOs.
    • Assist with preparing security volumes, DD254s and provide security oversight and support to business development and proposal development.
    • Conducts administrative inquiries per DSS procedures.
    • Implement and ensure compliance with Insider Threat Program requirements.
    • Interface directly with customer and subcontractor security representatives for required reporting of personnel clearance actions and any relevant changes to our security baseline.
    • Serves as primary interface on specific facility and personnel security problems and concerns. Acts as a liaison for the Defense Security Service (DSS) Representative.
    • ‪Provides guidance to managers and employees regarding security regulations and procedures.‬‬
    • ‪‪‪‪Accomplishes annual security audit and review and bi-annual self-inspections of the facility.‬‬‬‬‬

    Required Experience/Qualifications

    • Associates Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • 5 years of professional experience as an FSO.
    • COMSEC Custodian experience.
    • Knowledge of the STIGS and maintenance of a SIPR circuit.
    • Working knowledge of Intelligence Community Directives (ICDs) – 704, 503, 705.
    • Experience interfacing with government SSOs/PSOs for access nominations, development/accreditation of secure facilities, accreditation of secure IT systems and interpretation of classification guides.
    • In-depth knowledge of the NISP and DSS Security Vulnerability Assessments.
    • DD254, visitor control, badging and access control and Special Access Programs (SAP).
    • Thorough understanding of security databases such as JPAS, eQIP, eFCL and ISFD.
    • Experience creating and conducting initial security briefings, debriefings, indoctrinations, pre/post foreign travel briefings and refresher briefings, as appropriate.

    Preferred Experience/Qualifications

    • Industrial Security Professional (ISP) certification is desired.

    Special Requirements/Security Clearance

    • Must have an Active Top Secret clearance with the ability to obtain SCI.

    An Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities



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