Charles River Analytics is seeking an experienced Facility Security Officer to administer the daily operations of the National Industrial Security Program (NISP) and implement procedures and controls to safeguard classified material as well as special program information, as required. Key to success in this role includes the ability to implement the requirements of the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) into a compliant, growing security program.  Proper implementation includes oversight of all security operations including Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI), Communications Security (COMSEC) and other sensitive information and security requirements embedded in our federal contracts.  Maintaining a detailed personnel security program is essential – including a working knowledge of the Joint Personnel Adjudicative System (JPAS) and the National Industrial Security System (NISS). Experience with SIPR and SCIF is not required, but is considered a plus!

Duties may include, but are not limited to:

Security Program Management Tasks:

  • Utilize extensive knowledge of the NISPOM to implement and meet the changing requirements of Charles River’s industrial security program
  • Work with the Senior Management Team and Human Resources to set policy and procedures as well as manage security incidents and personnel security reporting requirements.
  • Manage Insider Threat Program Governing Committee (ITPGC) as the Insider Threat Program Security Officer (ITPSO)
  • Review and maintain information on JPAS,NISS and DTIC
  • Conduct annual company-wide security briefings
  • Conduct annual self-inspection of the entire security program
  • Interface with representatives from DSS, FBI, and FSOs from other companies as needed
  • Prepare for and conduct periodic DSS security reviews of the company security program
  • Maintain list of active DD254s, request and obtain all relevant Security Classification Guides (SCGs), review relevant information with PIs and ensure communication of this information down to other cleared personnel on those programs
  • Regularly submit suspicious requests to DSS

Physical Security Tasks:

  • Maintain badge inventory and work with Reception and IT to ensure company badge policy is followed and all badges are accounted for
  • Ensure company visitor policy is adhered to and report all foreign national visitors to DSS
  • Conduct periodic random bag checks per the NISPOM
  • Maintain classified inventory of incoming and outgoing material; ensure correct marking, labelling, and packaging per NISPOM requirements; maintain inventory information in SalesForce; conduct quarterly 100% inventory audits of all classified material
  • Courier material between the Cambridge facility and the PO box and other locations as required; ensure accurate transmittals are generated, completed, and sent or returned
  • Perform End-of-Day checks for the Closed Areas at end of every business day
  • Act as COMSEC Account Manager; maintain COMSEC inventory, conduct periodic COMSEC Reconciliation and full COMSEC Audits as requested by the NSA, ensure all paperwork is up-to-date

Work with ISSM/ISSO to maintain classified Information System (IS) units, assist with weekly audits of active systems and generation of required approval paperwork

Personnel Security Tasks:

  • Conduct brief Security orientation for every new employee
  • Security File Management: create, maintain, & perform periodic audits of cleared personnel folders
  • JPAS Primary: Daily review of JPAS, respond to requests and notifications from the CAF, initiate security clearance investigations, pursue additional information from PSMO-I as necessary
  • SWFT Primary: Upload employee fingerprints as needed; maintain monthly access
  • Submit outgoing and process incoming Visit Requests, obtain confirmation of Visit Request receipt
  • Classified access: Perform and update all necessary briefings for cleared personnel (e.g. Initial, Foreign Travel, NATO, COMSEC, STE, IS Authorization, Insider Threat, Derivative Classification, Debriefings)
  • Coordinate classified meetings at CRA with cleared technical personnel, Reception, and visitors per Charles River company security policy

Cleared Business Development Tasks:

  • Advise the Senior Management Team regarding initiatives into SAP/SAR work and expanding the capabilities of the company security program
  • Attend monthly meetings with Security Requirements Task Force (SRTF) to address ongoing company security needs
  • Support periodic customer meetings and industry days (travel may be required)

Minimum Qualifications:

  • U.S. Citizenship with current 6-year background investigation
  • 5+ years as a Facility Security Officer
  • Must have extensive knowledge of, and experience implementing, the NISPOM/COMSEC training and experience
  • Knowledge of personnel clearance processing, personnel and facility incident reporting, document control, and physical security, including closed areas
  • Basic knowledge of approved Information Systems (IS)
  • Completion of FSO certification-related courses and training for possessing facilities (Industrial Security Professional/NCMS certification, desirable)
  • Experience with security databases (JPAS, NISS, NCAISS, SWFT)



Charles River Analytics offers competitive compensation plus bonus and profit-sharing, with an attractive benefits package including: 100% employer-paid medical and dental insurance, as well as vision, life and disability insurance, paid maternity/paternity leave, tuition reimbursement, monthly gym allowance, free parking, generous paid time off, and a casual environment. We are also accessible by public transportation.

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