Contractor Program Security Officer (CPSO) (TS/SCI) | Arlington (ALEN-D323ET)

Arlington, VA | Full-Time

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CSCI seeks a Contractor Program Security Officer (CPSO) to support and provide multi-discipline security support to the Department of Navy’s Special Access Programs (DONSAPCO) to advance the Department of the Navy’s interests (requirements, innovation, oversight, and fleet implementation) with a 15-person team of subject matter experts and security professionals.

This position is on-site, Monday-Friday. The primary duty location will be the Pentagon, with an alternate worksite in Springfield.

The minimum requirement for this position is 8 years of professional security experience in the Department of Defense (DoD) environment. If your resume does not meet these requirements, please do not submit it because your candidacy with not be accepted.


The CPSO primary responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Serve as the Contractor Program Security Office (CPSO) for the N98 Special Access Program Facility (SAPF) and Temporary Secure Working Areas (TSWAS)
  • Serve as the Assistant Security Coordinator (GENSER) and Assistant Security Representative (SCI), in which duty role will support the needs of the N98 Security Representative on day-to-day tasks and organize personnel requirements.
  • Provide subject matter expert continuity during personnel transitions in support of N98P Special Programs Branch.
  • Conduct periodic reviews to support accreditation compliance.
  • Maintain a personnel Program Access Request (PAR) process that includes package preparations, obtaining supporting documentation, routing/tracking the package through the approval process, and maintaining a current access database.
  • Schedule and attend meetings, briefings, and program reviews for CNO/N98P and represent N98 as required
  • Provide Annual Refresher Training to personnel yearly and maintain training records in personnel files.
  • Accept and make calendar invites for N98 personnel and customers to utilize the CNET VTC, the CNET computers or the AF NAV7, ensuring space for members/customers to discuss classified information.
  • Facilitate meetings by checking clearances and providing a space for members/customers to discuss classified information.
  • Check SAP access before meetings to ensure everyone attending the meeting has the same access to prevent disclosures or to help tailor briefings and meetings to the access permitted.
  • Submit SCI or SAP Visit Certifications for personnel via DISS, JADE, and CNET when necessary for visiting a secure space.
  • Maintain Access Control for the facility by managing who comes into the SCIF/SAPF, ensuring the Visitor Log is signed, and validating any clearance checks.
  • Continuously maintain Personnel Files for all N98 Personnel, including PSQs, Training Records, PIAS, and other applicable files.
  • Brief/Debrief personnel on any approved programs, file them into personnel records and utilize debriefing documents for when personnel departs N98.
  • Submit account requests for personnel to receive CNET, SIC, VSD, and CED accounts, file them, and provide any paperwork needed for account approval.

Skills - Minimum of 8 Years Experience

Required Qualifications:

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • AA/AS or equivalent experience in a security or business related field required. BA or BS in a security or business related field preferred.
  • Current Top Secret Clearance with SCI Eligibility and Eligibility for access to Special Access Program Information
  • 8 years of related experience required in the DoD environments. 
  • 6 years experience with SAPs within the DoD.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel).
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills and be willing to actively communicate with co-workers, program leadership, and clients, which may involve delivering presentations.
  • Working onsite Monday – Friday.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior military experience preferred, but not required.
  • CDSE SAP Overview course and SFPC Preferred

Experience Levels:

LEVEL 1 – requires a minimum of 3 years related experience
LEVEL 2 – requires a minimum of 5 years related experience.
LEVEL 3 – requires a minimum of 8 years related experience.*
LEVEL 4 – requires a minimum of 10 years related experience.

*This position is a Level 3.


Basic Information Security, Department of Defense Personnel Security Adjudicator Course, Marking Classified Information, Derivative Classification Course, and Personnel Security for Customized Adjudication.

Requirements - US Citizen / Top Secret/SCI Clearance


Local Travel Infrequent.

U.S. Citizenship:


Minimum Clearance:

Applicants are required to have, at a minimum, a TOP SECRET (TS) clearances with Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) eligibility based on a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within the last 5 years.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

CSCI stands in support of equality for and advancement of all people based solely upon the merits of abilities and actions alone, without regard to race, creed, color, sex, age, national origin or disability.

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