TS/SCI Alternate Cognizant Security Officer (ACSO)
Feb 28, 2024
Government IT Division
Washington, District of Columbia, United States

MKS2 Technologies, LLC, an award-winning high growth small business, creates innovative and customer-centric technology solutions in the areas of Cyber Security, Instructional Design and Training, Software Engineering and IT Support Services to improve the security and well-being of our clients. Our commitment to excellence and our “Mission First” orientation has resulted in steady growth and an expanding client base across government agencies. We have employees nationwide and for the past three consecutive years were named one of the fastest growing Veteran-owned companies in the nation. Please take a moment to browse through our website and learn more about what it means to serve with MKS2.


 

Job Description

We are currently hiring for an Alternate Cognizant Security Officer (ACSO) – Top Secret clearance at the Washington Navy Yard, DC location. The position requires an active TS/SCI clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain a Counterintelligence (CI) Polygraph. This position is required to be onsite.

Responsibilities

The Alternate Cognizant Security Officer (ACSO), under the direction of the GPSO, is responsible for the day-to-day management and implementation of the facility’s SCI Security Program. The ACSO should have the familarity of working with government agencies and industry partners and shall lead the ACSOs and Security Administrator team.

Key Responsibilities:

The Alternate Cognizant Security Officer is responsible for developing an organizational approach to complying with the customer’s mission and vision statement, implementing Security Directorate policy at local sites. The position must effectively communicate with senior leaders and be knowledgeable of all security pillars: physical security, industrial security, information security, personnel security, and cyber security; and may be tasked other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

 

 

  • Shall have at least one year experience developing, organizing, and administering a security training program.
  • Shall have 3 or more years experience with collateral, Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI), and Special Access Program (SAP) security regulations with demonstrated experience in the following areas:
    • Applying SCI directives, regulations, manuals, and guidelines.
    • Supervising the operation of a SCIF, maintaining SCIF documentation, and administering the SCI Program.
    • Controlling, transmitting, transporting, packaging, destroying, inventorying, accountable classified information, to include media.
    • Conducting or leading security inquiries to include drafting final incident reports.
    • Creating and maintaining access records within DISS and/or Scattered Castles.
    • Certifying, transmitting, and receiving visitor clearances and accesses. 
    • Conducting indoctrination and termination briefings.
    • Conducting annual security self-assessments.
    • Reporting derogatory information to the Central Adjudication Facility (CAF) on SCI-indoctrinated personnel.
    • Providing support to Special Access Programs (SAPs) based on approved co-utilization agreements.
    • Initiating security clearance investigations on e-QIP.
    • Conducting security classification reviews in accordance with security classification guidance or applicable OCA guidance.
    • Coordinating pertinent day-to-day security operations with ISSM/ISSO.
    • Creating and conducting an SCI training program.
    • Overseeing the operation of access control systems and intrusion detection systems.
  • Shall have 3 or more years experience in the Risk Management process.
  • Shall have 3 or more years experience using the Microsoft Office application suite (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel).
  • Possess a working knowledge of the ICD 704 and ICD 705; to include but not limited to, nomination, interviews, validation of SCI access requirements, submission of investigative requests, conducting SCI security briefings, obtaining signed NDAs, and perform other related personnel security actions.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degreeain management, security, and/or a related field.
  • Shall have the Security Fundamentals Professional Certification (SFPC).
  • Extensive experience in using the SIMS applications.
  • Experience overseeing the operation of a closed circuit surveillance system.
  • Experience in drafting and overseeing construction security plans.
  • Working knowledge of the CAP/SAP areas and the DODM 5205.07 Volumes 1-4.Se

 Security Clearance Requirements:

  • This position will require U.S. Citizenship and an active DoD TS/SCI clearance. This position will require the ability to obtain and maintain a Counterintelligence (CI) Polygraph. 

Location: Washington Navy Yard, Washington DC

Rate: Negotiable Based on Market Value – starting at 125K – 145K – Benefits included 

 


 

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: MKS2 Technologies is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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