Industrial Security Specialist

Verus Research is searching for an Industrial Security Specialist to serve as its Contractor Program Security Officer (CPSO) and assist in facility administration.  This posting is for work in Albuquerque, NM.

Among the key responsibilities for this critical role are (1) compiling and submitting security deliverables; (2) preparation for program reviews; (3) submitting program access requests; (4) maintaining billet plans; (4) updating and administering indoctrinations, refresher briefings, and debriefings; (5) writing and revising Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Addenda; (6) OPSEC implementation; (7) coordinating security requirements across multiple security domains; (8) participating in security inspections, including comparing procedures with actual operations, documenting findings, recommending corrective actions, and evaluating the implementation of corrective actions; and (9) investigating, reporting, and correcting security infractions/violations.

Applicants MUST have the following:

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • TOP SECRET clearance with current SSBI on day one of employment
  • At least two years of CPSO experience
  • Prior experience establishing and managing a SCIF or SAPF, including hands-on involvement with ICD 705 accreditation and Fixed Facility Checklists (FFCs)
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain accesses as required by assigned programs
  • Domain knowledge of the NISPOM, DODM 5205.07, and related Industrial Security Guidance Manuals that support Special Program Security
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail

The BEST applicants will also have:

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Sound judgment during interface with internal and external customers
  • Excellent communication skills of all types
  • Strong working knowledge of all relevant security disciplines
  • Self-starter who can work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to multi-task in a dynamic environment
  • Microsoft Office Suite
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