Special Security Officer

Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/12/2023 12:12 AM)
Requisition #
Security Clearance
Top Secret/SCI
Full Time
Portal Location : Location
Minimum Salary
USD $82,170.00/Yr.
Maximum Salary
USD $184,800.00/Yr.


Location:  New York, NY or offsite with travel




At Noblis and Noblis ESI, we have excellent teams of smart, collaborative, proactive experts and professionals. We are actively seeking to identify personnel to join our team of talented professionals who possess the experience, vision, commitment, and integrity to successfully support the strategic goals of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T).


Technology and threats evolve rapidly in today’s ever-changing environment. In response, DHS S&T was established by Congress to provide innovative scientific and technical solutions to the nation's homeland security challenges. DHS S&T supports basic and applied research, development, testing and evaluation (RDT&E) that provides the tools and knowledge products to support the Homeland Security missions of DHS components and first responders. DHS S&T supports these RDT&E activities at a range or performer and government facilities, including DHS S&T-run research facilities across the U.S.


This position provides SSO support to a DHS S&T laboratory facility, coordinating visits and clearance requests, performing a range of SSO duties such as oversight of all security operations, preparation and implementation of security SOPs, escorting visitors, verifying clearances, and preparing and coordinating meetings as necessary.


Role functions may include:


  • Providing and developing annual security training.
  • Coordinating visits and clearance requests for laboratory personnel and visitors.
  • Editing security standard operating procedures (SOP) as required.
  • Conducting analytic assessments of research plans and progress reports.
  • Performing Special Security Officer (SSO) duties to include:
    • Serving as access control manager and Operations Security (OPSEC) control manager.
    • Verifying clearances for all OPSEC equipment.
    • Coordinating all necessary security preparations for meetings and visits.
    • Drafting and sending visitor requests for employee visits.
    • Preparing security reports to SSO.
    • Escorting visitors.
    • Performing general security procedures such as safe and lock maintenance, confirming classification markings for classified documents, burning and scanning CDs, and destruction of all classified materials.
    • Assisting SSO in scheduling and conducting SCI in docs.
    • Preparing and maintaining courier cards and records.
    • In/out processing of employees for DHS suitability.
    • Serving as property manager.
    • Preparing appropriate forms for IT systems of various classifications.


Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree and a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience or Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 18 years of relevant experience
  • Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
  • Applicants selected must have Top Security clearance with ability to obtain DHS access to Secret Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) and DHS Suitability


Desired Qualifications:

  • Operational, programmatic, or management experience supporting DoD and/or DHS components (e.g., TSA, CBP, FPS, NPPD, DNDO, USCG, ICE)
  • Ability to work in a dynamic team-oriented environment, demonstrate teamwork and initiative, and function productively in the face of new assignments and the re-prioritization of existing assignments.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple tasks.
  • Knowledge of change, risk, and resource management
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience supporting government SSOs or performing SSO duties.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, including Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Top Security Clearance with DHS access to Secret Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) and DHS Suitability.

Client Engagement

• Begin developing relationships one level up and two levels down. Identify and support opportunities to expand project scope beyond current deliverable and actively share information about clients’ emerging support needs and trends with team members and management.
· Participate on proposals


At Noblis, we recognize your impact, offer you opportunities and choice, and support your total well-being. Our comprehensive benefit offerings may include healthcare, retirement and savings plans, paid time off, disability and life insurance programs, learning and development opportunities, wellness programs as well as other optional benefit elections. Regular full and part time staff are incentive plan eligible.


With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. Noblis seeks an environment free from COVID-19 and prefers all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  Attestation of vaccination status will be required for employment with Noblis.  Unvaccinated employees may be subject to additional health and safety requirements to include any federal, state and/or client restrictions.


Noblis and our wholly owned subsidiaries, Noblis ESI, and Noblis MSD tackle the nation's toughest problems and apply advanced solutions to our clients' most critical missions. We bring the best of scientific thought, management, and engineering expertise together in an environment of independence and objectivity to deliver enduring impact on federal missions. Noblis works with a wide range of government clients in the defense, intelligence and federal civil sectors. Learn more at Noblis -About Us


Why work at a Noblis company?

Our employees find greater meaning in their work and balance the other things in life that matter to them. Our people are our greatest asset. They are exceptionally skilled, knowledgeable, team-oriented, and mission-driven individuals who want to do work that matters and benefits the public. Noblis has won numerous workplace awards. Noblis maintains a drug-free workplace.


Noblis is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race (as well as because of or on the basis of traits historically associated with race, including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.


Noblis is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, Noblis will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact employee-relations@noblis.org.

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