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Facility Security Officer

Lombard, IL
Pernix is seeking a proactive problem solver to join our team in Lombard, Illinois. The right candidate will work well with a diverse team (domestic and overseas). To be successful they will need to build strong communication links with the Government clients, DCSA, project teams, employees, and subcontractors. 

  • Manage the security program for all organizational FCLs 
  • Ensure compliance with 32 Code of Federal Regulation Part 117, NISPOM and U.S. government contract requirements.
  • Management of all PCLs- Collect necessary PCL information and initiate Personnel Clearance (PCL) actions in DISS/NBIS and SWFT 
  • Maintain and keep all company records compliant with NISPOM and contract requirements (i.e., Facility Documents, Personnel Documents, Contract DD254s)
  • Review and update government systems (NISS, DISS/NBIS & SWFT) and act as system administrator
  • Submit change condition notifications to DCSA via NISS (i.e., Change in Address, KMP, Operating Name, Ownership, FOCI)
  • Update company policies and procedures (SPP, ITP, Initial Security Briefing, Annual Security Awareness Training, etc.), and create and implement new policies/procedures as needed
  • Responsible for all security education curriculum and training for corporate employees, site teams, subcontractors, and subsidiary staff, and maintain records
  • Conduct and report Annual Self-Inspections to DCSA
  • Prepare for all Security Review information for DCSA and be the primary contact for DCSA’s assessments
  • Work closely with the ISSM to maintain information system requirements
  • Prep and submit FCL or Sponsorship Package in the NISS
  • Submits site mobilization and visit requirements- electronical country clearances and Visits/VARs
  • Manage FOCI monthly, quarterly and annual requirements
  • Work closely with HR, the Legal team, IT and the Executive Team to understand business demands and incorporate security requirements
  • Work with business development from pre-bid stage to award regarding security requirements
  • Perform other duties as assigned

  • MUST have a U.S. Government Security Clearance and the ability to maintain a security clearance at the required level (pass a criminal background and credit check). 
  • Four-year college degree preferred
  • Knowledge of NISPOM Rule (32 CFR Part 117)
  • 5 years of experience as an FSO
  • Ability to travel 1-2 times a year stateside
  • Preferred to have already completed the FSO Program Management for Possessing Facilities certificate
  • Insider Threat Training Certificate a plus
  • DISS (NBIS)/NISS/SWFT experience
  • FOCI & DOS contract experience a plus
  • Excellent organizational abilities
  • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks timely and with a high degree of accuracy
  • Knowledge of Microsoft products
  • Great communication and follow-up skills
  • Good understanding of management, prioritizing and completing tasks


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