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Assistant Facility Security Officer (FSO)

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. 

We are willing to train the right candidate. This will be an Asst. FSO role. The right candidate will have at least 1 year experience in a DOD monitored security program, whether directly with a government agency or contractor facility. 

  • Assist in the management of the security program for all organizational FCLs 
  • Assist in the management of all PCLs; collect necessary PCL information and initiate Personnel Clearance (PCL) actions in DISS/NBIS and SWFT 
  • Assist  in creating, coordinating, implementing, and maintaining of security policies and procedures
  • Perform daily security inspections
  • Perform clearance verifications / process visit requests
  • Perform other duties as assigned

  • MUST have an existing or be eligible for a U.S. Government Security Clearance (be a U.S. citizen and pass a criminal background and credit check); must also be able to maintain a security clearance at the required level. Existing clearance is a plus.
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent; 4 year degree is a plus.
  • 1 year of experience with a DOD security program 
  • 1 year of administrative experience (e.g. database management, suspense tracking, monthly reporting, etc.)
  • Ability to travel 1-2 times a year stateside
  • 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


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