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Job #: R-00083125
Location: Chesapeake, VA
Category: Security
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5,000
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Are you ready to make an impact?

At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers’ success. We empower our teams, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainable. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business.

Are you ready to unleash your potential?

Leidos currently has an opening for an Assistant Facility Security Officer to work in our Chesapeake Leidos Facility. This is an exciting opportunity to use your experience helping Leidos make the world saferhealthier, and more efficient through information technologyengineering, and science.  In this mission, you will serve as the Assistant Facility Security Officer (AFSO). This position requires expertise in all disciplines of the industrial security field. This position will be required to interface with all department levels, division and government management, personnel and maintain the skills to cultivate relationships for optimal contract security performance.

Join a team committed to a mission!

Leidos Defense Group provides a diverse portfolio of systems, solutions, and services covering land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace for customers worldwide. Solutions for Defense include enterprise and mission IT, large-scale intelligence systems, command and control, geospatial and data analytics, cybersecurity, logistics, training, and intelligence analysis and operations support. Our team is solving the world’s toughest security challenges for customers with “can’t fail” missions. To explore and learn more, click here!

Utilize your talents and gain new skills, we want to foster your growth. Apply today!

Responsibilities – What You’ll Be Doing:

  • The AFSO will interface with all levels of Leidos and government management personnel to ensure contract security compliance with National Industrial Security Operating Manual (NISPOM), DoD Manual 5205.07, Contract Security Classification Specification (DD254), Program Security Classification Guides.

  • The AFSO will manage PERSEC; prepare visit authorization requests (VAR), Common Access Cards (CAC)s, DBIDS, NAVSEA, and private shipyard badges.

  • The AFSO will support the daily alarm response rosters for the Chesapeake facility.

  • The AFSO will conduct regular audits of DISS and SIMS to maintain data compliance.

  • The AFSO will track security education and special briefings in accordance with company and contract requirements.

  • The AFSO will support the document control for incoming and outgoing classified material.

  • The AFSO will conduct facility verifications, submit changed conditions packages, FC

  • Sponsorship packages in NISS.

  • The AFSO will coordinate foreign travel pre/post travel briefings.

  • The AFSO must possess the confidence to make critical security decisions concerning high value contracts and to implement security procedures that will prevent unauthorized access to company and government facilities or information

  • Provide clear guidance to company employees and recommend modifications to operations policies or procedures as appropriate. Provide research and technical support to projects, produces solutions and documentation, and monitors project tasks and schedules. Work as a team player, demonstrate flexibility, and excellent organizational skills.

  • Management of COMSEC related duties and responsibilities under NSA CSS 3-16 and AR 380-40.

  • Demonstrate leadership and decision-making ability within the scope of the position.

  • Exhibit mentoring, team building and coaching ability.

Required Experience, Skills, and Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in a related discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education, with 4-6 years of professional experience.

  • Must have FSO Program Management Certification and other related security training.

  • Demonstrated success as an Assistant Facility Security Officer (AFSO), 4-6 years min.

  • Thorough working knowledge of the NISPOM, other relevant DoD security guidance as well as the Intelligence Community Directive (ICD) standards.

  • Strong working knowledge of SIMS, DISS, SWIFT, NISS, and e-QIP.

  • Experience in processing SF86 Security Investigations, Periodic Reinvestigations, and SF312s.

  • Working knowledge of Insider Threat Program (training and preferably experience with managing/supporting such programs).

  • Experience conducting Security incident inquiries and writing investigation reports.

  • Ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects, organize and prioritize numerous tasks.

  • Commitment to security – creating and delivering the highest value to customers.

  • Strong understanding of Physical Security requirements to include collateral Closed Areas.

  • Administer Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), Operation Security (OPSEC), and Emergency Action Plans (EAP), Fixed Facility Checklists (FFC) and provide input for Risked Management Framework (RMF).

  • Experience creating and conducting initial security briefings, debriefings, indoctrinations, pre/post foreign travel briefings and refresher briefings.

  • Excellent customer service skills and strong professional demeanor and interpersonal skills. Desire to be an active contributor in the success of the mission.

  • Ability to work independently, juggle competing workloads and demands, and adapt to changing priorities with a sense of urgency in a dynamic environment.

Preferred Experience, Skills, and Education – Favorable if you have:

  • Must have COMSEC Custodian certificate or be able to attend and complete IAEC-2112 COMSEC Training Course six months after being appointed as Alternate COMSEC Account Manager

  • Knowledge of Access Control and Intrusion Detection Systems

  • Ability to change GSA approved container locks; mechanical and X-10

  • Resourceful in solving problem and continuous improvement

Preferred Experience, Skills, and Education – Favorable if you have:

  • Candidates must possess an active Top Secret clearance and be able to meet eligibility requirements for access.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $57,850.00 - $89,000.00 - $120,150.00

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 45,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2022.  For more information, visit

Pay and Benefits

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

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Beware of fake employment opportunities using Leidos’ name. Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information during any part of the employment application process (i.e., ask you for money), nor will Leidos ever advance money as part of the hiring process (i.e., send you a check or money order before doing any work). Further, Leidos will only communicate with you through emails that are generated by the automated system – never from free commercial services (e.g., Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail) or via WhatsApp, Telegram, etc. If you received an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information (e.g., about you or your previous employer), and you are concerned about its legitimacy, please make us aware immediately by emailing us at [email protected].

If you believe you are the victim of a scam, contact your local law enforcement and report the incident to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

Commitment to Diversity

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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