Compartmented Security Compliance Project Analyst

Job Description


Are you a Security Professional with a keen interest in providing top notch security support in a dynamic and rich R&D environment?


Are you highly motivated, collaborative, independent, and forward thinking?

Do you enjoy providing critical contributions to critical challenges?


Do you want to be part of an organization identified as a Trusted Agent and/or Technical Direction Agent to the government?


If so, we 're looking for someone like you to join our team! We are seeking a Compartment Security Compliance Project Analyst (CSCPA) to help provide APL and its sponsors with the highest level of security support.  For APL, PSRs primarily perform functions like those of a Contractor Program Security Officer (CPSO) or Government Special Access Program Security Officer (GSSO) and Special Security Officer (SSO).


As a Compartment Security Compliance Project Analyst (CSCPA), you will...

  • Provide expertise in all security functions in accordance with the 32 CFR Part 117 (NISPOM), DoD Manuals 5205.07 Vols. I-IV, 5105.21 Vols I-IV, 5200.01 Vols I-IV, ICD 705, and Risk Management Framework (RMF), or equivalent agency policy and executive orders, all with emphasis on Special Access Program (SAP) and Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) security requirements. 
  • Provide subject matter expertise concerning accurate interpretation, proper application and compliance with applicable guidance.
  • Provide security support that includes continuous assessment of procedures to identify shortfalls and provide appropriate recommendations for revising and improving security policies, procedures, and systems.
  • Assist in developing and implementing training programs primarily related to SAP and SCI discussion, processing, and storing actions of the APL workforce.
  • Coordinate with other SAP and SCI security personnel to ensure lessons learned are incorporated into the curriculum for the SAP and SCI security education & awareness program.
  • Interact with a broad cross-section of staff members within APL and with individuals external to APL.
  • Demonstrate technical security competence, excellent oral and written communication skills, problem-solving skills, analytical skills.
  • Represent the Lab while performing as a liaison between the APL, government sponsors, and subcontractors.
  • Collaborate routinely with all levels of APL program security leadership to include Information Assurance, Security, Program Managers, Contracts Managers, Cost Account Managers and Government customer personnel.
  • Provide security guidance regarding program development/operations, assure compliance with applicable government and company regulations, develop and implement security policies and procedures to include Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), and participate in self-inspections and Government compliance inspections.
  • Advise leadership in the area of security where risks and tradeoffs have a direct impact on operations.
  • Identify and resolve security challenges and issues such as legal, regulatory and compliance concerns.
  • Perform other duties as assigned in support of overall security program.



You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you...

  • Have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Information Systems, or a security-related field.  Four-plus years of security related work experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.
  • Possess 8+ years of relevant security-related work experience (i.e. Program Security Officer/CPSO/GSSO/SSO/Contractor Special Security Officer/Special Security Representative/PSR/Program Security Specialist) and have the ability to evaluate, interpret and implement security requirements and government security regulations (i.e. Executive Orders, ICDs, CFR 32, Part 117, DoD Policies, Instructions, and Manuals – or agency equivalent policies – and understanding of RMF, OPSEC and COMSEC principles).
  • Are able to develop and execute security policy, plans and procedures.
  • Possess excellent organizational/communication skills and the ability to effectively interact with staff at all levels. Must maintain appropriate relationships between leadership in the security department as well as the principals in the supported organization.
  • Hold an active Top Secret security clearance and can ultimately obtain a TS/SCI level clearance. If selected, you will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.


You 'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you...

  • Have a Master's Degree in Business, Information Systems, or a related field.
  • Maintain security certifications such as SFPC, SAPPC, SPIPC, SPSC, CISSP, or Security+, etc.
  • Have a thorough understanding of DoD and government organizational structures.
  • Are experienced working in an organization with reporting responsibilities to multiple sponsors/authorities.
  • Possess knowledge of Cybersecurity/Information Assurance and RMF.

Why work at APL?


The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-class expertise to our nation's most critical defense, security, space and science challenges. While we are dedicated to solving complex challenges and pioneering new technologies, what makes us truly outstanding is our culture. We offer a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere where you can bring your authentic self to work, continue to grow, and build strong connections with inspiring teammates.

At APL, we celebrate our differences and encourage creativity and bold, new ideas. Our employees enjoy generous benefits, including a robust education assistance program, unparalleled retirement contributions, and a healthy work/life balance. APL's campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities at www.jhuapl.edu/careers.




About Us

APL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, occupation, marital or familial status, political opinion, personal appearance, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. APL is committed to promoting an innovative environment that embraces diversity, encourages creativity, and supports inclusion of new ideas. In doing so, we are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals of all abilities, including those with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate in any part of the hiring process, please contact Accommodations@jhuapl.edu. Only by ensuring that everyone’s voice is heard are we empowered to be bold, do great things, and make the world a better place.

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