Jul 17, 2024

Security Specialist (Contractor Program Security Officer-CPSO-Combined Security Officer-CSO)-Journey

  • AMEWAS American Electronic Warfare Associates, Inc.
  • Patuxent River, MD, USA
Full-Time Aerospace - Aviation Information Technology

Job Description

AMEWAS is celebrating over 40 years of excellence in providing quality products, services and solutions to the Department of Defense (DoD), specializing in the scientific, engineering, and testing of the full spectrum of weapons development. We are headquartered in California, Maryland and operate satellite offices in Orlando, Florida and San Diego, California. 

At AMEWAS, you will find a diverse team of professionals that work to make a true difference in the operational support of our nation’s warfighters.  Our employees achieve success through continuous learning and high performance, and are consistently recognized by their customers and their peers. 

If you are ready to challenge yourself to do more, join our team today!

Be sure to check out the rest of our website at www.amewas.com to learn more about our company and our people.

The position:
AMEWAS, Inc. is seeking a highly motivated and talented Security Specialist (Contractor Program Security Officer-CPSO-Combined Security Officer-CSO)-Journeyman to support Advanced Aircraft Research, Development, Test & Evaluation. The salary range of this position is $90,000.00 to $130,000.00, and is commensurate with experience. This position is not eligible for remote work; on-site support is required.

About the location: 
Patuxent River, Maryland #1 City Hiring the Most High-Tech Workers (California-Lexington Park, Maryland). To learn more about our surrounding location, please visit: Visit St. Mary’s.

A typical day as a Security Specialist (Contractor Program Security Officer-CPSO-Combined Security Officer-CSO)-Journeyman may include:

  • Leads efforts to meet the requirements of DoD 5205.07 volumes 1-4 for one or more Special Access Programs (SAP) within the Combined Security Office (CSO)
  • Initiates, processes and tracks personnel security actions such as Personnel Access Requests (PARs), nominations for employees to special programs, foreign travel, contact reports, briefings and debriefings
  • Interfaces with customer counterparts with tact, diplomacy and professionalism
  • Creates needed procedures for the secure and successful execution of assigned program(s)
  • Administers and controls classified material in accordance with the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM)
  • Ensures AMEWAS is successful in customer security inspections for assigned programs
  • Plans/Supervises the building and accreditation of secure facilities in accordance with Intelligence Community Directive 705

Our excellent benefits and perks:
Staying connected to our core values sets us apart from our competition! AMEWAS recognizes and rewards performance, dedication, and longevity. We are committed to investing in our employees and their future by providing them with competitive compensation, career development, optimum working conditions, and unique benefits; some of which are listed below:

  • Medical, dental, vision, 401(k), Life/AD&D/STD/LTD insurance
  • Paid vacation, holiday and sick leave
  • Generous tuition & training assistance program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Sign-on bonuses
  • Employee longevity recognition
  • Community involvement & outreach
  • Team building events
  • Recognition program
  • Wellness program
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Mobile service discount
  • Fitness reimbursement program

AMEWAS is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or any other legally protected class.

AMEWAS participates in E-Verify to confirm eligibility to work in the United States.



Security Clearance

Active Secret

Job Requirements


  • AA/AS Degree or equivalent experience in a security/business-related field
  • 3 years of relevant work experience
  • Thorough knowledge and demonstrated application of the U.S. Government security standards of 32 Code of Federal Regulation Part 117, NISPOM, Intelligence Community Directives, Security Executive Agent Directives and the DoD SAP Security Manual 5205.07 (Volumes 1- 4)
  • Possess a high level of understanding and previous application of the ICD-705 Technical Specifications, including but not limited to, intrusion detection systems, access control devices, TEMPEST requirements, drawings/specifications, etc.
  • Possesses an understanding of advanced security principles and government special security regulations
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Top Secret Security Clearance

Desired Skills:

  • BA/BS Degree in a security or business-related field
  • A working knowledge and experience with JADE

Skills crucial to success at AMEWAS, Inc.:
Customer-focused attitude with high level of professionalism and discretion. Ability to work effectively with management and part of a team to meet targets.  Is reliable, possesses initiative and works well as an individual or part of a team.

Physical environment and working conditions:
The physical environment requires the employee to work in an office, sitting in a cubicle or at a desk, looking at a computer for most of the workday.  Work is physically comfortable. The employee has discretion about sitting, walking, standing, etc.

The employee may be required to travel short distances to offices/conference rooms and buildings on site.  In some occasions, the employee may be required to report to offices or buildings near the work site. 

The physical environment requires the employee to stand, walk and/or move throughout the workday, often bending over and picking up items less than 50 lbs.

Refer to a friend:
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