Jan 20, 2020

Facility Security Officer (FSO) ID: SECSPEC110292019 Calif. MD

  • AMEWAS American Electronic Warfare Associates, Inc.
  • Calif. MD
Full-Time Defense Facilities Government Other Program Management

Job Description

AMEWAS, Inc., a growing Department of Defense (DoD)/ Federal Contractor, is seeking highly motivated and talented Facility Security Officer (FSO) to support the Corporate Headquarters and multiple office locations nationwide.

Location:  California, Maryland or 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 Facility Security Officer may include:

  • Coordinate personnel security clearance requirements with the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) and various government entities.
  • Develop and deliver required security awareness education, briefings and debriefings for cleared and non-cleared employees and consultants to include orientation, annual and foreign travel.
  • Prepare and maintain program for Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) reviews/assessments/audits, conduct and document government required self-inspections/assessments, and assist with any corrective actions required.
  • Interact with DCSA Industrial Security and Counter Intelligence Representatives.
  • Interact with government Security Officers and Trusted Agents.
  • Utilize the Access Control System to generate badges for employees, contractors and visitors.
  • Administration and processing of incoming/outgoing visit requests.
  • Maintain all security documentation and files accurately and in accordance with requirements.
  • Conduct and document investigations, security violations and compromises of classified information.
  • Operate and maintain of Access Control Systems.
  • Responsible for directly or indirectly implementing, monitoring/auditing, and reporting compliance with security controls.
  • Process employees for Common Access Cards.
  • Complete SAAR-Ns as required.
  • Conduct NATO Briefings/De-briefings.
  • Conduct Courier Briefings and assign Courier Cards.
  • Process Special Access Programs including SCI.
  • Work with the Contracts Department and Program Managers to ensure compliance with prime and subcontract security requirements.
  • Prepare subcontractor DD254s to flow down security requirements.
  • Maintain security containers and classified material accountability.
  • Create and maintain personnel security folders.
  • Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as required.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Minimum 7-10 years as an FSO (or Assistant FSO) supporting companies with multiple locations; 4 years’ experience may be substituted for degree requirement.
  • Experience with JPAS, e-QIP, SWFT, DISS, NISS, eFCL and other security forms and security management databases. 
  • Experience processing Special Access Programs including SCI.
  • Ability to work in a confidential nature.

Education and Certifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • FSO Program Management for Processing Facilities

This position is classified as AMEWAS labor category Security Specialist.

Please click on link below to be directed to our website for your application process:


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

AMEWAS Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer for all including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Soft Skills & Competencies Required:

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 walking, standing, etc.

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

About the Organization

AMEWAS, Inc. is a small, Veteran owned company that has been providing excellent technical, engineering, administrative, and management services to the Department of Defense for more than 35 years. At AMEWAS we understand the need for a successful work/life balance and are focused not just on fulfilling customers’ needs, but ensuring our employees are a top priority as well.

Staying connected to our core values sets us apart from our competition! AMEWAS easily 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.

AMEWAS has 4.8/5 stars on Glassdoor! Check out our reviews HERE and see what other job seekers have to say!

Our excellent benefits and perks include:

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

If interested, please submit your application.


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