Contractor Program Security Officer (CPSO) - Military veterans preferred

Kellogg Brown & Root (


  full-time   employee

Lexington Park
United States


Contractor Program Security Officer (CPSO)

Role and Responsibilities

The candidate will function as the Contractor Program Security Officer (CPSO) to KBR programs supporting the Navy’s Advanced Sensor Technologies Program Office (AST PO). The position is located in Lexington Park, Maryland.


  • Act as a senior Contractor Program Security Officer (CPSO) for multiple AST programs operating under multiple contracts.
  • Provide oversight of programs and staff across the AST PO enterprise at various locations, primarily Lexington Park, MD and Dallas, TX
  • Implement security measures in accordance with applicable DoD Manuals 5205.07, 5105.21 and 5200.01 volumes, the NISPOM, Joint SAP Implementation Guide (JSIG), as well as other guiding government regulations and local facility procedures.
  • Interface with AST PO Program Security Officer (PSO)
  • Execute security program in accordance with the security policies outlined in the contract’s security classification specification (DD-254)
  • Identifies program issues and implements corrective actions to identified security problems as directed
  • Conducts security briefings and maintains Security Education and Training Awareness (SETA) programs
  • Reviews security program requirements for efficiency and standardization
  • Adapts or modifies standard security methods to AST PO requirements
  • Participates in preparation of security proposals
  • Communicates results of security endeavors in both verbal and written form
  • Coordinates planning and preparations of new security programs including proposal preparation
  • Investigates security incidents and violations relating to classified programs and establishes the basis for possible disciplinary action
  • Implements corrective actions to identified problems
  • Interprets program requirements and applies them consistently across diverse situations
  • Provides security guidance in specified field and acts as liaison with specific program customer and sponsor
  • Ensures accuracy of security databases
  • Provides training and development to department employees and manages resources.
  • Manage and track program personnel’s security clearances and program accesses
  • Draft and submit Program Access Requests (PARs)
  • Prepare, review and revise SAPF Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Fixed Facility Checklists
  • Perform duties as COMSEC custodian

25% (Frequent travel to DC; Occasional travel to Dallas and other CONUS program sites)


A Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of five (5) years of experience in DoD security program is required.

  • Experience serving as Contractor Program Security Officer (CPSO) or Contractor Special Security Officer (CSSO) for classified DoD Programs
  • Experience managing a SAPF, SCIF and/or classified facilities
  • Experience conducting OPSEC review of documents using security classification guides
  • Experience with administrative, personnel, and operations security policies and procedures
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Effective organizational skills with the ability to multi-task in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work with integrated teams comprised of military, civilian, and contractor personnel
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products
  • Experience working in a DoD security environment

Preferred Skills

  • Operational experience with DoD active duty customers
  • Experience with Advanced Sensor Technologies Program Office
  • Must have completed a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) with Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) eligibility within the past six (6) years or currently enrolled in the Continuous Evaluation (CE) Program

Additional Notes

Applicant selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. A Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) with Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) eligibility completed within the past six (6) years (or currently enrolled in the Continuous Evaluation (CE) Program) is required.

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