Program Security Representative (PSR)
Company: Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
Posted on: June 12, 2021
Are you a program security specialist (PSR) with a keen interest
in providing top notch security support in a dynamic and rich
Are you highly motivated, mature, collaborative, independent,
and forward thinking?
If so, we're looking for someone like you to join our team! We
are seeking a program security specialist (PSR) to help us provide
APL and its customers with the best special and compartmented
program security support.
As a Program Security Representative (PSR), you will...
- Primarily serve as the Program Security Representative on
multiple Special Access Programs and/or Sensitive Compartmented
Programs, providing expertise in all security functions in
accordance with the NISPOM, and other government regulations (e.g.
DoD Manual 5205.07 & 5205.11Vols. I - IV, ICD 705, JSIG, RMF, DoD
Manual 5105.21 Vols I-IV, and DoD Manual 5200.01 Vols I-IV).
- Interact with with a broad cross-section of staff members
within APL and with individuals external to APL.
- Represent the Lab while performing as a liaison between the
APL, multiple government sponsors, and subcontractors. You will
collaborate routinely with all levels of APL program security
leadership to include Information Assurance, Security, Program
Managers, Contracts Managers, Cost Account Managers and Government
- Provide security guidance regarding program
development/operations, assure compliance with applicable
government and company regulations, develop, obtain approval for,
and implement security policies and procedures specific to the
program to include Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), and
participate in self-inspections and Government compliance
- Ensure facility security administration, documentation and
management; ensure the adherence to contractual guidance for
numerous programs and facilities.
- Advise leadership in the area of security where risks and
tradeoffs have a direct impact on the accomplishment of the
project, test or evaluation.
- Provide subject matter expertise to Program Managers concerning
accurate interpretation, proper application and compliance with
Security Classification Guides (SCGs).
- Identify and resolve security challenges and issues such as
legal, regulatory and compliance concerns. Perform physical
security responsibilities for several facilities.
You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you...
- Have an Associate's Degree or equivalent in Business,
Information Systems, or a related field.
- Possess 8 years of relevant security experience
(CPSO/CSSO/SSR/PSR) and have an in-depth understanding of advanced
security principles and government special security regulations
(i.e. SAP, OPSEC, DCID, NISPOM, DoD Manual 5205.07, Vols I - IV,
ICD 705, JSIG, or RMF).
- Are able to develop and execute security policy, plans and
procedures. Excellent organizational/communications 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
- Possess an active Top Secret clearance with SCI eligibility.
Applicants selected will be subject to a Government security
investigation and must meet the eligibility requirements for an
SSBI and access to Special Access Programs. Must also be eligible
for a Polygraph examination. Eligibility requirements include US
You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if
- Have a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in Business, Information
Systems, or a related field.
- Direct experience working as a compartmented and/or special
program security officer. Thorough understanding of DoD
- Experience working in an organization with reporting
responsibilities to multiple sponsors/authorities.
- Some information systems skills desired.
- TS/SCI clearance is preferred.
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
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.
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