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Become A Facility Security Officer

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Working As A Facility Security Officer

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
  • Getting Information
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Repetitive

  • $30,160

    Average Salary

What Does A Facility Security Officer Do At Arrow Security and Training

* Assists the FSO with the overall security program
* Processes new employee security clearances
* Tracks security clearance investigations and performs administrative support functions, including Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) and Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing (e
* QIP) administration
* Provides security briefings, debriefings, and awareness training for site personnel
* Processes outgoing visit requests and certifications
* Review required forms, processes, and screens security forms (SF86, Horizontal Forms)
* Ensures document control security by safeguarding classified documents in accordance with the NISPOM and through coordination with government agencies, CWU management, and the FSO
* Assists in preparation for facility reviews and inspections
* Assist w/Development, implementation and oversight of federal security clearance program
* Provide training for AFSO’s and classified/secure project personnel
* Oversee company’s completion and retention of personnel security clearance records
* Oversee and assist FSOs with self-inspection and review of security processes to ensure compliance with relevant laws
* Oversee and assist FSOs with coordination of closeout for all classified projects
* Assist with administration of company CUI processes and compliance
* Support other company security disciplines as needed in connection with classified/secure projects: Legal, Information Technology and Corporate Communications Skills and Qualifications

What Does A Facility Security Officer Do At The Logistics Company

* Facility Security Officer:
* The FSO is responsible for personnel security, physical security, information security, automated information system security, visit authorization requests, facility clearance, NISPOM required briefings, and other customer and classified meetings.
* Confer with management to determine need for programs and to formulate and coordinate security programs with establishment activities for the protection of classified US Government information and materials.
* Manage the personnel security clearance (PCL) process, which includes requests for initial security clearance and periodic reinvestigations; instructions and guidance for the completion of Personnel Security Questionnaires (PSQs); review and justifications for PCLs; process all PSQ packages; perform fingerprinting; track PCL status; and maintain all necessary files.
* Assist employees with electronic PSQs (eQIP) and review eQIP upon completion.
* Track status of eQIP through JPAS until clearance decision is reached.
* Maintain all necessary records for cleared Company employees, including personnel clearances, exclusion resolutions, briefings, RFI statements, and etc., as applicable.
* Maintain current clearance and access information using the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS).
* This includes tracking eligibility changes, ownership availability, updating personal information, granting and removing access and in/out processing from the company’s Cage Code.
* Serve as JPAS account manager.
* Serve as the central focal point for Defense Security Service (DSS) seeking information, assistance and coordination of any/all cleared facilities of TLC.
* Complete internal and external inspections as required by the NISPOM to ensure TLC’s compliance with changing regulations.
* Accurate and timely file or update forms are critical to the Company’s operating relationship with the U
* S. Government, including: SF 328, Certificate pertaining to Foreign Interests; DD Form 441, Department of Defense Security Agreement; DD Form 441
* Appendage to DOD Security Agreement; Key management personnel List (KMP); and all personnel security actions.
* Review and approve security requirements of Teaming and Subcontractor Agreements requiring access to classified information by subcontractors.
* Maintain and distribute as required DD Forms 254, Contract Security Classification Specification, upon receipt from the government consistent with enterprise-wide classified requirements and ensure that such agreements are valid, necessary, current, and kept to a minimum consistent with contractual obligations.
* Generate, approve and distribute DD Forms 254 to all Company subcontractors, when applicable.
* Explore and coordinate DOD Security-related activities relevant to merger or potential merger activity.
* Such activity may include determining scope of the NISP program (i.e., clearances, documents, foreign interests, and etc.); and transition activities (i.e., clearance transfers, identification badges, restricted area and information access, and etc.).
* Assist and guide Project staffs in developing and maintaining site security contingency plans for emergency response, employee strike preparedness, and etc.
* Develop, maintain, distribute and conduct, when applicable, Initial Security Briefings for newly cleared personnel.
* Develop, maintain, distribute and conduct, when applicable, Refresher Security Briefings for cleared personnel.
* When required, develop, maintain, distribute and conduct Area Specific Briefings for cleared personnel going to overseas work locations.
* Coordinate and facilitate background screening of potential new employees to obtain information such as personal histories, character references, or wage garnishments.
* Provide recommendations for hire based on CAC/clearance requirements for specific contracts.
* Serve as main POC for all Security matters including within the company such as suspicious contact reporting, security violations and cleared employee adverse information reporting as well as outside sources, including other contractors, government agencies and investigators.
* Provide cross training for backup person for FSO duties or Assistant FSO.
* Processes applications within the G2 system to request CACs for employees as needed per contractual requirements.
* Assists employees with obtaining fingerprints and background forms required for investigative processing.
* Works with HR to ensure that Security is notified of adverse information reporting and termination of clearances.
* Process and obtain Letter of Authorizations (LOAs) within SPOT for overseas personnel as needed.
* Other duties as assigned.
* The FSO guides Corporate staff and Project security personnel in the conduct of the TLC Security Program

What Does A Facility Security Officer Do At SAIC

* Perform security pre- screening on all potential employees, subcontractors and consultants
* Initiate, maintain and terminate personnel security clearances in government databases, such as the Defense Security Services (DSS) Joint Adjudication System (JPAS)
* Prepare, process and maintain personnel security packages for Special Access Programs (SAPs)
* Conduct security indoctrination briefings and debriefings
* Present Security Awareness Training and Education (SATE) briefings
* Process pre and post foreign travel requests and perform foreign travel briefings
* Create and maintain personnel folders
* Investigate security incidents and violations; prepare reports of investigations for the corporation and customers, making specific recommendations for corrective and preventive actions
* Prepare Security Operating Procedures (SOPs) outlining customer guidelines and establishing procedures for the handling, storing, and transportation of program assets
* Prepare Systems Security Plans (SSPs) and Fixed Facility Checklists (FFCs) in accordance with customer guidelines
* Manage document control and program asset management and accountability
* Process visit authorizations, personnel access requests
* Assist with meeting preparation, employee and visitor badging, circulation control and general facility management duties
* Assist with management of classified information systems
* Perform weekly information systems audits and validate all security controls have been implemented
* Process hardware and software requests and perform software due diligence
* Assist system administrator with decommissioning of systems
* Assist with proposal development
* Perform duties of COMSEC Responsible Officer (CRO)
* Prepare DD
* s
* Perform administrative and general office duties as needed

What Does A Facility Security Officer Do At Iridium Satellite LLC

* Coordinate personnel security clearance requirements with the DoD, IC and various government entities.
* Develop and deliver required security awareness education for uncleared employees.
* Develop and deliver required security awareness education for cleared employees to include initial security briefings and annual refresher training.
* Participate in various government security reviews/assessment/audits, conduct and document government required self-inspections/assessments, and assist with any corrective actions required.
* Conduct security in-briefing for all new hires and contractors.
* Utilize the Access Control System to generate badges for employees, contractors and visitors.
* Conduct briefing and debriefing for all staff engaging in foreign travel.
* Administration and processing of incoming/outgoing visit requests.
* Maintain all security documentation and files accurately and in accordance with requirements.
* Maintain interactions with DSS Industrial Security and Counter Intelligence Representatives.
* Assist with conducting and documenting investigations into compliance, security violations and compromises of classified information.
* Assist with the operations and maintenance of the Access Control and Video Management Systems.
* Responsible for directly or indirectly implementing, monitoring/auditing, and reporting compliance with security controls.
* Implement, maintain, and monitor security controls
* Create and maintain security documentation
* Provide security related training and guidance
* Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as required

What Does A Facility Security Officer Do At Charles River Analytics

* Provide primary support to Facility Security Officer (FSO)
* Backup role as Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) Account Manager
* Process office visitor requests
* Serve as primary security point of contact for classified meetings
* In-process new employee security documentation and training
* Conduct de-briefing for departing cleared employees
* Conduct classified systems’ weekly audits
* Backup role as Communications Security (COMSEC) custodian
* Secure the closed areas of office at the end of business hours
* Provide primary courier duties to and from the post office
* Assist FSO with tracking completion of required employee training (i.e., Derivative Classification Training and Insider Threat Training)
* Maintain and update the Security Wiki under the direction of the FSO
* Assist in preparations for periodic Defense Security Service (DSS) inspections
* Other AFSO Responsibilities/Activities:
* Act as classified material librarian/custodian; responsible for all classified material in the facility
* Monitor notifications within JPAS daily
* Maintain Forms DD254 for each classified contract
* Provide additional administrative support as needed
* Major Contracts Administrator Responsibilities/Activities:
* Perform real-time, accurate maintenance of the CMS (Content Management System)
* Perform contract administration functions for all contract types (e.g.
* CPFF, T&M, and FFP) including uploading and tracking of deliverables and preparing invoices
* Interact daily with Program Managers, Finance and Proposal teams in executing and administering contracts for multiple complex DoD programs
* Create necessary subcontracts and consultant agreements that are compliant with Government flow down clauses and internal company policies
* Coordinate Non Disclosure Agreement and Teaming Agreements
* Follow-up on accounts receivables and review/correct invoice errors
* Identify contract changes and other issues and bring them to the attention of Manager
* Participate in program reviews, proposal strategy meetings, post-award kick off meetings and contract set-up meetings
* Provide any additional administrative support to Contracts Manager

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How To Become A Facility Security Officer

Most security guard jobs require a high school diploma. Gaming surveillance officers sometimes need experience with security and video surveillance. Most states require guards to be registered with the state, especially if they carry a firearm.


Security guards generally need a high school diploma or equivalent, although some jobs may not have any education requirements. Gaming surveillance officers also need a high school diploma or equivalent and may need experience with video surveillance technology depending upon assignment.


Although most employers provide instruction for newly hired guards, the amount of training they receive varies. Most guards, however, learn their job in a few weeks. During those few weeks, training from their employer typically covers emergency procedures, detention of suspected criminals, and proper communication.

Many states recommend that security guards receive approximately 8 hours of pre-assignment training, 8–16 hours of on-the-job training, and 8 hours of annual training. This may include training in protection, public relations, report writing, deterring crises, first aid, and other specialized training related to the guard’s assignment.

Training is more rigorous for armed guards because they require weapons training. Armed guards may be tested periodically in the use of firearms.

For gaming surveillance officers and investigators, some employers prefer candidates with previous work experience in casinos or individuals with a background in law enforcement. Experience with video technology can also be helpful in using surveillance systems and software.

Drug testing may be required as a condition of employment and randomly during employment.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Most states require that guards be registered with the state in which they work. Although registration requirements vary by state, basic qualifications for candidates are as follows:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Pass a background check
  • Complete training

Guards who carry weapons usually must be registered by the appropriate government authority. Armed guard positions have more stringent background checks and entry requirements than those of unarmed guards. Rigorous hiring and screening programs, including background, criminal record, and fingerprint checks, are required for armed guards in most states.

Some jobs may also require a driver's license.


Some guards advance to supervisory or security manager positions. Those with experience or postsecondary education should have an advantage. Armed security guards have a greater potential for advancement and enjoy higher earnings.

Some guards with management skills open their own security guard business. Guards can also move to an organization that needs higher levels of security, which may result in more prestige or higher pay.

Important Qualities

Decisionmaking skills. Guards and officers must be able to quickly determine the best course of action when a dangerous situation arises. 

Patience. Security guards and officers may need to spend long periods standing and observing their environment without distractions.

Observation skills. Guards and officers must be alert and aware of their surroundings, and be able to quickly recognize anything out of the ordinary.

Physical strength. Guards must be strong enough to apprehend offenders and to handle emergency situations.

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Facility Security Officer Demographics


  • Female

  • Male

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Korean

  • German

  • Persian

  • Dari

  • Carrier

  • Swedish

  • Russian

  • Filipino

  • Yoruba

  • Greek

  • Cheyenne

  • Tagalog

  • Mandarin

  • Arabic

  • Cantonese

  • Hausa

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Top Skills for A Facility Security Officer


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Top Facility Security Officer Skills

  1. Personnel Security Clearances
  2. Security Procedures
  3. Security Program
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Maintained accountability rosters of in country personnel security clearances and access rosters as needed.
  • Educated staff on security procedures.
  • Developed and implemented the first policy and procedures for the security program.
  • Ensured the organization was operating within NISPOM (National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual) guidelines.
  • Created and maintained visit requests through JPAS.

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