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BAE Systems

Contractor Program Security Officer (CPSO)



Full Time


San Diego, California, United States

Job Description You don’t see it, but it’s there. Our employees work on the world’s most advanced electronics – from saving emissions in the City of Lights to powering the Mars Rover to protecting the F-35 fighter jet. At Electronic Systems, you’ll be among the brightest minds, working on the aerospace and defense industry’s most difficult problems. Drawing strength from our differences, we’re innovating for the future. And you can, too.
Our flexible work environment provides you a chance to change the world without giving up your personal life. We put our customers first – exemplified by our missions: “We Protect Those Who Protect Us®” and “We Innovate For Those Who Move The WorldTM.” Sound like a team you want to be a part of? Come build your career with us.
Join a dynamic and well versed security team that provides support across several Business Areas within BAE Systems’ Electronic Systems sector. The opportunity to be part of the security team, in one of the leading companies in Aerospace and Defense, offers a motivated professional a unique entry point to work across a broad range of activities supporting a diverse portfolio.
BAE Systems is looking to hire an Contractor Program Security Officer (CPSO) to support multiple programs executed out of our San Diego, CA campus. As the CPSO, you will work on all aspects of special program security. The CPSO must have the ability to work independently to identify, assess & resolve unique security situations with innovative solutions geared to facilitate contract performance within the bounds of security requirements. Administering the security procedures (NISPOM, DoDM 5205.07 series, Intelligence Community Directive (ICD) 705, and JSIG), as they relate to operating in a classified environment for: personnel processing, media control, marking and control of documents / materials, security education, visitor control, destruction of classified. Develop, prepare, and implement local Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), Operations Security (OPSEC) Plans, and proprietary test plans utilizing risk management principles. Maintain a secure facility in accordance with (IAW) ICD 705. Oversee the specialized procedures for the transmission of classified and/or proprietary material/information. Conduct and/or participate in internal reviews and/or Government inspections. Investigate security infractions/violations and prepare reports specifying the potential for loss or compromise and the associated risk to the program(s). Collaborate and assist the ISSO / ISSM on implementation of JSIG requirements.

Because of the need for consistent, in-person collaboration and/or the requirement to perform all work onsite due to the nature of this particular role, it will be performed full-time on site.
Required Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Active Top Secret clearance (within a 5 year scope).
  • Experience with Special Access Programs (SAP) policies and procedures
  • Experience with the construction outlines and requirements of ICD-705
  • Extensive knowledge of the DoDM 5205.07 vol. 1-4 and all other relevant policies and procedures to include the NISPOM
  • Proficient written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to manage time, make sound decisions, take independent action, analyze problems, and provide focused solutions.
  • Must have a professional demeanor, good people skills, and ability to communicate effectively, and be able to perform in a multi-tasked, dynamic environment.
Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Bachelors degree with 6 years of SAP experience
  • Experience working with the Air Force security managers in all disciplines
  • Experience as a CPSO or Security Manager
  • Knowledge of the ICD-705, and SAP directives
  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the DoD SAP Manuals, ICDs and TEMPEST.
  • Ability to apply the foregoing knowledge of government security requirements in a complex multi-level secure environment to ensure program compliance in non-routine situations.
  • COMSEC Account Manager Experience and familiarity with COMSEC policy
About BAE Systems Electronic Systems BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team—making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you’ll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference. Electronic Systems (ES) is the global innovator behind BAE Systems’ game-changing defense and commercial electronics. Exploiting every electron, we push the limits of what is possible, giving our customers the edge and our employees opportunities to change the world. Our products and capabilities can be found everywhere – from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space. At our core are more than 14,000 highly talented Electronic Systems employees with the brightest minds in the industry, we make an impact – for our customers and the communities we serve. At BAE Systems, we celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We’re laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.