Facility Security Officer (FSO)

The Aerospace Corporation
Colorado Springs, CO
Added: April 15, 2024
The Aerospace Corporation is the trusted partner to the nation’s space programs, solving the hardest problems and providing unmatched technical expertise. As the operator of a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), we are broadly engaged across all aspects of space— delivering innovative solutions that span satellite, launch, ground, and cyber systems for defense, civil and commercial customers. When you join our team, you’ll be part of a special collection of problem solvers, thought leaders, and innovators. Join us and take your place in space.

At Aerospace, we are committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace for all employees to share in our common passion and aspiration – to carry out a mission much bigger than ourselves.

Job Summary

As a member of the Personnel Security team, you will be responsible for the administration and compliance of personnel security clearances and accesses. You will support the corporation in meeting mission requirements by ensuring all security clearances are properly processed to government customers. You will provide on-site support for all security actions in accordance with corporate and governmental polices and directives. You will be the FSO implementing the collateral security program.

Work Model

This position will be located 100% onsite in Colorado Springs, CO.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Processes security clearances and accesses in accordance with government regulations, provides guidance on the completion of security paperwork, and tracks all clearance submissions.
  • Initiate, review, and process personnel security clearances and periodic reinvestigation's (SF86s) through the Defense Information System for Security (DISS) and the Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing (e-QIP).
  • Coordinates with Aerospace management to obtain pertinent information when processing clearance requests for employees.
  • Interfaces with background investigators who are required to interview employees, sub-contractors, and consultants for periodic reinvestigations.
  • Prepare visit access requests.
  • Facilitate access to the military installation, for visitors without military IDs.
  • Perform Classified Document Control functions.
  • Prepare for and participate in Security Vulnerability Assessments (SVAs).
  • Conduct periodic self-inspections of security program in accordance with the NISPOM and company policies.
  • Conduct initial security awareness, foreign travel, annual refresher, and special security briefings.
  • Conducts collateral security indoctrination briefings and debriefings.
  • Maintains security clearance records, tracking and metrics.
  • Handles Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and reports sensitive adverse information to a multitude of different government customers.
  • Support the CPSO and CSSO functions as needed.

Minimum Requirements

What You Need to be Successful

  • Active TS Clearance, with the ability to obtain SAP and SCI Access
  • High School Diploma or equivalent and 4 years of experience
  • Experience in Microsoft Office applications including SharePoint, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Subject Matter Expert in NISPOM Implementation.
  • Skilled in applying the following collateral security disciplines: PERSEC, PHYSEC, INFOSEC.
  • Strong working knowledge of DISS, e-QIP, NISS, and SWFT systems
  • Alarm Response is a requirement
  • Must possess strong organizational skills, be detailed oriented and ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Effective interpersonal skills to coordinate efforts and work with other internal and external organizations
  • Must work well in a team environment
  • Knowledge of government security regulations
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of handling sensitive but unclassified information

How You Can Stand Out

It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:

  • Bachelors, degree from an accredited program in Security, Business, or other related field
  • 5 years of experience supporting government classified programs
  • SAP or SCI Security experience
  • Prior Unit Security Manager, CPSO, FSO, or CSSO experience
  • Experience in Environmental Health and Safety
  • CDSE SFPC Certification
  • Experience using SIMS
  • Current TS/SCI eligibility
  • FSO certified.
  • Knowledge of DISS, JADE, SCT, Scattered Castles or SIMS databases.

We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. The grade-based pay range for this job is listed below. Individual salaries within that range are determined through a wide variety of factors including but not limited to education, experience, knowledge and skills.

(Min - Mid - Max)

$31.74 - $43.52 - $55.29

Pay Basis: Hourly

Leadership Competencies

Our leadership philosophy is simple: every employee, regardless of level and role, can demonstrate leadership. At Aerospace, our commitment is our people. To cultivate our talent and ensure that we have a strong pipeline of future leaders, we want individuals who:

  • Operate Strategically
  • Lead Change
  • Engage with Impact
  • Foster Innovation
  • Deliver Results

Ways We Reward Our Employees

During your interview process, our team will provide details of our industry-leading benefits.

Benefits vary and are applicable based on Job Type. A few highlights include:

  • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans
  • Paid holidays, sick time, and vacation
  • Standard and alternate work schedules, including telework options
  • 401(k) Plan — Employees receive a total company-paid benefit of 8%, 10%, or 12% of eligible compensation based on years of service and matching contributions; employees are immediately eligible and vested in the plan upon hire
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Variable pay program for exceptional contributions
  • Relocation assistance
  • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career
  • Education assistance programs
  • An inclusive work environment built on teamwork, flexibility, and respect

We are all unique, from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life, yet one thing bonds all of us to each other—the belief that we can make a difference. This core belief empowers us to do our best work at The Aerospace Corporation.

Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you’re an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at 310.336.5432 or by email at You can also review Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.