Personnel Security Supervisor

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo, CA
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

Security and Environmental Health and Safety (S&EHS) provides quality leadership, services and solutions to safeguard people and the environment, secure and protect company information and assets and enhance operational efficiency. You will serve as the Supervisor of Personnel Security responsible for ensuring personnel security operations and activities in support of corporate, contractual, and government requirements.

Work Model

This position will be located 100% onsite in El Segundo, CA

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Oversees daily personnel security operations, including clearance processing, incoming/outgoing visitor control, termination debriefings, government personnel badging, reporting incidents and support to meetings
  • Provides clear direction to personnel security staff on assignments
  • Writes and implements personnel security procedures and plans
  • Responds to management inquiries regarding clearance status and answers all questions
  • Account manager for various government databases
  • Develops skills of personnel security staff through effective training and supervision
  • Assists in developing section goals and implementing them
  • Actively participates on personnel security database upgrades, implementations and changes
  • Provides clearance metrics to management
  • Seeks opportunities to improve processes in Personnel Security, streamline processes, and work across the enterprise to implement change
  • Maintains communications with government customers, and industry partners
  • Assists in hiring, counseling staff and completing annual performance development plans of direct staff
  • Create and provide security briefings and debriefings

Minimum Requirements

What You Need to Be Successful

  • Six or more years of relevant experience with bachelor’s degree
  • Ability to maintain security as well as confidentiality when dealing with sensitive information
  • Must communicate clearly and in a professional manner (verbal, written, presentations, etc.)
  • Current TS/SCI with ability to maintain clearances/accesses
  • Full understanding of the DOD and SCI clearance and visitor control process
  • Must have complete knowledge of SWFT, DISS, NBIS, Talon, scattered castles, and other databases
  • Knowledge of 32 CFR Part 117, NISPOM and customer regulations
  • Experience processing SCI nominations

How You Can Stand Out

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

  • Four or more years of relevant experience with a master’s degree
  • Completion of the CDSE FSO certification
  • Current TS/SCI with adjudicated polygraph
  • Previous management or quasi management experience.
  • Experience in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Demonstrated customer service skills.

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)

$87,257 - $102,629 - $118,000

Pay Basis: Annual

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.