CenturyLink Senior Security Professional - Federal Program in Herndon, Virginia

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Job Summary

Senior Security Representative = Facility Security Officer (FSO) / Contractor Special Security Officer (CSSO) / Program Security Officer (PSO) types should apply who are use to multi-faceted program security work in both DOD and SCI arenas.

Job Description


  • Support and provide oversight to complex government programs with responsibility for collateral to SCI

  • Provide oversight in areas of Personnel, Physical, Facility and OPSEC for both DoD and SCI programs to protect classified and sensitive information

  • Oversee investigations of incidents of security infractions or violations

  • Ensure interpretation of government program classification guides and provide education as needed

  • Administer, direct, and review security operation programs to ensure safe and secure environment

  • Advise management in improving and carrying out policies in accordance with security and institutional, state and federal regulations

  • Develop methods to improve security policies, processes, and practices, and recommend changes to management

  • Fulfill reporting requirements of all-relevant government rules and regulations

  • Manage development of specialized training to guide personnel

  • Represent organization in formal meetings

  • Motivate, develop and direct people

  • Communicate effectively in writing

  • Effective problem solving KNOWLEDGE OF:

  1. Insider Threat Program requirements: Human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders

  2. Relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions

  3. Laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process

  4. Principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction

  5. Investigative and analytical techniques, procedures and requirements


  1. Read and understand information and ideas presented in writing

  2. Listen to and understand information with the ability to present or brief as needed

  3. Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand

  4. Communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand

  5. Apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense

  6. Tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem


  • This is a security administration / officer position: FSOs, CSOs, CSSOs and PSOs all welcome to apply!

  • Working knowledge of resource material that describes the policies and procedures for the protection of classified information and the ability to overlay those policies to develop a strong security program

  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications, Skills and Education:

  • Bachelors degree or applicable years of experience preferred

  • Current TS/SCI with Poly


Bachelors or Equivalent in Other

Alternate Location: US-Virginia-Herndon

Requisition # : 195145

This job may require successful completion of an online assessment. A brief description of the assessments can be viewed on our website at http://find.centurylink.jobs/testguides/

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