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MIT Lincoln Laboratory Special Security Representative I - SSMO in Lexington, Massachusetts

The Security Services Department’s overall mission is to ensure a safe and secure environment and protect MIT Lincoln Laboratory at all facilities in which staff members perform their mission of research and development. To accomplish this mission, this department formulates and implements policies, plans, and actions designed to protect facilities against threats of vandalism, accidental destruction, and sabotage; and safeguards personnel, classified and unclassified information systems, personal identifiable information, property, and other assets from exploitation and recruitment by foreign intelligence agencies.

Job Description

The Special Security Representative I – Special Security Management Office is a critical contributor and assists with the daily oversight of all administrative and security requirements related to operation of the Laboratory Special Security Management Office (SSMO). Specific duties include management of Laboratory personnel accesses to sensitive compartmented information (SCI), management of compartmented programs reporting workflow and associated software application, tracking of compartmented programs and program onboarding, and providing centralized services for the compartmented community and providing streamlined business processes for the central administration of compartmented program security requirements.

  • Coordinates with Laboratory leadership, SSD management and external customers on compartmented program accesses.

  • Provides advice and assistance to Laboratory employees and leadership on obtaining and maintaining compartmented program access.

  • Coordinates with personnel security management on the tracking and reporting of adverse personnel cases for SAP or SCI briefed personnel and provides guidance relating to compartmented programs.

  • Responsible for administering the Laboratory-wide foreign business travel and foreign contact reporting programs.

  • Will provide executive level support for all reporting requirements.

  • Oversees the day-to-day responsibilities of the Special Programs Reporting application.

Job Description (cont.)

  • Coordinates SCI indoctrinations and debriefings, and coordinates with sponsoring agencies.

  • Candidate will facilitate the polygraph assistance program; schedule polygraph appointments providing pre-examination awareness, collecting and analyzing polygraph metrics and trends, and tracking polygraph status.

  • Selected candidate will assist with the onboarding process for newly assigned Special Security Representatives and train / mentor new SSMO personnel.

  • Candidate will lead tracking of all SSMO metrics and will produce trends and velocity metrics as required.

  • Must be capable of developing, implementing and assessing program support/program protection plans for the allocation of security resources and development of schedules, milestones and deliverables.

  • Manage the collection of data and apply analytics to describe, predict and improve business performance related to compartmented program security to include producing velocity metrics on relevant data sets.

Job Description (cont.)

  • Triage day-to-day customer service requests received by special programs security team and consult with stakeholders to implement solutions that enable the research while managing risk to special programs information, facilities and personnel.

  • Assist special programs management in developing, implementing, and assessing business processes and workflow that enable research while managing risk.

  • Ensures a high level of customer service is provided to the Laboratory community.

  • Communicates pertinent data, information, and insight to SSD management and ensures management is aware of critical events.

  • Assists with development, tracking and monitoring security initiatives and process improvements across special programs team.

  • Will develop and maintain relationships with government sponsors to promote best practices and efficiencies.

  • Develops, tracks and monitors security initiatives and process improvements.

  • Develops plans and strategies as well as performance measures to meet Security Services Department and Laboratory goals.

  • Responsible for maintaining a high level of operational security and a continuous inspection readiness posture for all programs under his/her cognizance.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Security Management (or related field), Business, Project Management or Business Analytics, or related field and/or 1-3 years of demonstrated proficiency in administrative security disciplines.

  • Understanding of the DoD SAP/SCI Community and Intelligence Community requirements and directives, as well as an understanding of industrial security.

  • Knowledge and experience with all security disciplines as they apply to the National Industrial Security Program with a detailed understanding of the technical aspects of applicable ICD’s, DoD SAP/SCI manuals and related government regulations preferred.

  • Experience in business process management and improvement is preferred.

  • Candidate must be able to work independently and be proficient at influencing and negotiating change.

  • Ability to successfully identify and resolve problems and issues.

  • Advanced knowledge of business software: MS Teams, SharePoint, Excel, MS Word, PowerPoint, and Project required.

  • Possess strong organizational skills and the ability to work and establish priorities under pressure in a self-directed, multi-tasking, face-paced work environment.

Requirements (cont.)

  • Familiarity with DISS, and SIMS (or similar security database) preferred.

  • Must be a reliable self-starter who makes sound, well-informed and objective decisions.

  • Candidate must be able to operate independently with little supervision in a dynamic and rapidly changing environment.

  • Able to digest large volumes of information and apply a variety of concepts to form cohesive policies and procedures in a growing and changing environment using sound risk management principles.

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, written and verbal communication skills in a customer service environment are required.

  • Local as well as some occasional overnight travel is required.

  • Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must possess or be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret level DoD security clearance with required compartmented program eligibility and/or access within 9 months.

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Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.

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