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Leidos Facility Security Officer in Tewksbury, Massachusetts


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At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customer’s success. We empower our teams, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainably. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business.

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Leidos currently has an opening for a Facility Security Officer to work in our Tewksbury, MA facility. As a member of the Leidos Security Enterprise Solutions (SES) team, you will be joining a diverse and dedicated group who are excited about producing industry leading screening technology. Our team produces a comprehensive suite of fully automated and integrated products for aviation, shipping ports, border crossings, and critical infrastructure customers. These systems provide threat detection by screening baggage, cargo, and people at checkpoints around the world.

The FSO will coordinate and monitor highly sensitive aspects of industrial security programs and other security activities while ensuring compliance with government and company security policies and procedures. Manage oversight of classified document handling and transmissions, facility access controls, visitor controls, and security education and awareness. The selected candidate will also be responsible for the management of the Public Trust Suitability requirements across the SES Operation. The FSO is responsible for implementing and providing guidance to customers and management on security issues such as security education, classified document control, security investigations, classification control and personnel security clearances. Perform oversight and management functions for various multiple security programs. The FSO position requires the knowledge and understanding to apply Physical Security requirements, along with working knowledge of SF-86, SF-312, DD-254, SF700, SF701, and SF702 forms. Familiarity with Technology Control Plan (TCP) and Operations Security (OPSEC).

Primary Responsibilities:

  • The FSO is responsible for implementing the industrial security program and ensuring company and customer security requirements are met.

  • The successful candidate will interface with all levels of Leidos personnel, contractor and government management personnel to ensure contract security compliance with 32 CFR 117 Contract Security Classification Specification (DD254) and Program Classification Guides.

  • Work as a team player with various organizations, exhibit flexibility, and excellent organizational skills in a fast-paced environment.

  • Analyze moderate problems and provide focused solutions with the ability to effectively communicate information to various audiences. Bring security risks to the attention of the senior management and program managers as identified.

  • The candidate will be required to conduct security self-inspections, apply risk mitigation methodologies, support customer assessments, and implement security measures to meet requirements.

  • The FSO must possess the confidence to make critical security decisions concerning high value contracts and to implement security procedures that will prevent unauthorized access to company and government facilities or information.

  • Provide clear guidance to company employees and recommend modifications to operations policies or procedures as appropriate.

  • Administer day-to-day security for both DOD and Public Trust programs, personnel processing, program reviews, document control system, audits & self-inspections, security violation investigations & reports, receipt/dispatch/destruction/mail logs, visit certs, etc.

  • Lead role for Security in all SES Business Development Efforts.

  • Lead role for Security in all SES Contract Closeout Efforts.

  • Will be the Security POC for SES Leadership and will collaborate on any identified Security concerns.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a BA degree and 8+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6+ years of prior relevant experience. May consider additional years of experience in lieu of a degree.

  • Candidate must possess an active Department of Defense Secret clearance.

  • Candidate must possess CDSE FSO Program Management for Possessing Facilities Curriculum Certificate or the ability to obtain within 6 months of hire date.

  • Thorough working knowledge of 32 CFR 117, other relevant DoD or TSA security guidance.

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully handle multiple tasks and conflicting customer requirements.

  • Self-starter with ability to work independently, customer service orientated.

  • Commitment to security - creating and delivering the highest value to customers.

  • Ability to interpret company and government security policies and apply them to program operations.

  • Strong understanding of Physical Security requirements to include collateral Closed Areas. Along with working knowledge of SF-86, SF-312, DD-254’s and other required forms.

  • Thorough understanding of security databases such as DISS, eQIP, NISS.

  • Experience creating and conducting initial security briefings, debriefings, indoctrinations, pre/post.

  • Foreign travel briefings and refresher briefings, as appropriate.

  • Ability to develop and establish an effective security awareness, training, and education program. Assist in executing the requirements set forth in the Technology Control Plan (TCP) for foreign visitors.

  • Communicates with parties within and outside of own area, which may include external constituents depending upon the area. Requires ability to provide guidance to other organizations on policies, practices, and procedures.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with TSA Public Trust Suitability Processing & SSI.

  • Industrial Security Professional (ISP) Certification or Certified Protection Professional (CPP).

  • Courier preparation procedures.

  • Experience developing and implementing OPSEC plans.

  • Knowledge of Access Control and Intrusion Detection Systems.

  • Experience conducting Security incident inquiries.

About Us:

Our Tewksbury office is a fast-paced, diverse and collaborative environment, only a short commute from downtown Boston and Nashua. We offer flexible work arrangements and support the well-being and mobility of our employees with competitive benefit packages, complementary e-learning training, work-life flexibility, exciting referral programs, and an inclusive and ethical work place.

The Leidos Security Enterprise Solutions (SES) team has developed a suite of integrated solutions for aviation, ports, borders, and critical infrastructure customers around the world. We provide automated threat detection for weapons, narcotics, explosives, contraband, and undeclared goods, as well as nuclear and radioactive materials, by leveraging industry leading screening technologies, AI/ML capabilities and advanced biometric tools. We have more than 24,000 products deployed across 120 countries, including best-in-class security checkpoint and inspection systems for people, checked baggage and more.

Check out the links below to learn more about Security Enterprise Solutions (SES)

Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $78,000.00 - $141,000.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline onlyand not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

REQNUMBER: R-00133864

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an equal opportunity employer/disability/vet.