Contractor Special Security Officer

Job Locations US-MD-Silver Spring
Requisition ID
Position Category
Top Secret/SCI


Peraton Labs is seeking a candidate to fill a position in Silver Spring, MD as a Contractor Special Security Officer/Contractor Program Security Officer. The candidate will be responsible for security management of multiple classified programs and a secure facility.  Job tasks include the following:

  • Perform as the CPSO/CSSO responsible for the management and oversight of multiple SAP programs and future SCI programs.
  • Direct interface with the Government, including the Program Management Office, Program Security Officer, and Special Security Officer in support of on-going security tasks and requirements, investigations, and security audits.
  • Oversee the day-to-day management and physical accreditation of SCIF and a SAPF environments; enforce compliance with ICD and DOD Manual policy for SCI and SAP management.
  • Prepare for and participate in Government inspections/audits of classified programs and secure areas.
  • Represent Security during program staff meetings and provide consultation and advice based on Government and company security policies and procedures to Program Managers, Functional staff and team members.
  • Investigate security violations and prepare reports specifying preventive action to be taken.
  • Conduct security briefings including SCI and SAP indoctrination and debriefings, annual refresher training, SCIF orientation, foreign travel briefings, and others as required.
  • Consult on the handling of sensitive and classified data in accordance with customer directives as specified in the program’s Security Classification Guide.
  • Oversee the physical security integrity of the Silver Spring facility, to include oversight of guard support, operation of access control, CCTV, and emergency response and contingency planning.


  • Must have relevant experience in industrial security programs.
  • Strong working knowledge of Intelligence Community Directives (ICD), DODM 5105.21 and DODM 5205.07.  
  • The candidate must have strong interpersonal skills to be able to communicate effectively and able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, make decisions in the midst of ambiguity and meet deadlines.
  • The successful candidate must be a self-starter that needs minimal supervision. Some travel may be required.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • 8 years experience with a Bachelors degree or 6 years experience with a Masters degree. Years of experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
  • Must be SCI eligible with the DOD and able to attain SAP access


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience as a CSSO and/or CPSO
  • Knowledge of Intelligence Community Directives
  • Knowledge of DODM 5105.21 and DODM 5205.07
  • Knowledge of DISS, NISS, JADE and SIMS databases
  • SAP Level 1 Certification 

Peraton Overview

Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our employees do the can’t be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.

Target Salary Range

$112,000 - $179,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.

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An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.


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