Facility Security Officer

Req ID:  31801
Travel:  Less than 10%

McLean, VA, US, 22102

Education:  Four-year college degree
Experience:  At least 7 years of experience required
Equivalency:  Combination of education/experience not considered



Your role in helping us shape the future:

The Facility Security Officer (FSO) manages all aspects of the security and facilities programs for Intelsat General Communications LLC (IGC). The FSO steers the company’s personnel, facilities, operations, information, and communications security activities especially with regard to classified projects for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), Intelligence Community, special access programs, or other special customer programs. This role is responsible for implementing and administering all company security policies, procedures, and functions to assure compliance with applicable laws, government regulations, customer requirements and company policies. The FSO also supports internal customers as needed in developing innovative solutions to address the company’s business needs. In addition, the FSO oversees the maintenance, repair, support, upgrade, configuration, and security of the company’s offices and facilities.


Are you up to the challenge?

  • Manages the company’s SCI security program and SCIF functions, as the Contractor Special Security Officer (CSSO).
  • Serves as the primary liaison with the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) and customer program security offices regarding all security matters.
  • Executes the company’s Proxy Agreement implementing procedures, and reports to IGC’s Board of Managers and Government Security Committee (GSC) on compliance with these procedures.
  • Performs security tasks as indicated by the National Industrial Security Operating Manual (NISPOM), by various Director of Central Intelligence Directives (DCIDs) and by guidelines issued by other government agencies.
  • Oversees the administration and safeguarding of classified information for Intelsat General, ensuring compliance with all appropriate protocols, investigating security incidents, and resolving any security issues.
  • Provides guidance and support to IGC’s security team, to include FSO personnel at remote company facilities.
  • Administers security programs related to company personnel, including programs (e.g. e-QIP) to obtain new security clearances and renew existing ones.
  • Provides interpretation and advice to IGC’s management and other internal customers regarding security requirements and procedures.
  • Serves as the company’s Deputy Communications Security (COMSEC) custodian, managing two COMSEC accounts, conducting regular audits and semi-annual inventories, and maintaining the Distributed Information Security (INFOSEC) Accounting Systems (DIAS) database.
  • Oversees the maintenance and security of the company’s offices and facilities in McLean, VA, Hagerstown, MD, Ellenwood, GA, Haleiwa, HI, Fayetteville, NC, Colorado Springs, CO, and other locations, as needed.
  • Experience and certifications to be the company’s Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) a significant plus.


Can you drive these processes?

  • Manages the company’s Joint Personnel Access System (JPAS) database and related files.
  • Prepares and maintains various security forms (FFCL, SPP, access rosters, etc.).
  • Trains company personnel on security awareness and security compliance, including specific training on the Proxy implementing procedures, Operations Security (OPSEC), and security threats.
  • Performs alarm response and compliance inspections, reporting any adverse information as necessary.
  • Reviews emails between IGC and Intelsat Corporation (the "Affiliate") on a monthly basis, to ensure that there is no undue foreign control or influence from the Affiliate.
  • Obtains security, Proxy board, and DCSA approvals, as appropriate, for meetings and other visits between IGC and Affiliate employees.
  • Prepares company personnel for visits requiring access to DoD classified and/or Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) facilities or data.
  • Acts as the Technology Control Officer for IGC.
  • Initiates required activities to repair, upgrade, and/or change the configuration of IGC offices or facilities and coordinates these activities with local facility managers and Intelsat Corporate Services as appropriate.
  • Maintains up-to-date contract and security personnel files for all IGC programs.
  • Develops and implements program security plans for classified proposals and contracts as the Program Security Officer, when required.
  • Prepares DoD Contract Security Classification Specifications for ICG subcontractors, as appropriate.
  • Maintains and updates the company’s System Security Plans, as necessary.
  • Performs administrative tasks in support of regular GSC meeting, such as providing quarterly reports of Proxy agreement and Affiliated Operations Plan compliance.
  • Act as a liaison between government customers and the company, when necessary.


You should definitely have:

  • Must have a Bachelors’ Degree, with at least seven (7) years of applicable experience in security clearances, government security protocols and related subjects.
  • Must have a well-developed knowledge and understanding of United States government rules and regulations related to security and classified information, especially the directives and guidelines of the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community.
  • Must have a strong understanding of the requirements necessary to safeguard classified information.
  • Must have a good knowledge of how to operate secure telephone equipment and secure fax machines and classified computer systems.
  • Must be decisive and able to make important decisions promptly, even when under pressure.
  • Must have strong interpersonal, oral presentation and writing skills.
  • Strong leadership principles preferred.
  • Must hold a current Top Secret/SCI security clearance with current CI polygraph.


What it’s like to work with us:

Intelsat is connecting the world and transforming the satellite landscape by reaching beyond the traditional satellite industry. We are defining new products that will open new, profitable markets. To help us reach this goal, you should be a bold thinker who will perform a key role in shaping Intelsat innovation for years to come.

  • We emphasize personal and professional growth
  • Awesome benefits including PTO, medical, tuition reimbursement, and training
  • Fun, diverse, and inclusive culture


Other Job Info:

  • These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job.  This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job.
  • Job requires ability to lift up to 50 lbs


  • This role is subject to ITAR;
  • Candidates must be a US Citizen
  • Please review the job bidding by current employees section in the employee handbook prior to applying for this position, thank you.
  • These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job.  This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job.