Facilities Security Officer (Senior Administrative Program Support)

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Facilities Security Officer (Senior Administrative Program Support)

Search #: 494803
Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Administrative Services


Under the direction of the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR), with an indirect report to the Executive Director of the National Institute for Underwater Vehicle Technology (NIUVT), this individual will manage and conduct National Industrial Security Program (NISP) operations. They will plan, direct, and coordinate activities of designated classified projects to ensure individuals are properly cleared with the United States (US) government. They will ensure classified information is handled in accordance with the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) and with all Department of Defense (DoD), Federal and Intelligence Community regulations that govern the critical security disciplines of both NISP/NISPOM and SCI classified contract-related security support.


  • Ensure all individuals are properly cleared with the US Government.
  • Ensure all authorized individuals properly handle classified information, including proper markings and security.
  • Evaluate, determine, and maintain accountability on destruction of DoD and internally generated classified documents.
  • Oversee all aspects of Cleared Facilities activity.
  • Establish and maintain policies and procedures.
  • Educate and train all relevant stakeholders.
  • Create and update security plans, procedures, and instructions.
  • Maintain working relationships with government agencies.
  • Supervise daily security activities.
  • Advises and assists with issues, processes, and requirements related to the conduct of secure research.
  • Assists with export control and international trade issues as required.
  • Assures University compliance with requirements to conduct secure research.
  • Perform access control responsibilities including managing badges, access cards and visit requests.
  • Conducts other activities related to secure research as assigned.


  1. Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate academic discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Active Security US Government Security Clearance.
  3. Ability to multi-task, using strong analytical ability with attention to detail.
  4. Proven ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
  5. Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills.
  6. U.S. citizenship.


  1. Considerable knowledge of DoD security policies and procedures.
  2. Experience in the U.S. Military.
  3. Experience as an FSO or responsibility for FSO function for a Cleared Facility.


This is a full-time, annually renewable position. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment. Salary will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s background and experience. For additional information regarding benefits visit: https://hr.uconn.edu/benefits-beyond-pay/. For additional information about the University visit: https://uconn.edu/ and for detailed position information and the job description visit: https://ovpr.uconn.edu/about/careers/.


Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #494803 to upload a resume, cover letter which demonstrates how you meet the minimum qualifications and any preferred qualifications you may have for this position, and contact information, including phone number, for three (3) professional references. Screening will begin immediately.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on October 28, 2020.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

Advertised: Oct 14 2020 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Oct 28 2020 Eastern Daylight Time




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Posted: 10/16/2020
Application Due: 10/28/2020
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