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FSO/Security Manager

Company: Draper Labs
Location: Saint Petersburg
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Job Description:

FSO/Security Manager

Job Location

US-FL-St. Petersburg

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Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,800 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit Our work is very important to us, but so is our life outside of work. Draper supports many programs to improve work-life balance including workplace flexibility, employee clubs ranging from photography to yoga, health and finance workshops, off site social events and discounts to local museums and cultural activities. If this specific job opportunity and the chance to work at a nationally renowned R&D innovation company appeals to you, apply now Equal Employment OpportunityDraper is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. We understand the value of diversity and its impact on a high-performance culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Draper is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please contact


Draper has an opening to join our team as the Facility Security Officer (FSO) working out of our St. Petersburg location. The ideal candidate will be a direct report to the Associate Director of Security, based out of our corporate headquarters in Cambridge, MA. The individual will manage all aspects of the National Industrial Security Program (NISP) and other security activities ensuring compliance with government and company security policies and procedures. Liaison with security oversight agencies of other Government customers, as well as sub/prime contractors. Experience implementing policies and procedures in accordance with security directives and requirements. As FSO the candidate must function as part of the Draper corporate security team, but operate independently. Responsibilities

  • Duties involve ensuring compliance in the areas of personnel security/visitor control, information system security, physical security, document control, and security education as outlined in government security manuals (CMR, NISPOM, etc.).
  • Proficiency with maintaining and administration of security databases, to include Defense Information Security (DISS) and Security Information Management System (SIMS) database desired.
  • Requires rapid responses on multiple tasks to identify solutions for emerging requirements, frequently with short turnaround times.
  • Must use sound judgment and good business practices, while maintaining good working relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Provides briefings on the overall security programs and related responsibilities. Maintains document control accountability systems, receives, generates and accounts for classified materials. Provides security guidance regarding controlling, safeguarding, and marking classified materials.
  • Changes door and safe combinations, responds, determines reason for and takes corrective action on after hours facility alarms.
  • Provides security support on special programs to the Draper Program Manager, Technical Director and technical staff as necessary.
  • Conducts administrative inquiries of security program non-compliance.
  • Implements a method of inspections, audits and analysis of security functions to determine performance.


    • Bachelor's degree required.
    • 8+ years of DoD and security management work experience
    • Excellent written communications, aptitude for details, strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
    • Knowledgeable in MS Office Suite.
    • Self-starter, experience in remote site office environment or equivalent would be preferred.Security Requirements:
      • Active Current in scope Top Secret security clearance is required.

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