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Assistant Facility Security Officer
Title:Assistant Facility Security Officer
Location:San Diego, CA

Would you love to work for a fast-growing company with amazing perks and benefits including educational and professional development and a great Work-Life balance? Then Forward Slope wants you to join our team! We are a fast-paced global engineering company with a great reputation in the Department of Defense industry (DoD) for over 20 years.


Forward Slope, Inc. has an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Facility Security Officer (FSO) to manage security measures necessary for implementing applicable requirements of the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM). The AFSO will serve as an alternate point of contact for all industrial security concerns, and provide security expertise, guidance and advice to management and staff. Ideal candidate for this position will be required to be onsite in San Diego, as needed.



  • Collaborate with the FSO to support company-wide classified security programs
  • Collaborate on all aspects of the National Industrial Security Program (NISP) and other security activities within the company’s facilities, including document control, visitor control, personnel security, and interpretation/preparation/maintenance of prime and subcontract DD Form 254 for classified contracting
  • Work all facets of the personnel security clearance process to include, initial request, fingerprints, indoctrination, reinvestigation, etc.
  • Provide initial security briefing to new employees, and debriefings to departing employees
  • Develop and administer a security education, training, and awareness program for both cleared and non-cleared personnel
  • Write and administer necessary standard operating procedures in accordance with the NISPOM
  • Collect incident/adverse reports and compose the Incident Reports for DISS and DCSA transmission.
  • Perform incident/adverse information reporting
  • Conduct periodic self-inspections as directed by the NISPOM
  • Prepare for and participate in the DCSA facility security assessment
  • Facilitate and participate in Insider Threat Management Team activities
  • Run and maintain local Access Control Systems Intrusion Detection Systems, and Closed-Circuit TV
  • Collaborate closely with the FSO and other physical and cyber security staff on raising security awareness and maintaining a security-focused corporate culture

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Currently hold an active U.S. security clearance or be able to obtain one
  • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant security experience, including experience working with the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA)
  • In-depth knowledge of NISPOM
  • In-depth knowledge of security related programs, i.e., DISS/NBIS, NISS, eQip, etc.
  • Strong working knowledge of COMSEC program management
  • Strong working knowledge of the management of classified Information systems and DoD Open Storage Secure areas.
  • Experience with the use and analysis of security related government systems, i.e., DISS/NBIS, NISS, eQIP/eAPP, NCCS/Service Now, etc.
  • Proven ability to exercise tact and discretion in handling sensitive information
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Experience with facilitating an Insider Threat Team in accordance with NISPOM guidance.
  • Experience managing Intrusion Detection and Access Control Systems in accordance with DoD, NISPOM and UL standards.
  • Strong understanding of identifying, delivering, and managing Security Education and Training in accordance with DoD, Specific Customer and NISPOM guidance and requirements.
  • Working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of products including SharePoint

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or an Associate’s Degree with at least eight (8) years of experience in a relevant security role.
  • Certification as an Industrial Security Professional (ISP®)

*Salary Range: $36.06 - $40.86 per hour

Job Type: Full-Time Hourly

Why Join Forward Slope?

  • Telework option available (work from home, yay!)
  • Flexible working hours based on job needs
  • Great and fun work culture
  • Amazing benefits package for full time employees (including 90% employer contribution for employee medical benefits)
  • 3 weeks of PTO a year
  • 11 paid company holidays a year
  • Team Building - Continuous appreciation events for our employees
  • Education and Professional Development – programs to help you with your educational and professional growth!
  • Free coffee/snacks and occasional free food and so much more!


*The listed pay scale reflects the broad, minimum to maximum, pay scale for this position for the location for which it has been posted and is not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Other compensation considerations may include, but are not limited to, job responsibilities, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, or other applicable factors. Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. 

PAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION - PROVISION The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).

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