Iridium Satellite

  • Assistant Facility Security Officer (FSO) - Security Analyst

    Job Locations US-VA-Leesburg
    Job ID 2019-1565
    Worker Category
    Regular Full-Time[F]
  • Company Overview

    Iridium is the only truly global voice and data satellite communications network that connects people, organizations, assets, government and relief agencies with “on-the-move” availability.  Together with its ecosystem of partners, Iridium delivers essential, reliable communications with an easy-to-integrate platform and service for improved efficiency.  With more than 20 years of experience, Iridium delivers the next-generation of connectivity, Iridium CertusSM - the most versatile global broadband service that satisifies the critical need to send and receive communications when traveling by land, sea or air.  For more information about Iridium products, services and partner solutions, visit

    Position Summary, Job Requirements & Responsibilities

    The Security Analyst supports the Director of Compliance & Security to ensure all aspects of security are considered in the safety and well-being on Iridium’s employees, contractors and vendors. The Security Analyst will also manage the day-to-day physical and personnel security of assigned facilities.


    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Oversee the construction of a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) and maintain the SCIF in accordance with sponsor requirements
    • Coordinate personnel security clearance requirements with the Department of Defense (DoD), Intelligence Community (IC), and various government entities
    • Coordinate required security awareness education for uncleared employees
    • Coordinate required security awareness education for cleared employees to include initial security briefings and annual refresher training
    • Participate in various government security reviews/assessment/audits, conduct and document government required self-inspections/assessments, and assist with any corrective actions required
    • Assist in conducting security in-briefings for all new employees and contractors
    • Assist with the operations and maintenance of the Access Control and Video Management Systems
    • Utilize the Access Control System to generate badges for employees, contractors and visitors
    • Conduct briefings and debriefings for all staff engaging in foreign travel
    • Administer and process incoming/outgoing visit requests
    • Maintain all security documentation and files accurately and in accordance with requirements
    • Maintain interactions with the Defense Security Service (DSS) Industrial Security and Counterintelligence representatives
    • Assist with conducting and documenting investigations into compliance, security violations and compromises of classified information
    • Assist with security needs across the corporation
    • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by management

    Experience & Education Requirements / EEO

    • Bachelor’s degree with minimum 5 years of experience as an FSO, Assistant FSO, Contract Special Security Officer (CSSO) and/or Special Security Officer (SSO) or equivalent related work experience.
    • U.S. citizen with current Top Secret/SCI Personnel Security Clearance
    • Must have completed the Facility Security Officer (FSO) courses and certification through Center for Development of Security Excellence (CDSE)
    • Knowledge of the National Industrial Security Program Operating manual (NISPOM), Personnel Security and Adjudicative Guidelines, Director, Central Intelligence Directives (DCID) and Intelligence Community Directives (ICD)
    • Experience with Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS), e-QIP (electronic SF86), Secure Web Fingerprint Transmission (SWFT), National Industrial Security System (NISS) and other security forms and security management databases
    • Experience in managing DoD closed areas, IC SCIFs, etc.; experience with classified Automated Information Systems (AIS) is desirable
    • Knowledge of COMSEC is a plus

    Iridium is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or status as a protected veteran. EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability and other protected categories.


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