Assistant Facility Security Officer (AFSO)

Title: AFSO
Location: Tampa, FL. 

Job Description

The AFSO reports directly to the FSO and assists in the development, implementation, and maintenance of security procedures as required by the Cleared Facility, the Department of Defense (DOD), the Department of Defense Central Adjudication Facility (DODCAF), and the National Industrial Security Manual (NISPOM).

Duties Include:

  • Assists the FSO with the overall security program
  • Processes new employee security clearances
  • Tracks security clearance investigations and performs administrative support functions, including Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) and Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing (e-QIP) administration
  • Provides security briefings, debriefings, and awareness training for site personnel
  • Processes outgoing visit requests and certifications
  • Review required forms, processes, and screens security forms (SF86, Horizontal Forms)
  • Ensures document control security by safeguarding classified documents in accordance with the NISPOM and through coordination with government agencies, CWU management, and the FSO
  • Assists in preparation for facility reviews and inspections
  • Assist w/Development, implementation and oversight of federal security clearance program
  • Provide training for AFSO’s and classified/secure project personnel
  • Oversee company’s completion and retention of personnel security clearance records
  • Oversee and assist FSOs with self-inspection and review of security processes to ensure compliance with relevant laws
  • Oversee and assist FSOs with coordination of closeout for all classified projects
  • Assist with administration of company CUI processes and compliance
  • Support other company security disciplines as needed in connection with classified/secure projects: Legal, Information Technology and Corporate Communications Skills and Qualifications


  • Defense Security Service (DSS)-qualified FSO and 2 years’ experience in security programs as AFSO or in a related field
  • Secret Clearance Required but TS level clearance preferred
  • US Citizen
  • Strong knowledge of JPAS and e-QIP government programs, SF86, DD 254, DD 441, and SF 328
  • In-depth knowledge of NISPOM requirements, have strong computer skills
  • Must complete, or have completed required training, including the FSO Program Management for Possessing Facilities Curriculum
  • Previous experience managing security on Army contracts and/or with linguists is a plus
  • Must be able to interpret and implement security policy, provide guidance, oversight and assistance to company personnel
  • Must be able to demonstrate by knowledge and experience the ability to manage and oversee comprehensive Security Compliance Program
  • Must have excellent written and oral communications skills and superior attention to detail
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills, work independently and in team
  • Prefer experience with Army Centralized Contract and Security Portal (ACCS)
  • Prefer Experience with Army Center of Excellence Personnel Security Investigation Portal (PSIP)

The AFSO may perform other duties within the assigned department, provided he or she is able to perform the duties and responsibilities of the AFSO.

The AFSO may supervise department activities in the absence of FSO to achieve maximum security requirements and continuity of team productivity 

Education and Certifications

  • Preferred Bachelor’s Degree
  • Should have completed applicable DSSA courses
  • Preferred Certifications include any of the following: CPSO, CSSO, ISP, SFPC, SAPPC, SPIPC 

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