SOS International LLC Senior Manager of Industrial Security/FSO in Reston, Virginia

Company Overview

For 29 years, clients in the private and public sectors have relied upon SOS International LLC (SOSi) for critical operations in the world’s most challenging environments. SOSi is privately held, was founded by its current ownership in 1989, maintains corporate headquarters in New York City, and specializes in providing logistics, construction, training, intelligence, and information technology solutions to the defense, diplomatic, intelligence and law enforcement communities.

All interested individuals will receive consideration and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or protected veteran status. SOSi takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance diversity and inclusion of individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

CORPORATE-180713-7267: Senior Manager of Industrial Security/FSO

Location U.S. - Virginia - Reston

Open Date 7/13/2018


SOS International LLC (SOSi) is seeking a Senior Manager of Industrial Security/FSO to work in its operational headquarters in Reston, Virginia. The FSO shall report to the Vice President of Corporate Security and manage a staff of four (4) full-time security specialists, including an Alternate Facility Security Officer.

Essential Job Duties

  • Administer, oversee and support all aspects of DoD and Intelligence Community (IC) security programs in compliance with the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM), Director of Central Intelligence Directives (DCIDs), Intelligence Community Directives (ICDs) and other DoD, DoS, DoJ, and DHS federal security directives
  • Develop, manage and maintain external relationships with the DSS, cognizant security departments of U.S. Government client agencies, corporate partners and subcontractors; foster internal relationships with other departments within SOSi
  • Work closely with DSS and U.S. Government agencies to obtain rulings, interpretations, and acceptable deviations with respect to compliance with security regulations
  • Attend industry meetings, seminars and conferences to keep abreast of legislative and other developments affecting security operations
  • Write, update and enforce security policies and standard operating procedures
  • Review and analyze security requirements in contract solicitations, draft proposal sections pertaining to security, and participate in other proposal planning and development activities, as required
  • Develop and implement an Insider Threat Program in accordance with NISPOM requirements
  • Maintain compliance with Foreign Ownership, Control and Influence (FOCI) requirements
  • Develop and deliver security awareness training and education to company staff; provide security advice
  • Provide initial security indoctrinations, debriefings, foreign travel briefings and annual refresher briefings
  • Conduct routine audits and inspections of cleared facilities, and prepare for audits and inspections conducted by DSS and other client security offices
  • Review, investigate and report security violations
  • Oversee marking, storage and transmittal of classified documents as well as accreditation and maintenance of classified information systems in support of DoD and IC programs
  • Collaborate with IT Department to safeguard sensitive and proprietary corporate data and ensure security of company information systems
  • Oversee clearance nominations and personnel security investigations
  • Manage multiple security databases and maintain statistics and metrics related to cleared facilities and personnel
  • Ensure physical security of multiple worksites; manage staff and visitor access control
  • Manage department budget and spending; oversee relationships with vendors
  • Hire, manage and mentor direct staff, as required
  • Oversee the construction and management of multiple classified spaces, to include closed or restricted areas, Special Access Program facilities, and Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities


  • Bachelor’s degree with minimum of 10 years of related experience
  • Current Top Secret clearance with SCI eligibility and polygraph
  • FSO and CSSO certifications
  • Strong demonstrated knowledge of, and experience with DSS policies, the NISPOM, DCIDs, DoDM 5205.07 (previously JAFAN) and ICDs
  • Demonstrated knowledge of IC and federal law enforcement security requirements
  • Minimum 5 years of experience managing Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) and Special Access Programs (SAPs)
  • Industry-recognized certification(s) such as Certified Protection Professional (CPP) or Industrial Security Professional (ISP) certification strongly preferred
  • Strong demonstrated working relationships with U.S. Government and industry security community
  • Knowledge of, and experience with the Joint Personnel Access System (JPAS), Electronic Questionnaire for Investigative Processing (eQIP), Industrial Facility Security Database (ISFD), Secure Web Fingerprint Transmission (SWFT) and Access Commander
  • Excellent, interpersonal, organizational and oral/written communication skills
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities
  • Ability to work well independently as well as part of a team
  • Ability to supervise, mentor, coach, guide and train subordinate security staff
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite


  • Work environment is normal for office setting.