DESCRIPTION: AFPI is searching for an experienced, reliable, and task-oriented Facility Security Officer (FSO)/Project Director. This position requires the ability to apply independent judgment and discretion, as well as the identification, analysis and resolution of security-related matters. This individual will report to the President. They will maintain the security programs for approximately 30-50 Personnel Security Clearances (PCL) associated primarily with Secret programs. The successful candidate will achieve a balance between the overall objective and specific details, take pride in their work, and strive for excellence.

This position works closely with the AAAS/STPF team to facilitate the success of fellows placed at USAID and to continually strengthen operations and serving as a liaison to the host office supervisors, and partner agency liaisons. The position will provide project management support as a partner with their AAAS counterpart.



EDUCATION: Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree.


The successful candidate will support all security functions in accordance with the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) and Director of Central Intelligence Directives (DCID) regulations. Understand all U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) security requirements, process all personnel security clearance documentation via the Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing (e-QIP) system, maintain records, manage Client specific security training programs as well as prepare and administer required annual refresher training. Conduct all facility related change conditions, self-inspections, and preparing our Clients for all Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) security reviews. Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Conduct Employee briefings and debriefings
Submit visit requests as directed by the Government Customer using Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS)/ Joint Clearance and Access Verification System (JCAVS), Defense Information System for Security (DISS)/ Army Centralized Contracts and Security (ACCS) portal and other systems
Verify clearance information
Generate regular reports and attend meetings with Executive Management
Update and maintain all security related databases for our Clients including JPAS/JCAVS, DISS, National Industrial Security System (NISS) and ACCS
Update and maintain data and documents in JPAS/ DISS/ NISS
Investigate incidents and security violations, conduct administrative inquiries (AI), and submit reports as required
Manage Client’s safeguarding requirements to include providing document control numbers and maintaining access rosters to security containers
Execute the Personnel Security Clearance (PSC) process for approximately 30-60 employees annually
Assist employees with preparation of SF86
Act as liaison with DCSA, as required
Travel to Client sites for DCSA Assessments, potentially
Management of Key Management Personnel (KPMs) (this position should manage the KPM list for the entity)
DCSA assessment experience
Provide expert security advice and assistance to our Clients
Ensure our Clients are compliant with Facility Clearance (FCL) Government regulations
Understand our Clients’ corporate structure and bylaws as they pertain to the National Industrial Security Program (NISP).
Provide recurring and Annual Training, and Foreign Travel Briefings.
Project reporting according to the approved statement of work
Project management support
Other duties may be assigned


6+ years as an AFSO or FSO
Minimum of 5 years project management experience (PMP is a plus)
Extensive knowledge and experience utilizing JPAS/ DISS/ NISS
Knowledge and experience utilizing ACCS preferred
Must have completed FSO Program Management for Possessing Facilities curriculum, Establishing an Insider Threat Program training, Insider Threat Awareness training, Personally Identifiable Information (PII) training, Cyber Awareness training and JPAS/JCAVS training
Must be able to quickly grasp policies and procedures presented during on-the-job training
Must have strong organizational, project management and problem-solving skills
Must have exceptional interpersonal and customer service skills
Must maintain a friendly and professional demeanor
Needs to have effective time management
Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Products

AFPI is a subsidiary of AAAS and is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values the strength diversity brings to the workplace. Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

About AAAS Fellowship Programs, Inc.

AAAS Fellowship Programs, Inc. (AFPI) was established in 2015 to employ participants in AAAS fellowship programs like the Science & Technology Policy Fellowship Program (STPF).  AFPI is a subsidiary of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).