Facility Security Officer

The Aerospace Corporation
Vandenberg Village, CA
Added: April 16, 2024
The Aerospace Corporation is the trusted partner to the nation’s space programs, solving the hardest problems and providing unmatched technical expertise. As the operator of a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), we are broadly engaged across all aspects of space— delivering innovative solutions that span satellite, launch, ground, and cyber systems for defense, civil and commercial customers. When you join our team, you’ll be part of a special collection of problem solvers, thought leaders, and innovators. Join us and take your place in space.

At Aerospace, we are committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace for all employees to share in our common passion and aspiration – to carry out a mission much bigger than ourselves.

Job Summary

The Facility Security Officer (FSO) will be responsible for implementing and maintaining a security program that complies with the NISPOM (32 CFR Part 117) and other regulations, and partnering with cognizant security authorities, senior management, and personnel. The FSO provides on-site support for all security actions in accordance with corporate and governmental policies and directives.

Work Model

This position will be located 100% onsite - Vandenberg SFB.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Administers, executes, and ensures adherence to company and government regulations, policies, and procedures regarding the protection of company, customer and government information and assets. This includes proprietary, unclassified but sensitive, and up to and including classified information.
  • Supports personnel security clearance processes and ensures cleared personnel are provided clear, applicable, and effective training; initially and regularly thereafter.
  • Provides security orientation to new employees and transfers including badging, clearance requirements, fingerprinting, reporting requirements, terminations, and debriefings.
  • Provides support to all investigations, threats, insider threats, and workplace violence issues.
  • Works closely with VSFB security authorities to implement procedures to support the military installation’s requirements regarding visitors, emergency procedures, etc. per the applicable policies. Ensures Aerospace personnel (resident and visitors) comply with the installation’s security operating procedures.
  • Submits security and safety-related articles for newsletters and other forums. Provides training, briefings, and educational material as part of ongoing security education for VSFB staff.
  • Prepares for and supports government inspections, reviews, and audits of the security program and addresses any action items. Maintains good communication with on-site and organizational leadership.
  • Participates in and supports enterprise security programs, team meetings and projects as part of the FSOs ongoing training and education, and to implement corporate policy consistently.
  • Assists other Aerospace offices as needed and adjusts to and supports security requirements as the office environment and customer portfolio changes.

Minimum Requirements

What You Need to be Successful

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to pass the CDSE FSO for Possessing Facilities Certification within 6 months of hire
  • Experience with government security systems (DISS, NBIS, etc.)
  • Experience in Microsoft Office applications including Word and Excel
  • Have effective interpersonal skills to coordinate efforts and work with other internal and external organizations
  • Demonstrate flexibility and ability to adapt to changing organizational needs
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Active DOD Top Secret security clearance. U.S. citizenship is required.

How You Can Stand Out

It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:

  • 10 years of relevant experience with Bachelor’s Degree, or 8 or more years of relevant experience with Master’s Degree
  • Completion of CDSE FSO certification
  • Experience with SIMS security management tool
  • Active TS/SCI with adjudicated polygraph
  • Security-related training and certifications (ISP, SFPC, SAPPC, PSC, ISOC, CPP, etc.)

We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. The grade-based pay range for this job is listed below. Individual salaries within that range are determined through a wide variety of factors including but not limited to education, experience, knowledge and skills.

(Min - Mid - Max)

$31.74 - $43.52 - $55.29

Pay Basis: Hourly

Leadership Competencies

Our leadership philosophy is simple: every employee, regardless of level and role, can demonstrate leadership. At Aerospace, our commitment is our people. To cultivate our talent and ensure that we have a strong pipeline of future leaders, we want individuals who:

  • Operate Strategically
  • Lead Change
  • Engage with Impact
  • Foster Innovation
  • Deliver Results

Ways We Reward Our Employees

During your interview process, our team will provide details of our industry-leading benefits.

Benefits vary and are applicable based on Job Type. A few highlights include:

  • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans
  • Paid holidays, sick time, and vacation
  • Standard and alternate work schedules, including telework options
  • 401(k) Plan — Employees receive a total company-paid benefit of 8%, 10%, or 12% of eligible compensation based on years of service and matching contributions; employees are immediately eligible and vested in the plan upon hire
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Variable pay program for exceptional contributions
  • Relocation assistance
  • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career
  • Education assistance programs
  • An inclusive work environment built on teamwork, flexibility, and respect

We are all unique, from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life, yet one thing bonds all of us to each other—the belief that we can make a difference. This core belief empowers us to do our best work at The Aerospace Corporation.

Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you’re an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at 310.336.5432 or by email at You can also review Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.