AFSO Senior Specialist- San Diego TS Clearance

Corporate Services and Operations | Facilities, Office Management & Personnel Security

San Diego, California, United States

Position Summary

Deloitte is seeking an Assistant Facility Security Officer to administer the daily operations of the National Industrial Security Program (NISP) and implement procedures and controls to safeguard classified as well as special program information, as required. Key to success in this role includes the ability to implement NISP security operations with Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) security requirements embedded in our federal contracts, related to federal client-designated CUI/sensitive information and personnel security program requirements.

Work You’ll Do

  • Manage and conduct NISP operations and support federal security team personnel affiliated with both Department of Defense/NISP User Agencies’ contracts/clients as well as Intelligence Community programs/clients that includes both "access elsewhere" and “possessing facility” operational environments.
  • Ensure compliance with DOD/Federal/Intelligence Community regulations that govern the critical security disciplines of both NISP/NISPOM and SCI classified contract-related security operations.
  • Maintain cognizance and oversight of all NISP-affiliated or Sponsored classified networks and/or contracts, providing advisory and risk evaluations throughout the contract lifecycle in coordination with Federal Contracts and other Enabling Areas.
  • Ensure subcontractors required for classified contract support are appropriately cleared and that the necessary contract security requirements are reflected in the subcontract documentation and include a properly executed DD254/Contract Security Classification Specification.
  • Perform and support the personnel security program associated with NISPOM collateral clearances as well as SCI and special accesses, to include clearance/access nominations, visit authorization requests, mandatory reporting requirements, security training, debriefings, employee termination briefings, and facility/system badging/access control procedures (both client-related and internal to Deloitte for classified area access).
  • Develop and deliver required NISP security awareness training courses for all cleared Deloitte professionals.
  • Provide advisory and consultation to the San Diego FSO, Federal leadership, senior management, project managers, and engagement team members.
  • Report all security violations and compromises/potential compromises of classified information to the San Deigo FSO.
  • Conduct security-related liaison activities with external (client) customers/Government security officials, internal (Deloitte) Federal leadership, and Enabling Areas (Federal Contracts, Recruiting and Talent, as necessary.
  • Review, coordinate, publish (and amend, as needed) security program governance documentation e.g., policies, procedures, Standard Practice Procedures (SPP) manuals, Technology Control Plans, and Systems Security Plans.
  • Support DCSA security reviews and self-inspections to ensure continued compliance with the NISPOM and to mitigate any gaps.
  • Perform other related duties as required, necessary or directed to assure a comprehensive and viable security program within the guidelines of the NISPOM and/or DOD/Federal/Intelligence Community regulations.



  • A minimum of 4+ years technical program management experience as an AFSO, FSO, SSO, CSSO, or other relative security experience.
  • Strategic thinker, creative problem-solver, and decision-maker; ability to find innovative, thoughtful solutions to a range of business problems
  • Strong working knowledge of National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM), DOD personnel and information security regulations, information systems security program requirements, Intelligence Community Directives (ICDs), and other related Federal security laws, directives and regulations. [Knowledge of DoD and Federal Agencies controlled unclassified information (CUI)/sensitive information security requirements, preferred.] 
  • Proficiency with business technologies such as Microsoft Office Suite tools and Zoom.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Defense Information System for Security (DISS) and the National Industrial Security System (NISS).
  • Effective/demonstrated customer relationship skills, with an understanding of compliance and business partner balance.
  • Effective presentation and public speaking skills and experience; demonstrated development and delivery of training programs (tailored to specific client needs) is essential.
  • Effective written communication skills, able to span interactions with all levels of professionals within the organization (cleared employees, program teams, and Deloitte leadership).
  • Active Secret clearance required with eligibility to obtain Top-Secret
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship, now or at any time in the future.
  • Must be able to work onsite in San Diego, CA

Desired Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Advanced Degree with Security Specialization, ISP® Certification.
  • Completion of FSO for possessing facilities certification-related courses and training (or Industrial Security Professional/NCMS certification).
  • Experience in physical and facilities security program management to include accreditation policies and processes associated with both NISP secured areas and SCIF environments.
  • 3+ years of experience working in a security team environment that is rapid-response, customer-focused and results-driven.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the National Background Investigation Services (NBIS) or Scattered Castles.
  • Prior experience in comsec administration, SAP program management, adverse incident handling, or reviewing DD254/Contract Security Classification Specification

Work Location:

The primary work location is San Diego, CA with occasional travel to offices within NOVA/DC/MD for both internal and external client meetings/support and professional security networking/meetings. Travel to other Deloitte (U.S.) locations outside of San Diego and the GWDC area may be required for client advisory, inquiries and establishment of new secured facilities within the region.

The wage range for this role takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs. The disclosed range estimate has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled. At Deloitte, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the current range is $81,500-$135,800.

You may also be eligible to participate in a discretionary annual incentive program, subject to the rules governing the program, whereby an award, if any, depends on various factors, including, without limitation, individual and organizational performance.

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