Hampton, Virginia

Job Description

At Alion, we believe our strength depends on hiring the best and brightest talent in the market to join our team. Our people work together doing what they love for a mission that’s bigger than just the bottom line. If you get excited about inventing new solutions or analyzing and solving real problems, then check out our challenging and exciting career opportunities.

The Facility Security Officer is responsible for the administration and coordination of the DOD, DOE, or other industrial security programs and activities to ensure compliance with government and company security policies and procedures.  Develops and administers security programs and procedures for classified or proprietary materials, documents, and equipment in coordination with government agencies and management personnel. Administers Closed and Restricted Areas.  Reviews and implements federal security regulations that apply to company operations.  Obtains rulings, approvals, interpretations, and acceptable deviations for compliance with regulations from government agencies. Prepares manuals outlining regulations, and establishes procedures for handling, storing, and keeping records, and for granting personnel and visitor access to restricted records and materials. Prepares and conducts security education classes and security audits. Investigates security violations and prepares reports specifying preventive action to be taken.  Performs status checks on current investigations, determining upcoming reinvestigation dates, and relaying that information back to each employee.  Conducts security self-inspections, physical security surveys, and threat/vulnerability assessments.  Ensures maintenance of the security clearance data base and document control using the Access Commander database. Interfaces with government customers on security related issues.  Ensures that classified information entrusted to the company is properly safeguarded as outlined in federal controlling instructions. Responsible for preparation, management and interfacing with the Defense Security Service during audits.  Extensive knowledge of COMSEC and of COMSEC Account Custodian of keying material for STE communication devices and SIPRNet terminals.  Defense Security Service (DSS) FSO certification required. In-depth working knowledge of the National Industrial Security Program (NISPOM) and proficiency in using JPAS. Thorough knowledge of using/applying US Government online programs such as the Electronic Personnel Security Questionnaire (EPSQ); Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing (e-QIP), and Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS). Excellent oral and written communications skills.

Security Clearance: Top Secret.  A current Top Secret clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain SCI eligibility and therefore all candidates must be a U.S. Citizen.


  • Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, Criminal Justice, or a related discipline.
  • Experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Candidate must have a minimum of 8 years of experience supporting Department of Defense (DoD) contracts FSO duties.
  • Must possess good organizational skills, accuracy, communication and interpersonal skills, and be detail-oriented
  • Must be able to prioritize tasks and handle multiple assignments concurrently
  • Must obtain FSO certification within 6 months of employment
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment
  • Experience supporting Foreign Defense Sales Desired.





Security Clearance: Top Secret/Sensitive Comp Info

Hampton, Virginia

Alion Science and Technology Corporation is an employee-owned technology solutions company delivering technical expertise and operational support to the Department of Defense, civilian government agencies and commercial customers.

Alion was formed in December 2002 when approximately 1600 employees of the IIT Research Institute (IITRI), founded in 1936, purchased substantially all of the assets of IITRI creating a 100% ESOP-owned company. Each Alion employee has a personal stake in ensuring the collective success of the company.

We are committed to maintaining the highest standards. Several Alion locations are ISO 9001:2008 certified and we maintain a CMMI Level 3-appraised development facility, which employs robust, flexible and scalable processes to produce elegant, yet practical solutions.

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