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Contractor Special Security Officer - Alternate (ACSSO) TS/SCI

Company: Cisco
Location: Herndon
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

*** The successful applicant will be performing work on US Government classified environments, and therefore, must be a U.S. Person (i.e., U.S. citizen, U.S. national, lawful permanent resident, asylee, or refugee). This position may also perform work that the U.S. government has specified can only be performed by a U.S. citizen on U.S. soil. The successful applicant must have a current US Government TS/SCI and Polygraph Clearance ***

What You'll Do

The role being hired is for an Alternate Contractor Special Security Officer (ACSSO) supporting Cisco Government Security Services (GSS), a team within the Government, Trust and Technology Services (GTTS) organization. The Government Security Services team is responsible for Contract Review, Facility Accreditation, Personnel Clearances and Information System Accreditations associated with engagements with the US Government.

Who You'll Work With

It is an exciting time in Cisco's Security & Trust Organization, as the organization evolves its mission 'to enable a Cisco that secures itself, its ecosystem and the industry, leveraging Cisco on Cisco and industry leading practices.

Who You Are

- Required to work on-site at our Reston, VA facility

- CSSO/CPSO experience

- Strong written and verbal communication skills

- Experience with Secure Facility construction meeting ICD 705 requirements

- Experience working with Federal Government agencies and/or Defense Contractors

- COMSEC custodian or alternate experience

- Experience conducting self-inspections regularly

- Experience with Microsoft Office products

- The Alternate Contractor Special Security Officer (ACSSO) is responsible for supporting the CSSO in developing and implementing security policies and procedures in coordination with the government customer(s)

- Coordinates and monitors sensitive aspects of Government agencies' Industrial Security Programs, ensuring compliance with Government and Cisco security policies and procedures

- Develop and manage security awareness products (foreign travel and OPSEC briefings, program brief/debrief, etc.)

- Conduct briefings and debriefings

- Conducts Facility self-inspections in preparation for security audits

- Maintains all security documentation and files in accordance with government requirements

- Maintain an effective document inventory and control program for the management, shipping and receiving of government material

- Apply physical security concepts to improve Security In Depth (SID) posture; Maintain Intrusion Detection and Access Control Systems in accordance with DoD and UL 2050 standards

- Maintain Facility accreditation and co-utilization (CUA) requests to include the submission of Fixed Facility Checklists and Self Inspections

- Investigate security incidents and submit reports as required


Bachelors degree in a related area or equivalent experience

Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.

We Are Cisco

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference. Here's how we do it.

We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think we're "old" (30 years strong!) and only about hardware, but we're also a software company. And a security company. An AI/Machine Learning company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do - you can't put us in a box!

But "Digital Transformation" is an empty buzz phrase without a culture that allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure (if you learn from it.)

Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, we give our egos a break and we give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, we take bold steps, and we take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a commitment to equality for all, there is no moving forward.

So, you have colorful hair? Don't care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? That's cool.

Message to applicants applying to work in the U.S.:

When available, the salary range posted for this position reflects the projected hiring range for new hire, full-time salaries in U.S. locations, not including equity or benefits. For non-sales roles the hiring ranges reflect base salary only; employees are also eligible to receive annual bonuses. Hiring ranges for sales positions include base and incentive compensation target. Individual pay is determined by the candidate's hiring location and additional factors, including but not limited to skillset, experience, and relevant education, certifications, or training. Applicants may not be eligible for the full salary range based on their U.S. hiring location. The recruiter can share more details about compensation for the role in your location during the hiring process.

U.S. employees have access to quality medical, dental and vision insurance, a 401(k) plan with a Cisco matching contribution, short and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance and numerous wellbeing offerings. Employees receive up to twelve paid holidays per calendar year, which includes one floating holiday, plus a day off for their birthday. Employees accrue up to 20 days of Paid Time Off (PTO) each year and have access to paid time away to deal with critical or emergency issues without tapping into their PTO. We offer additional paid time to volunteer and give back to the community. Employees are also able to purchase company stock through our Employee Stock Purchase Program.

Employees on sales plans earn performance-based incentive pay on top of their base salary, which is split between quota and non-quota components. For quota-based incentive pay, Cisco pays at the standard rate of 1% of incentive target for each 1% revenue attainment against the quota up to 100%. Once performance exceeds 100% quota attainment, incentive rates may increase up to five times the standard rate with no cap on incentive compensation. For non-quota-based sales performance elements such as strategic sales objectives, Cisco may pay up to 125% of target. Cisco sales plans do not have a minimum threshold of performance for sales incentive compensation to be paid.

Keywords: Cisco, Germantown , Contractor Special Security Officer - Alternate (ACSSO) TS/SCI, Other , Herndon, Maryland

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