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Saab Global

Facility Security Officer

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date: 31 July 2024

Job Description:

Saab, Inc., is seeking a Security Manager/Facility Security Officer to join our team in Syracuse, NY. This individual will manage a small team of security professionals while ensuring Saab is compliant with the National Industrial Security Program and internal security policies and procedures. The right individual should be well organized with the ability to thrive in fast-paced high-stress situations.

The position involves:

  • maintaining DoD program compliance as it pertains to responsibilities, requirements and obligations associated with holding a Facility Clearance (FCL)

  • interpreting policies and applying mitigation strategies to minimize vulnerabilities and incidents

  • providing timely and accurate Industrial Security guidance to Human Resources, Recruiting, Contracts, Program Managers and Staff

  • ensuring data compliance for multiple CAGEs in DISS and NISS

  • ensuring all personnel and facilities related actions are carried out within the appropriate system of record (DISS, NISS, NBIS)

  • coordinating all onboarding activities for new hires, including monitoring and follow-up of completed paperwork, coordinating fingerprint collection/submission and conducting/reviewing security in-briefings and training

  • coordinating employee out-processing, including but not limited to security out-briefings

  • performing self-inspections and participate in government Continuous Monitoring reviews and on-site inspections

  • Managing SEAD 3 reporting requirements

  • development and maintenance of a robust travel security program

  • developing, coordinating and implementing the security education program

  • maintenance of all required files in preparation for any onsite inspections from DCSA

  • producing finished documentation, e.g., reports, special studies, policy and procedure development, security designs, training programs and assessments

  • providing research and technical support to projects, produces solutions and documentation, and monitors project tasks and schedules

Compensation Range: $108,000-$137,700

The compensation range provided is a general guideline. When extending an offer, Saab, Inc. considers factors including (but not limited to) the role and associated responsibilities, location, and market and business considerations, as well as the candidate's work experience, key skills, and education/training.

Skills and Experience:

  • must possess an active TS security clearance

  • ability to manage special projects and training initiatives

  • expert knowledge working with a security system of record in coordination with DISS, NISS, NBIS, and other government security systems of record

  • expert knowledge of the NISPOM and ability to interpret government policy (NISPOM, ICD, SEAD, etc.)

  • experience with or knowledge of Foreign Ownership Control and Influence and Special Security Agreements

  • experience providing briefings to large audience and Executive Leadership

  • must possess excellent oral and written communication skills

  • must be self-motivated and have a sense of urgency

Required Education/Certifications:

  • BA/BS degree in an engineering, cyber security, or equivalent discipline

  • 12+ years of relevant experience


  • MA/MS degree in an engineering discipline or related discipline

  • 8+ years or relevant experience

Citizenship Requirements:

Must be a U.S. citizen. Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Drug-Free Workplaces:

Saab is a federal government contractor and adheres to policies and programs necessary for sustaining drug-free workplaces. As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen.


Saab provides an excellent working environment offering professional growth opportunities, competitive wages, work-life balance, business-casual atmosphere and comprehensive benefits:

  • Medical, vision and dental insurance for employees and dependents

  • Paid time off including: minimum of 3 weeks vacation, 5 floating holidays, 8 designated holidays, parental leave, personal illness, bereavement, jury duty, long-term and short-term disability

  • 401(k) with immediate vesting on employer match

  • Tuition assistance

  • Student loan assistance

  • Wellness account, subscription and employee assistance programs

  • Employee stock purchase program with employer match

About Us:

Saab is a leading defense and security company with an enduring mission, to help nations keep their people and society safe. Empowered by its 19,000 talented people, Saab constantly pushes the boundaries of technology to create a safer, more sustainable and more equitable world. In the U.S., Saab delivers advanced technology and systems, supporting the U.S. Armed Forces and the Federal Aviation Administration, as well as international and commercial partners. Headquartered in Syracuse, New York, the company has business units and local employees in eight U.S. locations.

Saab is a company where we see diversity as an asset and offer unlimited opportunities for advancing in your career. We are also a company that respects each person’s needs and encourage employees to lead a balanced, rewarding life beyond work. Saab values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran, disability status, or any other federal, state, or locally protected category.