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General Electric Industrial Security Program Specialist - Assistant Facility Security Officer in Niskayuna, New York

Job Description Summary

As a member of the GE Research Security Team, this position will implement security measures under the direction of the Facility Security Officer required by the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual "NISPOM", DoD 5220.22.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities

The ISS/AFSO will administer multiple security programs associated with security administration of Government Classified Contracts in compliance with the NISPOM and 32CFRPart 117 on behalf of GE Research.

  • Lead various aspects of industrial security functions to provide a secure and compliant workplace for employees, contractors, visitors and suppliers to the site.

  • Work within a diverse team comprised of professional staff who are responsible and accountable for Physical Security, Personnel Security, and Communications Security

  • Ensure compliance with all government regulatory requirements across contracting and program life cycle, with particular emphasis on the NISPOM and 32CFR Part 117 requirements and standards

  • Ensure protection of government classified information and company proprietary information across the contracting and program life cycle, with particular emphasis on the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual and 32CFR Part 117 requirements and standards.

  • Manage the Personnel Security Program to include:

  • Manage personnel clearance processing, briefings, contractual relationships, reinvestigations and offboarding

  • Maintain personnel travel records and provide associated pre & post travel briefings

  • Manage personnel reporting obligations & associated documentation

  • Ensures that all Security personnel folders are created, filed, and stored in their appropriate locations and in a timely manner.

  • Maintain Security Information Management System (SIMS) and other tracking documentation in support of program compliance

  • Utilize Defense Information Security System (DISS) to support the PERSEC program management and other duties as required by the FSO.

  • Provide UpToDate personnel clearance lists for support of compliance programs to appropriate points of contact in medical services for the Drug Free Workplace policy, Ombudsperson & Compliance Leader for reporting of personnel matters.

  • Key member of the Insider Threat Team ensuring annual training completed and tracked, incident documentation and associated compliance tracking

  • Management of incoming and outgoing Visit Authorization Requests (VARs) in DISS or alternative systems.

  • Support classified meetings in the coordination of all regulatory and business supporting requirements

  • Support the FSO in the development and distribution of Security Education Programs and Compliance Awareness Sessions

  • Perform and or assist in all NISPOM related self-inspections, government inspections, audits, investigations, and classified material accountability

  • Incident response to alarms and events during business and non-business hours

  • Investigate or co-investigate National Security program-specific incidents that impact cleared personnel and incidents as requested by the FSO or Security Director

  • Support the FSO and Security Director on program initiatives and GE Research related initiatives as requested.

  • Ensures the management and safeguarding of COMSEC; serves as the primary COMSEC Account Manager

  • Assist FSO in their interaction with the Defense Counterintelligence Security Agency

  • Provide a safe and secure workplace for the employees, contractors, visitors, and suppliers


  • Due to the nature of the duties of this position, this role requires the individual to have a current or active Secret Clearance with an ability to attain a Top Secret Clearance; prerequisite for a security clearance is U.S. citizenship

  • Minimum 2-year degree and 3 or more years work related experience or a minimum 3-years of experience in a National Industrial Security Program, government, or US Department of Defense, Defense Counterintelligence Security Agency

  • Must have completed FSO certification

  • Experience with or worked as one or more of the following: Facility Security Officer, Assistant Facility Security Officer, Government Security Specialist or Industrial Security Program Specialist.

  • NISPOM experience

  • DISS experience and/or prior JPAS experience

  • Expert knowledge of e-QIP, SWIFT, SF86

Desired Characteristics

  • Experience with Restricted Areas and Closed Areas

  • Experience with SIMS is desired.

  • Experience in a DOD contractor security office

  • COMSEC experience desired

  • Ability to work with little supervision.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems

  • Demonstrated ability to lead programs / projects

  • Ability to document, plan, market and execute programs

This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer ( . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes