Virgin Orbit, LLC

Facility Security Officer (FSO)/Contractor Program Security Officer (CPSO)

Job Locations US-CA-El Segundo
Req No.
Regular FT


El Segundo, CA



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Who we are

Virgin Orbit National Systems (previously known as VOX Space) provides the national security community of the USA and allied nations with responsive, dedicated, and affordable launch services for small satellites bound for Low Earth Orbit. Headquartered in El Segundo, California, Virgin Orbit National Systems can provide study, analysis, integration, and launch services using Virgin Orbit's LauncherOne, while ensuring our customer’s critical information is protected.

Your Mission

Virgin Orbit National Systems is currently seeking to hire a FSO/CPSO that will assist with security measures necessary for implementing applicable requirements of the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM). S/he is responsible for helping with the day-to-day execution and compliance with specific Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence (FOCI) mitigation measures in collaboration with the Defense Counterintelligence Security Agency (DCSA). The FSO will provide security expertise, support and advice to management and staff. The FSO must have 5-7 years security-related experience in support of DoD and IC programs with knowledge of government security regulations, manuals, and processes, to include the NISPOM, ISLs, ICD’s OPSEC principles, FOCI-mitigation and COMSEC requirements.

The FSO will also perform basic cybersecurity duties in support of day to day activities. This position is based in El Segundo, CA.  Knowledge of DISS, NISS,, STEPP, Central Office of Record, Key Support Central Facility, Classification Management, and Insider Threat Program Requirements.

  • Maintain compliance with all DoD and IC security-related policies and procedures.
  • Work closely with our security team to maintain compliance with all FOCI-mitigation requirements in support of DCSA.
  • Define security requirements for secure payload processing facilities, teams and support infrastructure.
  • Work with the Program Execution and Business Development teams as needed.
  • Develop and update Standard Practice Procedures, Security Processes, Emergency Action Plans and general guidance for collateral classified, Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI), and proprietary materials.
  • Track classified contract and classified sub-contract activities ensuring compliance with DD254s.
  • Develop and manage a self-inspection program to meet DSS requirements.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive security education program to ensure personnel are trained on all required security topics.
  • Manage facility badging system and oversee facility access processes and procedures.
  • Manage Intrusion Detection System protecting secure areas.
  • Oversee personal security clearance program; process personnel for new access and periodic reinvestigations, manage DISS.
  • Prepare and maintain incoming visitor data, and access lists for large meetings to include granting visitors access to classified materials.
  • Oversee classified storage, inventories, safe access, document control, marking requirements, end-of-day procedures, and couriering as required.
  • Assist the Information System Security Officer (ISSO) to oversee classified IS program; asset accountability, DSS accreditation, and operation of assets; works with end users to ensure that assets are being used properly and in accordance with all government directives and regulations.
  • Investigate security incidents, oversee corrective actions and prepare reports for internal and external coordination addressing investigation results, culpability, impact assessment and future mitigation as applicable.
  • Perform COMSEC Custodian duties responsible for the protection and accountability of Collateral COMSEC material.
  • Despite all these “must have” compliance requirements, be an awesome member of a growing team that is working alongside our customers to change the world of small satellite launch.

What you bring

If you want to join us, you’d better have all of these…

  • Active Top Secret Clearance required.
  • Bachelor's Degree or 12 years of direct experience.
  • In-depth knowledge of NISPOM.
  • Experience working Security requirements for Collateral, SCI and Special Access Programs.
  • In-depth knowledge of DCSA FOCI-mitigation measures and compliance.
  • Facility Security Officer certification..
  • Familiar with security database systems similar to SIMS or Access Commander.
  • Proficient at oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be highly organized, able to prioritize tasking as well as multi-task, and willing to work in a team environment.
  • Excellent proficiency with Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word, Powerpoint)

… and you should probably have a bunch of these, too.

  • Familiarity with ISSO duties and requirements a plus.
  • COMSEC custodian certification desired.

*The Employer retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.


Physical and/or Additional Requirements

  • Must be able to work all shifts and available for overtime as well as weekends when needed.
  • Domestic and International travel will be required for this role. In addition to, candidate will require a valid passport.

ITAR Requirements:

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.


Personal Requirements:

The Virgin Orbit National Systems organization has a relaxed and informal culture that encourages individuality and innovation.  You will be motivated, enterprising and enthusiastic.  Company culture is such that you need to be able to “check your ego at the door,” be a self-starter and possess a sense of humility.  You will be helping to start Virgin Orbit National Systems from the ground up, so you will be flexible in day-to-day work assignments.  You will work well under customer time pressure and thrive on being given challenges and responsibility.  You will communicate clearly and be confident and persuasive. You will have a high level of integrity and understand the need of complete confidentiality. 


Clearance Requirements:

Position requires you have a current clearance, or are able to pass an appropriate background check for a TS/SCI.


Virgin Orbit National Systems is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Virgin Orbit National Systems is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.