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Security Manager II

Dayton, Ohio
$1.00 to $80,000
Job Type
8 Feb 2024
Are you looking to advance your career and flex your leadership and security skills in a fast-paced and rewarding organization? Join us! As the Strategic Programs Security Manager, you will help lead SNC's risk-focused security program in the protection of company and customer information, people, and assets. You will develop and administer the local Security Program, ensuring alignment with corporate compliance policies and applicable government regulations. You will work closely with local IA/ISSM personnel, program teams, and business area leadership to identify and support business needs and ensure holistic program security compliance throughout the contract lifecycle.

You will be responsible for all facets of SNC's Security Program to include personnel security, document control, DD254 review and preparation, visitor access and control, physical security, and supporting security investigations. You will also have the opportunity to expand your security knowledge across a wide range of security disciplines and participate in internal security working groups and special project initiatives.
The Strategic Programs Security Manager is responsible for continuous enhancement and implementation of the local security program and procedures for classified and proprietary information protection. The selected candidate will support the IAS business area as the senior leader for the Strategic Programs Security branch and will also serve as the site Facility Security Officer (FSO) for SNC’s most complex operation. This position is responsible for developing and administering local security programs and procedures for classified and proprietary materials, documents, and equipment in support of DoD programs and internal company initiatives.



The ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance), Aviation, and Security (IAS) business area is a leader in ISR and aviation, it is a leading prime manned and unmanned aircraft systems integrator for innovative, high-performance ISR and aviation systems. Its end-to-end Command, Control, Computers, Communications and Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (C4ISR) capabilities encompass design, integration, test, certification, ground/flight training and complete logistics support. IAS tailors solutions to customer cost, performance, and schedule requirements and designs to consistently exceed expectations – with an unrivaled record of on time and on (or under) budget deliveries. Learn more about IAS


Specific job duties will include:

  • Facility Security Officer (FSO) responsibility for large and complex campus, developing and implementing guidance and processes to ensure full compliance with the National Industrial Security Program (NISP)
  • Serve as the site CPSO/CSSO, coordinating the construction/modification and implementation of secure facilities, and development of localized governing guidance in partnership with both local and geographically separated security team members
  • Manage, mentor and develop multiple direct-report security team members, assigned across multiple geographic locations, supporting several practice areas within program security
  • Serve as the main Program Security Representative (PSR) for multiple complex programs, providing lifecycle security oversight to DoD program activities spanning numerous SNC and US Government facilities; function as the primary liaison with key respective government program security contacts
  • Responsible for implementation and sustainment of unique facility credentialing and access procedures
  • Implement procedures for the safeguarding of classified material and protection of assets
  • Support supplier/partner organizations in their understanding and execution of all program security requirements
  • Oversee the preparation of documentation and manuals outlining organizational processes, and providing program personnel with relevant security policy guidance, education, and training
  • Prepare and submit required security reports to DCSA, other cognizant security activities, and/or other customer officials as required
  • Lead facility security inspections and participate in security program self-assessment initiatives, ensuring compliance with security regulations prescribed by multiple USG agencies
  • Participate in contingency planning and response efforts, to include after-hours incident assessment and mitigation
  • Provide security assistance to other SNC locations when requested. Support BA Security Director and peer security branch chiefs with special tasks as assigned
  • Participate in the development and implementation of corporate-wide security initiatives, related working groups and project efforts.
  • Limited domestic travel required, to include SNC company facilities and customer organization installations


*Hybrid Eligible


Must Haves:

  • Typically 6+ years security-relevant experience
  • Extensive knowledge of both government and industrial security to analyze, evaluate, and interpret current security requirements
  • In-depth knowledge of 32 CFR 117: National Industrial Security Program (NISPOM) and/or Intelligence Community Directive (ICD) regulations
  • Active, in-scope TS/SCI eligibility required



  • Strong leadership experience, and customer service focus are imperative; the selectee will regularly coordinate with company senior leadership and government customers

  • Typically, 4-6 years of relevant management experience

  • Ability to balance security compliance requirements with SNC's mission, goals, and culture

  • Must be able to comfortably and successfully interact with both internal and external customers.

  • Strong communication, critical thinking and problem-solving skills

  • Self-motivated with ability to effectively prioritize multiple projects

  • Ability to recruit talent and develop high performing teams to support complex security environments

  • Ability to work with people in a team environment and deal effectively with changing project priorities

  • Ability to manage time, make sound decisions, take independent action, analyze problems and provide focused solutions

  • Detailed knowledge of, and experience implementing, DoD service component physical security requirements

  • Demonstrated practical experience managing large security forces operations

  • Experience developing localized security plans to include: Program Protection Implementation Plans, OPSEC plans, and Standard Practice Procedure documents

  • Minimum of 10 year experiences in supporting National Industrial Security Program (NISP), Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI), or Special Access Programs (SAP) security requirements

  • Military force protection, counterintelligence, and/or investigations background desired

  • Five (5) years minimum experience in establishing DoD contractor security programs

  • High degree of attention to detail

  • Bachelor's degree in business or security-related field


At Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) we deliver customer-focused technology and best-of-breed integrations in the aerospace and defense sectors. SNC has been honored as one of the most innovative U.S. companies in space, a Tier One Superior Supplier for the U.S. Air Force, and as one of America’s fastest-growing companies. Learn more about SNC





SNC offers annual incentive pay based upon performance that is commensurate with the level of the position.


SNC offers a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 401(k) with 150% match up to 6%, life insurance, 3 weeks paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more.




This position requires current/active Top Secret with SCI eligibility U.S. Security Clearance. U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance for employment. Non-U.S. Citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DoD CAF), a federal government agency, handles the adjudicative aspects of the security clearance eligibility process for industry applicants. Adjudicative factors which affect the outcome of the eligibility determination include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the U.S., foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and illegal drug use.



At Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), our mission is to dream, innovate, inspire and empower the next generation to transform humanity through technology and imagination. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome our employees to bring their whole selves to their work. SNC is committed to fostering an inclusive, accepting, and diverse environment free of discrimination.  Employment decisions are made without regarding to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law. Contributions to SNC come in many shapes and styles, and we believe diversity in our workforce fosters new and greater ways to dream, innovate, and inspire.

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  • Job Reference: 00000956-1
  • Date Posted: 8 February 2024
  • Recruiter: Sierra Nevada Corporation
  • Location: Dayton, Ohio
  • Salary: $1.00 to $80,000
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent