Branch Facility Security Officer

Requisition Number:  7700
Company:  W Government Services LLC

Cranberry, PA, US, 16066

Are you interested in being part of an innovative team that supports Westinghouse’s mission to provide clean energy solutions?  At Westinghouse, we recognize that our employees are our most valuable asset and we seek to identify, attract and recruit the most qualified talent while recognizing and encouraging the value of diversity in the global workplace!


The Branch Facility Security Officer (FSO) is responsible for supervising and directing security measures necessary for implementing the applicable requirements of the NISPOM rule, 32 CFR 117 and the related USG security requirements to ensure the protection of classified information.  


This position requires US Citizenship, and current access authorization at the Secret level. If access authorization is not active, it must be able to be reinstated and listed as final within 1 month of start. Access authorization must be maintained without interruption.  This is an on-site position in our Cranberry Township PA office.


You Day to Day:

  • Implement security policies and procedures in coordination with government agencies and Westinghouse Government Services LLC (“WGS”) corporate security leadership. Working directly to support and coordinate several Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Energy (DOE) programs ensuring compliance with government, contract and company security policies and procedures.
  • Implements and monitors security policies and procedures; ensures compliance with all aspects of the security program. Protects sensitive Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) and classified government information and materials. 
  • Manages local access restrictions, which will include scheduling and placement of workers to ensure sensitive and CUI programs are segregated in the space.
  • Coordinates/conducts initial and on-going security training and education briefings. Prepares for and is local POC during local security audits/inspections.
  • Administers routine aspects of industrial security programs and supports the DoD/DOE Program in compliance with all applicable government security regulations, orders, directives and contract indicated requirements.
  • Documents and oversees the certification and accreditation and daily use of a DoD Restricted Area.
    • Role is to support WGS in meeting the needs of our programs in the Cranberry Township PA location while being compliant with all applicable Federal requirements for the variety of programs on-site.
  • Manage the security of a DoD Restricted area and associated controlled area of a satellite facility.
  • Establish and maintain a working relationship with Program Management, Program personnel, Program Partners, subcontractors/vendors and WGS corporate security leadership.
  • Use federal and company systems and other special access sites to process employee clearances, maintain visitor control and confirm access rosters.
  • Provides new employee security briefings, exit interviews, and debriefings including briefings and access agreements for special category materials.
  • Maintains local required postings and labelling.
  • Responsible for utilizing the Security Classification Guide for review of classification/compilation, ensure program personnel review for compilation, tracking the government customer pre-approval prior to any transmission of information (regardless of level).
  • Handle reportable security infractions/violations in consultation with the corporate FSO, Program Management and Corporate Management for concurrence. Reporting requirements must be met on time and through appropriate channels.
  • Along with WGS corporate security leadership, conducts self-inspections in preparation for security audits. 
  • Prepares written reports of surveys, inspections, non-compliances and violations.
  • Maintains all security documentation and files in accordance with government requirements; including maintaining accountability for a variety of sensitive and classified information according to separate regulations imposed upon them.
  • Prepares necessary paperwork in support of federal government investigations or annual visits and meets with federal government representatives upon request.
  • Performs marking of data at the CUI and classified levels. 
  • Works closely with the ISSM concerning accreditation and reaccreditation of classified IS Systems to include user access, auditing, configuration management, documentation, and training in accordance with USG policies and regulations. 
  • Required to respond to local alarms. 
  • Schedule timing and coverage of closed and sensitive areas. 
  • Training with Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (“DCSA)”, Center for Development of Security Excellence (“CDSE”) must be kept up to date.  Training completion required within 6 months of start.
  • Required to complete all applicable training and qualify as the COMSEC custodian.
  • Perform other qualified duties as assigned.
  • Ensures, that all required daily checks are conducted, access restrictions (including visitor policies and random checks are conducted), accountability is maintained. 


Who You Are:

  • Bachelor’s Degree OR 4 years related equivalent experience in addition to experience below.
  • Three (3) or more years of experience (can be a combination of related experience in industrial security and the U.S. military) supporting classified program security.
  • Professional Certifications
    • Completion of the CDSE FSO training for possessing facilities within 6 months of hire and Insider Threat training course within 3 months of hire.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality in everything related to the security of WGS and the ultimate customers of WGS.
  • The ability to maintain positive relationships with those we provide security oversight to, as well as within WGS’s corporate security department. 
  • The ability to work quickly with a high degree of accuracy while handling sensitive, controlled and classified information in a compliant manner is essential to this position.  
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills both in person and via telephone.
  • Excellent analytical, troubleshooting and communication skills.
  • Requires independent judgment and discretion, as well as the identification, analysis and resolution of security related matters.
  • Ability/willingness to respond to emergency situations as needed.
  • The ability to work in a variety of databases and systems within the company and those provided by a government agency.
  • The ability to clearly identify and express security requirements in written or oral form.
  • Following the reporting structure with all critical needs, potential violations or incidents.


Key Skills:


  • The ability to clearly identify and express security requirements in written or oral form. This will mean writing procedures, marking documents, preparing training materials, and training personnel (on-site or remote).
  • Maintain strict confidentiality in everything related to the security of WGS and the ultimate customers of WGS.
  • Implement security policies and procedures to support multiple concurrent programs in the WGS Branch Office.
  • Team player with WGS corporate security, WGS personnel and contract personnel our customers and Cognizant Security Officers.


Why Westinghouse?

Westinghouse Electric Company is the global nuclear energy industry’s first choice for safe, clean, and efficient energy solutions. We enable our delivery of this vision by living our value system:

  • Safety and Quality
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Customer Focus and Innovation
  • Speed and Passion to Win
  • Teamwork and Accountability


Westinghouse offers competitive benefits to all our employees around the globe to keep them healthy and enhance their well-being.  In the U.S. the following are representative of what we offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Health, Wellness and Income Protection Benefits
  • 401(k) Savings Plan with Company Match
  • Paid Vacations and Holidays
  • Opportunities for Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Educational Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Referral Program


While our Global Headquarters are located in Cranberry Township, PA, we have over 9,000 employees working at locations in 19 different countries. You can learn more by visiting

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