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Facility Security Officer

Millersville, Maryland

Job ID IMS20221406-84125
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Our Business and Operations team has an unwavering focus on our commitment to excellence in everything we do. They’re the backbone of our ability to deliver mission solutions with speed, innovation and flawless execution.

  • Full Time
  • Level: Experienced
  • Location: On Site
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My favorite part of working for L3Harris is knowing that the parts that I procure go into products that help save lives.

Lizzie, Procurement Associate, Rochester, NY

L3Harris Work Perks

  • Health

    • Medical with a High Deductible and traditional PPO plan options, as well as, vision and a full array of supplemental health benefits
    • A doctors' service to help with referrals and second opinions for you, your family, and parents

  • Family

    • 4 weeks of paid parental leave for moms and dads
    • Fertility treatment
    • Subsidized backup childcare and eldercare
    • Adoption assistance - $5,000 per adoption/$15,000 per employee
    • Pet insurance

  • Well-Being

    • No cap to your PTO time (for exempt employees)
    • Dress for your day - wear what works for you at work
    • Legal plan for you, your family, and parents
    • Discount platform
    • 9/80 work schedule available for most U.S. employees, effective October 24, 2022.

Job Description

L3Harris is dedicated to recruiting and developing diverse, high-performing talent who are passionate about what they do. Our employees are unified in a shared dedication to our customers’ mission and quest for professional growth. L3Harris provides an inclusive, engaging environment designed to empower employees and promote work-life success. Fundamental to our culture is an unwavering focus on values, dedication to our communities, and commitment to excellence in everything we do.

L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across space, air, land, sea and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 47,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.


Job Title: Facility Security Officer
Job ID: IMS20221406-84125
Job Location: Millersville, MD


The Facility Security Officer (FSO) interprets, implements, and maintains a highly-effective security program consistent with all regulatory, government policies and provides supplemental guidance to the business and its leaders. The FSO is responsible for all aspects of the National Industrial Security Program (NISP), both physical and non-tangible, protecting classified information and company assets. The FSO sees the overall security program as a business discriminator to the organization and the corporation. The FSO objectively and professionally conduct investigations regarding sensitive issues and violations of written policies internal and external to the organization. FSO will issue disciplinary guidance based on the graduated scale of disciplinary action as required by the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM).

Facility Security Officer (FSO) duties:

  • Serve as the Facility Security Officer for Millersville, MD organization, and responsible for the overall industrial security program.
  • Process new employee security clearances.
  • Track security clearance investigations and perform administrative support functions to include DISS and eQIP administration.
  • Provide security briefings, debriefings, and awareness training for site personnel.
  • Process necessary badge requests for L3Harris employees.
  • Processing outgoing visit requests and certifications
  • Review the details and requirements issued in formal DD254 contracts.
  • Review of required forms, process and screen of security forms (SF86) of various background investigations, and associated paperwork for accuracy.
  • Implement security policy and direction consistent with the Company and Government regulations.
  • Provide answers/analyses to address questions and concerns from management.
  • Maintain the security database of classified holdings.
  • Conduct the NISP annual inspections and DCSA security audits.
  • Be willing to complete COMSEC training within one year of employment.
  • Perform additional duties and responsibilities as needed.

NISPOM Compliance:

  • Use an analytical and risk-management based approach for the implementation of the security program.
  • Provide briefings through public speaking, facilitated trainings, and written guidance.
  • Process and protect personally identifiable information (PII) and other sensitive, personal information with regards to reporting responsibilities in a professional manner.
  • Effectively apply physical and procedural security measures with minimal impact to business operations.
  • Prepare, maintain and protect official records auditable by U.S. Government representatives.
  • Ensure facility maintains a DCSA satisfactory rating by adherence to the NISPOM policies and best practices and other government requirements.

Asset Protection:

  • Maintain, audit and evaluate industrial security program to provide a safe and secure environment to protect employees and company assets.
  • Oversee automated access control and intrusion detection systems.
  • Manage access of support vendors, consultants, and contactors to the facility.
  • Team with and formalize security program with other organizations, especially Export Control, Facilities, and Information Technology.
  • Interact with functional business groups, senior management, and government representatives.
  • Represent the business unit when interacting with senior L3Harris executives, site management, and government representatives on security and asset protection issues.
  • Use team-concept approach as part of NISP review in response to information requests.
  • Liaison with local and federal law enforcement, federal investigators, and emergency response personnel.
    • Interpret and administer existing policies and develop, document, implement, and communicate revisions to existing policies or new policies, processes, and procedures Education & Training.
    • Develop educational programs and preside over training sessions for all employees with regard to security.
    • Provide continuing education and training programs such as briefings and newsletters.
    • Manage foreign travel safety and reporting program.
    • Produce and conduct monthly departmental briefings.


  • Education – Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Experience – Minimum 5 years’ experience in a related field preferred.
  • FSO Program Management for Possessing Facilities certification.
  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Pre-employment federal level drug screening and background checks are standard.
  • L3Harris is an e-Verify Employer.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management and staff.
  • Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office suite and other software programs involving security.
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal, written, verbal, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to present information to managers, executives, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Possess strong organizational skills.
  • Able to maintain accurate records and logs in accordance with policies and compliance requirements.
  • Ability to research, gather and analyze information then formulate effective recommendations and actions.
  • Ability to effectively interpret and act upon a variety of instructions from various channels.
  • Ability to work independently and with a team to produce accurate results quickly.
  • Able to effectively lead and manage a project from inception to completion.

Please be aware many of our positions require the ability to obtain a security clearance. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

By submitting your résumé for this position, you understand and agree that L3Harris Technologies may share your résumé, as well as any other related personal information or documentation you provide, with its subsidiaries and affiliated companies for the purpose of considering you for other available positions.

L3Harris Technologies is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. L3Harris is committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity and maintaining a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or other related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, characteristic or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local laws. L3Harris maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks, where permitted by law.

L3Harris Technologies is an E-Verify Employer. Please click here for the E-Verify Poster in English or Spanish. For information regarding your Right To Work, please click here for English or Spanish.

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