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Contractor Program Security Officer (CPSO)

Palm Bay, Florida

Job ID SAS20222405-82918
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  • Level: Experienced
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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.

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  • 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

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    • 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: Contractor Program Security Officer (CPSO)

Job Code: SAS20222405-82918

Job Location: Palm Bay, FL

Job Description:

The L3Harris Security Department is seeking an industrial security professional to join our Palm Bay security team as a Contractor Program Security Officer (CPSO). This is a fast paced, high-volume position supporting multiple programs and customers as part of a team of CPSOs. Candidate will focus on collateral and Special Access Programs. Responsibilities will include:

  • Provides security support for classified programs, studies, and pursuits in the Mission Avionics Sector
  • Advise Program Management and staff in the interpretation of security policies and the development of plans and procedures to meet customer security requirements
  • Prepare various security plans, accreditation requests, inspection results, and correspondence to direct, explain or interpret policies, practices, or procedures to a wide audience of potential recipients to meet Government security requirements
  • Serves as interface with government program managers and security officers, internal/external customers, security support staff, Program Management, program personnel, as well as the lead elements in the various security disciplines on the Security Department staff
  • Conducts security education and actively participates in Government security audits, to include self-inspections
  • Provide prime/subcontractor security support and direction including the development and maintenance of DD form 254's and security guidance
  • Investigate security incidents and complete administrative inquiries
  • Support other security disciplines to include: Personnel Security, Physical Security, Information Assurance (IA), Communications Security (COMSEC), Document Control, and Visitor Control

Essential Functions:

  • Administer, address and complete personnel security requirements with employees regarding issues, report preparation, program security access briefings, and clearance/access maintenance for briefed employees
  • Administer and track requisite annual training, initial new hire security briefing, initial security clearance briefing, and security debriefing for cleared employees
  • Ensure all required security support for Special Access Programs (SAPs) and manages operations of associated Special Access Program Facilities (SAPFs) in accordance with governing directives and program specific guidance.
  • Responsible for ensuring the execution of security policy, procedures and protocols pertinent to the facility consistent with National Industrial Security Program and Intelligence Community Directives (ICDs) requirements.
  • Determine customer security requirements and ensure requisite security access requests with applicable government agencies
  • Responsible for effective communications regarding security by interfacing with or liaising with external customers (Government, Associate Contractors, Subcontractors, former employees) and internal L3Harris organizations
  • Conduct security education and training; provide initial security indoctrination briefings, debriefings, annual refresher training and other corporate requisite training
  • Ensure continuous physical security integrity for facility in general and accredited secure work areas in particular
  • Guard/alarm interface; liaison with alarm monitoring facility to ensure security of controlled/secure areas in accordance with government requirements – requires emergency response requirements during non-working hours
  • Provide leadership on special projects that cut across the business and the company
  • Foster teamwork and collaborative efforts among Security group members to ensure timely completion of group project tasks and responsibilities


  • Bachelor’s Degree with 2 years of relevant experience in Industrial Security
  • Secret clearance based on a current T3 investigation with ability to acquire favorable T5 for Top Secret and SAP eligibility

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Active Top Secret clearance with current T5 investigation and eligibility for SAP access
  • Physical Security knowledge a plus, experience with the technical Specification sets forth on the physical and technical security specifications and the standards for accreditation
  • Working Knowledge on 32 CFR Part 117 (NISPOM), ICD705, and DoDM 5205.07 vols 1-4
  • Able to multitask and prioritize on daily basis with minimum supervision.
  • Three years’ experience as a Cleared Defense Contractor (CDC) working in corporate and/or government environments with industrial security duties in support Defense programs
  • Efficient, proactive, responsive team player with excellent written and oral communication skills; able to interface effectively with all levels of corporate management and government customers
  • Must be proficient in computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Experience using SIMS, DISS and JADE
  • Highly organized with ability to manage multiple priorities and time sensitive deliverables
  • Hands on, self-starting, disciplined and detail-oriented individual with ability to work independently in a high-volume environment.

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.

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