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Assistant Facility Security Officer I

Position Title: Assistant Facility Security Officer I (AFSO) 

Work Location: Chesapeake, VA - In Office
FLSA Status: Full-Time, Non-Exempt

Summary of duties – Perform a variety of tasks associated with the management of a successful industrial security system.

Specific description of duties:

  • AFSO I will focus on completing tasks in accordance with the National Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM 32 CFR Part 117).
  • Provide support with clearance processing, clearance verifications, and visit requests through DISS/NBIS
  • Provide guidance and assistance to facility personnel and interface with the Defense Security Service (DSS). This includes NISS/DISS account management, maintain existing and initialize new personal security clearances, and process/handling a large volume of visit requests.
  • Provide assistance with initial, refresher and foreign briefings.
  • Maintain a Security Awareness Training Program
  • Report any and all suspicious contacts
  • Report to DCSA all adverse information
  • Assist/support the FSO with all security-related tasks including maintaining database, updating DISS, visit requests, responding to security inquires training, briefings and annual DSS facility self-inspections and Security Audits.
  • Continue professional development knowledge and keep abreast of the inner
  • workings in the field of security.
  • Perform any other assignments or tasks as needed or requested by management to assist in accomplishing the organization’s mission, objectives and goals.

Education / Specialized training

  • High School/GED Required
  • Degree in relevant field of education or two years relatable Industrial Security experience.
  • Previous Maritime Industry experience beneficial
  • Position requires US citizenship and must have an active DoD Secret Clearance.
  • Ability to operate standard DoD security databases and tools, including DISS, NISS, and eApps.
  • Must have completed the following Industrial Security Management Courses in accordance NISPOM 32 CFR Part 117.12 (d):

               FSO Program Management for Possessing Facilities IS030.CU

                        Introduction to Industrial Security IS011.16

Introduction to Information Security IF011.16

Facility Clearances in the NISP IS140.16

Understanding Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence (FOCI) IS065.16

NISP Reporting Requirements IS150.16

Personnel Clearances in the NISP IS142.16

Visits and Meetings in the National Industrial Security Program (NISP) IS105.16

Developing a Security Education Training Program GS104.16

Protecting Assets in the NISP CI117.16

NISP Self-Inspection IS130.16

Safeguarding Classified Information in the NISP IS109.16

Derivative Classification IF103.16

Marking Special Categories of Classified Information IF105.16

Transmission and Transportation for Industry IS107.16

Security Clearance

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a CAC and Secret security clearance.

Physical/Environmental Job Requirements

Physical requirements for the job may include the following:

  • Lifting/moving up to and including 25 pounds

Company Overview:

Prism Maritime, LLC is a premier maritime service provider for Alteration Installation Team (AIT) and Modernization related Services in support of US Maritime and Shore-based clients. Prism Maritime is a privately held business headquartered in Chesapeake, VA, with offices in San Diego and Ventura, CA.  Established in 2006, Prism Maritime currently employs over 250 professionals and maintains an ISO 9001-2015 certified Quality Management System. 

Prism Maritime is an EEO/AA employer.  We invite resumes from all interested parties without regard to sex/gender, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, military or Veteran status, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, age (40 and above), ancestry or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. U.S. citizenship is required for most positions. 

If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment with us, please email or call:  757-460-8800.

To Apply: Visit and click on Careers>Job Openings 

All applications are active for 90 calendar days.  After 90 days you must re-apply to still be considered for this position.

Category: Security

High School Diploma or Equivalent
1) Must have strong organizational skills and be detail oriented.
(2) Must be proficient in Microsoft office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook), Auto Cad, SUPDESK, DELTEK/ T&E Costpoint, SilkRoad/RedCarpet Onboarding, Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS), E-QID and ENPOL/STEPP.
(3) Excellent oral and written communication skills, which include problem solving and analytical skills.
(4) Self-starter with minimum supervision.
(5) Manage document control for classified material, knowledgeable of NISPOM requirements.
(6) Drug screen and background check are required.