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Security Manager


Lemont Furnace, PA, US, 15456

Advanced Acoustic Concepts, LLC, a joint venture between Leonardo DRS and Thales USA, is a technical leader in the fields of sonar systems, sonar signal processing, acoustic training systems, and open architecture system and software integration. The venture focuses on emerging areas in the undersea warfare domain where the customer has identified mission-critical needs. For additional information about Advanced Acoustic Concepts, please visit our website at: http://www.aaccorp.com.


Job Title: Security Manager


Job Location: Lemont Furnace, PA (Uniontown area)


Position Summary

Leonardo DRS is a leading supplier of integrated products, services, and support to military forces, intelligence agencies, and prime contractors worldwide. Focused on defense technology, we develop, manufacture, and support a broad range of systems for mission-critical and military sustainment requirements, as well as homeland security.


Headquartered in Arlington, VA, the Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo S.p.A. which employs more than 70,000 people worldwide. We offer a competitive compensation package and a business culture, which rewards performance.


Oversee, monitor, and report on all security aspects of the Leonardo DRS Security Program, Leonardo DRS Proxy requirements, AAC Security Control Agreement (SCA), Affiliated Operations Plan (AOP), Leonardo DRS Security policies and procedures and physical security programs and activities at a Leonardo DRS cleared facility. Implement, manage, and ensure compliance with Leonardo DRS security policies, procedures, and directives. Serve as primary advisor to the Site VP/GM, executive management, and senior leadership on all site-specific physical and Proxy security compliance matters.


Primary and Essential Accountabilities

  • Responsible for the day-to-day Security activities of implementing, overseeing, monitoring, auditing, and reporting on all Security aspects of the facility to ensure 100% compliance within the scope of the National Industry Security Program (NISP) in order to maintain a security program that is continually compliant with the NISPOM and all DCSA mandates, and would meet a Commendable level of compliance at all times if DCSA arrived onsite for a Security Review
  • Must have a working knowledge of the National Industrial Security Program Operations Manual (NISPOM), and any other policies and directives as necessary by site, to possibly include: Intelligence Community Directives (ICDs); ICD 704, ICD 705, and Department of Defense (DoD) 5205.07 Special Access Program (SAP) Manuals 1-4
  • Implement the DRS Proxy Agreement, AAC SCA, AOP, and classified protection compliance standards as set forth by DRS Security under the NISP and tailor site-specific policies as necessary
  • Serve as the site manager on physical Proxy Agreement, SCA, AOP, and security requirements, with working knowledge of Foreign Ownership, Control and Influence (FOCI) policy and security structure
  • Serve as primary advisor and Security subject matter expert to the Site LOB leader on all physical and industrial security matters and liaison to the local Defense Counterintelligence & Security Agency (DCSA) Industrial Security Representative on all matters pertaining to the safeguarding and handling of classified and controlled unclassified information (CUI) and for Proxy Agreement, SCA, AOP, and compliance and reporting
  • Maintain and assist in the development of compliance standard procedures supporting customer and government agency requirements to include: Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Standard Practices and Procedures (SPPs), Operational Security (OPSEC), Emergency Action Plans (EAPs), Electronic Communications Plan (ECP), Technology Control Plan (TCP), Visitor Control Plan (VCP), and Risk Analysis Investigations specific to the facility
  • Assist with maintaining facility security and personnel security documentation and files in accordance with the NISPOM, DCSA requirements and other government or customer policies and procedures.
  • Ensure compliance and maintain records for security awareness training including, as required: Annual Security Briefings, Counterintelligence, Espionage, Insider Threat, Courier, NATO, debriefings, indoctrinations, pre/post-foreign travel briefings, and all other mandated briefings
  • Safeguard and assure accountability of all classified materials and areas in accordance with NISPOM requirements
  • Conduct periodic self-inspections on local processes and practices to ensure Proxy Agreement, SCA, AOP, and component program security compliance; accurately reports security posture to site, group, and corporate leadership
  • Oversee badging of employees, visitors, consultants, and government representatives to ensure compliance with DRS policy
  • Assist the ISSM with RMF information system accreditation, audits, and certifications as required.
  • Ensure proper training and routine oversight of site reception duties, to include badge handling and processing, visitor control and physical security management
  • Manage visit requests including DoD Common Access Card (CAC) and Cleared personnel visit requests utilizing JPAS/DISS.
  • Process and manage personnel security clearances using JPAS/DISS and assist new applicants with the e-QIP process.  Conduct annual clearance justifications and advise leadership when an employee does not meet clearance requirements
  • Obtain access to and keep information current on required government websites to include: JPAS, DISS, NISS, SWFT, eMASS…
  • Manage the Operational Security (OPSEC) requirements for all government sensitive programs and ensure personnel cleared on those programs receive initial and refresher training

Secondary Accountabilities

  • Knowledge of current CUI (ITAR/EAR) regulations and protections is required
  • Perform independently, or with a group, on-site, group, or enterprise-level security projects designed to enhance the security posture of DRS
  • Support, communicate, reinforce, and defend the mission, values, and culture of the organization
  • All other duties as assigned


Basic Qualifications

  • 5+ years of FSO related experience is required
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Must have an Active Security Clearance (DoD)
  • U.S. Citizenship Required  
  • Working knowledge of National Industrial Security Program Operations Manual (NISPOM)
  • Able to develop and execute security policy, plans, and procedures
  • Must be able to effectively communicate with peers, customers, and site executives
  • Completion of the CDSE Facility Security Officer for Possessing Facilities course
  • Substantial communication skills to advise customers of company industrial security policies and procedures


Additional Desirable Qualifications, Skills, and Knowledge

  • Familiarity with FOCI mitigation processes and procedures, with emphasis on Proxy Agreement management preferred


Physical Requirements

  • Lifting (up to 20 lbs.): up to 25% of time
  • Walking: up to 25% of time
  • Climbing, Bending, Standing, Stooping: up to 10% of time
  • Sitting: up to 75% of time
  • Travel: up to 10% of time


AAC works on a 9/80 compressed work schedule whereby employees work 80 hours in 2 weeks with every other Friday off.


Advanced Acoustic Concepts, LLC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. #MCSS

Our Mission

To build shareholder value through a commitment to high ethical standards and a superior performance culture focused on customers, employees, financial results and corporate citizenship.

Our Vision

To be the leading mid-tier defense technology company in the U.S.

Our Values

Our employees appreciate a culture of open honest communications, and fair and equitable treatment. We accomplish through:

INTEGRITY. At Leonardo DRS ethics and accountability always comes first.

QUALITY. We set high standards of performance, and consistently deliver excellent products and services.

CUSTOMER FOCUS. We go above and beyond to meet customer needs, and work to create long-term relationships with our customers.

DIVERSITY. We embrace different points of view, and continually foster an environment that enable all participants to contribute to their full potential.

INNOVATION.  At Leonardo DRS, innovation is in our DNA. We have built this company through the innovative ideas of our employees and continue to foster an environment that rewards new ideas to help our government and military customers save lives, solve critical problems and modernize to ensure mission success for years to come.

Leonardo DRS, Inc. is committed 
to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued.  We are committed to building a workplace where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. At Leonardo DRS, we believe that a diverse and inclusive environment makes us a stronger Company. We embrace different points of view, respect one another in the workplace, and understand that an inclusive environment furthers creativity, innovation, and business performance. 

For additional information on  Leonardo DRS, please visit our website at www.leonardodrs.com

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh