Contractor Program Security Officer (CPSO)

    • Job Tracking ID: RTL:20-037
    • Job Location: Colorado Springs, CO
    • Job Level: Mid Career
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 12/21/2020
    • Years of Experience: 5+
    • Radford Job Code: 03343 Security Manager
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Job Description

Kratos is a leader in assured aerospace communication solutions and services. We are cutting-edge innovators and creative problem solvers working collaboratively to solve our customers toughest challenges. We are a trusted partner—driven by doing the right thing and achieving maximum success for our customers, our partners and ourselves. 

Kratos is valued for our ability to design and deliver leading edge, resilient solutions for aerospace communication, control, awareness and mission success across a continuum of offerings—from commercial to tailored custom solutions and integrated programs. Customers trust us to stay relevant and know we are in it for the long-haul. We bring both the capability and confidence that our customers value and depend on. And, we always deliver.

At Kratos, we encourage an entrepreneurial spirit balanced with fiscal and operational discipline. We work hard, we solve hard problems, and we look out for and take care of our customers, each other and our families. Protecting and enabling our nation and global customers through innovative aerospace solutions is what motivates us. We continually build trusted relationships with our peers, our partners and customers, and we take ownership for our actions—always doing the right thing.

We look forward to the attraction of open, honest, caring and fun individuals that want to bring their diverse backgrounds, perspectives and skills to help us continue to build a great company... for each other.

Kratos is seeking an experienced Contractor Program Security Officer (CPSO) to work at its Colorado Springs, CO facility supporting a complex range of classified programs. The CPSO will manage all security requirements for SCI and SAP activities.  Activities include conducting security education and training, managing SCI and SAP nominations, investigating and reporting security violations, conducting self-inspections, overseeing foreign travel, and maintaining associated security paperwork and media control records.  This position requires interfacing with Intelligence program offices, as well as the Counterintelligence Community on a regular basis.  The candidate who fills this position will act as a primary liaison with management and customers regarding security issues to ensure compliance of applicable government regulations. Other responsibilities include (but not limited to):

  • Support multiple federal agencies with varying security standards and procedures, utilizing the JAFAN, ICDs, DoD Manuals, and other applicable directives, policies and procedures set forth by the DoD and Intelligence Community
  • Provides day-to-day SCIF and SAPF management to include regular self-inspections
  • Conduct SCI and SAP security education and training
  • Provide initial security indoctrinations, debriefings, pre/post foreign travel briefings, annual refresher briefings and event specific training
  • Responsible for ensuring pre-screening of candidates  to mitigate risk to the government, and that accurate paperwork and information is submitted to the customers
  • Investigate security violations and submit required reports to the government
  • Maintain personnel security records and rosters
  • Maintain oversight of COMSEC account and material
  • Establish and maintain successful working relationships with government and internal customers
  • Must have leadership skills and be capable of managing a team of security professionals, prioritizing and managing dynamic workloads
  • Provides prime/subcontractor security support and direction including the development and maintenance of DD form 254's and security guidance
  • Interacts with senior/executive management on matters pertaining to security policy and procedures
  • Assists with the on-site guard force, alarm management, CCTV, and other physical security needs as required


Experience and Skills


  • Must be a United States citizen and possess a current Top Secret clearance with SCI eligibility; candidate must have or be willing to take a polygraph
  • Minimum 5 years of CPSO experience
  • Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science in related field 


  • Possess knowledge of ICD 705 relevant to SCIF construction, accreditation, and maintenance
  • Possess knowledge of ICD 704 and DoDM 5205.07 Vol 2 relevant to processing eligibility for access to SCI and Special Access Programs
  • Experience and ability to effectively use JPAS, eQIP, DISS, SIMS, ACAVS, Scattered Castles
  • Familiarity with the Continuous Evaluation Program
  • Excellent organization and communication skills with a strong customer service focus
  • Ability to manage complex situations, along with a demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple tasks while still meeting deadlines
  • The successful candidate must be a highly motivated self-starter who enjoys being challenged


Relocation is offered


U.S. Citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government Security Clearance is required.


Kratos offers challenging work, an excellent environment, & great benefits! Kratos is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer that recognizes the importance of diversity. We are committed to maintaining an inclusive environment and strongly encourage minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. Please, no phone calls, agencies or recruiters.


Salary Range $90k-$130k per year


  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Tax Savings Accounts (HSA / FSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401k
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • PTO
  • Education Assistance Program