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Facility Security Officer

  2019-05-07     Alaska Aerospace     Pacific Spaceport Complex-Alaska     DOE   

Alaska Aerospace (AAC) is a public corporation of the State of Alaska headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska that operates the Pacific Spaceport Complex – Alaska (PSCA) located on Kodiak Island, Alaska. Alaska Aerospace was created to take the lead in the development of the aerospace industry in Alaska and has conducted nineteen launches from PSCA since first becoming operational in 1998.

Position Description: The Facility Security Officer (FSO) provides physical security at the spaceport of assignment. The FSO will identify and report incidents at assigned client sites and is responsible for the security and safety of our clients’ properties. The Security Officer will periodically tour the assigned facility to identify any irregularities, observe protection and fire control equipment, uphold order, and enforce regulations for the facility in regard to the premises, personnel and visitors.

The FSO plays a key role in ensuring 100% Mission Success through the rigorous application of industry standards and personnel management of the Aurora Launch Services team to support the customer’s specific mission requirements in a safe, secure, and orderly fashion. Must be able to receive and maintain a Secret clearance.

Responsibilities: The FSO is responsible for maintaining a safe and secure range by ensuring the security, safety and well-being of all personnel, visitors and premises. This role includes protecting the company’s assets relative to theft, assault, fire and other safety issues. Responsible for implementing the National Industrial Security Program requirements per the NISP Operating Manual (NISPOM), develop and implement security measures to meet contract and Defense Security Service (DSS) requirements. Serves as the Information System Security Manager (ISSM) to oversee the development, implementation, and evaluation of all IS certifications and responsibilities association with Alaska Aerospace.

Responsible for personnel security, physical security, information security, automated information systems security, visit authorization requests, facility clearance, NISPOM required briefings and other customers and classified meetings.

During a launch campaign, the FSO supports government security requirements, provides site security, controls site access to only authorized personnel during launch operations, manages and is responsible for operation of the facility security monitoring system, and responds to any security event to ensure the premises and facilities are not compromised.

As a minimum, the FSO must:

  • Manage the Personnel Security Clearance (PCL) process, which includes requests for initial security clearance and periodic reinvestigations; instructions and guidance for the completion of Personnel Security Questionnaires (PSQs); process fingerprinting procedures, track PCL status; and maintain all necessary files.
  • Manages Alaska Aerospace’s Communications Security (COMSEC) account.
  • Secures premises and personnel by patrolling property; monitoring surveillance equipment; inspecting buildings, equipment, and access points.
  • Controls traffic and site access by checking identification of visitors and noting down details of vehicles and restricting access to non-authorized personnel.
  • Respond to security situations 24 hours a day and seven days a week during launch mission deployments.
  • Immediately respond to emergencies to provide necessary assistance to employees and customers.
  • Identify and resolve security events in a timely manner.
  • Make informed decisions, exhibit sound and accurate judgment in a real-world situation.
  • Prevents losses and damage by reporting irregularities; informing violators of policy and procedures; restraining trespassers.
  • Provide customers and visitors with escort services.
  • Maintain positive relationships with management, employees, and vendors.
  • Be capable of investigating and reporting on security incidents/events and provide recommended policy and/or procedural changes to preclude recurrence.
  • Completes reports by recording observations, information, occurrences, and surveillance activities; interviewing witnesses; obtaining signatures.
  • Maintain any required records or documentation.
  • Remain in compliance with local, state and federal regulations
  • Understand best practices for mentoring a secure culture among all levels of employees.
  • Perform other related duties and assignments as required.

The position is Full-Time position located at PSCA in Kodiak, Alaska with varying work schedules depending on the location and duration of customer launch campaigns. Travel and working at spaceports worldwide can be expected.


  • Be 18+ years of age.
  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Knowledge of security operations and procedures.
  • Experience in patrolling, investigation, and report making.
  • Skill in observing situations and decision making.
  • Skill in dealing courteously with public.
  • Previous experience as a security officer or related field.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks in a dynamic environment and an ability to complete assignments with little or no supervision.
  • Willing and able to work extended hours, overtime, and on weekends, as required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to drive company vehicles.
  • Willingness to participate in the company’s screening process, including drug screen and background investigation.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship).

Other Desirable Qualifications:

Past working experience in, industrial security, law enforcement and/or as a private security officer. Certified in CPR is also beneficial.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is the policy of Alaska Aerospace to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.


This position is a State of Alaska position with a competitive salary and benefits package determined upon experience level of individual and negotiated after an offer to hire has been given.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three recommendation letters to Mark Lester, Alaska Aerospace, 4300 “B” Street, Suite 101, Anchorage, AK 99503. This position will remain open until filled.

Do not contact this company in solicitation of any product or service.

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