Deputy Sector Security Representative


The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader in scientific research and development, located midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC is seeking a Deputy Sector Security Representative.

Job Summary:

Act as a liaison to the JHU/APL Security Office and serve as a subject matter expert on security matters in the Asymmetric Operations Sector.

Duties (Listed in order of importance with the estimated amount of time spent at each task):

  1. Provide subject matter expertise to resolve security issues that arise, including the responsibility of creating a robust Sector security education program that ensures continuous education and training to all Group Security Representatives, Classified IT Operations Administrators, Facility Managers, General Staff Members and Supervisors on Laboratory Security Requirements. Advise new staff on security procedures for the Laboratory and Sector, and provide targeted education and training on unique program security requirements. (30%)

  2. Conduct routine evaluation of the effectiveness of the Sector's security posture. Provide oversight of the Sector's physical security to ensure compliance, including leading the implementation of proactive initiatives for resolving security issues. (30%)

  3. Coordinate with AOS SSR on security violations, complete required investigation reports and the successful execution of required corrective action. This includes gathering relevant information, clear and concise documentation of events, and timely submittal to APL Security. Follow up with training and recommend actions to prevent future incidents. (25%)

  4. Co-lead AOS participation in the annual DSS Inspection and internal APL assessments and serve as a liaison to the APL Security Department. (10%)

  5. Additional duties as assigned. (5%)

Note: This job summary and listing of duties is for the purpose of describing the position and its essential functions at time of hire and may change over time.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree or equivalent relevant professional experience. Five or more years of experience in a security-related role. A working understanding of DoD security processes and requirements. Knowledge of and experience with NISPOM requirements for industry. Experience in the coordination and implementation of security training and awareness programs. Excellent organization and communications skills (oral and written). Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with various levels of staff and supervisors.

Desired Qualifications:

Knowledge and experience in Intelligence Community Special Security processes and procedures. Knowledge of FSO responsibilities as outlined in the NISPOM. Experience with SIMS and/or JPAS.

Special Working Conditions [Travel, working in closed areas, extended hours]: Limited travel required. Must be eligible for DOD clearance requiring background investigation and/or CI polygraph. Preference for current SSBI.

Security: Top Secret clearance is required. Applicant selected will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information and obtain a TS/SCI with poly clearance. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship. Completion of the Center for Development of Security Excellence (CDSE) curricula for the Facility (FSO) Orientation for possessing Facilities (ISO30.CU) and complete the CDSE training for adverse information within 12 months of hire.

Benefits: APL offers a comprehensive benefits package including a liberal vacation plan, a matching retirement program, significant educational assistance, a scholarship tuition program for staff with dependents, and competitive salaries commensurate with skills and experience. For more information about our organization, please visit our web site at

Equal Employment Opportunity: Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments Acts of 1972, as well as other applicable laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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