Principle Specialist, Security (CPSO)




El Segundo, CA


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United States of America


CA220: 2202 E El Segundo Blvd BldgE02 2002 East El Segundo Boulevard Building E02, El Segundo, CA, 90245 USA

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About Us

At Raytheon, the foundation of everything we do is rooted in our values and a higher calling – to help our nation and allies defend freedoms and deter aggression. We bring the strength of more than 100 years of experience and renowned engineering expertise to meet the needs of today’s mission and stay ahead of tomorrow’s threat. Our team solves tough, meaningful problems that create a safer, more secure world.  

Job Summary

This is a multi-faceted Principle Industrial Security Specialist position with possible supervisory/leadership responsibility, working in support of Special Programs. This individual will help develop, administer, and maintain a comprehensive security program in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment. This position will require not only technical and managerial skills, but also a diligent, confident and results oriented work ethic.  This individual will routinely interface with all levels of management and government customers. The responsibilities include but are not limited to the following.

Responsibilities to Anticipate:

  • Must be able to understand, implement and ensure compliance with the DoD Manual https://5205.07 Volumes 1-4, https://5220.22-M NISPOM, Intelligence Community Directives (ICDs), and related Industrial Security Guidance Manuals or Special Program Security directive.
  • Develop, obtain approval for, and implement security policies, procedures, and documentation specific to the program such as Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and addendums, Operation Security (OPSEC) Plans, Concept of Operations (CONOPs), etc.
  • Create, update, and administer security education, training and awareness to include program indoctrinations and debriefings.
  • Oversee/Participate in Government Inspections, as well as implement corrective actions. Conduct self-inspections and recommend / implement corrective actions.
  • Program administrative work: personnel processing, visitor control, program related investigations, TS accountability, dispatching and receiving program documents/material and resolving other related program security issues. 
  • Manage special access program facility administration in compliance with JAFAN 6/9 or Intelligence Community Directive, ICD 705 related to the physical security and construction requirements for SAPFs and SCIFs; submitting pre-construction and accreditation packages to include Fixed Facility Checklists (FFCs) and Tempest assessments.
  • Ability to collaborate across multiple organization levels (https://i.e. Individual Contributors to Sr. Executives) 

Basic Qualifications:

  • US Citizenship
  • Existing TS and SSBI/PR within 6 years; Must be able to obtain and maintain all access as required by the programs.
  • Prior CPSO experience
  • Must have excellent interpersonal, communication, computer, writing skills, and professional image and ability to multi-task.
  • Self-starter with minimal supervision along with attention to detail and follow-through when completing tasks.
  • Experience with all Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Ability to display tact, discretion, and diplomacy in dealing with all levels of Raytheon employees, Good interpersonal skills and a professional image.

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Experience in the Special Program Environments and understanding of government guidance to include the NISPOM and DoD Volumes
  • Security related certification and training courses
  • Experience with DISS/JADE/CORE databases

Required Education (including Major):

  • Typically requires a University Degree or equivalent experience and minimum 5 years prior relevant experience, or An Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 3 years’ experience.

What We Offer**:**

Whether you’re just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, we offer a total rewards package that goes above and beyond with compensation; healthcare, wellness, retirement, and work/life benefits; career development and recognition programs. Some of the benefits we offer include parental (including paternal) leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance and child/adult backup care.

This requisition is eligible for an employee referral award.  ALL eligibility requirements must be met to receive the referral award.

The salary range for this role is 82,000 USD - 176,000 USD; however, RTX considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, location, education/training, and key skills. Hired applicants may be eligible for benefits, including but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, flexible work schedules, employee assistance program, Employee Scholar Program, parental leave, paid time off, and holidays. Specific benefits are dependent upon the specific business unit as well as whether or not the position is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement. Hired applicants may be eligible for annual short-term and/or long-term incentive compensation programs depending on the level of the position and whether or not it is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement. Payments under these annual programs are not guaranteed and are dependent upon a variety of factors including, but not limited to, individual performance, business unit performance, and/or the company’s performance.

RTX is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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Why you should apply for a job to RTX:

  • Ranked as one of the Best Companies for Women in 2019

  • 4.1/5 in overall job satisfaction

  • 69% say women are treated fairly and equally to men

  • 78% would recommend this company to other women

  • 79% say the CEO supports gender diversity

  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Programs are also available for dependent and adult care, family leave, college planning, counseling and personal convenience services.

  • We provide programs that offer solutions to life’s challenges, including a variety of flexible work arrangements and paid time off.

  • Employees may participate in tax-advantaged accounts to pay for eligible health and dependent care expenses with pretax dollars.