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Security Analyst

Security Analyst

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Contract Program Security Officer (CPSO)

Clearance: Top Secret

At Aquila Technology, you will see our team’s passion every day, whether we are building a robust, policy-compliant IT system or stress-testing a system to identify gaps and security vulnerabilities. To own the advantage, we ensure our team owns results and gets the work done right the first time by deploying smart, purposeful solutions that work. Aquila is the right people with the right skills driving the right outcomes. We call this the Aquila Advantage.

About the Role:

Aquila is seeking a Contract Program Security Officer (CPSO) to join our team in supporting one of the country’s premier defense research organizations. The Security Analyst will oversee access control and classified materials. Applies security policies to meet security objectives of the system. Ensures all security operations and maintenance activities are documented. Assess the effectiveness of security controls.

There are a few requirements for the position:

  • Must be a U.S Citizen (Green Cards / Visas do not qualify)
  • Willingness to undergo a comprehensive background investigation and maintain a personal security clearance. (Aquila would sponsor you for the security clearance.)
  • Must be within commutable distance of Lexington, Massachusetts.


  • Oversees facility access control, any construction and renovation, drafting and implementation of construction security plans. 
  • Manages creation, movement and destruction of classified material and digital media.
  • Facilitates indoctrinations and debriefings, personnel file maintenance, manages reporting requirements, incoming and outgoing external visits.
  • Security Education, Training and Awareness: Conducts annual training, facility access training, Operations Security (OPSEC) awareness.
  • Investigates and documents security incidents, develops and manages corrective actions.
  • Ensures compliance with operational security and emergency action plans.

What You’ll Bring:

– Degree Level: Bachelor’s Degree Yes

Must Have:

Currently holds a Top Secret/SCI clearance

  • 3 years of compliance with operational security and emergency action plans.
  • 3 years Experience as a Security Officer or Control Officer
  • 3 years Facilitates indoctrinations and debriefings, personnel file maintenance
  • 3 years Familiarity with security management software, such as SIMS and government databases such as DISS
  • 3 years Investigates and documents security incidents, develops and manages corrective actions.
  • 3 years NISPOM 32 CFR Part 117 experience
  • 3 years Oversee facility access control and assist with drafting construction security plan.


  • Minimum 3 years of experience as a Contractor Program Security Officer (CPSO), Contractor Special Security Officer (CSSO), Top Secret Control Officer (TSCO), or Program Security Officer (PSO).
  • The ability to read, understand and apply government regulation, policies and procedure (DoD SAP/SCI Community and Intelligence Community directives and manuals, NISPOM 32 CFR Part 117, applicable ICDs, etc.).
  • Bachelor’s degree or minimum of 3 years of work experience.
  • Familiarity with security management software, such as SIMS and government databases such as DISS (Defense Information Security System). Knowledge of business software: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Office, etc.

Our interview process is designed to let you get to know us as much as for us to get to know you!

  1. You’ll meet with someone from our Recruiting team so we can learn more about you and answer some of your questions.
  2. You’ll meet with the Hiring Manager to learn more about the team, and the role, and get to tell us more about what you’d bring to the team
  3. You’ll meet team members who will be your peers to help you get a feel for a “real day in the life” at Self.

Benefits and Perks:

Aquila team members experience the opportunity to be part of a fast-paced, customer-focused, and technically innovative work environment. Aquila strives to deliver the best of the best in technical services to our customers. Candidates that possess a love for technical challenges, a desire to constantly learn, and the desire to establish themselves as critical players within a team will enjoy calling Aquila Technology home.

Our Perks Include:

  • PTO – 15 days (vacation/sick) 10 paid holidays – 6 standard (New Year’s, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas) – 4 floating holidays prorated based on your day of hire
  • 1.5 paid days, or 12 hours, for approved volunteer work
  • 1 week of paid maternity/paternity LOA after 1 year of Full-time employment
  • Tuition & Training Reimbursement – 5K annually for pre-approved, job-related tuition, certification, or professional conferences
  • 401K with Fidelity 100% immediate vesting; Plan eligibility begins 90 days following the date of hire. Aquila matches 50 cents on the dollar, up to 6%.
  • Cell Phone & Internet Reimbursed up to $150 monthly to cover cell phone, data, and home internet expenses.
  • By Your Own Device (BYOD) Allowance Reimbursed up to $1500 for the purchase of a qualified technology device. Eligible after 90 days of employment, and benefit renews every three years.

Location:Onsite 100% of the time for this role

Travel: None

Clearance:  Active a Top-Secret clearance with SCI eligibility. Active NSA SCI access OR previous NSA SCI access that was active within the previous 18 months (would have been employed at NSA or Cyber Command or NSA affiliated subcontractor). Full scope NSA polygraph needs to have been adjudicated within the previous 4 years.  Consent to undergoing a government polygraph examination.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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