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Lead Security Specialist / Assistant Facility Security Officer

Date: Mar 10, 2023

Location: Lynchburg, VA, US

Company: BWX Technologies

At BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BWXT), we are People Strong, Innovation Driven. Headquartered in Lynchburg, Va., BWXT provides safe and effective nuclear solutions for national security, clean energy, environmental remediation, nuclear medicine and space exploration. With approximately 6,400 employees, BWXT has 12 major operating sites in the U.S. and Canada. We are the sole manufacturer of naval nuclear reactors for U.S. submarines and aircraft carriers. Our company supplies precision manufactured components, services and fuel for the commercial nuclear power industry across four continents. Our joint ventures provide environmental remediation and nuclear operations management at more than a dozen U.S. Department of Energy and NASA facilities. BWXT’s technology is driving advances in medical radioisotope production in North America and microreactors for various defense and space applications. Follow us on Twitter at @BWXTech and learn more at

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Maintains a strong working knowledge of DOE Orders and the DOE approved Security Plan, providing a systematic and disciplined administration of the DOE Security Plan and related procedures to ensure strict compliance with all applicable DOE Orders.
  • Assists the FSO with the overall TSG security program.
  • Oversees and assists FSO with self-inspection and review of security processes to ensure compliance with relevant laws.
  • Oversees and assists FSO with coordination of closeout for all classified projects.
  • Supports other company security disciplines as needed in connection with classified/secure projects: Legal, Information Technology and Corporate Communications Skills and Qualifications.
  • Manages the Personnel Access Authorization Program to include clearance processing, site access restriction, and administrative access denial for TSG employees, vendors, and possessing and non-possessing contractors.
  • Supports associated Security Programs for TSG.
  • Develops and maintains a subject matter expert level of knowledge, provide interpretations and recommendations for the implementation of applicable Orders, Manuals, and associated directives and provide technical assistance to TSG Management.
  • Advises TSG Management and other managers on the implications of proposed management decisions with respect to personnel and take initiative in identifying personnel needs and potential problems.
  • Interprets security directives and resolves unique and complex security problems.
  • Initiates background investigations for new hires in accordance with position designation requirements established regulations and agency directives. Ensures all required information is provided and request missing information in established timelines.
  • Reviews and adjudicates preemployment checks and background investigations to determine suitability/fitness eligibility and logical/physical access authorizations.
  • Conducts personnel security interviews of applicants to resolve questions concerning derogatory information disclosed or developed as part of the preemployment check and suitability background investigation.
  • Conducts technical and quality control reviews for background investigations submitted, rejected, or discontinued or performed; Support processing activities and processes as assigned to include, but not limited reciprocity requests, initial and re-investigative requests, developing and maintaining related reports pertaining to background investigation submissions, rejections, and adjudications.
  • Responsible for the technical soundness of work to include authority to define work quality standards and issue internal instructions for work accomplishment.
  • The AFSO may perform other duties within the assigned department, provided he or she is able to perform the duties and responsibilities of the AFSO.
  • The AFSO may supervise department activities in the absence of FSO to achieve maximum security requirements and continuity of team productivity.


Education & Experience Qualifications:

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in an applicable field, combined with a minimum of 15 years of related experience.
  • Requires United States Citizenship with no dual citizenship and an active 'Q' DOE Clearance.
  • Five (5) years of  leadership experience in a related field is preferred
  • Demonstrated experience working in a classified environment including physical security, personnel security, and classified document control.
  • Must be able to demonstrate the ability to manage and oversee comprehensive Security Compliance Program via knowledge and experience .
  • Must have excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team setting.

As a federal government contractor, BWX Technologies, Inc. and any subsidiaries, affiliates and related entities (“BWXT” or the “Company”) complies with all federal, state, and local laws and customer requirements regarding COVID-19 and other health and safety protocols.  As such, all BWXT new hires will be required to adhere to applicable Company COVID-19 requirements within the workplace as a condition of employment.

Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. Position requires U.S. citizenship with (no dual citizenship) ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance which involves an extensive criminal and financial background investigation, drug test and previous employment reference verifications.

BWXT supports diversity and is committed to the concept of Equal Employment Opportunity. We have established procedures to ensure that all personnel actions such as recruitment, compensation, career development, benefits, company-sponsored training and social recreational programs are administered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or veteran status.


Nearest Major Market: Lynchburg
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia

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