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Business Unit Collins Aerospace Req ID 01416237 Date posted 12/08/2020 City Cedar Rapids State/Province Iowa Country/Region United States

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United States of America


HIA32: Cedar Rapids, IA 400 Collins Rd NE , Cedar Rapids, IA, 52498-0505 USA

This position is responsible for coordinating, interpreting, implementing and enforcing  Security policies and procedures in accordance with the Department of Defense (DoD) and other government agency directives. 

We are seeking a Contractor Program Security Officer (CPSO) having a minimum of three years industrial security experience.  This position will be responsible for helping to maintain the facility’s industrial security program and serve as the primary point of contact in reviewing and implementing client-specific security procedures for Special Access Programs.  

Security functions to be performed will include, but are not limited to:

  • processing personnel security clearances / PARs

  • reviewing  and preparing DD254s

  • conducting security education, awareness and training

  • preparing for security compliance reviews/audits (internal and external)

  • maintaining accountability and control of classified documents, COMSEC material and equipment

  • administering security briefings and debriefings

  • conduct administrative inquiries and investigations

  • preparing visit requests (VRs)

  • collecting data for metrics and analysis


Successful candidate must have a comprehensive knowledge of the National Industrial Security Program (NISP), TS/SCI and Special Access Programs.  A Bachelor's degree in appropriate discipline or, in the absence of a degree, six years of related experience.  

  • Completion of DSS Facility Security Officer coursework

  • Working knowledge of DoD Manual 5205.07 Vol 1-4

  • Knowledge and understanding of SCIF/ SAPF construction standards requirements required

  • Must be a team player and able to prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Must have demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and professionally with a broad range of personnel  

  • Working knowledge of SIMS, eQIP, DIAS, JPAS and C-CURE

  • Must be willing to travel domestically – Minimum travel (10-20%), generally supporting other company facilities or attending Industry Days  

  • Must Be a U.S. Citizen

  • An active Top Secret clearance with current SSBI is required

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of relevant experience OR

  • In absence of a degree, 7 years of relevant experience is required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Completion of DSS NISPOM Chapter 8 Course and RMF coursework desired

Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies company, is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

Do you want to be a part of something bigger? A team whose impact stretches across the world, and even beyond? At Collins Aerospace, our Mission Systems team helps civilian, military and government customers complete their most complex missions — whatever and wherever they may be. Our customers depend on us for intelligent and secure communications, missionized systems for specialized aircraft and spacecraft and collaborative space solutions. By joining our team, you’ll have your own critical part to play in ensuring our customer succeeds today while anticipating their needs for tomorrow. Are you up for the challenge? Join our mission today.

Diversity drives innovation; inclusion drives success. We believe a multitude of approaches and ideas enable us to deliver the best results for our workforce, workplace, and customers. We are committed to fostering a culture where all employees can share their passions and ideas so we can tackle the toughest challenges in our industry and pave new paths to limitless possibility.


Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees
  • Generous 401(k) plan that includes employer matching funds and separate employer retirement contribution, including a Lifetime Income Strategy option
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Life insurance and disability coverage
  • Optional coverages you can buy: Pet Insurance, Home and Auto, additional life insurance, accident insurance, critical illness insurance, group legal
  • Ovia Health, fertility and family planning
  • Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 5 free counseling sessions
  • Redbrick - Incentives for a Healthy You
  • Autism Benefit
  • Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Best Doctors, second opinion program
  •  And more! 

Nothing matters more to Collins Aerospace than our strong ethical and safety commitments. As such, all U.S. positions require a background check, which may include a drug screen.


  • Background check and drug screen required (every external new hire in the U.S.)
  • Drug Screen only performed on re-hires who have been gone for more than 1 year

Raytheon Technologies 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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