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Program Security Manager

Draper Labs
United States, Massachusetts, Cambridge
555 Technology Square (Show on map)
April 09, 2024

Program Security Manager
Job Location

US-MA-Cambridge


Requisition ID
2022-6695



Overview

Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 2,000+ employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit www.draper.com.

Our work is very important to us, but so is our life outside of work. Draper supports many programs to improve work-life balance including workplace flexibility, employee clubs ranging from photography to yoga, health and finance workshops, off site social events and discounts to local museums and cultural activities. If this specific job opportunity and the chance to work at a nationally renowned R&D innovation company appeals to you, apply now www.draper.com/careers.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Draper is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. We understand the value of diversity and its impact on a high-performance culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.

Draper is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please contact hr@draper.com.



Responsibilities

The Program Security Manager will be the single point of contact for all program security activities within a designated program office or customer business unit, while providing support to strategic initiatives across the Security Department. Initiate and mature security, business development and program management working relationships across Programs and Engineering that will lead to fulfillment of current and future business objectives. Ensure that security is a key element in business decisions made by the program office. Integrate security in the strategic objective in concert with establishing security as an integral part of the Program Management Team from initiation of business capture strategies, the proposal phase, through program execution.

Essential Functions

    Act as the single point of contact for all program office security activities. Initiate and mature security, business development and program management working relationships for National Industrial Security Program (NISP) activities across Programs and Engineering that will lead to fulfillment of current and future business objectives.
  • Ensure that security is a key element in all program office business decisions. A thorough understanding of the NISPOM and other industrial security standards is required, as is prior working experience supporting the general physical, information and classification management systems associated with DOD environments.
  • Integrate security in the strategic objective in concert with establishing security as an integral part of the Program Management Team from initiation of business capture strategies, the proposal phase, through program execution.
  • Duties include: coordination with the program office's Program Protection Team, liaison with a diverse customer and supplier base, senior leadership, program management, and business development; interpretation of contractual requirements and interpretation of government and corporate policies to ensure compliance and resolve areas of conflict. Direct studies as well as overseeing the implementation of federal security regulations that apply to classified programs.
  • Coordinate with government agencies to obtain rulings, interpretations and acceptable deviations for compliance with regulations.
  • Direct the preparation of manuals outlining regulations, the establishment of procedures for handling, storing a record keeping of program office activities.
  • Administer program Security Classification Guides (SCG), including development of SCG training for employee awareness
  • Conduct detailed review of contractual documentation (e.g. Prime/Subcontract DD-254, CDRLs, SCG, etc.) and implement processes, procedures, and plans to ensure compliance
  • Develop and manage comprehensive, security focused training tools
  • Organize secure area policies and administration across all program office areas


Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Strategic thinker; visionary in applying government guidelines
  • Business development skills combined with broad business, project and contract management experience, including review, preparation, and generation of contract security documentation (e.g. DD-254s, etc.)
  • Must be well versed in program management to lead Draper in right direction and be able to tailor the security program to support the business needs
  • Needs to be able to create the security infrastructure for multi-million dollar business
  • Individual must have Top Secret Clearance

Preferred Qualifications

3-5 years of experience with Government sponsor and/or defense contractor.



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