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Health

Competitive medical, dental and vision packages

Rest & Relaxation

Competitive paid time off and paid holidays

Retirement

We invest in your future with 401K matching

Extras

Competitive paid time off and paid holidays

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Career Opportunities

Director of Security

Title: Director of Security
Company: University of Arizona Applied Research Corporation (UA-ARC)
Location: Tucson, AZ

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BeachFleischman’s client, the University of Arizona Applied Research Corporation (UA-ARC), seeks a Director of Security (DoS). This position will coordinate and monitor sensitive aspects of government agencies’ industrial security programs, ensuring compliance with government and corporation security policies and procedures. The position requires independent judgment and discretion, as well as the identification, analysis and resolution of security-related matters and will provide support for all security functions in accordance with the NISPOM, ICD’s, NIST and other applicable government security directives associated with security programs. Additionally, the DoS will serve as the Facility Security Officer (FSO) for UA-ARC. Provide support for a program organization, system, or enclaves information assurance program; provide support for proposing, coordinating, implementing, and enforcing information systems security policies, standards, and methodologies; maintain operational security posture for an information system or program to ensure information systems security policies, standards, and procedures are established and followed; assist with the management of security aspects of the information system and perform day-to-day security operations of the system; evaluate security solutions to ensure they meet security requirements for processing classified information; perform vulnerability/risk assessment analysis to support certification and accreditation; prepare and review documentation to include Systems Security Plans, Risk Assessment Reports, Certification and Accreditation packages, and System Requirements Traceability Matrices; support security authorization activities in compliance with NSA/CSS Information System Certification and Accreditation Process (NISCAP) and DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP).

The Director of Security will report a senior executive staff member and serves as the Senior Intelligence Officer overseeing and managing day-to-day Intelligence Operations and supported programs within the Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF).

The University of Arizona Applied Research Corporation (UA-ARC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit affiliated organization of the University of Arizona (UArizona) established to leverage the institution’s longstanding strengths as Arizona’s public land-grant university. UA-ARC will extend UArizona’s focus on teaching and learning, research and discovery, and outreach and engagement in service to the state of Arizona, the nation, and the world community. UA-ARC operates to identify and coordinate defense and security research opportunities and to facilitate UArizona faculty and research teams to obtain new sources of funding through interdisciplinary collaborations and public and private partnerships. UA-ARC serves as UArizona’s front door to the external defense and security community.

The Mission of UA-ARC is to deliver superior technical, analytic, and innovative products, services, and solutions to national security challenges from government and industry, extending the brand and impact of the University of Arizona.

The Vision of the UA-ARC is be recognized as a responsive, effective, and innovative solutions provider and trusted partner that leverages the University of Arizona Research Enterprise.

This position will support the UA-ARC and the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. The UA-ARC will provide outstanding benefits that include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; PTO, holidays and 401(k) retirement plan

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Serve as the Senior Intelligence Officer (SIO) and/or supervise the Special Security Officer (SSO) and oversee the accreditation process and operation of one or more Sensitive Compartment Information Facilities.
  • Administer the required components of the industrial security programs and support Collateral, SCI and Special Access Programs in compliance with the NISPOM, JAFAN’s, ICD’s and other applicable government security directives associated with Collateral and SCI security programs
  • Serve as or supervise the Facility Security Officer (FSO) Develop, implement, and monitor UA-ARC security policies and procedures; ensure compliance with all aspects of the security
  • Manage the installation and operation of all information systems and program enhancements
  • Manage the Access Control System Accreditation and reaccreditation of classified Information Systems to include user access, auditing, configuration management, documentation, and training in accordance with DOD, IC policies and regulations
  • Ensure communications security (COMSEC) requirements and procedures are implemented and followed
  • Administer the Chief Information System Security Officer (CISSO) duties
  • Administer Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) activity including processing clearances and visit requests
  • Maintain all records in compliance with our security manual and COMSEC procedures
  • Primary contact for Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency reviews, correspondence, and directed actions
  • Engage and coordinate with US Government, Industry, Contract or Academia security professionals as required
  • Provide guidance and instructions to all employees to ensure any event, circumstance, or act that could be considered a breach of security is reported immediately
  • Implement and maintain information systems security policies and procedures
  • Monitor and correct information systems security vulnerabilities and threats
  • Conduct security trainings, briefings, and debriefings
  • Assure proper marking, safeguarding, and transmission of all classified and COMSEC materials
  • Maintain a working relationship with all contract security offices to ensure proper paperwork and clearances are maintained
  • Develop strategies to handle information systems security incidents
  • Be involved in information security investigations and recommended courses of action
  • Ensure information systems policies, procedures and protocols are being executed
  • Provide IT leadership, training and guidance to staff members
  • Implement education programs on user awareness and information systems security compliance
  • Develop, Maintain, and Audit UA-ARC’s CUI information systems
  • Engage Academic FSOs for intelligence sharing and best practices
  • Connect organizational requirements with security goals
  • Develop, Maintain, and Manage UA-ARC’s Export Control Program
  • Prepare technical reports for executive management
  • Prepare financial forecasts and budgets for information systems security operations
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Demonstrated Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) oversight experience
  • Working FSO experience desired
  • Possess experience in the U.S. Government, DoD, Intelligence, and Industrial Security management
  • Adept in the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS), Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing (e-QIP), and Industrial Security Facilities Database (ISFD)
  • Working CISSO knowledge Experience with eFCL and DISS Information Systems Security Officer experience desired, Active Security+ or CISSP certification highly desired
  • Prepare and review documentation to include System Security Plans (SSPs), Risk Management Framework (RMF), System Security Program (SSP) packages
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality and responsibility regarding information related to Enterprise Partners, its subsidiaries and University of Arizona business and confidential prospect information
  • Strong and collegial interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively in person, in writing, and by telephone
  • Ability to represent the corporation well
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Problem solver who can take initiative and set priorities while being flexible
  • Attention to detail and thoroughness in completing assigned duties
  • Highly organized and able to handle multiple projects

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and eight years of experience that can be a combination of related experience in industrial security and the U.S. military.
  • In-depth knowledge of the National Industrial Security Program (NISP) and experience interacting with DCSA.
  • Experience with operating and maintaining multiple Department of Defense Information Systems.
  • Working knowledge and demonstrated success working with the federal acquisition regulatory environment (e.g., FAR, DFARS, CAS, etc.).
  • Working knowledge and demonstrated experience with National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) compliance.
  • Working knowledge and demonstrated experience as a Facility Security Officer.
  • Knowledge of the DOD NIST system security standards.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage numerous complex and time-critical activities simultaneously, including technical/data processing support activities.
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Demonstrated management skills.
  • Ability to work independently under established deadlines and in a collaborative team.

Ability to travel as required to partner/collaborator institutions, relevant security conferences, etc.; and U.S. Citizenship is required and must have the ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government Top-Secret Security clearance (active TS security clearance is preferred).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in related field preferred and 5+ years information technology security experience.
  • Current Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) clearance or willingness and ability to be successfully adjudicated for TS/SCI.
  • Served as Facility Security Officer (FSO) or Alternate FSO Experience working in a non-profit, 501.c.3 corporate structure.
  • Experience working in a university affiliated applied research environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to diverse team within congruent or matrixed organizational frameworks.
  • Demonstrated success in organizational security compliance with federal regulatory frameworks.
  • Familiarity with International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Control compliance.

University of Arizona Applied Research Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This company does not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits: 401(k) Dental insurance Health insurance Life insurance Paid time off Vision insurance

Schedule: Monday to Friday

Work Location: One location

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Director, Intelligence Programs

Title: Director of Security

Company: University of Arizona Applied Research Corporation (UA-ARC)

Location: Tucson, AZ

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BeachFleischman’s client, the University of Arizona Applied Research Corporation (UA-ARC), seeks a Director of Intelligence Programs, who will be responsible for identifying, capturing, and winning Department of Defense (DOD) and/or Intelligence Community (IC) research projects to support the research and development capabilities at the University of Arizona.

The Director of Intelligence Programs will support the business development and implementation of business plans to increase existing business and support the capture of new opportunities emerging from DOD, IC, national defense and security industry, and other sources of potential revenue. Duties and responsibilities include independent coordination of business development activities to proactively canvas the DOD and IC landscape to identify viable research and development opportunities in support of the Vision and Mission of the UA-ARC. Key responsibilities include working with UA-ARC leadership in establishing business development priorities, recommending appropriate strategies to achieve business development objectives, developing appropriate initiatives for successfully winning national defense and security research opportunities on behalf of the University of Arizona research enterprise.

UA-ARC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit affiliated organization of the University of Arizona (UArizona) established to leverage UArizona’s longstanding strengths as Arizona’s public land-grant university. UA-ARC will extend UArizona’s focus on teaching and learning, research and discovery, and outreach and engagement in service to the state of Arizona, the nation, and the world community. UA-ARC operates to identify and coordinate defense and security research opportunities and to facilitate UArizona faculty and research teams to obtain new sources of funding through interdisciplinary collaborations and public and private partnerships. UA-ARC serves the UArizona’s portal to the national defense and security community.

The Mission of UA-ARC is to deliver superior technical, analytic, and innovative products, services, and solutions to national security challenges from government and industry, extending the brand and impact of the UArizona.

The Vision of the UA-ARC is be recognized as a responsive, effective, and innovative solutions provider and trusted partner that leverages the UArizona Research Enterprise.

The UA-ARC will provide benefits that include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid time off, holidays and a 401(k) retirement plan.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Create (and ultimately win) R&D opportunities for the UArizona research enterprise that will serve DOD and IC customer needs, facilitate in-depth discussions and partnerships with suitable partners and proposal team members. 
  • Cultivate, maintain, and support strategic relationships with relevant program managers at DOD and IC agencies; and academic and industry organizations that strengthens UA-ARC offerings to national defense and security customers. 
  • Coordinate interaction with DOD and IC on behalf of UA-ARC and the UArizona research enterprise. 
  • Organize business development programs and activities in accordance with the mission and goals of UA-ARC. 
  • Support and direct program development needs of UA-ARC Corporate Leadership. 
  • Assist in coordination of business development opportunities with the Department of Defense, an Industry Partner or a UArizona Business Office or Program Manager. 
  • Assist in the planning and development of scope, deliverables, required resources, work plan, budget, and timing for new or existing funding opportunities. 
  • Assist in the implementation of a program compliance matrix as directed by the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) based on program efforts and the acquisition and development process for emerging technologies that are aligned with the objectives and goals of UArizona. 
  • Manage assigned programs in the Business Acquisition Cycle as defined by UA-ARC Corporate Leadership (e.g., prospecting, capture, marketing plans, collaboration plans, strategy plans, White Papers). 
  • Interface with industry partners and UArizona faculty and staff on the management of programs and initiatives. 
  • Support the development of proposals in response to Requests for Information (RFI) and Requests for Proposal (RFPs) as required. 
  • Write or assist with the writing of program-funding proposals to guarantee stated contract or grant deliverables as required. 
  • Conduct performance analysis, capture / proposal team reviews and win strategy development as requested by UA-ARC leadership. 
  • Provide status reports as required by the customer and UA-ARC Leadership. 
  • Perform other duties assigned.

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Holds a DOD TOP SECRET clearance. 
  • Bachelor of Science degree and a minimum of 15 years of national defense and security experience in the DOD and/or IC. 
  • More than 4 years direct experience leading industry business development, capture, proposal development, teaming development and program management for multi-contract vehicle defense and intelligence opportunities with values totaling greater than $100MIL. 
  • More than 2 years direct Planning, Programming, Budgeting & Execution (PPBE) experience and past performance as a Program Element Monitor (PEM) for programs with FYDP values exceeding $100MIL. 
  • More than 2 years direct experience and past performance as Department of Defense Intelligence portfolio manager for Intelligence Community (IC) programs with FYDP values exceeding $100MIL. 
  • Direct experience and past performance authoring, analyzing, and executing ODNI and OUSD(I) FYDP programmatic guidance through the Consolidated Intelligence Guidance (CIG). 
  • More than 20 years direct experience and past performance conducting tactical, operational, and strategic intelligence activities with Joint Service and IC entities. 
  • Direct experience and past performance designing, planning, directing, and executing Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) operations supporting Multi-Service, IC, NATO, and Coalition/Partner Nation activities. 
  • Direct experience and past performance leading the production of tailored scientific and technical intelligence analysis and assessments on adversarial countries aeronautical, space, and cyber activities/operations supporting major defense acquisitions/programs. 
  • Ability to understand latest R&D discovery and techniques in multiple disciplines and connect pioneer solutions to customer challenges. 
  • Capable of understanding academic research strength areas and priorities and identifying alignments with IC customer requirements. 
  • Ability to work effectively with academic technical staff members from all disciplines in concept formulation and marketing, balance multiple tasks, and coordinate with academic business offices on proposal preparation and submissions. 
  • Ability to communicate with senior executive leadership and conducts briefings and willingness to travel frequently to engage DOD and IC customers.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Holds a DOD TOP SECRET/SCI clearance. 
  • Master of Science degree in Strategic Intelligence or master’s degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) and a minimum of 25 years of national defense and security experience in DOD and/or IC. 
  • Prior DoD and/or IC working experience with an emphasis on developing and managing new R&D programs. 
  • Prior experience in business development, marketing new technology concepts and overseeing proposal efforts. 
  • Proven track record in DOD and IC business development. 
  • Project Management Professional Certification (PMP). 
  • Demonstrated ability to lead diverse team within congruent or matrixed organizational frameworks. 
  • Experience with Program Management with Military DoD contracting. 
  • Familiarity with International Traffic in Arms Regulations and Export Control Compliance. 
  • Familiarity writing Technical Assistance Agreements (TAA) and /or provide technical information for a TAA. 
  • Knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), contract and sub-contract management, and compliance with National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) regulations. 
  • Knowledge of the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). 
  • Experience with Department of Defense Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution process, DoD Acquisition Category ID major system procurement, DoD Developmental Test and Evaluation processes and procedures, DoD Operational Test and Evaluation, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification, Air Force Sole Source Acquisition programs.

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:  401(k), Dental insurance, Health insurance, Life insurance, Paid time off, Vision insurance

Schedule: Monday to Friday

Work Location: One location

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