Applied Minds

  • Director of Security

    Job Location US-CA-Burbank
  • Overview

    The Director of Security will be responsible for being the subject matter expert on all things related to Security and will be responsible for maintaining strong relationships with Federal counterparts as it relates to our contractual requirements. The ideal candidate for this role will be able to understand the culture of Applied Minds and be able to resolve security issues to ensure compliance, as well as, be able to build trust with both employees, vendors, and clients and understand how to navigate through anomaly’s in our environment. Collaboration, communication and the ability to build strong relationships is essential in being successful.


    • Conducts required self-inspections of security programs and meets with DSS Industrial Security Specialist annually or as requested to review facility and personnel security requirements as required by the NISPOM (National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual).​
    • Monitors compliance with corporate security policies and Government contractual requirements.
    • Maintains contacts and relationships with government sponsors and other related organizations.
    • Prepares and conducts security awareness training and education programs for cleared employees.  Conducts initial and refresher briefings and de-briefings as required.​
    • Maintains security documentation and personnel security files in accordance with DSS and NISPOM requirements
    • Perform various JPAS administrative duties to include interpretation of person summaries for eligibility and access, run periodic review reports, in-and out- process employees, submit RRU’s.​ 
    • Prepare and submit VAR’s (Visit Authorization Requests) for site access and submit to appropriate government entities as required.​ Maintain access and visitor control log(s) required by our contracts.
    • Manage employee security clearances and related processes
    • Serve as liaison with external alarm monitoring provider and other private security providers to ensure security of controlled areas; respond to after hour’s calls regarding emergencies and alarms as required.​ 
    • Responsible for storage, maintenance and accountability of classified material.​  ​ 
    • Submit and coordinate Foreign Travel Requests to appropriate agencies.​ 
    • Coordinate and collaborate with other company operations and project managers on issues and policies related to information protection and general security.


    • Candidate must have an active TS clearance - active SCI clearance preferred or at least a willingness and ability to qualify for SCI (e.g. submit to a polygraph every 5 years) as a condition of employment.
    • CSSO certification preferred but not required.
    • Thorough understanding of requirements and regulations related to classified government materials and general operational/industrial security issues (e.g. NISPOM, other DoD regulations, etc.)
    • Strong proficiency in JPAS.
    • Proven ability to conduct self-inspections of company security programs.​  Track record of passing DoD facility security compliance audits.
    • Active DoD membership and participation in security related professional organizations​preferred.
    • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate requirements and influence behaviors.
    • Excellent organizational skills including the ability to maintain and organize data and files.
    • Strong attention to detail and follow up skills.​  Ability to work as part of a team with other company organizations.
    • Proficient with computer based tools including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.​


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