Operations Manager

Date: Mar 31, 2024

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory

The Security Services Department’s overall mission is to identify and counter security threats to the MIT Lincoln Laboratory’s mission of development of game-changing technology in support of National Security, including guarding against compromise by foreign intelligence agencies and insider threats. To accomplish this mission, this department formulates and implements policies, plans, and actions designed to protect facilities against threats of vandalism, accidental destruction, and sabotage; and safeguards personnel, classified and unclassified information systems, personal identifiable information, property, and other assets from exploitation and recruitment by foreign intelligence agencies.


We foster a diverse and inclusive culture where security professionals from a wide range of backgrounds are empowered to solve complex security problems in close collaboration with Laboratory research teams and Government counterparts. Our people are our most important resource, and we encourage a casual and flexible opportunity-filled working environment that is technology-focused. Where mission needs can be met, the Security Services Department encourages flexible schedules and hybrid remote work arrangements.

Who are we?

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) whose mission is research in support of National Security.
* Mission - The Security Services Department’s (SSD) overall mission is to identify and counter security threats to the MIT Lincoln Laboratory’s mission of development of game-changing technology in support of national security, including guarding against compromise by foreign intelligence agencies and insider threats.
* Culture – We foster an inclusive, opportunity-filled environment of empowered team members from diverse backgrounds.

What will you do?

Join a team of security professionals that are driven to solve complex security problems in collaboration with Laboratory research teams and Government counterparts across the following industrial security areas:
* Leadership & Management: Directly manages leaders of teams supporting special security operations across all security disciplines; manages interview and selection process, performance appraisal, career advancement and performance management processes for subordinate teams.
* Audit & Compliance: Leads portfolio self-inspection and government inspection programs and associated corrective action plan execution.
* Business Process Improvement: Defines and tracks key performance indicators across portfolio, implementing process improvements and efficiencies to drive organizational success. 
* Advice and Counsel: Liaises with key internal and external stakeholders with respect to efficient and secure Laboratory operations. 
* Resource Management: Develops and implements plans to ensure strategic special security resources are available to meet Laboratory program demands.

How will you grow?

You will find significant opportunities to do meaningful work in an environment intentionally designed to be one where you will learn, thrive and belong.
* Leadership: Room to advance on your team or to lead cross-functional projects.
* Growth Opportunities: Potential for lateral and vertical movement.
* Education/Training: Management training, mentorship, in-house and external courses.
* Exposure: Engagement with sponsors, stakeholders, Laboratory leadership and other Departments and Divisions.
* Community: Participation is encouraged for Laboratory social events, Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), clubs and study groups, volunteering and community service projects.

What you need/Requirements:

To work with MITLL, all employees must meet certain basic requirements.
* Leadership skills: 5 years of experience leading teams and complex projects.
* Regulatory compliance experience: The ability to read, understand and apply government regulation, policies and procedure (DoD SAP/SCI Community and Intelligence Community directives and manuals, NISPOM 32 CFR Part 117, applicable ICDs, etc.).
* The ability to obtain and maintain a Top-Secret clearance with SCI eligibility.
* Must be a U.S. Citizen.
* Successfully pass a background check and consent to undergoing a government polygraph examination.

Ideally, you will have:

The Laboratory values experiences from diverse backgrounds and occupations. The most successful candidates will have the following skills and qualifications.
* Security management experience: 3 years of experience as assigned Program Security Officer (PSO), Contractor Program Security Officer (CPSO), Special Security Officer (SSO), Top Secret Control Officer (TSCO) and/or COMSEC Responsible Officer (CRO). 
* Valued competencies: Interpersonal, organizational, written and verbal communication skills; project management experience.
* Computer skills: Familiarity with security management software, such as SIMS and government databases such as DISS (Defense Information Security System). Knowledge of business software: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Office, etc.
* Flexibility: Comfortable responding to off-hours emergencies and local/overnight travel as needed (infrequent, but a possibility).

For Benefits Information, click http://hrweb.mit.edu/benefits

 Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance.

 To safeguard our health and well-being, MIT Lincoln Laboratory requires COVID-19 vaccination for all employees.  Individuals may request exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reason.

 MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.



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