Special Programs Team Lead

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Date: Jul 11, 2018

Location: MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Security Services

The Security Services Department's overall mission is to ensure a safe and secure environment and protect MIT Lincoln Laboratory at all facilities in which staff members perform their mission of research and development. 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.


Special Programs Team Lead

Creates, maintains and leverages working relationships with internal and external customers, peers and senior Laboratory management.  Assigns and oversees day-to-day work assignments and schedules.  Develops, tracks and monitors security initiatives and process improvements.  Develops plans and strategies as well as performance measures to meet Security Services Department and Laboratory goals.  Responsible for maintaining a high level of operational security and a continuous inspection readiness posture for all programs and facilities under his/her cognizance.  Must have demonstrated knowledge and experience with all security disciplines as they apply to the National Industrial Security Program. 


In addition, must have a detailed understanding of the technical aspects of the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) as well as applicable Intelligence Community Directives (ICDs), DoD Manuals, Guides and Instructions, and related government regulations. Provides security leadership, management and oversight within their own facilities and all remote operating facilities under their span of control, develops and implements security policy and direction consistent with the Laboratory, DOD, and other Government regulations. Coordinates with government agencies to obtain rulings, interpretations, and acceptable deviations for compliance with regulations. Manages Operations Security (OPSEC) and Program Protection (P2) for the facilities and interacts with government agencies on all classified matters pertaining to their areas of responsibility.


Candidate must also possess strong organizational skills and the ability to work and establish priorities under pressure in a self-directed, multi-tasking, fast-paced work environment. 


  • Bachelor's degree in Security Management, Criminal Justice, or Business required, (Master's degree preferred).
  • A minimum of years' of related experience in industrial security to include compartmented and Special Access Programs required.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ supervisory experience required.
  • The successful candidate will be subject to pre-employment investigation and must meet all eligibility requirements for access to classified information including compartmented programs.
  • Expert knowledge of business software: Excel, Access, MS Word, PowerPoint, Project, are required
  • A Current Special Program Security Certification from the Defense Security Service, or ability to obtain certification within 2 years.
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a governement (DoD) clearance is required.

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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