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Facility Security Officer

University of Missouri - Kansas City
Job Location:
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Hiring Department

Research Services

Job Description

The University of Missouri is pleased to announce opening for a Facility Security Officer (FSO) position.

This position will work at the University of Missouri - Kansas City (UMKC) supporting the UMKC Facility Security Clearance.

You will be an Industrial Security Subject Matter Expert (SME) and act as a Facility Security Officer (FSO). As members of the broader University of Missouri System Research Security and Compliance program, the role will be responsible for developing and overseeing UMKC's industrial security program and will ensure that government programs follow relevant regulations, policies, and procedures.

This position must be able to work onsite due to physical security requirements.

  • Develops, implements, monitors, and continuously improves the industrial security program, ensuring that procedures align with university rules and policies regarding ethical behavior, civil liberties, safety, security, use of university property, etc.
  • Participates as an integral member of the corporate-wide Insider Threat Program
  • Ensures accountability for classified documents and media, personnel security clearances, and visitor control procedures/requests
  • Oversees, monitors, and improves the security awareness training and education program to cultivate a culture of compliance
  • Oversees Internal Security Controls through performance of compliance assessment reviews and self-inspections to ensure compliance with government regulations and university rules
  • Leads, prepares for, and manages the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) annual Security Vulnerability Assessments
  • Supports new business proposals and opportunities
  • Establishes and maintains partnerships and relationships with internal and external customers, stakeholders, and peers, building trusted relationships both inside and outside the university
  • Assists the Research Security and Compliance staff by
    communicating, collaborating, and coordinating university activities
  • Other duties as assigned

Full time, Monday-Friday, 8 am - 5 pm or comparable. As a results-orientated organization, we support flexible schedules. Expect occasional travel for continuing education, conference attendance, and offsite briefings.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 6 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary

Preferred Qualifications
  • Current Top Secret/SCI Clearance
  • Knowledge and Experience with ICD 705, NISPOM Rule 32 CFR 117, and SAPs 
  • Knowledge and experience managing all levels of classified programs 
  • Experience with managing SCIF and other Secure Areas 
  • Working knowledge of RMF and DFARS. 
  • Professional certification (e.g., SFPC, ISP, CPP, etc.) 
  • Completed all Facility Security Officer (FSO) course requirements from the Defense Counterintelligence Security Agency (DCSA)
  • Basic knowledge of how the role intersects with export control regulations and general research security related to universities
Anticipated Hiring Range

Salary Range: $65,776 - $100K per year

Grade: GGS-012

University Title: Administrative Consultant II

Internal applicants can determine their University title by accessing the Talent Profile tile in myHR.

Application Materials

Cover letter detailing interest, experience and which institution the candidate is able to support. Resume or CV.

Community Information

Kansas City offers the best of both worlds-a vibrant, urban community with Midwestern appeal. The city's rich history and its modern-day, innovative thinking come together to create an eclectic group of neighborhoods that offer a little something for everyone. From thriving arts districts, an energetic downtown nightlife, casual to upscale shopping and champion sports teams, you will have no problem making yourself at home. Of course, one of Kansas City's biggest claims to fame is its food, especially its world-famous barbecue. Foodies will delight in the culinary scene found throughout the city. Ranging from award-winning chefs to cozy pizza joints, Kansas City definitely is not lacking any flavor.  

UMKC's campuses are conveniently nestled in the middle of all the action. Volker Campus is just minutes from the legendary Country Club Plaza, perfect for shopping or restaurants for lunch or after-work happy hours. Surrounded by hip neighborhoods and eateries, the Health Sciences Campus is located downtown near University Health Truman Medical Center and Children's Mercy Hospital.  

UMKC is proud to be "Kansas City's university," and the campus and its people celebrate all the characteristics of the surrounding community. To learn more about life in Kansas City and find more resources, visit 

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. As part of your total compensation, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, short- and long-term disability, paid parental leave, paid caregiver leave, and educational fee discounts for all four UM System campuses.  For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person's success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement.  This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research, and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit or call Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Office of Equity & Title IX at 816-235-6910.

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