Company: Oceaneering
Skills: Security
Experience: 10 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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Company Profile

Oceaneering is a global provider of engineered services and products, primarily to the offshore energy industry. We develop products and services for use throughout the lifecycle of an offshore oilfield, from drilling to decommissioning. We operate the world's premier fleet of work class ROVs. Additionally, we are a leader in offshore oilfield maintenance services, umbilicals, subsea hardware, and tooling. We also use applied technology expertise to serve the defense, entertainment, material handling, aerospace, science, and renewable energy industries.

The Advanced Technologies (ADTECH) group of Oceaneering is recognized as an industry leader in enabling humans to work safely and effectively in harsh environments ranging from the depths of the sea to the outer reaches of space. ADTECH specializes in the support of manned systems and the development and application of practical, cost-effective robotic systems in multiple industries.

ADTECH designs, builds, and operates unique underwater systems for the US Navy and provides life cycle maintenance services for Submarines and Deep Submergence Systems. ADTECH is developing the next generation space suit for NASA and provides robotic and spacecraft life support systems. ADTECH is also an award winning leader in design, build, and installation of theme park entertainment ride systems and provides intra-logistic solutions using AGV systems.

ADTECH's business areas are: Oceaneering Technologies, Marine Services Division, Oceaneering Space Systems, Oceaneering Entertainment Systems, Oceaneering AGV Systems, and ADTECH Manufacturing Group.

For more information please go to and click on Products & Services, then click on Non-Oilfield, then click on Naval and Marine Services.

Position Summary

The Lead Security Officer is responsible for all functions associated with the role of site security, including but not limited to personnel, physical, visitor control, operations, and communications security disciplines. Irregular work hours and frequent travel is required.

Duties & Responsibilities


Performs specialized security functions to ensure the company's compliance with customer regulations and contract requirements. Responsibilities of the position include but not limited to:
  • Serves as the onsite Contractor Program Security Officer (CPSO) for day-to-day security guidance on operating procedures for the company's various Special Programs and DoD Contracts.
  • Serves as the Alternate COMSEC Security Custodian for the corporation, which involves managing DIAS records, account audits, and COMSEC rekeys.
  • Responsible for the positive control of all classified accountable items, ensuring that Oceaneering is compliant with contractual security obligations identified in the contract security classification specification (DD Form 254).
  • Maintains DD Form 254 files for all classified contracts and prepares DD Form 254 for subcontractors as required.
  • May provide oversight and direct guidance to subcontractor security organizations.
  • Advises and assists with the company's Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM) in proper handling of AIS hardware and related digital media.
  • Responsible for developing, reviewing and maintaining project protection plans, OPSEC plans, Standard Operating Procedures, Emergency Action Plans, Fixed Facility Checklist, Construction Security Plans, etc.
  • Assists with obtaining and maintaining accreditation of Special Program areas: complete and submit required documentation and supporting floor plans; conduct inventories, audits and self-inspections.
  • Oversees the personnel security program to include personnel security clearances (EQIP), nomination packages, pre-screen interviews, fingerprinting and ensuring the accuracy of JPAS and DISS systems of record.
  • Assists with the Insider Threat program.
  • Maintains general security education in the following areas: foreign travel, defensive security, courier briefings and other ongoing training as needed.
  • Processes all incoming and outgoing visitor clearance/access certifications.
  • Advises Oceaneering Management on implementation of physical security measures required to safeguard personnel and prevent unauthorized access to equipment, facilities, and materials.
  • Provides secure movement of official classified or unclassified contract materials. Tracks and maintains the chain of custody on all accountable packages, parcels, and equipment being transported in support of contract requirements.
  • Coordinates with contract field locations as applicable.
  • Responds to facility alarm conditions, on call 24 hours.
  • Frequent travel may be required (up to 25%).

  • Additional duties as assigned by the Security Manager.

  • This position has supervisory responsibilities.


  • BS/BA degree in a related field (e.g. Criminal Justice/Criminal Law, Homeland Security, Business Administration) preferred. Equivalent work experience in a related career or Military Occupational Specialty may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Minimum 10 years of security officer experience required.
  • Working knowledge of Risk Management Framework (RMF) requirements. RMF Training beneficial.
  • Working knowledge and experience implementing:
    • Department of Defense (DoD) National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) and NISPOM Overprint.
    • Relevant Intelligence Community Directives (ICDs).
    • DoD 5105.21-M-1.
    • Communications Security (COMSEC) policy guidance.
    • Joint Special Access Programs Implementation Guide (JSIG).
  • Working knowledge and experience with the following DoD applications:
    • JPAS - Joint Personnel Adjudication System.
    • DISS - Defense Information Security System.
    • NISS - National Industrial Security Systems.
    • NCAISS - National Industrial Security Program Contract Classification System.
    • SWFT - Secure Web Fingerprint Transmission.
    • DIAS - Distributed INFOSEC Accounting System.
    • EQIP - Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing.
    • eMASS - Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service.
  • The ideal candidate will possess excellent oral and written communication skills and will be capable of operating independently with limited supervision.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance, Top Secret security clearance with investigation conducted within the past five years is preferred.
  • Successful completion of a CI polygraph to support contract requirements as needed.
  • Current U.S. passport.

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified candidates will receive consideration for all positions without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or other non-merit factors.

Oceaneering pushes the frontiers of deep water, space and motion entertainment environments to execute with new, leading-edge connections to solve tomorrow’s challenges, today.


As the trusted subsea connection specialist, our experience combined with the depth and breadth of our portfolio of technologies allows us to engineer solutions for the most complex subsea challenges. From routine to extreme, our integrated products, services, and innovative solutions safely de-risk operational systems, increase reliability, and enable a lower total cost of ownership.


We are connecting what’s needed with what’s next as the world’s largest ROV operator and the leading ROV provider to the oil and gas industry with over 300 systems operating worldwide. With our safety-focused and innovative approach, we responsively and decisively react to subsea challenges while providing solutions swiftly and efficiently.

Oceaneering is ranked in the Oilfield Services Top 10 in Rigzone's 2019 Ideal Employer Rankings - find out more here.