Rapid Prototyping Research Center, Volgenau School of Engineering Executive Assistant/Assistant Facility Security Officer (AFSO)
The George Mason University Rapid Prototyping Research Center (RPRC), within the Volgenau School of Engineering, seeks an organized and self-reliant Executive Assistant/Assistant Facility Security Officer. The position will be located at RPRC's headquarters in Springfield, VA. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
The Executive Assistant/AFSO's primary responsibilities are to provide c-suite level administrative support to RPRC's director and associate director, including, but not limited to, utilizing mature judgement in determining responses regarding schedules and availability; coordinating travel; and actively monitoring and defining the actions, tasks and events that need to be accomplished to ensure the smooth administrative operation of the center. The Executive Assistant will support the RPRC team, as needed, with the coordination and execution of meetings with DoD and other significant program stakeholders. Additionally, the Executive Assistant will act as office manager for RPRC, monitoring supplies, making purchases and liaising with VSE's Operations Manager regarding facility issues.
Finally, the Executive Assistant will function as the on-site Assistant Facility Security Officer (AFSO) and COMSEC Account Manager, assisting in the administration of the facility security program, including the following responsibilities: processing visit requests; maintaining foreign travel logs; tracking annual training requirements; tracking requirements for cleared new hires and employees receiving clearances; participate in self-inspections and annual assessments; assisting with reporting requirements to the U.S. Government; and utilizing DoD database systems.
United States citizen with a current U.S. SECRET security clearance;
Minimum of five (5) years' experience providing professional administrative/security support in a dynamic, high-tempo office environment;
Expertise in administering a classified program;
Proven commitment to accuracy and thoroughness;
Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and safeguard sensitive information;
Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
Proficiency in MS Office;
Strong ability to multi-task and be agile in a highly dynamic environment;
Ability to comply with DoD industrial security policies and procedures in accordance with National Industrial Security Program Operational Manual (NISPOM).
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience;
United States citizen with U.S. TS/SCI security clearance;
Previous DoD or related civilian experience as a Security Support Specialist / Assistant FSO or Information System Security Assistant;
Previous experience as a COMSEC Custodian.
Location: Springfield, VA
About the Rapid Prototyping Research Center (RPRC):
The Rapid Prototyping Research Center (RPRC) within the Volgenau School of Engineering (VSE) focuses on providing its Department of Defense sponsors a unique perspective on rapid prototyping that aligns with Section 804 in the FY17 National Defense Authorization Act. Specifically, rather than developing a new system to satisfy intractable problems on the battlefield, the RPRC integrates new technology into existing infrastructure. This unique approach reduces acquisition costs since the sustainment tail is in place. It also reduces the time to field intractable solutions to the battlefield from 10-14 to 1-3 years and provides assurance that the prototype involved is integrated with the latest technology, not dated technology due to lengthy acquisition delivery timelines.
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The Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University is a fast-growing force for innovation in research and education, with approximately 250 full-time faculty. The school boasts more than 8,170 students in 37 undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degree programs, including several first-in-the-nation offerings. Volgenau School researchers earned more than $90 million in awards over the last 12 months. Located in the heart of Northern Virginia's technology corridor, Mason Engineering stands out for its excellence in emerging areas including big data, cybersecurity, healthcare technology, robotics and autonomous systems, signals and communications, and sustainable infrastructure.
George Mason University is the largest public research university in Virginia, classified at the R1 highest research activity level, with an enrollment of over 38,000 students studying in over 200 degree programs. Mason is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields. Mason is located in the city of Fairfax in Northern Virginia at the doorstep of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, with unmatched geographical access to a number of federal agencies and national laboratories. Northern Virginia is also home to one of the largest concentrations of high-tech firms in the nation, providing excellent opportunities for interaction with industry. Fairfax is consistently rated as being among the best places to live in the country, and has an outstanding local public school system.
In conjunction with Amazon's decision to establish a second headquarters in Northern Virginia, the Commonwealth of Virginia announced a multi-year plan to invest in the growth of degree programs in computing, and George Mason University has committed to accelerate its plans to grow its capacity in computing and high-tech fields. Among the exciting initiatives being undertaken by the university are the launch of the Institute for Digital InnovAtion, a university think tank and incubator to serve the digital economy, and the expansion of its Arlington Campus with a planned 400,000 square foot Digital InnovAtion Building. These initiatives reflect hundreds of millions of dollars in new investment by Mason that will rapidly elevate Mason's already leading national position in computing and related areas.
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