• Senior Facility Security Operations Manager

    Job Locations US-VA-Sterling
    Job ID
    Information Technology

    The IT world is evolving. New technologies. New infrastructures. New and more complex customer needs. Every day feels like a shift. There’s a sense of excitement surrounding the future, but also uncertainty. That’s where QTS comes in. We’re fearlessly leading the way by redefining what it means to be a data center provider. We support next-generation cloud and hybrid colocation solutions. We deliver a fully-integrated platform from top to bottom – one enabled by technology and world-class infrastructure. Simply put, we’re innovating to stay ahead of the curve.


    At QTS our people power us to provide expertise, technology and infrastructure for IT decision makers in complex, high-pressure environments. As one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing data center companies we help manage and protect critical data during a time of unprecedented change. The power of QTS' innovation happens when smart, creative people with a unified vision collaborate to break new ground, solve a problem, or create a solution to improve lives. 


    We are powered by our people.


    At QTS, we know where IT is going. And we’d like to invite you to join us.


    The Senior Facility Security Operations Manager is responsible for creating and implementing QTS’s industrial security program and ensuring company and customer security requirements are met. The successful candidate will interface with all levels of company and government personnel to ensure security compliance with National Industrial Security Operating Manual (NISPOM), Department of Defense (DOD) Contract Security Classification Specification (DD-254), and Intelligence Community program classification guidelines. The candidate must be an expert in conducting security self-inspections, applying risk mitigation methodologies, implementing security measures, and providing lifecycle security support to strategic programs at multiple company locations. The Senior Facility Security Operations Manager must possess the confidence to make critical security decisions concerning high-value contracts and implement security procedures that will prevent unauthorized access to company and government facilities or information.  

    RESPONSIBILITIES, other duties may be assigned

    • Create, implement, and oversee QTS’s National Industrial Security Program (NISP)
    • Ensure security compliance with National Industrial Security Operating Manual (NISPOM), Department of Defense (DoD), Contract Security Classification Specification (DD-254), Intelligence Community Directives (ICD’s), and any other strategic program classification guidelines as required
    • Develop and implement site security procedures to ensure full compliance with government classification guidelines. All procedures must prevent unauthorized access to company and government information
    • Develop procedures for the operation of Access Control systems and Intrusion Detection Systems. This includes developing intrusion response plans
    • Deliver all necessary security reporting, and prepare security programs for mandatory governmental compliance inspections
    • Conduct security self-inspections
    • Administer day-to-day Physical Security such as: personnel processing, write violation investigation reports, and administer JPAS
    • Perform DSS Security Vulnerability Assessment (SVA)
    • Manage security clearance life-cycle for employees and subcontractors supporting sensitive government programs
    • Develop and administer company security training plans
    • Consult with the QTS Federal Business on establishing new products and offerings that require NISP compliance.  Meet with customers and prospects as necessary to convey QTS compliance posture and competency
    • Manage a security operations team as scope of the business grows


    • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent professional experience
    • United States Citizenship
    • Active TS security clearance
    • Five or more years of experience as Facility Security Officer
    • Five or more years of experience working in NISPOM, DoD, and Intelligence Community security guidelines



    • Prior military experience desired but not required
    • Prior experience in standing up and implementing NISPOM compliant programs
    • Prior leadership experience



    • Experience developing and implementing security procedures
    • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interface with all levels of the organization


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