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Director I, Research Security Officer

Apply now Department: 3670050050 University Research Compliance
Job no: 517519
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Regular)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Executive / Director / Management, Research / Scientific / Grants, Health & Safety
Pay Grade: 12B

About This Role:

As a Research Security Officer/Facility Security Officer at Kansas State University, you will be responsible for implementing NSPM-33 guidance to safeguard our research initiatives. This role requires a bachelor’s degree and 5-10 years of relevant experience, with a preference for advanced degrees and extensive security program experience. Key qualifications include strong interpersonal skills, the ability to manage competing demands, and the capacity to work independently. Applicants must be able to obtain a high-level security clearance and meet other security requirements.

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

Worksite Options:

This position is required to be performed on-site. Work is performed on employer premises or designated assignment location.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Five to 10 years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in relevant field
  • 10 years of experience in Industrial Security Program or equivalent government or military experience
  • Demonstrated success as an Assistant Facility Security Officer (AFSO) or equivalent position
  • Excellent customer service skills and strong interpersonal skills
  • Able to juggle competing demands and prioritize work with a sense of urgency in a dynamic environment
  • Able to work independently

Other Requirements:

  • Able to obtain a DOD/FBI Top Secret level security clearance with SCI eligibility
  • Willing to take occasional polygraph
  • Able to pass, or recently passed, Facility Security Officer Program Management course for Possessing Facilities
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Three professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:


Immediately and continues until position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:

$93,165 or commensurate with experience

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.


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