Security Manager

Chicago, IL, USA
Job Type
Full Time

About the Role 

Summary: As a Security Manager for Laconic, you will be responsible for managing various aspects of security, including industrial, personnel, physical, information security, and security program management. You must have in-depth knowledge of these areas and be willing to travel internationally to achieve business objectives. 

This position is based in Chicago, IL and requires in-person attendance.


  • Manage risk and mitigation to protect technology/program, ensuring that program cost, schedule, and performance meet the thresholds of the approved security architecture.
  • Provide guidance in implementing security policy at internal/external sites and work with local governments. Review and approve physical security documentation, conduct site surveys, and oversee physical security accreditations.
  • Offer guidance for the issuance, control, education, and instruction related to the Laconic Security Classification Standard Operating Procedure and in-country security requirements.
  • Make access eligibility determinations in accordance with the Laconic clearance and Access Nominations Process. Conduct security briefings, including indoctrinations, debriefings, annual refresher training, and foreign travel briefings.
  • Review documentation required for classified information systems in accordance with current security regulations. Coordinate with the Authorizing Official to obtain and maintain current approval to operate.


Required Experience:

  • Experience leading enhanced Security Compliance Inspections and Self-Inspections; experience in developing and implementing Corrective Action Plans for security violations or any noncompliance issues.
  • Experience in leading the investigations of security incidents to include, but not limited to reporting, documenting findings in accordance with policy, and recommending corrective actions.
  • Experience with independently assessing security problems including analyzing alternatives, recommending solutions, and providing expert technical advice and security direction and guidance to audiences at all levels.
  • Expert knowledge of and experience working with the concepts, procedures, and techniques that apply to the fields of physical security, industrial security, information security operations, security, personnel security, and cyber security fundamentals.
  • Experience with clear communication, orally and in writing with managers and with civilian and foreign government personnel in supporting agencies. Experience writing and reviewing security policy. Experience conducting briefings and communicating security guidance to audiences at all levels.
  • VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

About the Company

Laconic leads the global market in providing Environmental Intelligence services. We employ cutting-edge remote data sensing and geospatial technologies, human intelligence, AI and ML informatics, and predictive analytics to offer Environmental Monitoring, Risk Management, Decision Support, Domain Awareness, and Natural Capital Monetization applications. Our integrated technology platform and services enable governments, financial institutions, and corporations to make strategic business decisions in response to operational challenges arising from the intersection of ecology, economy, and security domains. As a member of the UN’s Global Marketplace, we design our services and applications to help clients achieve each of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Our advanced SADAR™ Environmental Intelligence platform allows clients to assess various environmental scenarios promptly and make informed business decisions based on our proprietary analytics with the highest data pedigree. SADAR™ gathers environmental data through multi-modal ingestion from numerous global sources and organizes it using Laconic’s unique Universal Environmental Identifier (LUEI), which enables data fusion, contextual search, and custom ML models for our clients.

We collaborate with clients to develop tailored solutions that address diverse issues such as regional food security, decarbonization, financial compliance obligations, and habitat preservation. Our solutions maintain local social, cultural, and economic norms while actively promoting sustainable growth.

Our team comprises experienced professionals from a wide range of business, academic, and governmental sectors. We work with client nations and organizations to integrate newly available insights from the environment into strategies that reduce risk, boost profitability, and drive innovative initiatives.

At Laconic, we envision a world where humanity’s progress aligns with the protection, restoration, and ongoing sustainability of natural systems. We believe that responsible economic growth supports a thriving planet. Equipped with the necessary tools to deliver timely, relevant insights, our committed team upholds uncompromising excellence, high standards, and honest communication. Discretion and the power to choose our actions lie at the heart of Laconic’s core values.

Laconic, founded in 2019, holds Public Benefit Corporation (PBC) status and has its headquarters in Chicago, with additional offices in Bali, San Diego, and Toronto.