Physical Security Specialist

Number of Positions: 5

Clearance: Top Secret

Location: Washington D.C.

*This position is contingent upon contract award *

job overview

The Physical Security Specialist has the responsibility for the physical security of over 300 Government facilities that range in size and scope from large district headquarter offices to single room storage areas throughout the 94 districts. The Physical Security Specialists each support approximately 18 states or territories comprising approximately 33 districts each. The Physical Security Specialists will provide technical support for USAOs on security systems and other physical security issues; diagnose issues and coordinate with the appropriate staff ( such as Information Technology (IT), Personnel Security, HSPD-12 and USAO staff to resolve and confirm completion; and create scopes of work (SOWs) for projects and service tickets to have security vendors correct issues and restore complete operation of the security systems. 

job Responsibilities 

  • Monitor Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) communications network status and coordinate with IT staff and monitoring company to resolve communication errors and issues as they occur

  • Complete security design packages including SOWs and drawings and work with security installers on planning software and hardware upgrades, new installation projects, and other security equipment projects 

  • Coordinate and cooperate  with various IT staff on security system shared interests, to include PACS(Personnel Access Control System) certification validation, IP CCTV, new equipment and systems testing in lab environment 

  • Participate in physical security surveys and inspections throughout 94 Districts comprising approximately  300 USAO facilities to determine if designated areas meet accepted standards for the safeguarding of life, property, assets, and classified information

  • Assist in drafting results of surveys and inspections to include detailed evaluations and recommendations for review and revision to include generation of cost estimates and Statements of Work

  • Apply appropriate security standards during building design, upgrade, and renovation phases prior to occupying new, upgraded, or renovated USAO space

  • Integrate all physical, technical, and system security requirements into the overall security design, using AutoCAD, Visio, and Microsoft Project

  • Provide assistance to USA field offices on physical security standards, especially during project development

  • Assist in review of alternation, expansion, and new construction documentation to identify security related items that require revision or further clarification to meet applicable standards

  • Participate in project meetings with Facilities Management , field offices, GSA, and their selected building contractors 

  • Provide technical assistance on physical security systems troubles and issues to the USAOs with assist in the form of telephone and email support, remote-in capability, or onsite visits

  • Participate in special projects and studies affecting the overall security of USAO facilities and property

  • 3 and 4 CON Facility Security Support

    • Provide technical support on facility security systems, to include PACS, IDS, IPCTV, intercoms, portals, barriers, duress alarms, x-ray machines, walk-thru metal detectors and emergency call stations ​

    • Provide twice daily inspections on all perimeter portals and garage entry systems to ensure proper working order. Inform and advise management of issues and resolutions regarding the building's security  systems 

    • Create and manage service request for both in-warranty and out-of-warranty service on all security related systems 

    • Test and verify systems proper working order after repairs or reported incidents

    • Serve as the POC and primary escort for security vendors providing maintenance and service on security systems

    • Manage and track service history and vendor response on all related systems 

    • Provide input and support to the Government's development of Statements of Work and Sources Sought for critical systems maintenance contracts 

    • Provide support to develop specifications, drawings, and quotes for security system upgrades and modifications 

    • Advise and instruct Justice Protective Service Officers on the proper procedures operating related systems 

Job requirements 

  • Bachelor's degree with four (4) years of experience 

  • Substitution of eight (8) years of relevant physical security experience designing, engineering, programming, and installing of complex physical security systems operations and installations composed of networked access control, closed circuit TV, intercoms, vehicle barriers, duress alarms, and other ancillary systems 

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2525 Pointe Center Court

Ste 350

Dumfries, VA 22026, USA

T: 703-670-8770

F: 703-634-2337


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