Mar 23, 2020

Physical Security Specialist II Arlington, VA Reports to: ARMADA HQ JOB 1153

  • Armada Ltd.
  • Arlington, VA
Full-Time Defense Government Other Strategy - Planning

Job Description

Position: Physical Security Specialist II
Type: Full Time
Location: Arlington, VA
Reports to: ARMADA HQ
Security Clearance: Secret

Travel: 25%

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Coordinating legislative waivers and standards exception requests is a direct and primary responsibility of PSP (Physical Security Points
  • Physical Security Specialists.Develop a mastery of policy related to legislative requirements and Department / Inter-agency physical security standards.
  • Coordinates the surveying of official Chief of Mission and Department facilities and residential properties overseas and domestically, documenting and assessing deficiencies related to standards, and managing and mitigating risk associated with physical security vulnerabilities.
  • Provide in-person briefings or written briefing papers for Department leaders, Department oversight bodies, and other high-level U.S. Government decision-makers.
  • Become thoroughly familiar with their assigned posts’ levels of compliance with residential security standards, and serve as sources of expertise and advice on residential security countermeasures for RSOs (Regional Security Officers) overseas.
  • Track residential security yearly budgets and ensure compliance with Department funding and budgeting timeline requirements.
  • Serve as primary PSP points of contact for RSOs on the Department’s Soft Target program. They serve as Department experts on countermeasures appropriate for soft targets, primarily but not limited to schools overseas attended by children of Chief of Mission personnel.
  • Coordinate soft target funding requests from RSOs in conjunction with OBO elements.
  • Coordinating design reviews of (Overseas Building Operations) OBO projects to ensure compliance with (Overseas Security Policy Board) standards, and domestically, to A Bureau and GSA related to domestic standards compliance.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs):

  • Ability to rapidly learn and apply Depart. Of State, legislative, and Department/Interagency standards and
    physical/residential security requirements
  • Demonstrated teamwork and team building experience with those who are not direct reports
  • Excellent writing skills, including editing, ability to identify grammar mistakes, contextual errors and ability to
    ensure products conform to established standards
  • Have the ability to travel as needed CONUS & OCONUS
  • Have an Active U.S. Passport
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Have an Active Secret Clearance
  • Successfully pass a federal background check and drug screen

Minimum Experience / Education:

  • BS/BA in a related field preferred, but not required. Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
  • Five years of continuous, direct work experience in Physical Security countermeasures or Risk Management
    preferably in a federal, Dept. of State or Military environment is desired
  • Experience drafting policy, procedures, memos, cables and preparing reports for executives for decision
  • Experience in basic data analysis, statistical analysis and demonstrated attention to detail
  • Experience in basic budgetary accounting procedures and recordkeeping


The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work to be performed. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of the employee assigned to this position. 

Special Notes: Relocation is not available for these jobs.

ARMADA provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. ARMADA complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


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