Physical Security Specialist II Arlington, VA Reports to: ARMADA HQ JOB 1153
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Position: Physical Security Specialist II Type: Full Time Location: Arlington, VA Reports to: ARMADA HQ Security Clearance: Secret
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 making
Experience in basic data analysis, statistical analysis and demonstrated attention to detail
Experience in basic budgetary accounting procedures and recordkeeping
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Headquartered in Central Ohio, ARMADA’s core business is to provide preparedness and protection solutions to our Clients. Our senior staff comes from various backgrounds including military, corporate security, public safety; healthcare emergency preparedness; local, state & federal law enforcement; homeland security and emergency management. With over 450 years of leadership experience, ARMADA is a world-class provider of Mitigation, Prevention, Preparedness, Protection, Response and Recovery, and Training solutions. At ARMADA, we hold true to the meaning of the term “Armada” by offering a fleet of capabilities to address personnel, asset, reputation and information assurance concerns of any organization. Our mission stresses the importance professionally, proactively and innovatively preventing or mitigating risk. To achieve this, we require a team of trusted and highly-skilled professionals to ensure that we adhere to the preeminent standards of our industry. With this mission in mind, we hope that if you can meet these qualifications and would be interested in joining our winning team, take a moment to explore our company more by visiting our website ( http://armadausa.com/about-us.aspx ).