Mar 23, 2020

Junior Physical Security Specialist Arlington, VA JOB ID # 1152

  • Armada Ltd.
  • Arlington, VA
Full-Time Defense Government Law Enforcement & Security Other

Job Description

Position: Junior Physical Security Specialist 

Type: Full Time

Location: Arlington, VA

Reports to: ARMADA HQ

Security Clearance Required: SECRET


 Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Design Review Coordination: Analysts are responsible for receiving physical copies of blueprints, logging those blueprints into an internal tracking SharePoint system and sending out memoranda requesting review to various DS offices. Analysts then receive and upload any comments into a collaboration site for resolution.

  • Analysts also must “back check” the comments once final responses are received, in order to ensure open issues are fully resolved. Once all comments are resolved, the Analyst must draft correspondence memorandum documenting completion

  • Quality Control Checks on Residential Security Funding Requests: Analysts review incoming funding requests for errors. Analysts are also responsible for monitoring the progress of the request to include maintaining an internal tracker, notifying the assigned desk officers for action and ensuring requests are fully completed within a two business day period

  • Document Editing: Analysts are tasked with drafting, reviewing and editing written products within their assigned section, including Ambassadorial Briefing Papers, Waiver/Exception Requests, Action Memos, Informational Memos, Score Cards, and miscellaneous correspondence often while adhering to short deadlines. Analysts look for grammatical mistakes, contextual errors, and ensure all written products strictly conform to the PCD and Department templates

  • Proofreading Surveys: Analysts review and edit all Physical Security Surveys to insure that there are no formatting errors, grammatical mistakes, or missing content from the originator before it reaches the next level of review. Analysts are responsible for communicating with originator when the surveys are missing required content, and for passing the survey to the next level of review in the business unit

  • Taskers: Analysts provide dedicated support for a variety of informational taskers, researching PCD databases to generate useful information for reports that are often received by senior persons within the Department. Analysts will learn to operate the Department’s tasker system.

  • Working Group Coordination: Analysts provide support to the Residential and Overseas Schools Security Grant Program working groups, organizing the meetings, recording minutes, and tracking issues.

  • Quarterly Progress Review: Analysts compile the data from various tracking applications in order provide a useful analysis to decision makers on their section’s accomplishments during the periodic quarter.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs):

  • Ability to learn and apply DS, Overseas Security Policy Board regulations, and physical/residential security

  • Demonstrative ability to perform basic data analysis, statistical analysis and demonstrated attention to detail or
    related educational experience

  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task, prioritize and track activity

  • Demonstrated teamwork and team building experience with those who are not direct reports

  • Organized, self-starter who has demonstrated they are internally motivated, take ownership of their program,
    can work well independently or with a team, and with minimal supervision

  • Good interpersonal skills and an effective communicator, both orally and in writing, that can explain complex
    details to different audiences including working level employees, subject matter experts and lead analyst

  • Excellent writing skills to including proofing, editing, ability to identify grammar mistakes, contextual errors,
    and ability to ensure products conform to established standards

  • Excellent research skills

  • Demonstrated competence: SharePoint, Microsoft Suite (including Excel), Office 365

  • Have the ability to travel if required

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

  • Have an Active Secret Clearance

  • Successfully pass a federal background check and drug screen

 Minimum Experience / Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field

  • Three (3) to five (5) years related work experience in Physical Security countermeasures or Risk Management
    field is strongly desired and in a federal, Dept. of State or Military environment is preferred

  • Experience drafting policy, procedures, memos, cables and preparing reports for executives for decision

  • 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 contractor 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.



Security Clearance

Active Secret

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