Jul 31, 2020

Site Security Specialist (PHYSEC/Industrial) – Los Angeles, CA

  • Watermark Risk Management International, LLC
  • Los Angeles, CA
Full-Time Defense Facilities Government Information Technology (IT) Law Enforcement & Security Other Strategy - Planning

Job Description

Watermark Risk Management International has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Physical Security Specialist to provide physical security (PS), industrial security, and cybersecurity support for collateral, Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) and Special Access Program (SAP) systems in accordance with Intelligence Community Directive (ICD), Department of Defense Manual (DoDM), legacy Director of Central Intelligence Directive (DCID) and or Joint Air Force - Army - Navy (JAFAN), and other DoD and national guidance for facilities with internal networks and guest systems. Provides industrial security support to Special Access Required (SAR) acquisition programs. 


  • 6 - 8 years total experience, including minimum 4 years’ experience within SCI or SAR environment. Minimum 2 years of SAP relevant experience highly desired  
  • Must be familiar with security policy and or manuals and the appropriate ICD and or JAFAN and or DoDM and other guiding policy documents  
  • Must have the ability to work in a dynamic environment and effectively interact with numerous Department of Defense (DoD), military and or civilian personnel and industry partners  
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)  
  • Possess a high degree of originality, creativity, initiative requiring minimal supervision  
  • Willingness to travel within the organizational Area of Responsibility (AOR) (note - could be extensive, and will include both air and ground transportation) 

In this role you will: 

  • Assist Government security authorities in managing acquisition programs’ industrial security requirements  
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with DODM, ICD, or legacy DCID and or JAFAN physical security and Information Assurance (IA) requirements and maintaining accreditation documentation  
  • Interface with Higher Headquarters (HHQ) for physical and technical security (Transient Electromagnetic Pulse Emanation Surveillance Technology (TEMPEST) and or Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) actions and procedures  
  • Conduct preconstruction reviews and makes recommendations for compliance with guidance for construction, expansion and modifications of facilities  
  • Assist Information Assurance Managers with implementation of cybersecurity requirements  
  • Author, review and maintain facility Certification and Accreditation documentation  
  • Assist with enforcement of personnel security controls for visitors and un-cleared personnel requiring entry to the facility  
  • Enforce physical security controls of electronic devices and prohibited items  
  • Identify Cybersecurity and physical security vulnerabilities and ensure ICD and or DODM compliance  
  • Conduct periodic self-inspections and implement corrective actions  
  • Implement local media control policies and procedures  


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalent additional experience (4 years)  


  • Must meet position and certification requirements outlined in DoD Directive 8570.01-M for Information Assurance Manager Level 1 within 6 months of the date of hire  
  • Must complete ICD-705 training (Defense Security Service Academy (DSSA) or National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) within 6 months of the date of hire  

Security Clearance:  

  • Current Top-Secret Clearance with SCI Eligibility  
  • Eligibility for access to Special Access Program Information  
  • Willingness to submit to a Counterintelligence polygraph  



KEYWORDS:  Access Control, Visitor Access, Site Security Manager, FSO, SCIF Security, PERSEC, Personnel Security, PHYSEC, Physical Security

Watermark Risk Management International, LLC is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors.


Facilities Management-Maintenance,   Computer-Network Security,   Risk Management-Compliance,   Security Intelligence & Analysis  



Security Clearance

Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmentalized Information (TS/SCI)

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