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MicroSystems Automation Group MSAG
Falls Church, VA, United States

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Security Specialist Arlington, VA


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Job Category:

Construction, Security



Employment Type:

Full Time



Job Description:

Security Specialist
Location: Arlington, VA
Date Posted: 01-26-2017
Position Description:  Security Specialist serves as a Desk Officer performing a wide range of construction security tasks and assignments in support of OBO projects to build, modify, or renovate buildings and other facilities at overseas diplomatic  posts throughout the world, including all features involving the design and integrity of CAAs, which are areas where classified information is stored, processed, or discussed.


Job Requirements:

Required/Desired Experience:
•             Mastery of the theories and practical application of professional construction security, technical security, and physical  security  standards or the protection of personnel, buildings, and classified information, documents, and communications capabilities, including mastery  of construction, physical, and procedural security methods and processes.
•             Comprehensive knowledge of security  policies, procedures, and practices of the Department of State (DOS), particularly as they related to overseas posts, with special emphasis on defense against terrorism, espionage, sabotage, dissident acts, civil disorder, violence, burglary, and theft.
•             Thorough familiarity with the operation of all approved construction, physical, and technical security resources and ability to identify a full range of possible application to specific assigned projects.
•             Ability to conceptualize, develop, and integrate new security systems and technologies that are customized to meet the often unique security requirements of each post.
•             Ability to envision and design novel and often unique construction, technical, and physical security systems as needed to deal with host country conditions, unusual lease requirements, internal traffic flow patterns, operating or program constraints, floor plan arrangements, unreliable utilities, and limited or non-available local materials that are suitable for construction, maintenance and repairs; envision how the final design will mesh with and accommodate post programming and operational requirements; conceptualize and implement systems to counter dynamic and fluctuating threat levels; and sufficient adaptability to assess and compensate for inadequacies in specific buildings or building locations.
•             Ability to understand and interpret design drawings and construction plans to ensure that recommended changes applicable to security can be incorporated into a project without prohibitive expense or project delay.
•             Ability to address unanticipated obstacles to project design and completion, such as special requirements or restrictions imposed by host country governments, fine arts commissions, historical societies, etc., by resolving them through creativity, independent thinking, innovation, and the ability to make judicious decisions that will retain or improve operating efficiencies without compromising effective security.
•             Knowledge of federal contracting requirements  to ensure compliance with federal contracting regulations.
•             Understanding of and ability to apply the principles of project management, including work flow analysis, scheduling, architectural and engineering contracting procedures, and budget processes as they relate to long-term international construction projects.
•             Strong written and oral communication skills and  demonstrated ability to cooperate with, and gain the cooperation of, others in a united effort to achieve program goals.

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