Security Technologist - Mid to Experienced Level (MD)

National Security Agency   Fort Meade, MD   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on January 20, 2023
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Security and Counterintelligence is responsible for the protection of NSA/CSS information, people, and facilities worldwide. In support of this mission, Security Technologists oversee the development, installation and maintenance of physical security systems. These systems and installations must meet stringent national security directives, UL standards and various national and local codes. These systems are an integral element of an overall security theory, posture and infrastructure designed to efficiently deter, delay, detect and identify threats to NSA people, resources and facilities. The Security Technologist work role encompasses three distinct function areas (Project Management, Technical Program Management, Locksmith) which support the Physical Security division. Desirable candidates do not have to be competent in all function areas in order to be considered qualified. Under the Physical Security Systems Project Management function, you will be required to implement and manage physical security systems at Agency facilities throughout the world. Specific responsibilities include: - Assessing, designing, procuring, installing, inspecting, and maintaining technology-based security systems and equipment such as alarms, access control, or CCTV - Evaluating and testing new security technologies to protect against various terrorist threats - Advising users on use and capabilities of technical security systems and conducting training courses on policy, implementation, and technology - Administering security system contracts in conjunction with contracting officers, including developing specific estimates for projects and tracking the spend plan during implementation - Preparing documentation to support security system installation, including creating timelines, submitting requirements, and reviewing blueprints The Technical Program Management function is responsible for maintaining the technical health and oversight of the physical security systems. Specific responsibilities include: - Install, configure, and maintain switches and firewalls from major manufacturers (Cisco, Sonic Wall, Dell, etc.) - Install, configure, and maintain Windows server operating systems in various configurations including domain controllers, file servers, and web application servers - Design, install, and maintain virtualized systems - Develop budgetary estimates for future installations of security systems and develop specific estimates for IT projects - Provide remote customer support to resolve specific physical security issues The Locksmith function will require you to install and maintain the various high security locks across the NSA/CSS enterprise. Specific responsibilities include: - Provide hardware review assessments for new construction and rehab projects - Install and/or replace Government provided dead bolts, cylindrical knobs and lever locks, mortise style locksets, access control devices - Perform low voltage work on access control systems, LKM series Pedestrian Door Locks (PDL) hardware, electric strikes, remote release buttons, and door bells - Install locking hardware on SCIF doors to include radio frequency (RF) shielded doors. - Maintain, repair, (manipulate, neutralize and repair as required as specified under Federal Specification 809A when applicable), GSA approved security containers, vaults and other safes/vaults
The ideal Security Technologist candidate is someone with a desire for continual learning, as well as strong communication (oral and written), problem-solving, analytic, interpersonal skills who is: - Accountable - Detail-oriented - Adaptable - Customer and results-oriented - Able to manage multiple tasks with competing timelines and deliverables - Able to work effectively (independently and/or within teams) across functional areas in a collaborative environment - Able to work on scaffolding and in confined spaces using fall protection equipment - Able to work around moving objects/vehicles - Ability to distinguish basic colors; Climbing, use of legs and arms; Crawling (hours); Kneeling (hours); Moderate carrying, 15-45 pounds; Operation of motor vehicle; Pulling hand over hand (hours); Pushing (hours); Reaching above shoulder, Operating lifts to more than 50 feet above ground. - Degree in a Security Technology Systems related field (e.g., Engineering and Antiterrorism Force Protection) is preferred, but a degree in any field is acceptable - Has relevant experience in building, installing, maintaining, and/or training on technology-based security systems and equipment (e.g., alarms, access control, closed circuit TV, and cipher locks). - Capable of travel to overseas locations to include hostile areas (e.g. ability to successfully complete deployment processing) - Ability to pass the minimal standards of fitness for occasional deployment to a hostile area to perform TDY support. Limiting 'Medical conditions' as used in this context may include dental, oral, psychological and/or emotional conditions that may affect the person's ability to safely deploy to remote areas where conditions are considered primitive or harsh. Restrictions include any condition that limits a person's ability to wear protective equipment, obtain required immunizations, requires frequent clinical visits or tests, and conditions that require durable medical equipment or evaluation/treatment by medical specialists not readily available in theater. - Maintains a valid driver's license The following knowledge and experience is preferred: - installation and maintenance of Intrusion Detection and Physical Access Control Systems - Installation and maintenance of Video over IP/CCTV systems - project management - GSA Inspectors Certification - GSA Approved Safe and Vault Technicians course completion certificate - Certifications by the following hardware manufacturers are required: - Kaba Mas X09-X10 - Abloy Certification - Medeco Factory Certification - Power Lift Operator Certification - Schlage Primas - CCNA Certification - CompTIA Security+ - Basic understanding of SQL databases and database technology
Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. On-the job training, internal NSA courses, and external training will be made available based on the need and experience of the selectee. Salary Range: $78,952 - $172,075 (Full Performance, Senior) Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, with basic 8 hr/day work requirements between 0600 and 1800 (flexible).
Do you want to make an impact on protecting physical security systems? Security Technologists assess, design, procure, install, inspect, and maintain technology-based security systems and equipment (such as alarms, locks, access control, or CCTV). Security Technologists evaluate and test new security technologies to protect against various terrorist threats and advise users on technical security issues and conduct training on new technology.
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