Job Description

Job Title: Security Specialist
Job ID: 4856
Location: Washington, DC
Full/Part Time:


Security Specialist

Overview of RAND

The RAND Corporation is a research organization that develops solutions to public policy challenges to help make communities throughout the world safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous. RAND’s research and analysis address issues that impact people everywhere, including security, health, education, sustainability, growth, and development. Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, RAND has close to 1,800 people from approximately 50 countries working in offices in North America, Europe, and Australia, with annual revenues of more than $308 million.

RAND is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and committed to the public interest.  Our research is sponsored by government agencies, charitable trusts, and community nonprofits. In addition, we rely on philanthropic support to pursue visionary ideas; address critical problems that are under-researched; shape emerging policy debates; and devise innovative approaches for solving acute, complex, or provocative policy challenges. RAND values objectivity and integrity in both its research processes and internal interactions. We emphasize a collegial environment that respects the contributions and dignity of all staff.

Position Description

Under the direction of the Director Corporate Security & Safety, this position will be responsible for a wide variety of security functions at RAND.   The successful candidate must have experience with process design, management and improvement and must be able to interpret and apply NISPOM and ICD guidance as well as Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations to RAND’s industrial security/physical security program in support of the Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center (HSOAC).  The successful candidate must have a strong customer service focus, perform well as a member of several cross-functional teams (Security and research units), and must be able to perform his/her job functions independently with a minimum of oversight.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:



Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree


Security Clearance


Arlington, VA

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