|Job Title:||Security Specialist (Entry Level)|
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Under the direction of the Manager, Security Administration, this entry level position will be responsible for a wide variety of physical security functions at RAND including assisting with day to day oversight of the contractor security officer force, loss prevention and asset protection. The successful candidate must have experience with cameras, intrusion detection systems and access control systems and must be able to interpret and apply National Industrial Security Operating Manual (NISPOM) and Intelligence Community Directive (ICD) guidance to RAND’s physical security program. This position requires a strong customer service focus and performance as a member of several cross-functional teams (e.g. Security and Information Systems), and must be able to perform his/her job functions independently with a minimum of oversight.
Control access to the cleared facility through oversight of physical security systems including: badging, access control (Lenel), CCTV and alarms
Oversee maintenance, installation, upgrading and servicing of physical security systems to include the periodic testing of the alarms, programming and generating reports from the access control system
Maintain in-depth knowledge of state-of-the-art security equipment standards and technology
Maintain the WO lock & safe program - change and reset safe combinations when required by the NISPOM and maintain GSA-approved safe activity records
Conduct physical security inspections and facility evaluations.
Assist Security Manager with oversight of the contract guard force
Assist with updates to guard force post orders, training, planning, assigning and directing work
Respond to after-hour alarms or emergencies
Maintain and analyze statistical security data for monthly reports provided to the Corporate Director, Security & Safety
Assist with the clearance process of all new and current employees in the Washington Office
Conduct security briefings for new hires and initial security clearance holders
Respond to Security Helpdesk issues
Assist with management of the outgoing visit clearance process
Process Pentagon access and badge requests.
Participate in promoting the Security Awareness Program
Supports and assists with the RAND Washington Office Self Inspection program
Ability to interact across all levels of management
Performs other tasks and projects as directed
Associate's degree or equivalent experience
The successful candidate will have a minimum of 2 years of experience (3-5 preferred) supporting security and safety operations for a contractor or government agency, meeting national security and intelligence community client requirements.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a US security clearance.
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