Job Description

Job Title: Security Specialist (Entry Level)
Job ID: 4873
Location: Washington, DC
Full/Part Time:


Security Specialist


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 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.


Principal Responsibilities:



Education Requirements

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.

Security Clearance

Must be able to obtain and maintain a US security clearance.


Arlington, VA

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