PAE, Inc Physical Security Specialist (PS) in Fort Belvoir, Virginia

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Physical Security Specialist (PS)

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The PS Specialist’s responsibilities include reviewing and assessing the overall physical security system and its ability detect, delay, and provide response to applicable threats. Assess the protection of critical assets at a level commensurate with the criticality of the missions. The PS Specialist is responsible for assessing in accordance with the DTRA BSA SOP for PS, with a specific focus on the below categories:

  • Protection Planning and Execution. This category involves the sufficiency of protection planning, resourcesandmaterials, training, and exercises that comprise an organization’s ability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from an incident or emergencyare evaluated with regard to theorganization’s missions, capabilities, threats, and hazards.

  • Access/Circulation Control. This category involves determining whether measures are taken to screen out unauthorized personnel and vehicles and, if so, whether the measures are sufficient and effective.

  • Detection/Assessment. This category involves determining whether the site has the capability to detect unauthorized entry/access and assess the nature of the penetration.

  • Reaction/Response. This category involves evaluating in-place reaction and response force planning, management, capabilities, available equipment,manning, and training.

  • Site SecurityAdjustments. This category incorporates all BSA specialty areas as they tie into the overall security assessment.Included in this activity are adjustments that should be made to mitigate or correct vulnerabilities found by all team members.

Required Skills/Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a security/law enforcement related field.

  • Minimum 10 years operational experience in the military or other comparable civilian security or law enforcement position.

  • Experience working in a SCIF environment.

  • Understanding of Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Joint DoD security directives.

  • Experience in conducting vulnerability assessment for a wide-variety of mission critical infrastructure to include network and data centers, telecommunications systems, airfields, intrusion detection systems, nuclear weapons security systems, forward operating bases, and the defense industrial base.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to prepare power-point presentations, reports, and white papers.

  • Preparation of PowerPoint presentations, reports, and white papers.

  • TS/SCI Security Clearance required.

Desired Skills/Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a related field.

  • Thorough understanding of all DoD Mission Assurance Programs and requirements.

  • 10 years Military or comparable civilian experience in the areas of security management, operations, antiterrorism and physical security system analysis.

  • Experience with CBRNE detection systems, programs, and capabilities.

  • Experience conducting vulnerability-based assessments similar to BSA’s.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. PAE’s hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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PAE is a leading provider of enduring support for the essential missions of the U.S. government, its allied partners and international organizations. With over 60 years of experience, PAE supports the execution of complex and critical missions by providing global logistics and stability operations, technical services and national security solutions to customers around the world. PAE has a workforce of approximately 15,000 people in over 60 countries on all seven continents and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

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