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Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
1/9/2019
Job Category:
Engineering
Industry:
Government
Compensation:
$45,972 - $73,105
Physical Security System Specialist (High-Security Locks, Alarms, Access Control, CCTV)- Entry Level - 30001228
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National Security Agency | Fort Meade, MD
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Job Description

Description of NSA

The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: to protect our nation.  The mission requires a strong offense and a steadfast defense. The offense collects, processes and disseminates intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes.  The defense prevents adversaries from gaining access to sensitive classified national security information.

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.

Description of Position

Locksmith Technician

As a Locksmith Technician at the NSA, you will be required to install and maintain locks and access control devices at Agency facilities throughout the world. Specific responsibilities include:

- Installing, maintaining, and repairing government-furnished, high-security locks and GSA approved security containers and bolts
- Reviewing architectural hardware specifications for refurbished/renovated areas
- Perform low voltage work on access control systems, LKM series Pedestrian Door Locks (PDL) hardware, electric strikes, remote release buttons, and door bells
- Providing locksmith customer service for walk in customers
- Provide key duplication services, and maintaining filing system for all return keys for reissue

Physical Security Systems Project Manager

As a Physical Security Systems Project Manager, 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
 
Skills
 
The ideal 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.
- Relevant experience must be 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).
- 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.
- Valid driver's license

Knowledge and experiences in the following is preferred:

- installation of security systems
- project management
- GSA certifications (Locksmith Technician job only).
 
Qualifications
 
Salary Range:  $45,972 - $73,105 (Entry/Developmental)

*The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. 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.

Entry is with a Bachelor's degree and no experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 4 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 2 years of relevant experience may be considered.

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.

Relevant experience must be 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).

Salary Range:  $68,036 - $106,012 (Full Performance)

*The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. 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.

Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 3 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 1 year of relevant experience or a Doctoral degree and no experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 7 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 5 years of relevant experience may be considered.

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.

Relevant experience must be 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).

Salary Range:  $96,970 - $148,967 (Senior)

*The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. 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.

Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 6 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 4 years of relevant experience or a Doctoral degree plus 2 years of relevant experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 10 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 8 years of relevant experience may be considered.

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.

Relevant experience must be 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).
 
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
 
This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday, with basic 8hr/day work requirements between 0600 and 1800 (flexible).
 
How To Apply - External
 
To apply for this position, please click the 'Apply Now' button located at the top or bottom of this page.  After completing the application and clicking the 'Submit Final' button, you will receive a confirmation email.  Emails regarding your application status will be sent periodically.  Please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept emails from noreply@nsa.gov.

***PLEASE NOTE:

U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants.  Reasonable accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate.  NSA is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations.  All applicants and employees are subject to random drug testing in accordance with Executive Order 12564.  Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a security background investigation and polygraph.


This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you may be asked to submit documents verifying your eligibility.

Please note that you may or may not be asked a series of questions depending on the position you apply for.  Your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application and will assist in determining your eligibility for the position. Be sure to elaborate on experiences in your resume.  Failure to provide the required information or providing inaccurate information will result in your application not being considered for this position. Only those applicants who meet the qualifications for the position will be contacted to begin employment processing.

Please Note:  Job Posting could close earlier than the closing date due to sufficient number of applicants or position no longer available.  We encourage you to apply as soon as possible.
 
DCIPS Disclaimer
 
The National Security Agency (NSA) is part of the DoD Intelligence Community Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS).  All positions in the NSA are in the Excepted Services under 10 United States Codes (USC) 1601 appointment authority.

About National Security Agency

The National Security Agency (NSA) is a world leader in Signals Intelligence. We carry out some of the nation’s most important and sensitive intelligence activities to secure information superiority for America and its allies. 

We have two primary missions. Our Information Assurance mission is the defense: it protects U.S. information by preventing foreign adversaries from gaining access to our information systems. Our Signals Intelligence mission is the offense: collecting foreign signals and producing intelligence to give U.S. policy makers and warfighters the decision advantage. NSA also enables network warfare operations to defeat terrorists and their organizations at home and abroad, consistent with U.S. laws and the protection of privacy and civil liberties.

At the nation’s top cryptologic organization, we employ the best and the brightest, who use their intelligence to solve some of the nation’s most difficult challenges. We are also the largest employer of mathematicians in the country, as well as one of the most important centers of foreign language analysis and research.