Physical Security Specialist
Company: Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL)
Posted on: November 18, 2023
Are you a dedicated, hardworking program physical security
specialist interested in working in a growing, complex SAPF/SCIF
environment and enjoy a fast-paced day-to-day ops tempo? Do you
want to be part of a program physical security specialist team
relied upon for compliance matters pertaining to large capital
projects as well as the upkeep of current facilities? If so, we're
looking for someone like you to join our team at APL. We are
seeking a talented and seasoned physical security specialist to
help us plan, program, construct and maintain the largest
facilities footprint of all Navy University Affiliated Research
Centers (UARC) in the Nation as well as oversee the construction
compliance of new capital projects. We need a person who can
closely work with and build healthy relationships with the APL
facilities department guiding them where necessary through the
stringent construction standards imposed by Intelligence Directive
705 and associated technical standards. As a Physical Security
Specialist, you will...
- Participate in the technical design and construction of the
Laboratorys Special Security Areas (SSAs - SCIFs/SAPFs). Attend
design meetings and perform formal review of construction documents
to confirm that all elements of the physical security requirements
are incorporated and are accurate, to include requirements related
to technical / networking components.
- Plan and oversee facility accreditations with sponsor and
program security representatives. Develop and completion of Fixed
Facility Checklists (FFCs), TEMPEST forms and associated technical
drawings necessary to obtain government approvals. Perform periodic
reviews and updates to the FFC as necessary. Liaise with government
Industrial Security Representatives and Laboratory security
professionals. Perform physical security oversight for multiple
- Function as part of a team of physical security, network
planning, and technical, cleared facilities management subject
matter experts executing physical security requirements as outlined
in Intelligence Community Directives (ICDs), and associated
technical specifications where they exist, SAP Manual Vols. I-IV,
and applicable regulations, including Laboratory policies.
- Engage with the Labs facilities management department,
designers, and contractors to develop options/solutions regarding
construction materials, design/installation techniques, and
construction lifecycle issues that impact the construction of
- Participate in the technical review and development of
standardization and implementation of physical security
plans/procedures that are applicable to all Laboratory SSAs. Ensure
facilities comply with contractual requirements by teaming with the
CSSO, ISSM, CPSO, SSR, and Security Services Department (SECD)
- Assist physical security/CPSO/SSR teams as appropriate in the
completion of annual self-inspections, including but not limited to
above ceiling inspections of SSAs. Initiate and follow-up on the
entry and tracking of facility work requests on SSA construction
- May also escort/monitor uncleared personnel to any area of
construction and/or installation where uncleared personnel will be
performing on-site services.
You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you...
- Possess a Bachelors Degree in engineering, architecture or
construction management; and professional registration as a PE,
RA/AIA, or CCM. Four or more years experience in Engineering,
architecture, or construction management may be substituted for a
- Membership in a professional society or organization focusing
on security and or the construction industry.
- Possess at least 6+ years of professional security experience
with an emphasis on physical security.
- Have experience implementing technical physical security
governing guidelines including the ICD705 and Tech Specs, and DODM
5205.07, Vol 3 SAP Physical Security.
- Possess at least 10 years of relevant experience in
construction planning and design to include facility
programming/planning, developing/reviewing construction drawings
and technical specifications, planning / overseeing / reviewing
work of architectural and engineering professionals.
- Have AutoCAD software application proficiency.
- Can work under minimal supervision, to self-initiate activities
and work within timelines.
- Are willing and able to work in closed areas daily and working
on construction sites.
- Are able to obtain a TS/SCI level security clearance. If
selected, you will be subject to a government security clearance
investigation and must meet the requirements for access to
classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S.
citizenship. You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if
- Possess a Master's Degree in engineering, business, management
or similar field. LEED-AP or PMP.
- Have a solid understanding of DoD organizational
- Have experience in the application of international building,
life safety, and ADA codes.
- Have experience working in a matrixed organization with
reporting responsibilities to multiple sponsors/authorities.
- Have in-depth technical infrastructure experience supporting
federal government customers and facilities.
- Have in-depth knowledge of project and space management
software tools to include MSProject, MAXIMO Work Order System,
AutoCAD, and Tririga. Why work at APL?The Johns Hopkins University
Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-class expertise to
our nations most critical defense, security, space and science
challenges. While we are dedicated to solving complex challenges
and pioneering new technologies, what makes us truly outstanding is
our culture. We offer a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere where you can
bring your authentic self to work, continue to grow, and build
strong connections with inspiring teammates. At APL, we celebrate
our differences and encourage creativity and bold, new ideas. Our
employees enjoy generous benefits, including a robust education
assistance program, unparalleled retirement contributions, and a
healthy work/life balance. APLs campus is located in the
Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career
opportunities at .
APL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender
identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age,
physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status,
occupation, marital or familial status, political opinion, personal
appearance, or any other characteristic protected by applicable
law. APL is committed to promoting an innovative environment that
embraces diversity, encourages creativity, and supports inclusion
of new ideas. In doing so, we are committed to providing reasonable
accommodation to individuals of all abilities, including those with
disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation to
participate in any part of the hiring process, please contact
Accommodations@jhuapl.edu. Only by ensuring that everyones voice is
heard are we empowered to be bold, do great things, and make the
world a better place.
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