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Security Specialist I

Company: OBXtek
Location: Springfield
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


OBXtek is looking for a OPSEC Security Specialist I with Construction focus who is responsible for providing instruction in construction security at the Diplomatic Security Training Center (DSTC). The incumbent works under the close guidance of the Program Office.

During Covid restrictions, this position is remote/telework. When the government lifts the restrictions, the position will be 100% onsite.

Major Duties:

  • Instruct Cleared American guard (CAG), Construction Surveillance Technician (CST), Construction Security Manager (CSM) and Site Security Manager (SSM) students in the protection of U.S. Department of State construction projects from technical compromise utilizing visual and technical inspection equipment. Present hands-on instruction, lectures and briefings on the following topics, not limited to: o Technical espionage prevention o Construction Surveillance Technician and Cleared American Guard policies, procedures and techniques o Cleared American Escort procedures and techniques o Site Security Manager policies, procedures and techniques. Coordinate students, instructors, facilities and classrooms to deliver the training. Write technical security lesson plans, administrative and self-study guides, presentation and other training materials. Compiles and maintains syllabi and lesson plans. Ensure that individual professional development records are maintained after teaching each course. Provide research services and advises program office personnel on national and international developments in construction security. Monitor the depletion rate of supplies, materials and equipment; notifies appropriate staff on low inventory or damaged equipment as required. Participate with other agencies/working groups to enhance training as required. Assist other staff members with their course preparation requirements. Employ applicable Department of State security standards and procedures to protect national security information. Operate U.S. government vehicles as necessary in the performance of assigned tasks. Travel to other U.S. or foreign training sites is occasionally required but not expected to exceed 25% of total work time. Employee will require supervision and has limited opportunity to exercise independent judgment and initiative in the line of work.


Active Secret Clearance

  • Combination of education and experience equivalent to three to five (3-5) years of specialized experience in physical security, construction surveillance, or law enforcement. Knowledge of national and international security technology as it applies to construction security. Knowledge of hostile intelligence services and their methods of operation. Ability to demonstrate security practices required for safeguarding classified information in secure and non-secure environments. Ability to interpret blueprints and implement construction security policies, procedures and techniques. Ability to communicate and coordinate actions effectively with students, training coordinators, managers, and construction professionals, both within and outside the Department. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (SharePoint, MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel). Ability to stand/walk/bend for long periods and lift medium to heavy objects. Must hold a valid driver's license and be willing and able to drive an official U.S. government van/sedan as required.


  • Must have a high school diploma.

Ability to become a certified instructor within six (6) months of assignment.

Company Information

Headquartered in McLean, Virginia and founded in 2009, OBXtek is a fast-growing leader in the government contracting field. Our mission is Our PeopleOur Reputation. Our people are trained professionals who enhance our customers' knowledge and innovation using technology, collaboration, and education.

We offer a robust suite of benefits including comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, Flexible Spending Accounts, matching 401K, paid time off, tuition reimbursement plans and much more.

As a prime contractor for 93% of our current work, OBXtek pairs lessons learned across disciplines with industry standard quality practices such as CMMI-Dev Level III, ITIL, 6Sigma, PMI, and ISO. Our rapid growth has been recognized by INC500, the Washington Business Journal, and Washington Technology magazine.

OBXtek is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, gender identity, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law.

Keywords: OBXtek, Washington DC , Security Specialist I, Other , Springfield, DC

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