Technical/Electronic Security Systems Engineer

  • USmax Corporation
  • Springfield, VA, USA
  • Jan 31, 2019
Full time Engineering

Job Description

USmax Corporation is seeking an experienced Technical/Electronic Security Systems Engineer to join our existing team supporting a federal agency.

The preferred candidate should be proficient in the installation, troubleshooting, repair, and design of Security Communications Equipment and/or Technical or Electronic security systems (TSS/ESS), and should be able to interpret schematics/blueprints and operation manuals; and, install, test, and troubleshoot a variety of TSS/ESS equipment for systems such as:

  • Two-way radio communication equipment: to include hand-held radios, mobile radios, base stations, and repeaters, such as Kenwood, Motorola, and Codan.
  • Closed Circuit Television Systems (CCTV)
  • Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS)
  • Access Control Systems (ACS)
  • Duress alarms
  • Emergency and Mass Notification Systems (ENS)
  • Forced Entry/Ballistic Resistant (FE/BR) doors and windows
  • Walk-through metal detectors, X-ray machines, and explosive trace detection systems
  • Security Management System enterprise (SMSe)
  • Active/passive anti-ram barrier and bollard systems

The Technical/Electronic Security Systems Engineer should possess knowledge of, and have experience in, Department of State (DoS), Diplomatic Security (DS) instructions, guidelines and standards, operating systems, hardware platforms, software, and networks, as well as the capability to:

  • Articulate thoughts, ideas, and opposing points of view through all forms of communication with both internal and external government agencies to effectively carry out the duties of this position
  • Craft all types of correspondence that reach their target audience with clarity and comprehension to include the senior management level, such as memoranda, trip reports, and service reports
  • The skill to deliver briefs, guidance and assistance on all technical security system issues, policies, procedures and methodologies to a diverse audience
  • Demonstrate sound time management practices to meet deadlines and to exercise efficiency in planning, prioritizing and accomplishing assigned task relating to technical security engineering

Additional skills or experience that would be beneficial are:

  • Welding
  • Electronics systems
  • IP-CCTV
  • Experience with TSS/ESS programs across agencies e.g. DoD, DHS, FAA
  • Security systems/life safety systems
  • Electrical systems

Security Clearance Requirements:

Position requires a minimum SECRET security clearance to start, and the candidate MUST be able to obtain and maintain a TOP SECRET clearance.

Education & Experience:

HS Diploma required; Associate’s Degree preferred. 4+ years of experience in general technical security and/or security communication equipment preferred. 2+ years of relevant technical experience preferred. 

Work Environment:

This position is at a government site within the DC Metro area, but also requires international, short-term travel. The typical international assignments are frequently performed in both internal and external environments with a variety of weather conditions. Ability to work under extreme hot or cold weather conditions with exposure to dust or dirt is routine and may require the use of protective personal equipment (PPE).

Physical Requirements:

In general, the following physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

Routine lifting of objects 50-80 pounds such as drills, cable pullers, and other equipment related to the electrical trade.  Perform work in unusual and sometimes difficult positions such as climbing ladders; scaffolding and high lift equipment up to 40 feet, crawl spaces, above ceilings, etc.  Manual dexterity required for frequent reaching, climbing, and lifting of moderate objects, operation of power and manual tools/equipment, and operating office equipment.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled