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Physical Security Specialist II

Compass Strategy Solutions
Arlington, VA
Expired: June 06, 2023 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Full-Time
All applicants must have a currently active Secret Security Clearance to be considered for this position.

Company Overview:

Compass Strategy Solutions, LLC is a Small Woman Owned Government Contracting business specializing in law enforcement support services for the Federal Government. Join a team of experienced professionals and a fast-growing business. We offer competitive benefits. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

Job Summary:

As a Physical Security Specialist, you will issue, track, replace and verify identity badges. Keep a detailed eye, as the physical security of the building depends on you. An ability to quickly assess situations and detect anomalies will help you to maintain the physical security of Secret federal law enforcement facilities. Fast storage, retrieval and maintenance of electronic records in Access databases is required. Your organization skills will be required to manage airtight security protocols, timely audits, and security meetings. You will apply good communications skills and a broad awareness of social situations to assist visitors, sign-in guests, and make sound judgment calls in unpredictable situations.

Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Responsible for employee verification and distribution of Personal Identification & Verification (PIV) cards for the USAccess Federal Identification program.
  • Performs support functions and assists in the planning, scheduling, and conducting of security activities, such as overseeing the issuance, accountability, and destruction of DEA building access cards for access to DEA Headquarters.
  • Responsible for updating and maintaining databases and inventory control of building access cards; maintains appointment schedules and activates building access cards.
  • Serves as a point of contact for field divisions, key HQ components, Task Force Officers, Special Agents and DEA staff personnel requesting DEA Credentials. Ensures visual examination of all documentation, input of vital data & statistics and ensures all credentialing policies are applied in the issuance of all DEA identification.
  • Coordinates with managers from Headquarters and Field Offices requesting the issuance of DEA Identification credentials, including Administrative & Core Series credentials for new employees, the replacement of lost/stolen/damaged credentials and the issuance of retired credentials.
  • Must have 3 years' experience with Microsoft Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access). Access databases are used to input credential, access cards, and badging information.
  • Researches guidelines and identifies the general policies and procedures to identify solutions to issues. Assists with existing security procedures/policies and is able to respond to security-related incidents involving access control.
  • Operates office equipment such as optical character readers (scanners), photocopiers, facsimiles, and personal computers. Must have previous experience with CCURE 9000 access control system or related experience.
  • Provides additional administrative duties to include but not limited to, assisting visitors/guests, conducting proper sign-in procedures, answering phones, distributing FedEx packages and other related security administrative duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
  • 3-5 years of direct experience as a Physical Security Specialist, Security Clerk or Security Assistant.
  • Experience with HSPD-12/PIV cards and USAccess software in enrolling, activating and updating PIV cards through USAccess.
  • Experience with CCure 9000 access control system in programming access on PIV cards
  • Experience in issuing government identification.
  • High School diploma. Bachelors degree preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and written/oral communication skills.
  • Active Secret clearance.
  • Applicants must be a US citizen.

Physical Demands and Work Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description generally cover the nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. This is not intended to be a complete list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. The company management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as may be necessary. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Applicants selected will be subject to a Government background investigation and must meet eligibility and suitability requirements.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender or gender-identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other basis prohibited by law.


Compass Strategy Solutions

Arlington, VA
22229 USA


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