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Regional Physical Security Officer

Law Enforcement and Security

Compliance Officer


Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States


The Defense Group at Leidos is seeking an experienced Regional Physical Security Officer for the Next Generation Enterprise Network (NGEN) Service Management, Integration, and Transport (SMIT) contract in Washington DC Metropolitan area. Primarily based in Washington DC or Gaithersburg Maryland location area. The candidate will work as part of a multi-functional security project team to facilitate personnel, physical and industrial security actions related to a fast-paced, highly visible program supporting the US Navy. Under the NGEN SMIT program, the Leidos team will deliver the core backbone of the Navy-Marine Corps Intranet, including cybersecurity services, network operations, service desk, and data transport. Ultimately, Leidos will support the Navy in unifying its shore-based networks and data management to improve capability and service while also saving significant dollars by focusing efforts under one enterprise network.

The Regional Security Officer works under the guidance of the Leidos SMIT Physical Security Manager in the application of Leidos security standards and practices to existing Government facilities identified by the contract. Supports implementing and providing guidance to customers and management on security issues such as classified inventory and document control, security investigations, classification control, visitor/access control, Contract Security Classification Specifications (DD254), Program Classification Guides, Intelligence Community Directives, all applicable laws and regulations regarding export-controlled information and technology and government policies.

Duties may include studying, investigating, preparing reports and/or recommendations for preventative or corrective actions in areas requiring specific expertise including security inquiry and incident reporting. Create training aides and provide security briefings to personnel holding collateral clearances.

Supports and conducts internal investigations in accordance with legal, contractual and company policies. Additionally, incumbent will participate in guiding and implementing the application of security program measures under U.S. government national industrial security directives (NISPOM DoD 5220.22-M, etc.), Personnel Security Program (SECNAV 5510-30C), Information Security Program (SECNAV 5510 -36) and Physical Security Program (SECNAV 5500.35).

Primary Responsibilities
• Resolves complex problems and issues faced, which may require complete understanding of broader set of issues
• Works with Leidos stakeholders to fully understand and document security requirements for the use of security applications, devices, hardware, services, and systems
• Works with internal partners and other local military commands to develop effective strategies to mitigate vulnerabilities, maintain continuity of operations and safeguard the organization from security risks
• Attends project meetings and calls, functioning as the security professional
• Has the ability to find new and creative security solutions while working within project constraints
• Performs ad-hoc site inspections for local Government facilities and provides oversight and guidance to vendors as needed
• Support the draft, review, and maintain internal policy documents, standard operating procedures, and instructional handouts pertaining to personnel, physical and industrial security program
• Implement and monitor security measures for communication systems, networks, and provide advice to ensure systems and personnel adhere to established security standards and Governmental requirements for security on these systems
• Provides pre-inspections for government CCRI/CCORI audits

Basic Qualifications
• Typically requires high school diploma or equivalent and 5+ years of prior relevant experience
• Knowledge of NISPOM, Intelligence Community Directives (ICDs), Defense Information Security System (DISS), eQIP.
• Ability to work independently and in a team setting with minimum direction
• Technical knowledge of electronic and physical security systems including the Lenel access control system
• Knowledge of intrusion detection systems (IDS)
• Proven success integrating physical security measures into complex environments in conjunction with maintaining life/safety requirements
• Ability to interact effectively with all levels of personnel both internal and external via verbal and written communications
• U.S Citizen currently possessing an active DOD Secret security clearance

Preferred Qualifications
• Accreditation/certification in personnel, industrial and/or physical security (ISP, PSC, etc.)
• Experience working at Government locations
• Prior experience supporting Navy Marine Corp Intranet (NMCI)
• Self-starter, with ability to establish priorities, resolve immediate security issues

Pay Range:

Pay Range $59,150.00 - $91,000.00 - $122,850.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.