The Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) has several security officer positions open in Bowie, MD. Under close supervision, these positions perform security functions as assigned by the Shift Supervisor. Security regulates and controls personnel movement into the building, patrols the building grounds, investigates unusual events, and submits reports. These positions are often required to work overtime hours or hours outside of a regularly scheduled shift.
Why Work at IDA?
Our Security Officers are the first line of defense against leaks of classified information and for maintaining a safe and orderly work environment for our employees. This is a great opportunity to make a difference in the national defense community. When you work on the security team at IDA, you work for IDA and not a contractor. We have our own in-house security which means that your job is stable and consistent. There’s a strong team dynamic and level of mutual respect.
Reference – Maintains knowledge of and familiarity with the Standard Practices, Policies & Procedures for SCI Manual.
Regulates personnel entry into the building and adjacent areas. Interacts with visitors and staff professionally and courteously.
Checks personnel identification badges. Ensures visitors are authorized for entry into the facility and confirms identification.
Maintains log of visitors and operates the special personnel accountability system.
Understands special instructions/orders at the various posts within and outside of the facility. Remains at post until relieved or re-directed by supervisor.
Patrols assigned area, being alert to violations of security regulations, unauthorized persons, and safety hazards. Verifies safety features such as locks, alarms, and lights are functioning and operational.
Responds to alarms, meeting time, and physical requirements. Takes prompt action to correct violations. Creates complete, accurate, and factual incident reports.
Deals with individuals involved in unusual/suspicious situations firmly but courteously. Works toward resolution of problems, involving management when necessary.
Understands use of video monitors, carefully watching for any unusual activity on the grounds or vicinity.
Knows the process of activation/deactivation of the alarm systems (SMTs) and monitoring UL alarm control station.
Implements emergency procedures as situations dictate or as directed by supervisor.
Secures classified packages after office hours.
Secures alarm access and classified combinations to secure areas.
Knows building, office, and grounds layout for most direct route to destination.
Performs escort duty upon direction of superiors. Stays alert to actions and activities of person(s) under escort. Reports unusual behavior.
Conducts shredding of classified and sensitive information as required.
Keeps informed and current with regulations and new procedures concerning the Security Force operations
Performs other duties as assigned.
High School diploma or equivalent.
Two or more years of directly-related security guard experience.
Specialized training in security or investigation is a plus.
Physically able to respond to alarms and emergencies in accordance with time and physical regulations developed by NSA/CCS on SCI Facilities without using mechanical devices as aids. Requirements may include:
Meeting timing requirements
Standing for long periods of time, having corrected vision of 20/20, having no hearing impairments
Working outdoors in all types of weather
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to work overtime hours or hours outside of a regular schedule.
Ability to obtain and maintain appropriate DOD or TS/SCI clearance. ACTIVE clearance preferred.
IDA is the Institute for Defense Analyses, a not-for-profit corporation that operates three Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs) in the public interest: the Systems and Analyses Center, the Science and Technology Policy Institute, and the Center for Communications and Computing. IDA provides objective analyses of national security issues and related national challenges, part...icularly those requiring extraordinary scientific and technical expertise. Employees are subject to a security investigation, must meet the requirements for access to classified information and be a U.S. citizen.