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System Security Engineer

Washington, DC
System Security Engineer
Active Top Secret/SCI eligible Clearance Required DOE Clearable
Washington DC

Position Overview:
Nationwide IT Services is seeking a Physical Security Specialist to support our Federal Client in Washington DC. This role will support the Department of Energy and requires Active Top-Secret clearance with an SCI Clearance eligibility. This role supports the operations and maintenance (O&M) and enhancement of the Access Control System (ACS) of classified areas.  This role will also provide renovation and maintenance support to the Capital Improvement Projects and serve as liaison and coordinator with any subcontractors supporting engineering requirements.

  • Support the operations and maintenance (O&M) and enhancement of the Access Control System (ACS) of classified areas.
  • Daily use of Accessit application and components.
  • Provide inspections of the ACS and Closed-Circuit Televisions (CCTV) Maintenance and troubleshooting.
  • Provide subject matter expertise on ACS equipment and coordinate support with vendors.
  • Perform upgrades, improvements, and expansion to the ACS as necessary to maintain compliance with the IC.
  • Provide physical alterations support for additions and enhancements to SCIFs and other Restricted Office Areas.
  • Installation of badge printers and drivers.
  • Mercury board troubleshooting, installation, and programming.
  • Complete audits on IC badges.
  • Maintain and monitor the customized software application Interagency Cache Business System (ICBS) that enables the transfer of data between the physical access control database (PACS) and a dedicated Open Database Connectivity (ODBC)
  • Monitor and maintain the PACS database which resides on a classified network.
  • Monitor and maintain database tables located on the local IS used as message queues for transferring data between the PACS and Other Government Agency (OGA) Regional Control Server (RCS).
  • Monitor data flow generated by the ACS and maintain the accumulation of data to ensure the data is processed by the ICBS Interface Use-Case Specification: Data Exchange Protocol Document.
  • Monitor and maintain the ICBS process which allows the ACS to incorporate all the names of the personnel accessing the system, interfaces with the IC, and allows for independent, secure review and integration to support the requirements of Headquarters Security Staff.
  • Implement quality control measures and provide entire system post-installation review reports.
  • Maintain and monitor customized software application interface and database.
  • Provide Independent Verification & Validation (IV&V), configuration management, and quality management of existing and newly installed ACS. 

  • Minimum four years of related experience.  This experience may be a combination of private sector, civil service, or military service.
  • Experience with Access It, troubleshooting application systems and components.
  • Access control software RS2 access control.
  • Ability to maintain access control systems and perform upgrades on hardware and software.
  • Ability to reprogram keyboards.
  • Ability to install Badge printers and install drivers.
  • Ability to perform HID Reader Installation and troubleshoot problems.
  • Ability to perform Mercury Board troubleshooting, installation, and programming.
  • Ability to complete audits on IC badges.
  • Capable of reading blueprints and mapping out access control for SCIFs.
  • Proven ability to perform satisfactorily under pressure to meet tight deadlines.
  • ICD 705 Physical Security Course: Lifecycle of a SCIF training preferred.
  • Have extensive knowledge of physical security control measures and protocols for SCIF access.
  • Operational knowledge of design, installation, and maintenance of badge reader systems.
  • Ability to troubleshoot communication failures with Other Government Agencies (OGAs) to ensure full system interoperability and functionality.
  • Experience supporting Subject Matter Expert (SME) for submission of technical documentation for system accreditation.
  • Ability to oversee engineering design, installation, and management of IC badge system in support of ongoing and new SCIF construction projects.
  • Ability to develop existing system wiring diagrams including all sub-components, wire routes, and card readers to assist in proactively identifying potential weaknesses within the IC Badge System across DOE HQ.
  • Ability to review and provide inputs for engineering design documentation, prepare, and submit IV&V and configuration management documentation for Government review and approval.
  • Have functional knowledge of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) policies for security containers and locks.
  • Active Top Secret/SCI eligible Clearance Required DOE Clearable

Additional Skills:
  • ICD 705 certification a plus.
  • Experience with locksmithing, installing hardware or troubleshooting (X series and CipherLocks), and performing combo changes preferred.

About Nationwide IT Services
NIS is an IT and Management consulting company and a CVE-verified Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business. Our mission is to deliver value-added services to our customers, leveraging technology, people, and industry best practices to implement innovative solutions through our trusted employees and team members.

Our benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, life and disability insurance, 401(k) plan with employer match, paid holidays, PTO (sick/vacation), commuter benefits, employee assistance program (EAP) and educational reimbursement.

Nationwide IT Services, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, disability or protected veteran status.


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