Physical Security Specialist

Herndon, Virginia
Feb 04, 2023
Feb 08, 2023
Full Time

The primary purpose of this position is to provide administrative support for the Physical Security function of NWFCU. This position is responsible for evaluating, recommending and ensuring the implementation of established security and life safety procedures at multiple NWFCU facilities. This role will oversee the security officer program controlling access to the facility (or group of facilities) and will assist in providing protection for customers, employees, tenants, visitors and assets. This position will also act as the Security liaison with the various lines of business within the location(s).


  • Implement Security program policies, directives and procedures
  • Facilitate the implementation of security awareness, training and education programs in accordance with requirements
  • Provide security related reports to management, as requested
  • Conduct regular audits of user accesses, safe locations, external physical security inspections, etc.
  • Coordinate NWFCU continuous evaluation program in accordance with personnel security requirements
  • Manage security vendor relationships. Serve as liaison to vendor while on credit union premises. Ensure vendor is meeting contractual obligations and service level agreements
  • Request, print, review, and process various NWFCU, Tenants & Visitor badge requests
  • Act as primary security focal point of contact for employees for all security requests for action, support or information requests
  • Serve as the primary point-of-contact for reporting security infractions: as well as regulators or auditors for security related matters
  • Provide assistance to fire, medical, safety and general assistance emergency situations, as defined by the AVP of Physical Security and the emergency plans
  • Provide assistance with safety and security inspections of all Credit Union facilities, to include the Herndon compound and outside branches, and reports all deficiencies noted to AVP of Physical Security
  • Coordination and oversee all physical security service requests
  • Conduct and maintain regular quarterly and annual inspections and audits of all security devices
  • Conduct and maintain documentation of all external premises for potential threats to the CU
  • Coordinate necessary activities with outside contractors and the Facility Manager
  • Use various security software in the performance of assigned duties
  • Performs other related duties as assigned
  • Remains cognizant of and adheres to NWFCU policies and procedures as well as regulations pertaining to the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Basic operating knowledge of security equipment to include but not limited to: CCTV's, cameras, panic buttons, and various types of locks and combinations
  • Ability to plan work and organize materials and equipment for specific projects
  • Ability to initiate and manage projects that may affect other departments/branches
  • Ability to adapt to change quickly and multi-task, ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form; deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations; look at a situation as it pertains to the whole organization without a biased view
  • Ability to work independently with limited required direction and guidance
  • Ability to manage own time to ensure objectives are achieved and within reasonable timescales without supervisor
  • Ability to work Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. or 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance for access to government facilities; U.S. citizenship required

  • 1 - 3 years' experience; further education in security administration or similar field
  • Military, law enforcement, or intelligence experience

EEO Notice

Northwest Federal Credit Union is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other classification protected by law.

NWFCU complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Human Resources Department at 703-709-8900 or