Supervisory Physical Security Specialist - ORS - MP

Washington D.C.
Aug 11, 2017
Aug 16, 2017
Full Time

The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world.  Its 27 Institutes and Centers employ approximately 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation.  For information on the NIH mission, goals, and Institutes and Centers, visit NIH Overview .

If you are a talented, knowledgeable, and motivated individual and have experience supervising , managing, and directing in a comprehensive physical security program, you should consider joining the Division of Physical Security Management (DPSM).  This position serves as the Director, DPSM and is responsible as a senior advisor and expert consultant to the ORS/SER Associate Director, and other senior NIH officials on all physical security related issues.


  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional Travel for Training and Duty

  • No

  • Time in grade met within 30 days of closing date.
  • Position is subject to a background investigation.
  • Must obtain and maintain a Secret clearance designation.
  • Annual financial disclosure is required.
  • Position is subject to drug testing.
  • Termporary Promotion not to exceed 1 year
  • Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; social).  Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.  You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. 

    You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of qualifying experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal Government.  Examples of qualifying experience include:  supervising or leading a staff performing physical security specialist functions; leading or participation in physical security surveys or assessments to identify and correct deficiencies; evaluating the adequacy of physical security measures for buildings and facilities and suggest additions/modifications; providing briefings to management officials on needed improvements and projects. 

    View Assessment Questions


    Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Service.




    The position serves as the Director of DPSM, responsible for supervising, directing, and managing a comprehensive physical security program.  This position provides expert advice, guidance, and leadership to senior NIH management on all physical security design, assessment, and planning for new and existing facilities.  If selected, you will:

    • serve as senior advisor and expert consultant to the ORS/SER Associate Director, and other senior NIH officials on all physical security related issues
    • ensure that each new, major modernization, renovation, or addition project complies with NIH Physical Security Design Guidelines, and complies with the Inter-Agency Security Committee's (ISC) latest physical security guidelines for new construction, repairs and renovation, and applicable construction codes
    • provide authoritative advice and guidance to senior NIH management officials including ORS management, Institute and Center (IC) Directors, Executive Officers, and senior technical officials of architectural/engineering (A/E) firms under NIH contract
    • originate, develop, and implement NIH security policies and standards for repair, renovation and construction projects
    • attend pre-design meetings and other conferences with IC senior management, project managers and construction firms to define functional requirements, advise on security design criteria, and resolve any issues arising from the development of concept and working drawings
    • provide supervision, management, and oversight for the division.

    Similar jobs