Security Services Specialist

Expiring today

Rockville , MD
Apr 23, 2021
Jun 12, 2021
IT, Security Engineer
Research, Security
Full Time
Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.

Westat is seeking a Senior Security Specialist with responsibility for maintaining a secure environment for staff and visitors at Westat. A part-time arrangement can be considered. 

Job Responsibilities: 

• Ensure physical security and oversee electronic control and monitoring systems.
• Supervise activity of contract security guards.
• Conduct security and safety assessments and briefings. 
• Respond to security and safety issues and taking appropriate action.
• Conduct audits, inquiries and investigations as required.
• Coordinate security services with internal Westat staff and law enforcement. 
• Coordinate and train emergency evacuation teams. 
• Act as an Assistant Federal Security Officer for purposes of Westat's federal facility security clearance status. 
• Act as the assistant manager in the absence of the manager. 
• Perform other related security duties as assigned. 
• Provide after hours on-call security support if needed.  
• Assist with emergency management functions and business continuity planning. 
• Provide assistance to the other Security Services unit functions of corporate insurance, background screening and reception services. 

Basic Qualifications:

• A Bachelor's degree with a minimum 10 years law enforcement experience is required. 

You must be detail-oriented; have excellent communication skills; the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously; strong organizational skills; and work well in a team environment. Relevant corporate or military security experience may be considered. 

Westat offers a well-rounded and comprehensive benefits program focused on wellness and work/life balance. Eligible employees may participate in:
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Holiday Leave
  • Professional Development
  • Health Advocate
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account


Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status under applicable law.

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