Physical Security Officer

Clearance Level
Top Secret/SCI
Physical Security
Arlington, Virginia
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Access Control (AC)

Personnel Security Management

Physical Security

Security System

REQ#: RQ170385
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to serve as a critical component of our nation’s safety and security. Make an impact by using your expertise to protect our country from threats.

Job Description

Physical Security Specialist – Active Top Secret / SCI Eligibility Required

Seize your opportunity to make a personal impact as a PHYSICAL SECURITY SPECIALIST.  Join a high OPTEMPO, mission critical team in support of a DoD program at the highest levels of the federal government. As a Physical Security Specialist, you are a critical element of our overall security support structure. You act as the physical security support subject matter expert for our government client.  You exhibit exceptional technical and customer service skills to identify and resolve issues in the areas of access control, SCIF management and accreditation. GDIT is your place to make meaningful contributions to challenging projects and grow a rewarding career.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As the Physical Security Specialist, you will demonstrate knowledge and experience to effectively support security functions to help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on an experienced Physical Security Specialist joining our team to bring professionalism and initiative to a fast-paced environment that offers extensive options for training, certification, and career advancement. When we succeed, you succeed and together our best becomes better.


  • Providing management and support to customer access control systems. Includes working with vendors for maintenance and support, maintaining access database and conduct system troubleshooting.
  • Provide management of video security systems. Includes working with vendors for maintenance and other support, troubleshooting system issues and replacement equipment.
  • Evaluate remote locations for temporary SCIF accreditation.
  • Install security systems (alarms, sound masking and video surveillance) for establishment of customer temporary SCIFs.
  • Conduct training for properly opening and securing customer SCIFs
  • Conducting other duties as assigned.


  • Education: Bachelor degree preferred
  • Required Experience: Minimum Five (5) years of related experience providing security support in a classified environment and handling classified information up to TS/SCI and Special Access Program levels.
  • Required Technical Skills: Broad knowledge of DoD security policies, directives, and instructions for managing secure facilities. Working knowledge of ICD 705 (SCIF Security Requirements) a must.
  • Security Clearance Level: Active Top Secret with SCI Eligibility
  • Required Skills and Abilities:  You must show you have experience in:
    • Manage and analyze access control and camera systems.
    • Deploy and establish temporary accredited facilities for compartmented level operations.
    • Completed formal SSO training (5 years of experience in lieu of training).
    • Working knowledge of ICD 704 (Personnel Security Adjudications)
    • Strong verbal and written communications.
    • Ability to develop and present security training materials.
    • Basic computer skills.
  • Preferred Skills and Abilities
    • Basic knowledge and experience in other security disciplines (Industrial and information)
    • Familiarity with Hirsh access control systems.     

  • Location: On Customer Site, Arlington, Virginia


  • 401K with company match
  • Comprehensive health and wellness packages
  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
  • Professional growth opportunities including paid education and certifications
  • Cutting-edge technology you can learn from
  • Rest and recharge with paid vacation and holidays

Work Requirements
Years of Experience

8 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree


Travel Required



U.S. Citizenship Required

Salary and Benefit Information

The likely salary range for this position is $119,000 - $161,000. This is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary. Rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.
View information about benefits and our total rewards program.

About Our Work

We are GDIT. A global technology and professional services company that delivers consulting, technology and mission services to every major agency across the U.S. government, defense and intelligence community. Our 30,000 experts extract the power of technology to create immediate value and deliver solutions at the edge of innovation. We operate across 30 countries worldwide, offering leading capabilities in digital modernization, AI/ML, Cloud, Cyber and application development. Together with our clients, we strive to create a safer, smarter world by harnessing the power of deep expertise and advanced technology.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.