Protection Specialist in Falls Church, VA at PAE

Date Posted: 6/23/2020

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Protection Specialist

Protection Specialist

This is a Service Contract (SCA) position


This is a Full time position. The Protection Specialist will be assigned to a location in the Northern Virginia area and will be responsible for the security and integrity of the assigned facilities. Other security responsibilities to include:

  • Closely observing activities of individuals working and/or visiting the customer facilities.
  • Provide a safe and secure environment in facilities where assigned.
  • Supporting requirements that will require standing or walking 80% to 90% of each shift.
  • Must maintain a constant state of alertness.
  • Ensure subjects do not enter any areas where they are not authorized, nor where they do not have a valid reason for entering.
  • Provide written reports of incidents and security violations
  • Maintain a security logbook of site activities.

A Protection Specialist may be designated to one of two different assignment roles:

Security Zone Coverage

  • Protection Specialist supporting Security Zone Coverage will mainly be working indoors.
  • Integral member of the operations and maintenance team.
  • Establishes a zone to afford freedom of movement to visiting personnel

Compound Facilities Support

  • Protection Specialist supporting Compound Facilities will mainly be working outdoors.
  • Integral member of the larger construction security team.
  • Manages entrance and perimeter of sensitive site locations.
  • May be tasked to support compound shuttle services or parking management.


  • Must possess a Secret clearance or higher at time of application 
  • Must submit and remain in a clearance pipeline to obtain a TS clearance
  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time while remaining alert and attentive
  • Possess the visual acuity to observe the activities of other individuals from a moderate distance. This position requires visual observation of personnel working or visiting customer facilities.
  • Must successfully complete Virginia DCJS Unarmed Security Offier training within 90 days of being hired.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Professional oral and written communications skills

PAE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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