Security Engineering-IT Specialist Instructor IV

Location: Springfield, Virginia, United States


Requisition Number: 4247

Position Title:

External Description: Security Engineering-IT Specialist Instructor IV
Springfield, VA, USA Req #4247

Thursday, October 14, 2021


The Security Engineering - Locksmith Specialist Instructor provides subject matter expertise and instruction in the operation, installation, troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair of Department of State security locking hardware and associated equipment. The incumbent works under the close guidance of the Program Office. The position is based at the U.S. Department of State annex in Springfield, VA.

Essential Functions

• May serve as a Senior Lock Instructor, specializing in the performance of GSA Security Container inspection, neutralization and repair; vault door neutralization and repair; and installation, maintenance and repair of Diplomatic Security approved security hardware.

• May represent the Diplomatic Security Training Center on the Interagency Committee for Securing Classified Information

• Presents hands-on instruction, lectures, and briefings to audiences on the following technical security topics:

o Operation, installation, troubleshooting, maintenance and repair of Diplomatic Security (DS) mechanical and electromechanical spin dial locks

o GSA container neutralization

o Operation, installation, troubleshooting, maintenance and repair of DS mechanical locks; Simplex, Unican, S&G

o Installation, troubleshooting, maintenance and repair of pin tumbler locks to include decoding, key cutting, repinning, and master key theory

o Security hardware for ballistic and non-ballistic doors to include handing, hinges, electric latches/strikes, and forced entry locks

o Covert methods of entry

o Maintenance and repair of GSA approved vault doors

o Integration of Access Control Systems

o Integration of Security Management Systems

• Delivers training using established syllabi/curriculum/ lesson plans, presentation media, administrative/self-study guides, and trainee reference manuals, systems and procedures in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).

• Prepares classrooms, equipment and student materials for course delivery.

• Sets up and operates audio-visual equipment required in support of curriculum delivery.

• Ensures that course records are maintained at the conclusion of each course in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).

• Employs applicable Department of State security standards and other procedures to protect national security information.

• Operates U.S. government vehicles as necessary in the performance of assigned tasks.

• Travels to CONUS and OCONUS training sites (less than 10% travel per year).


• Working knowledge of various National Codes such as the National Electric Code, OSHA safety regulations, ANSI/TIA-568 standards, as well as Department of State installation requirements

• Ability to explain advanced technical concepts to trainees with various degrees of technical knowledge and ability: from end user system operators, Regional Security Officers, who must understand system capabilities and how they can best be employed for the protection of American lives, Classified National Security Information, and US Government Property, to highly technically trained and experienced technicians and Electrical Engineers with years of experience in the installation, programming, troubleshooting, maintenance and repair of Technical Security Systems

• Must show initiative accomplishing daily tasks

• Must be reliable and punctual

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities but does serve as a coach and mentor for other positions in the department.

Work Environment

This job operates in three different environments; a professional office environment which routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines; a professional classroom environment which routinely uses audio visual equipment and computers; a professional technical laboratory environment which routinely uses a variety of electronic technician tools and equipment.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

• When in the classroom and lab environments, must be able to remain standing for 40% of the time

• Frequently moves about the classroom and lab areas evaluating students

• When in the office environment, must be able to remain in a stationary position for 75% of the time

• Occasionally moves about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc

• Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer

• Expresses or exchanges ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly or quickly

• Frequently moves standard office equipment up to 25 pounds

• Must be able to work indoor conditions 90% of the time

• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Typical days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Evening and weekend hours required, as required by business need.


Travel is expected up to 10% of the time for this position.


• Seven or more (7+) years' experience in public speaking and giving briefings or instruction to groups of ten or more people

• Fifteen or more (15+) years' experience in Government technical security installation or instruction in 90% or more of the security disciplines listed above

• To serve as a Senior Lock Instructor, twenty (20) years' experience in the commercial sector performing GSA Security Container inspection, neutralization and repair; and installation, maintenance and repair of DS approved security hardware

• Subject matter expertise in a minimum of 90% of the full Technical Security Systems Curriculum, or be a fully qualified Subject Matter Expert in GSA Security Container inspection, neutralization and repair; and installation, maintenance and repair of DS approved security hardware

• Five (5) years of supervisory experience preferred

• Two (2) years as a level III instructor preferred


• Master's degree from an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order to be credited towards qualifications or equivalent technical training. Years of experience may be substituted for formal education

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

• Must hold a valid driver's license and be willing and able to drive an official U.S. government van/sedan

Security Clearance

SECRET security clearance required

Executive Order 14043 COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
Pursuant to Executive Order 14043, this positionrequires full vaccination against COVID-19 regardless of work location.

AAP/EEO Statement

All Native Group is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered without regard to age, sex, race, national origin, religion, marital status or physical disability. However, preference may be extended to persons of Indian descent in accordance with applicable laws.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


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  • Job Family Client Technical Support & Training
  • Pay Type Salary

City: Springfield

State: Virginia

Community / Marketing Title: Security Engineering-IT Specialist Instructor IV

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