Facility Inspections Lead

Date Posted: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018 to Thursday, March 29, 2018
Job Type: 
Full Time
Job Location: 
Sterling, VA


ASSYST is looking for a Facility Inspections Lead to join our team here in our Sterling, VA office. Position will be based here or in Arlington, VA and will travel around the DC metro area for onsite inspections.



The Facility Inspections Lead will lead a team of about 8 inspectors performing physical security inspections of the customer’s contractor sites to ensure that the sites meet Department security and configuration guidelines. These security site inspections are a cooperative, interactive process that is mutually beneficial to our customer and the owners of the supported sites while maintaining compliance with Federal Departmental and customer requirements. The Inspections team works closely with and assists the customer direct-hire Security Staff with conducting annual physical security reviews of all contractor sites (especially those with SBU Network connectivity or requesting such connectivity) to ensure that there are no instances of unauthorized entry due to the contractor’s failure to follow site security in an adequate manner.


The Facility Inspections Lead will be responsible for creating and maintaining an overall Site Inspection Plan that aligns with the required facility inspection schedule and which outlines anticipated travel schedules and costs and includes obtaining approvals for domestic and international travel. The plan will incorporate Department approved protocols and checklists for site inspections including; Site Inspection Protocols, Annual SBU Network Connectivity Inspection standards, and Server Room Physical Inspection Check Sheets.


The Facility Inspections Lead is responsible for managing the team conducting these inspections and assuring the team is trained and equipped, the schedules are met, and all approvals are obtained to avoid undue delays or repeat trips.


Job Duties:

The Facility Inspections Lead assures the team conducts Physical Security inspections of every domestic contractor and customer sites and processing centers, including but not limited to:

  • Review all policies and procedures, and verify proper clearances for personnel;
  • Review previous reports and study the Post’s IT architecture and physical layout and note previous findings to check for remediations during the assessment;
  • Review Security Portal data to determine any weak areas and points of possible concern;
  • Review account management and password management procedures and compliance;
  • Check entry controls, access controls, server rooms, alarms, access lists, and locks and make recommendations where appropriate, and review access lists, visitor logs, and observe escort procedures in server rooms;
  • Ensure server rooms, switch closets, and infrastructure cabinets are constructed to meet intrusion detection standards, that correct locking and day-access hardware is in place, and combinations are changed on schedule and documented appropriately;
  • Ensure sever rooms contain appropriate and functioning fire detection, HVAC, cable management, and power distribution systems;
  • Confirm encryption devices are used for all circuits that process SBU traffic;
  • Identify unmanaged systems connected to SBU networks, unused live data ports, and all unclassified networks in use (i.e. Dedicated Internet Networks), and identify any un-approved desktop peripherals, external storage devices, unauthorized USB device, and the presence of personal electronics, and identify improperly disposed-of hardware;
  • Ensure equipment, including portable media, has appropriate classification labels;
  • Review visibility of monitors from public spaces and physical Medical PII is stored securely;
  • Review system logs, and perform system security audits;
  • Deliver a report on the condition or outcome of the physical security review within ten (10) days of each review.



The ideal candidate will have broad base knowledge of physical and facility security operations principles and best practices, combined with knowledge of security operations and inspection technologies and their usage in a USG environment.  The Candidate will also:

  • Promote awareness of physical and facility security issues among management and ensure sound security principles are reflected in the organizations’ Operational Security procedures.
  • Maintain current knowledge of the latest physical security threat vectors and the latest technological advances in combating unauthorized access to information systems.
  • Work well leading teams and assuring optimal assignment of work among team members.
  • Demonstrate ability to translate information into executive level documentation to include summaries and presentations,
  • Possess demonstrated ability to conduct associated briefings for large and small groups.



  • US Citizenship
  • Secret Clearance required to start (TS preferred);
  • 10 years of experience with Operational and Facility Security, with increasing responsibility;
  • 7 or more years of Facility Inspection experience with working knowledge of standards, procedures, documentation and reporting;
  • Working knowledge of PIV-based Access Controls for Security Operations in Federal Facilities;
  • Working knowledge of SBU Facility security protection technologies, processes, and methods;


Desired Qualifications:

  • 7 or more years leading Facility Inspections in a Federal environment
  • Familiarity with Department of State Facility Security standards for Domestic and Overseas Posts
  • Supervisory experience in the optimization and use of IT Security Operations tools and FISMA reporting on an enterprise level


Preferred Certifications:

  • CISSP – Certified Information Systems Security Professional;
  • COBIT – Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology
  • Physical Security Certification (PSC)
  • DSS FSO Certification


We are proud to offer a robust benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k) retirement plan, employee stock ownership plan, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts and more in order for our employees to maintain a secure work/life balance.  


ASSYST is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, military status, national origin or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or applicable local law.

Melanie Sr. Corporate Recruiter