Industrial Security Specialist Responsibilities
Industrial security specialists are civilians employed by the United States military.
These individuals work on a military base to analyze security procedures and recommend some changes to make the procedure more effective. Work nature of this profile demands a candidate to be able to manage classified information and work under pressure by spending long hours standing and sitting. They are assigned to the Security Operation Center and are responsible for asserting physical security of all categorized areas, 24*7. Conducting roving external as well as internal patrols is one of the prime industrial security specialist responsibilities. They administer and control staff access to the sorted areas, making certain that all sorted material (media, document, files, etc.) remains in the categorized area.
These military civilians provide assistance in various disciplines of security: personnel, physical, technical and information (IS) in order to consider intrusion systems, Operational (OPSEC), fire alarms, radios and stay alerts to act as a first responder for any medical or other emergency situations. They work in an assailable environment where direct and frequent collaboration and interaction with customers is ordinary. This job post is allied with an non-traditional work schedule, which may have a rotating shifts, mostly12 hours shift (4 days off, 4 days on), including nights, days, holidays and weekends.
What are the Key Tasks of an Industrial Security Specialist ?
Responsibilities of an industrial security specialist include the following tasks:
- Supervise all information systems, prevail the required approvals from various government agencies and activate all clearances to installations
- Monitor and assure efficient protocol to all contractors and personnel; assist all visitors with required control procedures and provide private identification code to all access users
- Collaborate with security officers and receptionists; support in resolving control issues and conduct training sessions with all secretarial staff
- Create and maintain database for each clearance, prepare essential reports and assure conformity to industrial security management disciplines
- Provide assistance to the contractors and provide suitable security programs, supervise special access programs and carry out regular inspection of all industrial facilities
- Inspect the security processes on a regular basis to avoid any issues, keep track of the maintenance of all security programs, participate in the meetings held and assure compliance with National Industrial Security Program (NISP).
- Administer and provide access to all public key infrastructures to the personnel, provide acceptance from all federal agencies and maintain track of all Department of Defense (Doe) security clearances
- Assess all contract documentations and files, prepare directive guides for security classifications, assure compliance to each security requirement and prepare applications for various different programs and carry out research for the same
- Troubleshoot all types of issues related to industrial security and resolve any concern or queries from government agencies or federal investigators
- Manage and keep track of all employee information allied with processing intervals by keeping the referencing knowledge of the Personnel Security Processing Programs
- Provide assistance for ensuring that the industrial staff abides by the company's National Industrial Security Program and Policy as well as Defense Security Service (DSS).
- Make infraction and incident reports, tour duty reports and provide general reporting to outline other statistics such as classified medical responses, waste destroyed, etc.
- Should be qualified and trained to be active as a medical responder in providing emergency first aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), etc.
- Control various combinations and keys and collect all sorted trash
Every profession has certain qualification criteria, considering which the candidate is selected.
Education and Training
Usually, there is no formal education or training criteria; however, candidates need to have experience of at least 52 weeks in the industrial security program in which they should have performed functions such as analyzing, managing and developing the security program. Some organizations may demand for candidates with a bachelor's degree in an equivalent subject or relevant work experience.
Required Skills and Knowledge
- These specialists should be willing to work in a non traditional schedule which has rotating shifts.
- They must have updated or active knowledge of Top Secret PV clearance or TS/SCI SSBI security clearance functions.
- They should be willing and have potential to respond actively in medical events that may include certain severe conditions like serious injury or trauma.
- Prior to being selected for this position, the candidate needs to successfully qualify psychological and medical examinations.
- They should have certifications in First Aid, Occupational First Aid, Senior First Aid, Defibrillator use and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
- They should be capable of presenting security information to audience.
- Team spirit is essential as they have to work effectively with colleagues, superiors and customers. These specialists must exhibit professionalism while dealing with others.
- They should have sound communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills. They must have experience of using various Microsoft Office applications (MS-Excel, MS-Word, etc.).
- Customer service skills along with the potential to build and maintain both external and internal relationships is required.
- They should perform quality work with accuracy.
These professionals have to analyze policies and programs, provide recommendations for improvements and detect vulnerabilities in security programs or functions. To undergo industrial security specialist responsibilities, the candidates need to have knowledge of public laws coupled with analytical skills under the influence of military disciplines.