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Institute for Defense Analyses
Princeton, NJ, United States (on-site)
17 days ago
Institute for Defense Analyses
Princeton, New Jersey, United States (on-site)
17 days ago



The Institute of Defense Analyses (IDA) has an immediate career opening for a part time on call Security Officer in our Center for Communications Research located in Princeton, New Jersey (CCRP).

Our primary sponsor is the Department of Defense and the classified work that is done at IDA must be kept secure. Our Security Officers are the first line of defense against leaks of classified information and for maintaining a safe and orderly work environment for our employees. This is a great opportunity to make a difference in the national defense community. Qualifications: When you work on the security team at IDA, you work for IDA and not a contractor. We have our own in-house security which means that your job is stable and consistent. There's a strong team dynamic and level of mutual respect. Due to the nature of the work (365 days/year, 24 hours, 7 days per week) this position is often required to work varied shifts including overtime hours and holidays.

  • Establishes and maintains familiarity with all normal and emergency procedures, each duty post, and the physical layout of the facility and grounds.
  • Develops and maintains proficiency in the operation of the intrusion detection, video surveillance, personnel access control, including red badge warning/intercom systems, and fire/safety systems; reports any observed system malfunctions.
  • Learns about and adapts to all existing and future security enhancing system add-ons, changes and upgrades.
  • Regulates personnel entry into building and adjacent areas; checks personnel identification badges; ensures visitors have authorized entry and secures means of proper identification; maintains log of visitors.
  • Insures the protection and proper control of sensitive material to include documents, printouts, and associated media during security checks within the controlled area of the facility.
  • Records all security related occurrences in an accurate and timely manner throughout the shift by maintaining logs, reports, and completion of all required security paperwork.
  • Escorts uncleared personnel and performs safety/security tours in and about the CCR-P complex.
  • May perform the duties of the receptionist/switchboard operator, including answering phones, logging in calls and operating the postal meter/scale system.
  • Performs other duties as assigned, which may include tasks outside the normal scope of security.

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Two or more years experience in a security related environment (preferably in a defense related organization).
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Experience using computers and associated software, and familiarity with security related equipment.
  • Able to obtain and maintain necessary security clearance (TS/SI).
  • Successful completion of a criminal background check is required.

U.S. Citizenship is required

Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance is required

IDA is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a fair recruiting process and working environment free from discrimination. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Click here to learn more about IDA's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 70681923
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Princeton, New Jersey, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Institute for Defense Analyses
  • Position Title: PTOC Security Force Lieutenant I
  • Job Function: Facilities
Research & Development
Alexandria , VA , US

The Institute for Defense Analyses is a non-profit corporation that operates three federally funded research and development centers to provide objective analyses of national security issues, particularly those requiring scientific and technical expertise, and conduct related research on other national challenges.

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