NASA PT Security Officer

Company Job Title: Fixed Post Security Officer, NASA JSC

Clearance: National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI) background investigation

Location: Houston, TX

Reports To: Field Support Supervisor

FLSA Status: Part-Time, Hourly Non-Exempt

Position Description

The Fixed Post Security Officer (FPSO) is primarily responsible to perform protective service work such as guarding NASA owned or leased buildings and property, protecting NASA equipment and material, and controlling access to NASA installations by employees, visitors, and other contractors. The FPSO will respond to emergencies, enforce NASA regulations, and conduct crowd, parking, and traffic control, inspections, and perimeter and internal access control. The FPSO does not act in the capacity of a law enforcement officer and has no arrest or apprehension powers. The FPSO is armed with a side arm, shotgun, or other weapons as required.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

  • Follow all company personnel and safety policies, and perform all assigned duties in a safe work manner
  • Arrive at work in proper uniform and carrying needed, issued equipment
  • Exercise physical force up to and including deadly force
  • Participate in Guard Mount, receive assigned post, and copy any extra instructions
  • Carry out general and special orders for post assigned
  • Interact and escort as required with public and government personnel
  • Provide access control, traffic control and deter & report unauthorized entry to the installation
  • Maintain accountability, cleanliness and serviceability of uniform and equipment assigned
  • Follow applicable standard operating procedures and NASA regulations pertaining to security of weapons, buildings, personnel, NASA property and equipment
  • Will conduct personnel, vehicular, building, & facility checks and package & parcel inspections
  • Work flexible hours to include weekends and holidays
  • Other duties as assigned


This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities.

Minimum Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

  • Minimum High School Diploma or GED
  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Honorably discharged (If Applicable) from the U.S. Armed Services
  • Meet all Firearms qualifications
  • Successfully complete all training and obtain all required permits, licenses, certifications and security/medical clearances for the worksite

Computer Skills

  • Skill in operating a personal computer and standard office equipment
  • Working knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing, spreadsheets, database, (such as: MSWord, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), and Outlook

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations, Clearance

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Possess and maintain a valid state driver’s license
  • Must be able to pass a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI) background investigation
  • Completed or be able to complete JSCPSC Orientation Course
  • Completed or be able to complete NPSTA Security Officer Fundamentals Certificate of Basic Courses
  • Completed or be able to complete Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response course
  • Speak, read, write, and understand the English language, apply written rules, detailed orders, instructions and training material
  • Be able to meet any Federal, State, or Municipal requirements to work as an Armed Security Officer
  • Have no record or history of illegal drug use, sale, possession, or manufacture
  • Have no felony convictions and no convictions that reflect on the individual’s reliability including those crimes classified under the Lautenberg Act
  • Be able to maintain and qualify periodically on a course of fire with handgun, or other special weapons
  • Be able to meet and maintain NASA Physical Certifications
  • Be able to successfully pass all required Psychological examinations
  • Be able to meet drug testing and alcohol – free workforce requirements to include random drug and/or alcohol testing

Competencies - To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.

Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.

Planning/Organizing - Prioritize and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans.

Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.

Language Skills - Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports and business correspondence, effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills - Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability - Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to question activities and issues in all functional areas and make sound decisions based on that data.

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Must successfully complete a pre-employment Physical Abilities Test (PAT) and annually thereafter as prescribed by the government.

Work Environment - The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.The employee will occasionally work in a temperature-controlled office environment, with frequent exposure to electronic office equipment.During visits to areas of operations, may be exposed to extreme cold or hot weather conditions. Is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and loud noise.

PSI is a SDVOSB, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer; we are a Drug-Free Workplace and comply with ADA regulations as applicable.

All applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, national origin, ancestry, physical/mental disability, medical condition, military/veteran status, genetic information, marital status, ethnicity, alienage or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

Further, we are required to take affirmative action to ensure equal employment opportunities for all persons. Equal access to programs, services and employment is available to all qualified persons. Those applicants requiring accommodation to complete the application and/or interview process should contact a management representative.PSI participates in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program and may perform drug screenings as part of the application process where permissible by state law and required by contract.

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