Part-Time Security Officer

The Security Officer (SO) is primarily responsible to perform protective service work such as guarding NASA owned or leased buildings and property, protecting NASA equipment and material, and patrolling NASA property by vehicle, by bicycle, and on foot. The SO will respond to emergencies, enforce NASA regulations, and conduct crowd, parking, and traffic control, inspections, and perimeter and internal access control. The SO 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.
  • Required to interact and escort as required with public and government personnel.
  • Provide traffic control, roadway & parking area safety through the application of directed enforcement techniques using observation and technical means to detect and cite violators.
  • Provide access control, traffic, and deter and report unauthorized entry to the installation.
  • Responsible for badging all visitors to WSTF and WSC facilities.
  • 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.
  • Conduct personnel, vehicular, building, & facility checks and package & parcel inspections.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours to include weekends and holidays if needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.


This position has no 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.
  • Minimum of one year experience as a full time employee of a civilian law enforcement agency, or 3 years’ experience in military police, military service or government or civilian security guard organization. 
  • Honorably discharged (if Applicable) from the U.S. Armed Forces.
  • Meet all Firearms qualifications.
  • Successfully completed all training and have obtained all required permits, licenses, certifications and security/medical clearances for the site.

Skills, Certificates, Licenses, Registrations, Clearance

  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Possess and maintain a valid state driver’s license.
  • Possess or be able to obtain and maintain Secret security clearance.
  • Completed or be able to complete NASA Orientation Course.
  • Completed or able to complete the NPSTA Security Officer Fundamentals Certificate Course. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


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

  • 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 may use repeated motions that include the arms, wrists, hands and/or fingers. The employee is occasionally required to walk, stand, climb, balance, 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.
  • Work Environment - The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The employee will normally 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.