Security Systems Engineer (Architecture)
Work Where it Matters
RiverTech, an Akima company, is not just another federal professional solutions contractor. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), our mission and purpose extend beyond our exciting federal projects as we support our shareholder communities in Alaska.
At RiverTech, the work you do every day makes a difference in the lives of our 15,000 Iñupiat shareholders, a group of Alaska natives from one of the most remote and harshest environments in the United States.
For our shareholders, RiverTech provides support and employment opportunities and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years.
For our government customers, RiverTech provides innovative solutions to complex engineering and operational challenges and delivers wide-ranging services for mission support, systems engineering, and IT.
As a RiverTech employee, you will be surrounded by a challenging, yet supportive work environment that is committed to innovation and diversity, two of our most important values. You will also have access to our comprehensive benefits and competitive pay in addition to growth opportunities and excellent retirement options.
The Security System Installation Engineer to support RiverTech contract with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Office of Security and Integrity (OSI). The Security system Installation Engineer reports to the RiverTech Program Manager and On-Site Supervisor and acts as the subject matter expert concerning electronic security systems installations for USCIS and to ensure that these installations meet the technical requirements of USCIS.
Review the requirements, project design drawings, contractor proposals, and contractor submittals ensuring that the documents meet the technical, design and engineering requirements.
Good understanding in security system engineering to include cable shielding, drain wire use, and bonding/grounding issues that affect the critical operations of electronic security systems.
Provide technical expertise for security systems architecture and capabilities in support of Enterprise Physical Access Control Systems (ePACS) program.
Create training material associated with security system engineering and deliver training sessions to security professionals within USCIS.
Lead/attend a variety of meetings related to ePACS and ESS installations.
Develop and deliver reports associated with security systems on the technical challenges and changes to USCIS leadership.
Schedule and conduct site visits, surveys, inspections, and security acceptances during construction/installation identifying any discrepancies during the installation such as incorrect sizing of power, poor cabling practices, incorrect wiring, incorrect software/hardware configurations, incorrect materials, and other discrepancies outside of industry standards and USCIS technical requirements.
Know and identify the industry standards and continue to provide recommendations to USCIS on compliance and updated standards.
Document changes and deficiencies to projects for approval and action by project managers assigned to the projects prior to corrections.
Review and edit USCIS technical requirements as needed to ensure relevance to industry standards, evolving technologies, software and hardware products associated with security systems.
Provide cost estimates to include labor and bill of material needed.
Operate as the liaison between USCIS facilities and divisions when providing technical support.
Coordinate technical requirements (USCIS) with Physical Security Section (PSS) and Office of Information Technology (OIT) ensuring consistency with IT requirements and standards.
Minimum High School Diploma/GED.
Minimum five (5) years of work experience relevant to the duties and responsibilities of the position.
Experience working with cross-functional teams to perform and complete task.
Previous experience installing cable, rack and stack switches, servers, panels and workstations.
High level of proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project, as well as SharePoint or other collaboration software.
Demonstrated ability to produce detailed and independent written correspondence in order to communicate operational requirements.
Proficient in security systems and designing in AutoCAD.
Excellent customer service, oral and written communication skills.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Willing to travel up to 50% within the United States. Travel schedule most often has been every other month (2-3 days).
Ability to think logically and work effectively within group settings or independently with minimal supervision.
Ability to receive general guidance and instructions from a supervisor or via established standard operating procedures, and act upon them with minimal supervision.
US Citizenship with ability to obtain/maintain Secret clearance eligibility and favorable pre-employment USCIS Entry on Duty (EOD) and Suitability Determinations.
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