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Physical Access Control Administrator



Fairfax, VA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 26, 2023

Position Description:

CGI, a leader in IT services is seeking a physical Security Administrator to support multiple business units across the US. The role will focus on the physical and personnel aspects of corporate security, with some exposure to information and technology security. This role works with the Director, Security for US Operations.
This position has main responsibility for the central access control system and related support processes including access administration, physical card production, database administration, annual testing program, troubleshooting, office installation projects and coordination of service calls.
This role must be located in Fairfax, VA.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

• Supervise contract guard operations including alarm monitoring (for multiple locations), spot- checking, reporting, and vendor relationship management.
• Responds to incidents – corrects/resolves, communicates and documents as needed.
• Perform facility vulnerability assessments to include site visits, documentation, delivery of formal reports and internal consulting units to implement and monitor improvements.
• Security administration including preparing monthly operations reports, reviewing and storing incident reports, ordering consumables, processing invoices, etc.
• Supports business continuity program as needed.
• Supports information security and IS/IT security programs as needed
• Membership in a multi-functional security team encompassing physical security, workforce protection, information security and Business Continuity Planning
• Responsible for the safety and well-being of over 7,500 members in the U.S.
Future duties and responsibilities
Access Control System Operations
• Physical security technology administration with an emphasis on the primary and back-up Access Control System servers (Access Control System monitoring and video support).
• Also coordinates server and back-up issues with the Data Center as required.
• Administers after hour building access in Datawatch system.
• Ensures quality and timely transaction processing including access additions, changes and terminations.
• Completes QA functions including annual location certifications and spot-check functions. Fixes system problems and coordinates service calls as needed.
Security Staff Supervision
• Supervision of contract guard services.
Physical Security Project Management Support
• Supports the Physical Security Manager as requested for all physical security system project issues following the prescribed process.
• Coordinates all access control service calls and decommissioning/asset recovery as needed.
Security Operations Support
• Security administration including preparing access control reports.
• Prepare and deliver monthly Access Administration Report.

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

• Direct experience leading physical security systems, supervising guard services, conducting physical facility assessments
• Experience with CCure 9000 or similar platform
• Security staff supervision
• Demonstrated experience and understanding of physical access control and video surveillance systems.
• A results-focused approach to work which values service quality, economy and collaboration.
• Demonstrated judgment and the ability to adapt to a dynamic environment.
Ability to self-start and demonstrate initiative without ongoing or constant direct supervision.
Desired qualifications/non-essential skills required
• Experience performing system/enterprise-wide physical access control system hardware and software upgrades to new major releases or new technology vendor as required.
• Two years minimum experience in a physical security, military and/or law enforcement or similar environment.
• Relevant security certifications such as PSP, or CISSP are desirable
• Experience conducting facility risk assessments
• Experience with the ASIS International and Society for Human Resource Management (ASIS/SHRM), or workplace violence risk assessments.
Build your career with us.

As digital transformation continues to accelerate, CGI is at the center of this change—supporting our clients’ digital journeys and offering our professionals exciting career opportunities.

At CGI, our success comes from the talent and commitment of our professionals. As one team, we share the challenges and rewards that come from growing our company, which reinforces our culture of ownership. All of our professionals benefit from the value we collectively create.
Be part of building one of the largest independent technology and business services firms in the world.

“CGI is required by law in some jurisdictions to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. The determination of this range includes various factors not limited to skill set, level, experience, relevant training, and licensure and certifications. To support the ability to reward for merit-based performance, CGI typically does not hire individuals at or near the top of the range for their role. Compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the current range for this role in the U.S. is $52,400 - $110,100.”

At CGI we call our professionals “members” to reinforce that all who join our team are, as owners, empowered to participate in the challenges and rewards that come from building a world-class company. CGI’s benefits include:
• Competitive base salaries
• Eligibility to participate in an attractive Share Purchase Plan (SPP) in which the company matches dollar-for-dollar contributions made by eligible employees, up to a maximum, for their job category
• 401(k) Plan and Profit Participation for eligible members
• Generous holidays, vacation, and sick leave plans
• Comprehensive insurance plans that include, among other benefits, medical, dental, vision, life, disability, out-of-county emergency coverage in all countries of employment.
• Back-up childcare, Pet insurance, a Member Assistance Program, a 529 college savings program, a personal financial management tool, lifestyle management programs and more
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While technology is at the heart of our clients’ digital transformation, we understand that people are at the heart of business success.

When you join CGI, you become a trusted advisor, collaborating with colleagues and clients to bring forward actionable insights that deliver meaningful and sustainable outcomes. We call our employees “members” because they are CGI shareholders and owners and owners who enjoy working and growing together to build a company we are proud of. This has been our Dream since 1976, and it has brought us to where we are today — one of the world’s largest independent providers of IT and business consulting services.

At CGI, we recognize the richness that diversity brings. We strive to create a work culture where all belong and collaborate with clients in building more inclusive communities. As an equal-opportunity employer, we want to empower all our members to succeed and grow. If you require an accommodation at any point during the recruitment process, please let us know. We will be happy to assist.

Ready to become part of our success story? Join CGI — where your ideas and actions make a difference.
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, sex, religion, creed, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, and gender expression, familial status, political affiliation, genetic information, or any other legally protected status or characteristics.
CGI provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need an accommodation to apply for a job in the U.S., please email the CGI U.S. Employment Compliance mailbox at You will need to reference the requisition number of the position in which you are interested. Your message will be routed to the appropriate recruiter who will assist you. Please note, this email address is only to be used for those individuals who need an accommodation to apply for a job. Emails for any other reason or those that do not include a requisition number will not be returned.
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All CGI offers of employment in the U.S. are contingent upon the ability to successfully complete a background investigation. Background investigation components can vary dependent upon specific assignment and/or level of US government security clearance held. CGI will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrests and conviction records in accordance with all local regulations and ordinances.

CGI will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with CGI’s legal duty to furnish information.

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CGI is an equal opportunity employer. In addition, CGI is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities in accordance with provincial legislation. Please let us know if you require a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during any aspect of the recruitment process and we will work with you to address your needs.



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