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Job #: R-00127442
Location: Edwards, CA
Category: Software Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Remote Type: No Remote
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Digital Modernization

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Leidos is seeking an experienced Physical Security Technician to join NASA’s Physical Access Control Services (PACS) team at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center. This role is responsible for the installation, maintenance, configuration, and reliable operation of physical security-related hardware elements including door/gate/turnstile locking systems, badge readers, intrusion detection devices, fixed and pan-tilt-zoom cameras, and related cabling.

This position requires the ability to work independently with general direction and as a team member under the direction of the PACS manager. Join us at AEGIS where the sky is NOT the limit!

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Basic electronics technician skills including ability to read wiring diagrams and standards as well as be able to safely install and test low-voltage cabling in and around doors, ceilings, and walls (including drilling doors, door frames, and fishing wire).

  • Install maintain, configure, and modify video surveillance cameras in locations across the facility.

  • Install maintain, configure, and modify electronic door locking hardware (including electro-mechanical locksets, magnetic locks, request-to-exit devices, monitor sensors, motion sensors, and key override hardware) in a commercial premise environment.

  • Maintain technical expertise security endpoint equipment.

  • Monitor and test security endpoint equipment and associated devices.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications​:

  • High school diploma with 5+ years of experience in applicable trades (cabling, security, fire surveillance, video surveillance, electronics technician)

  • Basic understanding of physical security architecture, engineering, and installation/management including access control and video surveillance. 

  • Basic computer skills including Windows, Office, and electronic mail.

  • Basic understanding of internet protocol network design and concepts.

  • Basic understanding of IT Security vulnerability protection and hardening.

  • Strong interpersonal communications skills with both peers and customers.

Required Certification:

  • Ability to achieve Lenel OnGuard Certified Professional status (Access Control) within first year of employment

  • Achieve Genetec Security Center and/or Omnicast video management system certification within first six months of employment.

  • Achieve and retain annual NASA medical monitoring and safety certification for the following task areas:  Aerial Lift Operator, Confined Space Entry, Ladder/Scaffolding, Foreign Object Damage, and Noise Area.


  • Secret clearance (must be able to achieve interim clearance within six months of employment and maintain the clearance as a condition of employment)


  • There is no potential for telework, all tasks must be completed on-site

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and experience working in a security or law enforcement environment

  • Knowledge and experience working on Edwards AFB and/or NASA/AFRC

  • Knowledge and experience with AFRC buildings and communications infrastructure

  • System administration skills

  • Knowledge of intercom systems

Pay Range:

Pay Range $53,950.00 - $97,525.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® innovation company rapidly addressing the world’s most vexing challenges in national security and health. The company's global workforce of 47,000 collaborates to create smarter technology solutions for customers in heavily regulated industries. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $15.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2023.  For more information, visit

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