Physical Security Manager

Job Title : Physical Security Manager
Department : Information Security
Reports to : Chief Security Officer
Location : Nacogdoches


On behalf of Etech, the Physical Security Manager will work to ensure that all aspects of physical security are continuously updated, fully functional, monitored, and maintained.

Managing the performance and job function of those assigned to physical security duties, as well as administering reviews relating to the physical security program.

Serves as a resource regarding matters of information security and reports the status of ongoing information security activities to the designated person(s).


  • Ensure creation of a secure environment for Etech Employees and Visitors.
  • Ensure all clean rooms/server rooms are locked, ensure sign-in sheets are utilized at all clean rooms and server rooms. A current list of access rights should be maintained so that the security auditor can conduct an audit by comparing the access logs to the list of users who are authorized for access into the clean rooms.
  • Ensure all HR offices have locks on them, including filing cabinets/drawers
  • Manage Incident logs for theft/loss of assets/snooping
  • Work with facilities and inspect to ensure proper Lighting for the safety of all personnel and visitors (both internal and external lighting)
  • Inspect to ensure all Facility windows, doors; walls are secured at all centers and work with facilities to remediate when necessary.
  • Inspect to ensure all exits at all centers are properly marked, well lit, and accessible and work with facilities to remediate when necessary.
  • Inspect to ensure Parking areas, as well as pathways to and from it, have adequate lighting to help keep employees safe when leaving and arriving and work with facilities to remediate when necessary.
  • Ensure all centers are equipped with emergency lighting units that have a backup power supply such as a battery.
  • Provide a detailed schematic for each center including the following:
    • All entrances and exits
  • All video camera locations, (include all cameras, fake cameras, hidden cameras, night vision cameras, wireless cameras.
    • Show all areas monitored by cameras
    • All high-security areas and clean rooms
    • All security guard postings
    • Any pressure mat sensors/proximity sensors/photoelectric sensors in the diagram
    • Any closed-circuit sensors on windows
    • Detail any areas that are raised floors, areas that are not the true ceiling, any area where people can hide like a fake ceiling or floor, or partitioned wall.
    • Any panic bars
    • Any concrete barricades
    • All fire suppression systems and fire extinguishers, all sprinkler systems, and whether or not we have a wet pipe system, a dry pipe system, or a pre-action system.
  • Ensure that the facility is using proper signage labeling all exits so that employees can locate the exits during an emergency.
  • Ensure that escape routes have been created in case of emergencies such as fire or flood.
  • Ensure that escape plans are created and that you have communicated escape plans to all employees.
  • Perform regular drills, such as fire drills, to test escape plans and the timeliness of all employees using the appropriate escape route.
  • Test all security controls to ensure their effectiveness. For example, be sure to test fire alarms and fire extinguishers on a regular basis.
  • Establish contingency plans for different scenarios (active shooter, hostage situation like a disgruntled spouse, or disgruntled employee, etc.) Plans must be submitted to the Security Operations Unit.
  • Plans must be reviewed, approved and revised. Once approved, plans must be tested and added to the company DRBC plan.
  • Maintain an inventory of all physical security devices. (such as fire suppression systems, fire extinguishers, camera systems, alarm systems, sensors, panic bars)
  • Procure fencing quotes for highly secure locations, when necessary.
  • Manage security guards, establish a training curriculum for security guards, and ensure that all security guards are properly trained.
  • Submit security accommodations and recommendations for all new center facilities; such as, but not limited to mantraps, lighting, security systems, camera systems, locks, guard postings, panic bars, sensors, biometrics, Proximity readers, Physical tokens, concrete barricades, etc.
  • Maintain appropriate contacts with relevant law enforcement authorities for each center. Maintain Authorities Contact List and Escalation Process
  • Maintain physical authentication systems (Badge, Biometrics, etc.) where applicable.
  • Create a schematic/survey showing or flagging any areas that are a security concern for mitigation purposes. (It is important to control access to cabling with a protected distribution system (PDS). PDS is the controlling of physical access and monitoring of access to physical cabling. If someone can gain physical access to the cabling system, they can tap into the communication, so you want to ensure you control access to the cabling.)
  • Provide physical access lists and logs to the Security Operations Unit.
  • Maintain all environmental controls and optimal temperatures in cold rooms. Maintain all ventilation systems, HVAC systems(AC/Heating). Humidity levels should be monitored for all the cold rooms. Moisture needs to be controlled in the cold rooms.
  • Emissions Security – Shielding Needs should be met for Emanations or emissions that can be intercepted and analyzed by receivers to uncover potential confidential and sensitive information if applicable TEMPEST system, (a standard for securing a system from eavesdropping) should be maintained.
  • EMI (electromagnetic interference) problems from lighting or motors, if any must be mitigated.
  • Fire suppression systems and supplies must be maintained and inventoried. Sprinkler systems must be maintained.
  • Maintain and audit badge access logs
  • Security perimeter shall be defined and used to protect areas that contain either sensitive or critical information and information processing facilities.
  • Physical entry controls – Secure areas shall be protected by appropriate entry controls to ensure that only authorized personnel is allowed access.
  • Securing offices, rooms and facilities – Physical security for offices, rooms and facilities shall be designed and applied.
  • Protecting against external and environmental threats – Physical protection against natural disaster, malicious attack or accidents shall be designed and applied.
  • Procedures for working in secure areas shall be designed and applied.
  • Access points such as delivery and loading areas and other points where unauthorized persons could enter the premises shall be controlled and, if possible, isolated from information processing facilities to avoid unauthorized access.
  • Maintain all Security Camera Systems
  • Business Continuity Log Checks for Back-Up Power shall be maintained.
  • Maintain Relationship with Third Party Security Firm for Security Guard deployment
  • Maintain all alarms systems
  • Maintain contracts with physical security vendors (Cameras, badge system, security guards, etc.)
  • Maintain all Video Surveillance Cameras and submit all video surveillance logs into the proper security folders for the Security Operations Unit
  • Maintain a log of all security incidents (such as theft, disgruntled employees, active shooter, etc.)
  • Center planning – Take part in all center planning to ensure all security requirements are considered and met during the planning of new centers.

Formal Education & Certification:

  • College Diploma or University degree in the field of cyber/physical security and 2 years’ equivalent work experience.
  • Certifications in Physical Security Administration, Law Enforcement, Security Awareness, Network and Systems Security is recommended but not a requirement for hiring.

Personal Attributes:

  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Able to research security issues and products as required.
  • Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language.
  • Highly self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail.
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Able to effectively prioritize tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

Work Conditions:

  • Sitting for extended periods of time
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and other devices and objects
  • Physically able to participate in training sessions, presentations, and meetings.
  • Ability to lift to fifty pounds unassisted
  • Some travel may be required for the purpose of posting security awareness materials and/or auditing physical security in centers (Cameras, Signage, Badge Systems, Locks, HVAC, etc.).

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