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1270- Visitor Center Specialist

Fort Belvoir, Virginia


Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD) conducts research and development to provide Warfighters with advanced EO/IR sensor technology to dominate the 21st Century digital battlefield.  NVESD exploits sensor and sensor suite technologies for air and ground intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and target acquisition under adverse battlefield environments both day and night.  NVESD provides sensors for night maneuvers, situational awareness, driving and pilotage and to protect forward troops, fixed installations and rear echelons from enemy intrusion. NVESD also develops a variety of technologies to locate and neutralize IEDs and mines and to support humanitarian demining.

The position you are applying for will require you to undergo necessary government background screening.  These requirements are necessary to obtain or maintain employment per the security regulations of the Government.


  • This position is responsible to provide effective customer service and achieve customer satisfaction by delivering services in a professional, courteous, and timely manner.
  • Greet and process all daily visitors to the Bldg 300 Area Compound ensuring to issue the appropriate level of temporary identification badges to authorized visitors.
  • Conducting daily inventories prior to the start of and at the conclusion of operating hours each day.
  • Process all incoming and outgoing visitor requests on a daily basis.
  • Issue, maintain, distribute, and track all visitor badges. Log authorized visitors into the visitor control systems.
  • Process visit requests via the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) for NVESD Government personnel attending classified meetings.
  • Answer the Visitor Center telephones and provide general security and visit information.
  • Process all Carpool passes as needed.
  • Provide general security support for select Bldg 300 Area Compound classified meetings.
  • Pre-register future visitors to the Bldg 300 Area Compound via e-mail, phone, or unclassified fax.
  • Periodically throughout the day check the locked badge repository box located in the guard force area for badges that must be destroyed.  Maintain the plastic sleeves for reuse.
  • Assist the NVESD Badge Custodian with ordering all office supplies for the Visitor Center.
  • Ensure that routine maintenance is performed on all government Information Processing Systems.
  • Conduct end of day security checks for the visitor center.
  • Verify all visitor badges are returned on a daily basis.
  • Recover missing badges and report lost badges.
  • Provides general security support for classified Military Sensing Symposia (MSS) conferences as directed by the NVESD Security Manager.
  • Assist security personnel during quarterly classified destruction operations.
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.


  • Must have 2-3 years of general security experience.
  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Must successfully pass all pre-employment background screening requirements.
  • Will be subject to a U.S. Government background check/investigation.  Must possess an active Secret security clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
  • Public Safety and Security — Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
  • Computer - Requires personal computer (PC) knowledge leading to proficiency in various software and/or spreadsheet operations. Must be familiar with MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Access).


Active Secret Security Clearance