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Director of Physical Security Systems - University Information Systems - Georgetown University

Georgetown University
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Director of Physical Security Systems - University Information Systems - Georgetown University

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.


Director of Physical Security Systems - University Information Systems - Georgetown University

Job Overview

The Director of Physical Security Systems is responsible for the research, development, implementation, execution, and maintenance of Georgetown's centralized Physical Security which includes Physical Access Control System, Intrusion Detection System, and Electronic Key and Lock Systems. They also have project/resource management responsibilities for these systems.

Additionally, they are responsible for advising the Director of Operational Technology Security, researching new technologies, ensuring all systems are operational, updating documentation, and providing support where applicable.

The Director manages services that are for the daily business tasks the University must accomplish and have viable alternatives in case of failure. Examples of these services are access to parking lots, resident halls, and dining, as well as after-hours access to academic and administrative spaces; and alternatives successfully used to mitigate failures include coordination with Facilities, Georgetown University Police Department (GUPD), and Vendor Point of Sale systems to ensure services are available until repair is complete.

One of the Director's key duties is the alignment of engineering efforts with the missions of the university and its constituents. To ensure the alignment, the Director is responsible for liaison with the leadership of key areas within the University, as well as with vendors and peer institutions as appropriate. As well, the Manager has purview over a wide and diverse set of responsibilities - including but not limited to the University's ability to positively identify the members of its community, control physical access to sensitive areas, and enable the processing of financial transactions.

The Director's duties also entail an “on-call” component in which team members rotate through to provide support for the applications they manage outside of the regular business hours.

Work Interactions

Reporting directly to the Director of Operational Technology Security, the Director of Physical Security Systems is responsible for the management of the systems that control the university's physical security systems, financial transaction hardware, middleware, and application stacks.

Work Mode Designation

This position has been designated as Telework. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position's mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University's mode of work designations for staff positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources website:

Requirements and Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • At least 10 years of relevant technology management experience
  • Experience in higher education or related industry
  • A strong knowledge of door access control and administrative systems and intrusion detection
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience working in a team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to ensure quality of work force through the development and implementation of standards and documentation as well as professional development plans
  • A commitment to service and quality, and the ability to integrate these concepts into the unit culture.
  • Demonstrated strong project/personnel management and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in at least two of the following: integrating vendor solutions, distributed processing, user interface and experience management, identity management, and/or project management.
  • Experience in system upgrades and migrations

Preferred Qualification

ASIS International Physical Security Professional or similar certification

The expected pay range for this position is $80,429 - $115,195 per year.

Georgetown University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as, but not limited to, the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity and external market pay for comparable jobs.

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Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University you must submit a resume for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. Documents are not kept on file for future positions.

Need Assistance:

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at 202-687-4798 or

Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown's commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.

EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Georgetown University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, retirement savings, tuition assistance, work-life balance benefits, employee discounts and an array of voluntary insurance options. You can learn more about benefits and eligibility on the Department of Human Resources website.

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