Located in Germantown, MD, Project Enhancement Corporation (PEC) is a technical services business focused on providing Project Management and specialized consulting services in the areas of nuclear safety, worker safety and health, quality assurance, environment as well as materials and facilities disposition within the DOE and commercial power industry.

Security Assistant

Location:    Germantown, MD

This position supports the Office of Headquarters Industrial Security (EHSS-42) within the Office of Environment, Health, Safety and Security at the Department of Energy (DOE). EHSS-42 responsibilities include the implementation of the Headquarters Classified Matter Protection and Control (CMPC) Program, the Operations Security (OPSEC) Program, the Security Awareness Program, the Foreign Ownership, Control, or Influence (FOCI) Program, the Facility Clearance Program, the Security Incident Program, and the Headquarters Survey Program.

The Security Assistant supports the HQ Survey Program in the Office of Headquarters Industrial Security (EHSS-42), working in Germantown, MD. The position requires at minimum a Secret clearance with preference to an active Top Secret (TS) / "Q" security clearance.


  • Provide administrative support to the EHSS-42 Survey Team with a focus on organizational awareness, compliance, and application of security standards and strategies for the protection and control of national security information and restricted data against established national directives, DOE orders, and other relevant policies.
  • Prepare, proofread, and format correspondence before distribution.
  • Be able to professionally present information to Survey stakeholders. Maintain and monitor multiple calendars, including scheduling meetings and appointments.
  • Organize, attend, and take notes and record/distribute meeting minutes.
  • Research and gather data, edit as needed and transmit required reports.
  • Work closely with EHSS-42 and other Survey stakeholders to ensure deadlines are identified and met.
  • Maintain initiative, flexibility, and cooperation in a team environment.

Required Qualifications:

  • The individual must either possess an associate degree from an accredited university or college and have one (1) year of experience in a security related program or a high school diploma or state equivalent and have two (2) years of experience in a security related program.
  • Understand classified materials handling and protection requirements.
  • Possess excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in office administration and records management activities.
  • Experience in performing office activities such as word processing, spreadsheets, correspondence preparation, editing, and scheduling.
  • Mastery of MS Office suite of applications to include Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Must be detail-oriented, self-starter and can work independently.
  • Customer service oriented, experienced in interacting directly with clients and ability to foresee client’s needs and provide solutions and recommendations.
  • Possess exceptional analytical capabilities.
  • Willingness to work in a dynamic environment that changes rapidly and requires occasional variance in hours.
  • Ability to sit for extended periods and perform work in an office environment, including extensive use of computers.
  • DOE site access will require the qualified candidate be a U.S. citizen with at minimum a secret clearance with preference to an ACTIVE DOE Q security clearance or DOD TS equivalent. The candidate’s written consent to conduct a background check for the purposes of maintaining a security clearance will be required as a condition of employment.
  • Pre-employment and ongoing reviews and tests for the absence of any illegal substances will be conducted as a requirement for ongoing access to DOE sites. The candidate’s written consent to conduct such tests will be required as a condition of employment.

Desired or Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in the DOE complex, specifically Safeguards and Security.
  • Knowledge of Sharepoint.
  • Familiarity with DOE program office procedures and tracking systems.

Please e-mail your résumé to:

Equal Opportunity Employer/AA/M/F/Vet/Disabled (Compliant with the new VEVRAA and Section 503 rules.)