• Vienna, VA, USA
  • Required Clearance - Top Secret
  • USN
  • Security

So what does a CST at Michael Baker International do?

As a part of our Professional Services group, the CST will monitor, observe, and interact with the construction workers as they accomplish their various tasks to preclude the introduction of electronic, electrical, mechanical, or any other type of hostile surveillance monitoring devices into finished construction. You will be responsible for screening all equipment, materials, and furnishings destined for use in the controlled construction area, using X-ray machines and any and all other methods of examination as outlined in the CSP and approved by the government. 


Can you walk me through a typical day of a CST?

  • You will operate proposed inspection equipment.
  • You will utilize knowledge of all construction disciplines, to include civil architectural, mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering principles.
  • You will read and analyze designs and blueprints, and recognize the architect's intended use.
  • You will analyze designs and structural complexities, which are intended to mask an ulterior purpose not intended by the architect.
  • You will exercise knowledge of Technical Surveillance Countermeasures, construction principles, and the types of devices used by hostile and friendly intelligence services for the purpose of clandestine surveillance.
  • You will write detailed reports in English and complete the analyses of issues, findings, and security situations which require staff action.
  • You will maintain daily logs during their tour of duty.


What can I expect for a career path, and where might this role take me?

  • We are committed to the growth of our internal personnel and we support this with world-class learning and development, including internal training that leads to career advancement.
  • A CST will typically progress onto one of our next construction projects or with the required experience be promoted to a Team Lead or Site Security Coordinator.


Could you be the CST we are looking for?

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen and must have an active U.S. Top Secret (TS) clearance or be able to obtain one.
  • You must have at least 5 years experience in at least one of the following areas of expertise: Construction Security Surveillance, Technical Surveillance Countermeasures, Industrial or Government security involving counterintelligence, construction quality assurance, or hands on supervisory construction experience.
  • You should have the required training for CSTs which is the DoS Construction Surveillance Technician Course. CSTs with an active DoS certification preferred.
  • You must be capable of independent decision making, possess a high degree of individual initiative and be able to function with minimal supervision.
  • You need to be able to stand for 8 hours, work outdoors in all seasons and lift up to 25 pounds
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