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


Stockholm, Sweden


FLSA status:

Full Time, Hourly Exempt


Clearance level:

Top Secret


So what does a CST at Michael Baker Global Services do?

As a part of our Professional Services group at Michael Baker Global Services, a whole owned subsidiary of Caliburn International, the Cleared American Guard (CAG) is professionally trained to protect the security integrity of the construction site and responsible for protection of building materials, furniture, fixtures, and other items.  CAGs will perform access control functions at all vehicle and pedestrian entrances to the site on a 24/7 basis throughout the construction or project period.


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

  • Screens all non-cleared workers, vehicles, and equipment entering or exiting the project site.
  • Denies introduction of prohibited materials such as explosives, weapons, electronic devices, or other items as specified by the Accrediting Official (AO) or designee.
  • Conducts random inspections of all site areas to ensure no prohibited materials have been brought on to the site.
  • Ensures that all suspicious materials or incidents be brought to the attention of the site security manager or construction surveillance technician.
  • Monitors all non-cleared guards provided by the construction company.
  • Maintains and operates the Secure Storage Area (SSA) established by the assigned construction company within the construction site footprint where they will store construction materials and equipment that will be used for the project.


What are the key skills required for this role?

  • Must possess the ability to exercise discretion and good judgment to make logical and effective decisions.
  • Willing to be flexible regarding hours and respond quickly to time-sensitive or urgent requirements.
  • Consistently demonstrate integrity, trustworthiness loyalty and commitment.
  • Ability to create and maintain positive working relationships.


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 CAG will typically progress onto one of our next construction projects or with the required experience be promoted to a Construction Surveillance Technician or Team Lead.


Minimum qualifications and education requirements:

  • You must be a U.S. citizen with an active TOP Secret clearance.
  • You must have at least 3 years' experience in a security field. Candidates with overseas experience are highly preferred.
  • Candidates with active DOS CAG certification are 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


Sallyport is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.


About us:

Sallyport is a global provider of a full spectrum of security and mission support solutions tailored to enable global security and stability operations.  With over 2,500 employees, Sallyport offers a comprehensive range of global protective, security and mission support solutions to US Government, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of private and commercial clients. 

Sallyport's mission is to consistently deliver high quality services with full integrity and focus on performance excellence to every client on every mission.


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