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Physical Access Control Systems /Surveillance systems-Security Systems Engineer 
Seattle, WA

Remote; preferably Martinsburg, WV Denver, CO Seattle, WA Portland, OR Kansas City, MO, Phoenix, AZ or Dallas, TX. 

Cherokee Services Group (CSG) delivers best-value solutions by partnering with its clients to help them achieve their goals. CSG's commitment to process, quality, and on-time, on-budget services assures that every client receives the highest possible return on investment. Cherokee Services Group offers its partners all of the advantages of a tribal Small Business Firm, with 8A Status on several GSA Contract vehicles, including Schedule 70 and Stars II. CSG is backed by the strength of the sovereign Cherokee Nation, the largest Native American tribe in the U.S., with more than 300,000 tribal citizens across northeast Oklahoma.

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Must have experience with Physical Security Systems. Must have experience with Physical Access Control Systems (PACS) and Physical Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS). Must have experience with Surveillance Systems.


Includes the following:

  • Provides the day-to-day technical support services necessary to the operation, maintenance, modification and enhancements of the PAC system.
  • Provides support in the less technical disciplines of IT, such as system operations, system configuration, system diagnosis and checkout, equipment installation, data entry and verification, media duplication, document control and software installation.
  • Participates and validates application content during system field and design document review and online operational checkouts.
  • Performs as a member of a team or as a Team Lead as required.
  • Provides resolution to EPACS Tier 1/2 non-ldentiv related issues as well as demonstrates an expert knowledge of IRS Tier 1/Tier 2 IRS problem ticket management procedures and the use of the IRS KISAM Service Manager on a 24x7x365 basis to troubleshoot and resolve customer incidents.
  • Demonstrates an expert knowledge of ldentiv Velocity Hardware component installation procedures to include: Review and qualitative analysis of complex EPACS Door Group Design documents.
  • Expert knowledge of video surveillance systems including system installation & maintenance, components, current industry trends and standards, experience with govt agency enterprise video management software systems as well as video surveillance integration with PACS and IDS.
  • Perform all physical access control infrastructure system programming including site door group design, card holder mapping, hardware connection mapping and properties configuration. Perform site system acceptance testing for project buildings. Monitor system configurations and system performance daily.
  • Ensure EPACS infrastructure configurations are maintained at the current sites.
  • Must be available for travel at government direction,


  • Minimum of 5 years as an installer, and 2 years project lead/foreman with the ability to take a project from start to completion.
  • Knowledge of Identiv systems installation, configuration and startup integrated into overall security systems with IDS and video control.
  • Knowledge of network implementation and network media in the representative areas of ISDN, FDDI, SONET, ATM, Ethernet, and similar network topologies and protocols.


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to communicate highly technical information to both technical and nontechnical users
  • Detailed oriented and has excellent customer Service Skills
  • Experience and knowledge with security hardware products
  • Lock types: Mortise locksets, Strikes, Maglocks, Electrified panic hardware
  • Understands relay logic
  • Understands Wiegand, RS485, RS232
  • Analog and Network base CCTV
  • Understands supervised and unsupervised loops
  • Knows basic Ohms law and how to use a Multimeter
  • Experience and certifications with VMS (Video Management Systems) and Physical Access control and Physical Intrusion Detection Systems
  • Certified in Access control software – example: Identiv, Softwarehouse, Lenel, Genetec, etc..
  • Video Management Systems (VMS) Ability to install/configure software, discover field network cameras.  Certifications in some type of VMS. Example.  American Dynamics, Bosch, Milestone, ONSSI, etc..
  • Has knowledge and experience with integrating Access control and CCTV systems
  • Alarm triggers from Access control initiating Pre and Post recording with camera switching at main console.
  • Ability to transition sites from Analog to Network CCTV platform


Work will be performed in a climate controlled office.

With $400 million in annual revenue, 20% growth per year, approximately 950+ active contracts serving 60+ government agencies in 25 countries, 47 states, 2 territories and 2000+ employees, Cherokee Nation Businesses’ (CNB) group of Federal Contracting Section 8(a) companies is well positioned to deliver expertise needed to solve complex technical issues. Federal Solutions provides an array of services for 12 of the 15 cabinet-level departments and agencies – from applications and data services to cybersecurity and national defense.


Why consider Cherokee Nation and our Federal Solutions business? Here are some great resources highlighting what we do and compelling reasons for joining our team!

Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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