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Construction Surveillance Technician (CST)

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Company Profile: 

Tetra Tech and its operating unit PRO-telligent, is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees—21,000 people working together across disciplines and time zones to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in over 400 locations around the world.

Project Summary:

PRO-telligent supports the U.S. Department of State (DoS) Bureau of Overseas Building Operations’ (OBO) development, implementation, and execution of Construction Security Monitoring Programs at select overseas diplomatic facilities. This position will support construction security monitoring activities in Brussels, Belgium. All personnel will be subject to a Suitability Review prior to deployment.

**Please note: Only U.S. citizens are eligible for this position.**

Position Summary:

The Construction Surveillance Technician (CST) will monitor un-cleared workers during designated phases of construction, x-raying and inspecting material, equipment, and furnishings designated for use within Controlled Access Area (CAA) of the construction site. The CST will also assist in the random selection of materials required for construction and installation in the CAA and areas contiguous to the CAA. The CST will be required to maintain detailed daily logs during their tour of duty, to be submitted to the Contractor’s Team Leader and the Site Security Manager (SSM).


  • Monitor, observe, and interact with the construction workers as they accomplish their various construction tasks to preclude the introduction of electronic, electrical, mechanical, or hostile surveillance monitoring devices into finished construction.
  • Annotate all construction activities observed.
  • Responsible for x-raying or otherwise examining as directed by the SSM or other USG representative, equipment, materials, furnishings, or other specific items destined for use in the CAA.
  • Responsible for daily opening and closing of facilities.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Regional Security Officer (RSO) and/or SSM.
  • Qualifications:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must be over the age of 21 as required by contract limitations.
  • Minimum five 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.
  • Ability maintain a Top-Secret U.S. Government Security Clearance.
  • Ability to meet physical medical requirements for the position.
  • May be required to take and successfully pass a blue-print reading pre-test to verify minimum skills in reading drawing/blueprints.
  • Capable of learning principles of all construction disciplines, to include Civil, Architectural, and Mechanical, Electrical, and Electronic Engineering.
  • Capable of reading and analyzing designs/blueprints and recognizing architect’s intended use.
  • Capable of analyzing designs and structural complexities, which are intended to mask an ulterior purpose not wanted by the architect.
  • Have knowledge of Technical Surveillance Countermeasures, construction principles and devices used by hostile and friendly intelligence services for the purpose of clandestine surveillance.
  • Ability to become thoroughly knowledgeable of Department of State security procedures and the level of security required in various parts of each facility under construction/renovation.
  • Capable of independent decision-making, possess a high degree of individual initiative, and function with minimal supervision.
  • Able to effectively communicate in English, as well as be able to write detailed reports, analyses of problems, findings, and security situations which require staff actions.
  • About Tetra Tech:

    Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 470 locations around the world. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees—22,000 associates working together to provide smart, scalable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.

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    Tetra Tech is a VEVRAA federal contractor and we request priority referral of veterans for available positions.

    We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

    Please no phone calls or agencies.

    Additional Information

  • Organization: 205 EXO
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