Corporate Security Specialist

Washington, DC
Sep 20, 2023
Oct 04, 2023
Full Time
Job Description

We are looking for an experienced, Security Specialist (1099 Contract) for our Security Operations Center (SOC) to help us elevate our corporate security function. In addition to day-to-day responsibilities, this role will be for the weekend shift (9 am-5 pm on Saturday and Sunday plus three (or more) 8-hour weekday shifts.)

  • You are interested in working in a SOC environment
  • You understand the importance of security and safety
  • You are self-motivated with an ability to simplify and communicate complex situations
  • You seek to understand the "Why" behind decisions are made
  • You want to be a key part of the daily security operations in a major media company

  • The weekend shift will be 9 am - 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday.
  • The weekday shifts (8-hours) will involve stand-in coverage at The Washington Post. Therefore, the candidate must be flexible with scheduling.
  • Monitor video and data activity throughout the building using Security Operations Center's video and data processing technology.
  • Act as the main point of contact between building security and WP security management during the weekend shift.
  • Conduct regular security rounds/surveillance of the properties throughout shifts.
  • Coordinating with the law enforcement officers, outside security firms, property management company, and the event management staff; checking IDs and badges; and resolving incidents quickly and efficiently.
  • Act as a point of contact for all emergencies related to the company's security, business continuity, and safety, including medical emergencies, personnel issues, and security threats. Organize and direct emergency responses and supporting activities.
  • Analyze loss control and accident reports. Conduct internal investigations in accordance with legal requirements and company policies.
  • Identify gaps in security and safety protocols and develop policies and procedures to close the gaps and ensure compliance with federal and state regulations. Prepare and maintain all required security manuals.
  • Partner with other functions throughout the company to implement and enforce security procedures.

  • High school diploma required; Bachelor's Degree preferred; further education in security administration or similar field will be an asset
  • Hands-on experience with surveillance techniques and technology (e.g. CCTV), as well emergency planning and response, is required
  • Corporate security experience required
  • Military, law enforcement, or intelligence experience preferred
  • Excellent customer service, interpersonal, communication and collaboration skills
  • Experience with Close Protection Security (CP) preferred
  • Ability to enforce security protocols in a polite yet assertive way
  • Independent thinking and forward-looking attitude
  • Knowledge of best practices in security and safety, as well as federal and state regulations

The Post strives to provide its readers with high-quality, trustworthy news and information while constantly innovating. That mission is best served by a diverse, multi-generational workforce with varied life experiences and perspectives. All cultures and backgrounds are welcomed.