Senior Security Specialist

Tysons Corner , Virginia
May 18, 2017
Jul 05, 2017
IT, Security Engineer
Full Time

PenFed is hiring a Senior Security Specialist at our McLean, Virginia office.  This position will be responsible for the implementation of the Corporate Security & Safety Program and serve as the primary security and safety officer for enterprise-wide physical security systems, branch/retail locations and ATMs. The Senior Security Specialist will also identify, mitigate, resolve physical security and safety related issues impacting the company at the assigned sites; as well as be the primary point of contact for all external police or investigative agencies related to security. Responsibilities will include overseeing security at multiple locations and coordinating site security surveys, security system design and install, , badge management, access control, camera systems, alarm monitoring, Teller Station security, ATM security, robbery procedures, incident response, evacuation procedures, , risk assessments and investigations.


Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of job duties and the position will perform other duties as assigned.

    Manage physical security and safety processes enterprise-wide to include access control systems and badge systems, access logs review, incident response, evacuation procedures,  cctv, security system design and alarms for multiple facilities; including branch/retail locations. Manage security processes for ATMs.   Complete accurate, timely and comprehensive reports relative to security and safety responsibilities, reporting and investigation. Monitor, analyze, and investigate security violations and incidents to determine causes, highlighting program weaknesses, pinpointing responsibility/culpability and recommending corrective action, as appropriate. Manage branch opening and robbery procedures training in coordination with branch management. Coordinate vendor response to security equipment needs. Remain up to date on trends and necessary training to implement best practices within security. Evaluate effectiveness of existing security practices. Coordinating security duties and follow-up with contract security officers. Participate in on-site internal and external audits from a security perspective. Communicate and build relationships with key stakeholders throughout Branch and ATM Operations.   Conduct, assist and report on all branch/ATM security investigations, incidents and safety actions. Assist in developing project proposals as needed, including all requirements gathering and development of business models. Remain current on PenFed organizational changes to ensure proper badge access levels. Maintain thorough knowledge of federal, state and local laws as they pertain to OSHA, ADA and Fire Code/Life Safety. Collaborate with Human Resources and other departments to ensure compliance with the federal, state and local laws. Inform senior management regarding situations that may be considered hostile or may require investigation.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position will mentor employees.


Licenses and Certifications

Certification in recognized security organization is preferred (CPP, PSP, CFE).


Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to an indoor office setting with moderate noise.



Travel up to 40% to various worksites is required



About Us

Founded in 1935, and still growing, we began as the War Department Federal Credit Union.  Today, PenFed is one of the country’s strongest and most stable financial institutions with over 1.5 million members and over $21 billion in assets.  We serve members in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as on military bases in Guam, Puerto Rico and Okinawa. 

Our mission isn’t simply to help our members get by. We exist to help them realize every ounce of their potential. We exist to educate, and to encourage. We exist to usher their dreams into the land of reality.

We provide our employees with a lucrative benefits package including robust medical, dental and vision plan options, plenty of paid time off, 401k with employer match, on-site fitness facilities at our larger locations, and more.



PenFed is an Equal Opportunity Employer

PenFed will maintain and observe personnel policies which will prohibit discrimination or harassment against a person because of race, color, creed, age, sex, gender, religion, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, military or veteran status or obligation, the presence of a physical and/or mental disability and all other statuses protected by applicable state or local law in all recruiting, hiring, training, compensation, overtime, position classifications, work assignments, facilities, promotions, transfers, employee treatment, and in all other terms and conditions of employment.  PenFed will also prohibit retaliation against individuals for raising a complaint of discrimination or harassment or participating in an investigation of same.

PenFed will also reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with a disability so that they can apply for a job or perform the essential functions of a job unless doing so causes a direct threat to these individuals or others in the workplace and the threat cannot be eliminated by reasonable accommodation or if the accommodation creates an undue hardship to PenFed. Contact human resources (HR) with any questions or requests for accommodation at 703-838-1568.


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