Security and Preparedness Technology Professional

Washington, DC
Oct 20, 2019
Oct 24, 2019
IT, Security Engineer
Full Time
Business Unit Description

Business Operations Group

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into 'Real Possibilities' by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial security and personal fulfillment. AARP also advocates for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world's largest circulation magazine, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.


Oversees the tools (technological resources) that support the security and preparedness, which is a seamless technology extension and includes customer relationships, vendor management, strategy, roadmap, execution, and operations


1 .Manages and administers tools that support security and preparedness
  • Employee preparedness/safety smartphone application) (LiveSafe
  • Emergency notification systems (ENS) (Everbridge and Alertus)
  • Business Continuity Planning Software (Catalyst)
  • Satellite phone contingency program (Satellite Phones)
  • Geospatial analysis tools (Google Earth, ArcGIS)
  • Automated intelligence gathering and dissemination resources (NC4)
  • Business traveler advisories and disruptions (Travel Inc./People Track Assist)
  • Security monitoring, surveillance, and access control systems (Genetec, CCure, Kastle, Datawatch, D3)

2. For each of the tools listed above, the position is responsible for the following:
  • Oversee the technology implementation strategy, roadmap, and enhancement of end-user experience
  • Ensure that tools meet the business' desired goals and objectives
  • Develop and maintain tool policies and processes
  • Manage awareness and communications strategies to promote the tools
  • Develop and facilitate training to system administrators and end-users
  • Vendor management, budgeting, and invoicing
  • System maintenance and testing
  • Continuous improvement
  • Conduct market/industry research and develop business cases for new technological enhancements that cut costs, improve efficiencies, and/or reduce risks

Perform other duties, as assigned


Completion of a Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Business Risk Management, or a related field and at least 10 years of experience working in security operations, technology, risk management, or business continuity programs. Business continuity, risk management, physical security, and/or emergency management-related experience and certifications are a desired plus.
Highly computer literate and proficient using Microsoft Office products.
Adept at implementing and maintaining the full lifecycle of technology and applications.
Ability to work independently and within a team, meet deadlines, and be detailed oriented.
Have strong interpersonal and excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Strong organizational skills, with a positive, high-energy attitude.
Ability to perceive and analyze problems and a capacity to recommend and implement sound decisions.
Forward thinker, with the ability to implement tools while forecasting future needs of the organization.
Occasional travel.

Benefits Offered

AARP offers competitive benefits with a 401K, 100% company funded pension plan, health, dental, vision and life insurance, STD/LTD, paid vacation and sick, and other benefits.

Equal Employment Opportunity

AARP is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. AARP does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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