Area Asset Protection Specialist - Seattle


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Asset Protection
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REI Location
Seattle HQ
Remote Eligible
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What's cool about this job
REI is committed to becoming a fully inclusive, antiracist, multicultural organization. To fulfill our brand promise of enabling a life well-lived outside for everyone, we are seeking candidates who demonstrate shared values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism. 

This position contributes to REI’s success by mitigating and reducing shrink (including theft and fraud by customers and employees) and increasing physical security for people and products in a specified retail store. 

Primary responsibilities of what you would do:

 * Develops and compiles documentation related to comprehensive investigations into a variety of risk or loss situations within the retail store.
 * Coordinates law enforcement activity and compiles case files for prosecuting attorneys; works closely with law enforcement and prosecuting attorneys monitoring progress and providing additional information and data in support of law enforcement investigations and cases.
 * Detain shoplifters and recover stolen merchandise.
 * When requested by HQ Asset Protection or the Legal Department, represents REI in court.
 * Monitors and assesses physical security of assigned retail stores and works with HQ Asset Protection on any issues of security.
 * Administers Asset Protection training program for stores to build Asset Protection capacity and expertise among store management and staff.
 * Support market stores with Asset Protection services, when directed by HQ Asset Protection.
 * Adheres to REI’s and HQ Asset Protection’s policies and procedures and ensures that such policies and procedures are implemented throughout the store.
 * Collaborates with HQ Asset Protection and the store managers to establish and deepen the understanding and support of in-store Asset Protection activities.
 * Participates in periodic training and subject matter updates provided by HQ Asset Protection.
 * Provides evaluations of store specific Asset Protection strengths and opportunities.
 * Provides consistent reporting to Field Asset Protection leadership on opportunities and ideas for enhancement of Asset Protection activities and outcomes in the stores.
Bring your passion and expertise
*Minimum of 3 years fraud research and security experience, including CCTV usage, in a retail store setting with a national brand (or equivalent experience)
*Knowledge of local laws on theft, shoplifting and apprehension
*Ability to apply effective analytical and critical thinking skills, solve problems
independently and as part of a team.
*Demonstrated ability to effectively convey knowledge, information, and skills to others
through in-person and virtual sessions 
*Broad knowledge of REI’s business operations, computer environment and
*Experience with PC applications, preferably Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and
*Demonstrated ability to be self-directed and to deliver results independently and as a
team member
*Demonstrated ability to apply effective analytical and critical thinking skills, and to
prioritize and manage multiple projects
*Strong interpersonal and writing skills; ability to interact well and build rapport with
individuals at all levels within and outside the organization
*Ability to initiate better work methods and procedures
*Demonstrated capacity to exercise prudent judgment after assessing situational
*Actively participates and collaborates with others on one's own team and across REI
for the achievement of business goals.
*Flexible in one's viewpoints and positions in order to support the direction taken by
others at REI.
*Uses business knowledge, innovative thinking, and sound judgment in the solution of
problems or the pursuit of business opportunities.
*Consolidates information from various sources including feedback from others to reach
sound decisions.
*Considers the ultimate impact of decisions and actions on internal and external
*Works smart by setting effective work goals, establishing priorities, and planning well in
order to produce quality work.
*Executes effectively by using resources efficiently, meeting deadlines, and keeping
others informed of work plans and progress toward goals.
*Clearly conveys and accurately receives information by a variety of methods and in
various situations.
*Builds rapport with all kinds of people inside and outside the organization.
*Acts upon opportunities and involves and influences others in the accomplishment of
worthwhile organizational goals.
*Challenges the status quo, champions change and influences others to change.

REI hires, trains, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law. We remain deeply committed to making the Co-op a place where everyone can feel safe and be themselves. Join us. 

As required by applicable Pay Transparency laws, REI provides a range of compensation for roles that may be hired in locations under these requirements. Factors that may be used to determine your actual salary may include a wide array of factors, including: your specific skills and experience, geographic location or other relevant factors. 

The pay for this role is: $24.38 - $36.59 per hour . 
At REI we offer an enviable work environment that Fortune Magazine has recognized on the "100 Best Places to Work" list since the award's inception – 23 years in a row! Sure, we work hard, but it’s balanced with time off to play—a strategy that works for us as we continue to grow and thrive. Want to enjoy a workplace where you can be yourself, be heard and be respected while having a job that challenges you? This is the place.

With more than 160 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 15,000 employees, including healthcare, gear and apparel discounts, free equipment rentals and challenge grants to help employees reach personal outdoor goals, generous retirement plan contributions, public transit subsidy, adoptions assistance, paid sabbaticals, and more.

REI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posting Range
$24.38 - $36.59 per hour
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§753. Factors to be considered concerning a previous criminal conviction; presumption.

1. In making a determination pursuant to section seven hundred fifty-two of this chapter, the public agency or private employer shall consider the following factors:

(a) The public policy of this state, as expressed in this act, to encourage the licensure and employment of persons previously convicted of one or more criminal offenses.

(b) The specific duties and responsibilities necessarily related to the license or employment sought or held by the person.

(c) The bearing, if any, the criminal offense or offenses for which the person was previously convicted will have on his fitness or ability to perform one or more such duties or responsibilities.

(d) The time which has elapsed since the occurrence of the criminal offense or offenses.

(e) The age of the person at the time of occurrence of the criminal offense or offenses.

(f) The seriousness of the offense or offenses.

(g) Any information produced by the person, or produced on his behalf, in regard to his rehabilitation and good conduct.

(h) The legitimate interest of the public agency or private employer in protecting property, and the safety and welfare of specific individuals or the general public.

2. In making a determination pursuant to section seven hundred fifty-two of this chapter, the public agency or private employer shall also give consideration to a certificate of relief from disabilities or a certificate of good conduct issued to the applicant, which certificate shall create a presumption of rehabilitation in regard to the offense or offenses specified therein.