Corporate Security Specialist

Posted Date: Nov-11-2020

Job ID: 17959

Job Type: Full Time

Job Function: Finance

City: Kent

State: Washington

Store: Greater Seattle Area



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What's cool about this job

This job contributes to REI’s success by planning and administering the various physical security infrastructures that are essential components of the access control, intrusion alarm and CCTV systems. They will conduct the day-to-day operational support of the various security infrastructures at AHQ, satellite offices, Distribution Centers and Retail Stores and will work to resolve issues directly or through facilitation and engagement of third parties as appropriate. Models and acts in accordance with REI’s guiding values and mission.


  • Day-to-day on site operational support at REI HQ locations in the south King County area - a fast-paced, complex, distributed physical security infrastructure
  • Support access control environments; including, but not limited to, security cameras, burglar alarm, access control (including credential administration), and key/core hardware administration
  • Respond to tickets and requests in a professional and efficient manner
  • Perform various programming and technical project / administrative related activities on the security systems
  • Facilitate repairs and upgrades related to security hardware and software, coordinating internal and external resources and guiding projects to completion
  • Review and recommend logical and technical design for physical security systems
  • Support projects that leverage the physical security infrastructures
  • Conduct ongoing surveys of physical environment looking for opportunities to improve overall safety; audit current practices; work with teammates to investigate daily issues, identify discrepancies and address opportunities for improvement
  • Improve and implement protocols and strategies for corporate security standard operating procedures and policies to mitigate identified risks and threats
  • Communicate security budgetary needs for review and approval
  • Responsible for operational security at headquarters
  • Provide support for security related concerns, requests, and questions for other REI properties as needed
  • Serve as the liaison to vendor security partners giving instructions, guidelines and escalating issues as necessary
  • Ability to compile and create systems reports in a timely manner
  • Provide immediate, on site support during both planned and unplanned security events
  • Communicate effectively with a variety of internal and external partners both verbally and in writing
  • Work closely with the Co-op Emergency Coordination Center to monitor a variety of intelligence gathering systems to sense potential security risks

Bring your passion and expertise

  • Certified access control operator or strong experience with access control systems and ability to obtain new certifications as necessary
  • Technical background in security systems and intermediate knowledge of security principles
  • 3 + years in service-based security operations
  • Intermediate experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, the Internet, and Access Control Systems
  • Strong analytical, organizational, communication, and planning skills
  • Actively participates and collaborates with others on one's own team and cross-divisionally for the achievement of business goals
  • Flexible in one's viewpoints and positions in order to support the direction taken by Department and 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 customers
  • 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
  • Strong collaboration and de-escalation skills
  • Possess a valid drivers license with the ability to respond to the campus during off-hours

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

NEW YORK CORRECTION LAW
ARTICLE 23-A, Section 753
LICENSURE AND EMPLOYMENT OF PERSONS PREVIOUSLY CONVICTED OF ONE OR MORE CRIMINAL OFFENSES

§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.