Security and Safety Specialist- Washington DC store


Posted Date
Job ID
Job Function
Asset Protection
REI City
REI State
District of Columbia
REI Location
Washington, DC
Remote Eligible
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What's cool about this job

This job 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. Among the activities the incumbent performs include assisting in conducting Asset Protection training of store management and staff; providing a visible presence and deterrent to protect both assets and employee’s, making recommendations or taking action to address shrink and physical security. Models and acts in accordance with REI’s guiding values and mission. This is a Full-Time position.


Your Planning & Navigating Requirements 

  • Demonstrated ability to proactively partner with key stakeholders at all levels. 
  • Monitors, assesses, and takes action to address physical security and safety of retail store(s) and events. 
  • Is engaging and has a positive attitude to all members and teams. 
  • Makes consistent patrols in and around retail store(s)/events, checking for unsafe conditions, hazards, security violations, and unauthorized persons. 
  • Observes, verbally de-escalates and reports incidents or suspicious activity to Asset Protection team and store management. Prepares narratives, logs, and case reports as required. 
  • Adheres to REI’s policies and procedures and ensures that such policies and procedures are implemented throughout the store. 
  • Assists management in the event of any emergencies. 
  • Protects evidence or scene of incident in the event of emergencies and provides direction or information to others. 
  • Participates in periodic training and subject matter updates for store team 
  • Flexible work schedule (e.g., nights, weekends and holidays) and regular attendance necessary. 
Bring your passion and expertise
  • Minimum of 2 years Loss Prevention/Asset Protection/security experience in a retail store setting (or equivalent experience)
  • Able to communicate effectively both oral and written (report writing)
  • Understanding of retail business operations and processes including inventory management
  • Use of and understanding of security systems – CCTV, burglar alarms, EAS, access control
  • Ability to critically assess execution of processes, physical security, and safety controls
  • Ability to promote Asset Protection and Safety awareness to management and staff
  • Safety procedures/inspections in a retail environment

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: $21.59 - $32.41 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
$21.59 - $32.41 per hour
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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.