Sr Retail Asset Protection Specialist- Washington DC


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 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 include:

  • Conducting Asset Protection training of store management and staff
  • Initiating and conducting investigations when theft or fraud by customers or employees is suspected and in consultation with the Regional Asset Protection Manager
  • Taking action to address shrink, on hand accuracy and physical security.

This position may be assigned to additional responsibilities that support the training and development of other AP staff members. Individuals in the role model and act in accordance with REI’s guiding core values and mission.

Bring your passion and expertise

Experience Requirements:

  • External theft investigations and apprehensions
  • Internal theft investigations
  • Report writing / case management
  • Physical inventory processes
  • Inventory shrink analysis and action plan collaboration
  • Understanding of retail business operations and processes
  • Physical security systems – CCTV, burglar alarms, EAS, security hardware
  • Assessment of operational processes execution
  • Training asset protection awareness skills to management and staff
  • Safety procedures/inspections in a retail environment
  • Emergency response procedures


  • Has provided multi-store support as needed and as assigned by a supervisor
  • Has supported new store AP vendor operations and turnover processes
  • CFI (Certified Forensic Interviewer) certified
  • Loss Prevention Certified (LP Foundation)

Core Skills:

  • Effective communication
  • Drives results
  • Collaborates

Systems Skills:

  • MS Office Suite
  • Case management software
  • POS transaction research – Zebra Prescriptive Analytics, Aspect, XBR, Agilence
  • Inventory tracking systems (SAP)
  • CCTV systems

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

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

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(f) The seriousness of the offense or offenses.

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(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.

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