Security Manager (Risk Specialist II)-City of Portland, Bureau of Environmental Services (OR)


Are you passionate about the safety of others? Do you possess strong situational awareness and adaptability to ensure the ongoing protection of an organization’s assets? Can you motivate others to collaborate and proactively implement solutions? If so, you may be the Security Manager for which we are seeking!

The City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) is seeking a knowledgeable and experienced Security Manager with strong interpersonal skills to develop, implement and manage a bureau-wide security program that will ensure the safety of its employees and the protection of its assets. BES’s real assets, valued at over $13 billion, include office buildings, industrial facilities, natural areas and a vast wastewater and stormwater collection and treatment system.

The Security Manager resides within the Risk Services Division under the Business Services Group, and reports to the Risk Services Manager. This position will work closely with the bureau’s managers and coordinate with the emergency program manager, facility and property managers, contract security guards, law-enforcement and other external partners to identify and assess risk and understand security-related needs and issues. Strong communication, facilitation and negotiation skills will be critical for this position’s successful development and implementation of new policies, procedures, business processes, and design and operational standards that will support the security and safety needs across the bureau.

What you’ll get to do:
•Develop and implement policies, procedures and business processes to support security and safety needs across the bureau
•Analyze and access bureau security needs and implement and administer access control systems
•Develop performance measures to monitor, analyze and report on security incidents and resolutions
•Coordinate emergency response plans for security incidents
•Develop and coordinate security and safety trainings for bureau employees, such as de-escalation techniques, trauma response and verbal judo
•Develop security standards and criteria for Capital Improvement Projects and Operating projects


Applicants must specifically address and demonstrate in their supplemental question responses and resume how their education, training, and/or experience, meets each of the following minimum qualifications:

1.Ability to develop, recommend, implement, and evaluate comprehensive, organizational-wide security programs for asset and property protection, and employee and workplace safety.
2.Ability to exercise independent judgment, problem-solve, and take initiate within established procedures and guidelines.
3.Knowledge of security principles and practices, including , including performing security inspections and applying security audit techniques and strategies.
4.Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with management and staff, law enforcement agencies, contractors, the public, and others encountered during the course of work.
5.Knowledge of security legislation and statutes, regulations, policies, procedures, including the federal security standards system, and standards for employee safety, and chemical and hazardous materials programs.
Additional Minimum Requirements
•Post-secondary education in a related field such as security management, business administration, or public administration.
•Three years of progressively responsible experience administering or coordinating a security program, conducting risk assessments, or providing asset protection.
•A valid state driver’s license and an acceptable driving record

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