Security Specialist - City of Burnaby

Security Specialist

Competition No.:

Regular Full Time

Competitive with excellent benefits


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Last Updated:
8/30/22 3:27 PM

As the third largest City in British Columbia, the City of Burnaby is committed to creating and sustaining the best quality of life for our entire community. As a City, we provide facilities and services that support a safe, connected, inclusive, healthy and dynamic community. With this in mind, comes great responsibility – we seek likeminded individuals who are passionate about the community, work with integrity and respect, and are innovative when it comes to the work and services Burnaby provides to our citizens.

The Security Specialist is responsible for the development and delivery of security, surveillance, alarm and access services at various City facilities. Conducts investigations, establishes standards and procedures; assigns work and provides direction to staff. Oversees security at City facilities, including responsibility for technical and physical security; develops and delivers security operations plans. Provides direction and guidance to staff members including recruitment, performance management, training and coaching; conducts investigations and administers discipline. In collaboration with managers in other departments and external contacts, conducts investigations related to losses that appear to involve internal theft or fraud. Identifies and evaluates the security related risk exposure of City operations, services and programs; conducts inspections and security audits of City facilities; develops and proposes strategies and procedures to avoid, reduce or transfer the organization’s security risk. Acts as project leader in the acquisition and implementation of approved security and surveillance systems and services; documents requirements; participates in vendor selection; ensures vendors are adhering to contractual requirements. Programs and administers staff access to the City Hall complex and other facilities; provides orientation and explains procedures; ensures the continuing operation and functionality of a variety of security systems; reviews, investigates and processes alarm reports and related invoices; follows- up on alarms caused by maintenance issues and human error; manages, controls and monitors the related maintenance budget. Provides advice, direction and guidance to staff and management. Prepares and maintains a variety of reports, records and correspondence. Performs related work as required.

Qualifications include a degree in a related discipline and 5 years of related experience, plus certification in corporate security operations; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Thorough knowledge of security concepts and best practices; investigative procedures and techniques; and considerable knowledge of principles and practices of risk management. The role requires the ability to conduct investigations, analyze information and recommend appropriate courses of action; identify areas of potential risk, perform inspections and develop and propose strategies and procedures to mitigate security risks; establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and external contacts; and engage and communicate with a variety of audiences. The role also requires skill in the use of related software and hardware applications. Driver’s Licence for the Province of British Columbia is required.

The closing date has been extended until the position is filled. New applications are welcome!

All external applicants are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of hire. External applicants who are not able to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine for a reason related to a personal characteristic protected by the BC Human Rights Code can request an accommodation at any time during the recruitment process. City of Burnaby employees can refer to our COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for City staff. Copies of relevant professional certificates or degrees will be required at the time of the interview.  

We thank all candidates for applying, but only those short listed will be contacted

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Organization: City of Burnaby
Location: Burnaby, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Security/Security Systems
Posted: September 22, 2022, 12:35 pm
Expires: October 22, 2022, 4:30 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree
Job Experience: 5 years or more

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