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Physical Security Coordinator

  • Full Time
  • Longview, Wash.
  • $101,970-$153,058 per year
  • Posting End Date: May 27, 2024

Website Cowlitz PUD

Wage or Salary:
$101,970-$153,058 per year

Cowlitz PUD is one of the top employers in Cowlitz County and we want you to join our team!

Cowlitz PUD is adding a Physical Security Coordinator position to our technology team.  If you are someone with experience in physical security management, have excellent communication skills, and want to join a Technology team with a diverse background and skill set this is the job for you.

Come help us power the future!

Our Mission:  Provide customers safe, reliable, cost-effective and sustainable electricity.
Our Vision: Connecting customers to energy to power Cowlitz County’s future.

Compensation Philosophy: Cowlitz PUD is committed to providing a fair and competitive compensation program to attract, retain and reward high-performing employees at all levels.  Cowlitz PUD staff positions are set in pay ranges as determined by a market-based salary study and salaries are determined by evaluating a candidate’s experience and qualifications as well as organizational pay equity.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

General Description:
The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the single point of contact for issues related to physical security; develop, recommend and manage the District’s Enterprise Physical Security Strategy; and oversee and coordinate complex security projects and programs to mitigate security risks to District personnel, equipment, facilities, critical infrastructure including substations, systems and information as relates to Electric Utility infrastructure.

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Experience, Working Conditions and Other Requirements:
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Security or Risk Management, Military Science, Criminal Justice, or related field.  A BA/BS is preferred; however, substitution is allowed for those with five (5) years of law enforcement, military, or similar experience.
  • Seven (7) years progressive experience in a security, military police, law enforcement or related experience with experience in managing vendor and contractor relationships.
  • Must have or able to obtain within 12 months of hire, ICS 100, 200, 700 and 800 certifications.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Physical Security Professional, Professional Certified Investigator or Certified Protection Professional certification preferred.
  • Public sector experience preferred.
  • NERC and CIP standards experience preferred.

Work Environment:
The work environment conditions described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • Work is typically performed in the office Monday through Thursday 6:30 am to 5:00 pm.   Remote work is not available for this position.
  • Some duties may need to be performed in multiple types of weather conditions and outside areas.
  • Occasionally subject to irregular hours and call-outs.
  • Must adhere to the District’s residency requirement.
Additional Information:

Hiring Process:

Your application will not be reviewed if these items are missing or incomplete.

Applications are reviewed after the posting closes. Qualified candidates must submit the following to be considered:

  1. Completed NEOGOV online application.
  2. Supplemental questionnaire responses
  3. Cover letter describing how your skills and experience align with the stated job responsibilities and qualifications.
  4. Current résumé indicating relevant experience and education.

Offers of employment are contingent on verification of information provided by the applicant as part of the application process, including potential background check, pre-placement physical exam, and full driver's abstract.

Please note this job advertisement is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.   

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