Job Summary:

The Security Assurance Specialist, based in Australia, will drive the development and standardization of security policies and programs for safeguarding the client's corporate business operations. The person is responsible for supporting security operations, safety, and business continuity and emergency response, as well as physical security design/installation within Australia. The position can be located anywhere within Australia.

Essential Functions:

  1. Represent Pinkerton's core values of integrity, vigilance and excellence.
  2. Maintain a standard of quality, proficiency levels and continued improvement through a regimen of regular inspection and testing constructed to ensure that security risks are mitigated, security systems and protocols are sustained at acceptable levels and that their quality and capabilities improve over time.
  3. Ensure compliance with promulgated controls by examining, analyzing and evaluating policies and standards, records, reports, operating practices/procedures and documentation in the design, installation, and effectiveness related to physical, technical, response and procedural security of corporate offices and buildings.
  4. Appraise management systems, programs, and operations through both on-site and remote survey evaluations and inspections.
  5. Maintain thorough familiarity with corporate policies, standards and guidelines governing the safeguarding of personnel and assets associated with corporate facilities.
  6. Provide assistance and guidance in the adequacy and appropriateness of security measures based on conformance and risk.
  7. Ensure compliance with applicable security requirements and be sufficiently conversant to impart guidance that ensures compliance and proper implementation.
  8. Provide expert technical guidance and advice on the implementation of physical security standards and policies.
  9. Evaluate security policies and procedures in response to a variety of physical security issues and evolving international security conditions.
  10. Remain well-versed and proficient with emerging developments in the physical and technical security discipline.
  11. Research, evaluate, and recommend adoption of new developments that will enhance efforts to reduce physical security risks at corporate facilities and ensure compliance with standards.
  12. Participate in working groups to identify, examine, assess, and resolve security failings, vulnerabilities, concerns and issues.
  13. Identify the need for new or updated policies and standards to meet changing requirements and continually improve the effectiveness of physical security measures.
  14. Write comprehensive technical reports and memoranda on physical security compliance-related topics.
  15. Apply risk management methodology to assess threat levels against security standards, continually balancing security controls against risks.
  16. Oversee inspection and testing programmatic timeline and deliverables and ensure timely delivery of all reports documenting facility quality review, testing and findings.
  17. Maintain appropriate documentation for each site security review in accordance with corporate records management policies and produce project milestone reports.
  18. All other duties, as assigned.

Education, Experience, and Certifications:
Diploma and/or degree with at least five to eight years of security management, law enforcement or military, or business continuity.

  • Background in physical/technical security systems and devices, vulnerability/risk assessment, compliance/audit, quality management, reporting research results, analyzing information from large data sets for trending, gap and threat analysis, statistical analysis, ad hoc Reporting, objectivity in a corporate environment, general consulting skills, operations research.
  • Solid analytical and problem-resolution skills.
  • Effective time management.
  • Able to work independently as well as within a team environment.
  • Maintain knowledge of regulatory requirements and physical security systems.
  • Able to adapt to a fast paced, high demand, and dynamic work environment.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Responsive and responsible attitude.
  • Strong written and verbal communication.
  • Computer skills; Proficient using Windows and Microsoft Office suite.

Working Conditions:
With or without reasonable accommodation, requires the physical and mental capacity to perform effectively all essential functions. In addition to other demands, the demands of the job include:

  • Must undergo and meet company standards which may include background and reference checks.
  • Maintain composure in dealing with authorities, executives, clients, staff, and the public occasionally under conditions of urgency and in pressure situations.
  • Exposure to sensitive and confidential information.
  • Regular computer usage.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently.
  • Must be able to see, hear, speak, and write clearly in order to communicate with employees and/or customers. 
  • Must have legal rights to work in Australia.
  • Manual dexterity required for occasional reaching and lifting of small objects and operating office equipment. 
  • Regularly requires intermittent sitting, standing, walking, running, climbing, squatting, and/or kneeling.
  • Requires constant use of hands and fingers to feel, handle or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms.
  • Travel, as required.