Water Security Specialist with City of Portland-Water Bureau

The City of Portland is committed to offering medical, dental, vision, basic life, and log-term disability coverage that provides quality care, support and value to eligible employees and their family members. Additional benefits such as flexible spending accounts, supplemental life insurance and employee assistance program coverage are available to ensure employees have the appropriate tools to safeguard themselves and their family. The City of Portland participates in PERS, the Oregon Public Employee Retirement System. For more information on the City of Portland's benefits please click Benefits Information | The City of Portland, Oregon.

Key Responsibilities: 

Water Security Specialists provide security and patrol functions to protect and ensure the safety of the buildings, employees, facilities and grounds of the Water Bureau; and are first responders to water system emergencies during off-hours (swing shift, graveyard and weekends). The Water Security Specialist patrols and inspects buildings and grounds in a designated area by foot and/or vehicle; checks unauthorized access, suspicious people/circumstances; checks locks, doors and gates; provides building surveillance via telemonitoring; responds to intrusion alarms or other suspicious circumstances by checking the area and intervening or calling law enforcement personnel as appropriate; assists law enforcement personnel upon request; inspects grounds for general safety hazards that would endanger the public or staff and reports these for needed action or repair; and conducts crime prevention through environmental design surveys, documenting findings and recommending appropriate action.

The Water Security Specialist also responds to system emergencies such as main break; investigates the situation; contacts the Water Control Center operator or supervisor on duty; performs emergency shut downs as needed to stop the flow of water and prevent property damage; establishes traffic control to protect the public; and assists the crew responding to the emergency as directed.

Work in this class is typically performed in a field environment requiring incumbents to negotiate rough terrain; work in and around traffic, work site equipment and machinery; be exposed to hazardous materials; wear protective gear; and routinely work outdoors in all weather conditions. As essential employees, Water Security Specialists may be called back to work during emergencies. Work shifts are bid by seniority and encompass all days and hours.


Knowledge of principles and methods associated with building and grounds security practices.
Knowledge of and experience applying methods and procedures in dealing with disruptive or suspicious visitors.
Knowledge of experience applying emergency response techniques and first aid techniques and criteria for determining if emergency aid is necessary.
Ability to investigate, troubleshoot or problem solve situations and make independent decisions.
Ability to interact and communicate effectively with a diversity of people.

Salary/Wage: $25.03 - $26.92 Hourly

Website: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/portlandor/jobs/2156178/water-security-specialist-revised?page=3&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Application Open Until: 8/6/2018

How to Apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/portlandor/jobs/2156178/water-security-specialist-revised?page=3&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Any additional information:: A valid state driver's license and acceptable driving record at the time of hire. Ability to obtain State of Oregon certification an an unarmed security officer within 60 days of hire. Resume and answers to supplemental questions required. 

Emily Sterling