Officer, Corporate Security & Fire/Life Safety

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GENERAL PURPOSE:

The Corporate Security & Fire/Life Safety Officer is responsible for ensuring the safety, security, and protection of Ross associates and assets within and around the New York Buying Office. The position will follow the policies and execute procedures related to Ross' safety and security program including physical security, fire and life safety, policy enforcement, emergency and alarm response, associate and visitor access control management, CCTV, inspections, observation, and incident reporting. He or she will also participate in on-going company initiatives and interact and communicate with associates at all levels of the organization.

The base pay range for this role is $18.37 - $26.59. The base pay range is dependent on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, qualifications, relevant education, certifications, seniority, and location. The range listed is just one component of the total compensation package for employees. Other rewards vary by position and location.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONs:

Maintaining Safe Environments

• Maintain a visible security presence in order to deter, prevent or mitigate any condition that adversely effects safety and security

• Monitor and review corporate technologies on a regular basis to include CCTV, access control, Fire Panel or Command Station and information systems as directed (where applicable)Perform patrols and inspect all areas for any condition that threatens the safety and security of BO associates, staff, visitors, or assets and report them to a supervisor immediately

• Provide clear direction, information, and/or aid as required to associates and visitors

Maintaining Secure Environments

• Monitor and authorize entrance and departure of employees, visitors, and other persons to guard against theft and maintain security/safety of the corporate or buying offices

• Demonstrate knowledge of all security posts

• Perform audits, assessments, and inspections as directed to ensure that the Organizational Safety & Security programs are being adhered to and standards are maintained

• Document activities and conditions in logs and maintain record systems as instructed

• Enforce Organizational Safety & Security programs, policies, and regulations through instruction, persuasion, and influence

• Maintain professional presence and ensure a safe and secure environment at all times

Mitigating Risk Through Preparedness and Response

• Be knowledgeable about all security and safety related procedures and policies

• Attend and participate in drills and training as directed and maintain applicable certifications and licenses

• Maintain all equipment in serviceable, functional and operable condition

• Constantly monitor and evaluate safety and security conditions in and around the BO

• Maintain a constant state of readiness, preparation, and attentiveness

• In the event of an emergency, respond and implement immediate corrective action to restore safety and security as per Organizational Safety and Security protocol and policy

Developing Great Teams & Partnerships

• Provide Ross associates and visitors with service and information in a professional manner

• Ensure a supervisor is notified of any condition that may impact safety and security in and around the BO

• Assist and foster effective external partnerships liaising with emergency first responders

• Develop and maintain effective internal partnerships throughout the organization

• Provides a prompt and courteous response to requests for support from Fire & Life Safety Team, including Safety Wardens, Assistant Safety Wardens and Searchers

COMPETENCIES:

• Customer Focus

• Drive for Results

• Communication

• Problem Solving

• Composure

• Listening

• Integrity and Trust

• Conflict Management

QUALIFICATIONS AND SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIRED:

• College credits or prior military experience preferred

• 1-2 years of corporate security experience preferred

• Security Guard License preferred

• Must be able to read all operating procedures and instructions and give clear instruction during emergency incidents.

• Proficient computer usage.

• AED-CPR certification a plus

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/ADA:

Job requires ability to work in an office environment, primarily on a computer.
Requires sitting, standing, walking, hearing, talking on the telephone, attending in-person meetings, typing, and working with paper/files, etc.
Consistent timeliness and regular attendance.
Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.
This role requires full-time in-office presence, including to engage in in-person team interaction, meetings and collaboration, client support, mentoring, coaching, and/or feedback.

Must be able to stand for prolonged periods of time (up to 8 hours per day)
Must be able to raise or lower objects weighing up to 25 lbs., from one level to another (includes upward pulling)
Must be able to regularly bend, stoop, or crouch (frequency and duration will vary per daily business need)
Must be able to climb stairs, ramps or ladders occasionally during shift if needed
Must be able to work all shifts including holidays, overnights and weekends

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIILITIES:

3rd party Security Officers as directed

DISCLAIMER
This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at management's discretion.

Ross is an equal employment opportunity employer. We consider individuals for employment or promotion according to their skills, abilities and experience. We believe that it is an essential part of the Company's overall commitment to attract, hire and develop a strong, talented and diverse workforce. Ross is committed to complying with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, physical, mental or developmental disability, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), veteran status, military status, marital or registered domestic partnership status, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, as well as any other category protected by federal, state or local laws.