Officer, Corporate Security & Fire/Life Safety

GENERAL PURPOSE:


The 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. The Security & Fire/Life Safety Officer will also play a vital role in the implementation of the building’s fire safety plan including acting as Building Evacuation Supervisor Duties and/or member of the Fire Brigade. The Officer will also execute and operate the proper utilization of the Fire Command Station. He or she will also participate in on-going company initiatives and interact and communicate with associates at all levels of the organization.


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 all CCTV, alarm, fire panel and information systems as directed

Perform patrols and inspect all areas for any condition that threatens the safety and security of NYBO associates, staff, visitors, or assets and report them to a supervisor immediately

Provide clear direction, information, and aid as required to associates and visitors during emergency situations


Maintaining Secure Environments


Interview, identify, confirm and badge all visitors to the NYBO and direct them to their destination and maintain the integrity of the access control system at all times

Perform audits, assessments, and inspections as directed to ensure that the security and safety programs are being adhered to and standards are maintained

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

Enforce security and safety programs, policies, and regulations through instruction, persuasion, and influence

Maintain professional presence; ensure a safe and secure environment on executive floors, escort and aid executives as needed.


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 NYBO

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 professionally as requested

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

Assist and foster effective external partnerships liaising with emergency first responders

Develop and maintain effective internal partnerships throughout the organization through collaboration with all business units

Provide support to floor fire safety teams, including Fire Wardens, Deputy Fire Wardens and all other Fire Life Safety team members

COMPETENCIES:


Customer Focus

Drive for Results

Communication

Problem Solving

Composure

Listening

Integrity and Trust

Conflict Management


QUALIFICATIONS AND SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIRED:


College degree preferred

3-5 years of security/life safety experience a plus

NYS Security Guard license required.

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

Proficient computer usage.

FDNY- FS-EAP-F-89 certification a plus

AED-CPR certification a plus


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/ADA:


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 operate a motor vehicle (up to 3 hours per day) as business and travel needs dictate

Must be able to climb stairs, ramps or ladders occasionally during shift if needed

Must be willing to work off hours and weekends


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:


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.


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