Security Specialist in Schnitzer - Atlanta (Adamson St Offices) at Schnitzer Steel Industries

Date Posted: 5/2/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Security Specialist reports direct l y to the AMR Security Supervisor, and will support the AMR Security & Asset Protection Program and the Director–Corporate Security by developing and operating a comprehensive program for the protection of assets and securing facilities across all functional and geographic units of the AMR Division. The Security Specialist will also have primary responsibility for performing threat and site vulnerability assessments and implementing security audit protocols and security controls. Other responsibilities, including conducting fraud investigations, will be determined on an as-needed basis by the Director–Corporate Security.

This position will be deemed a Key Employee under Schnitzer’s Anticorruption Program.

Essential Functions

As the Security Specialist, you will be responsible for preparing threat and site vulnerability assessments, implementing a security audit protocol and assisting in implementation of effective secmity controls. Additionally, you will assist the AMR Division related to anti-fraud controls and educating staff on ongoing risks, security best practices and policy and control requirements through briefings and awareness programs.

  • Attain and maintain the highest level of expertise regarding security procedures and controls; detecting and preventing external theft and internal fraud; and creating site specific vulnerability assessments, tests and investigative techniques.
  • Develop, implement and continually improve a system to identify potential areas of external theft or internal fraud and implement appropriate controls.
  • On an as-needed basis, manage the life-cycle of an internal investigation: receive initial referral from internal or external sources of a matter to be investigated; review the referral for necessity and completeness; log and track the investigation; collaborate with the Director–Corporate Security on investigative steps needed when necessary; recommend and execute courses of action to move investigations to resolution (to include conducting off-site and telephonic interviews); recommend if forwarding the investigation results to a law enforcement or prosecutorial agency is appropriate and, if so, provide the agency with a thorough , organized, well-documented and clearly-explained information packet.
  • Procure and analyze various reports and documents pertaining to asset loss.
  • Coordinate effectively with other key internal partners - including Internal Audit, Compliance, HR, SAI .and Legal - to share information and expertise, define strategies, goals and maximize the use of investigative results to protect the interests of the Company and prevent future losses.
  • Prepare detailed reports and presentations regarding your activities, conclusions, assessments and recommendations.
  • Remain current on and comply with Company policies, as well as applicable statutory and regulatory requirements governing security and investigative methods, practices, training and reporting. Prepare and submit reports documenting compliance with all such requirements.
  • On an as-needed basis, provide testimony relating to internal and criminal investigations in a variety of legal settings, including depositions, hearings and trials.
  • At the request of the Director–Corporate Security, assist in the creation and presentation of anti-fraud training programs and materials to Company employees.
  • Perform and document ongoing threat and vulnerability assessments and tests of AMR facilities.
  • Act as a security resource for facility and store managers.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of security policies and procedures.
  •  Work with corporate Internal Audit, Compliance and other related functions to implement business fraud controls related to cash, inventory, corruption, fraudulent disbursements, etc.
  • Assist in the development of a security audit program and implement that program across AMR Facilities.
  • Assist in the development and communication of ongoing security, loss prevention and anti-fraud awareness programs for employees and business unit leaders.
  • Promote the Company's culture by upholding the highest standards of collaboration, performance and ethical conduct
Required Skills

Qualifications and Required Skills:

This position requires a dynamic, self-motivated individual capable of both strategic and tactical decision­ making and a high level of expertise related to conducting, documenting and reporting on security investigations.

  • A Bachelor 's degree from an accredited institution, and five or more years of experience in the security profession, with corporate security experience a plus, including two or more years of experience in each of the following areas or a combination of education and experience:
    • Performing physical security threat and vulnerability assessments;
    • Assessing and developing effective security controls; and
    • Conducting security investigations, including an expertise in interviewing techniques and a proven track record providing testimony in legal proceedings.
  • Experience investigating internal fraud and loss prevention.
  • High degree of integrity, diplomacy and confidentiality and interpersonal skills required. Professional demeanor, including treating others with dignity and respect and reacting well under pressure.
  • Excellent decision-making, problem solving and analytical skills, often with insufficient time or information. Sound judgment and the confidence and willingness to make difficult decisions, and to be able to explain his or her decisions.
  • Able to collect and analyze data from diverse sources that is often complex, voluminous and technical, and spot issues and detects gaps in available information. Uses intuition and experience to enhance understanding and interpretation of data. Determines the costs and benefits of alternative courses of action.
  • Self-starter and has the ability to manage time and set priorities, often in time-sensitive situations.
  • Excellent communication skills, including writing, and formal and informal speaking situations. This requires the ability to communicate complex and technical concepts to non-experts effectively and efficiently.
  • Ability to work cross-functionally and across geographies. Must be able to travel.
  • Familiarity with the issues and operations of corporate functions such as finance, legal, HR, compliance, safety, audit, IT, public affairs and facilities.
  • Appreciation for international cultures, languages, business practices and regulations.
  • Challenges conventional thinking in order to obtain the most efficient solutions to issues.
  • This position requires possession of a valid driver’s license and the ability to drive an automobile.
  • Proficiency with essential office software, including Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel or similar spreadsheet software competency.
  • Possessing one or more professional security certifications such as Physical Security Professional (PSP), Certified Protection Professional (CPP), Professional Certified Investigator (PCI), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) or equivalent certifications is a plus.
  • Proficiency in Spanish is a plus.


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