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19 Oct 2022

Full-Time Transportation Safety & Security Specialist-Security Specialization – TRANS002433

Sound Transit – Posted by Sound Transit Seattle, Washington, United States

Job Description

Salary range is $60k to $130k, with a midpoint of $95k.  New hires typically receive between minimum and midpoint, however, we may go slightly higher based on experience, internal equity and market.


Under direction from the Transportation Safety & Security Manager and Senior Specialist(s), implements and assists in completing the transportation safety and security mission. Within an assigned region, this work includes acting as an subject-matter expert (SME) on Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles; physical security protection systems; risk assessment methodologies; and the complexities related to physical security design, implementation, and life-cycle management. Supports projects continuously into operations and interfaces with other agency departments and divisions, local emergency responders, building codes officials, and federal representatives as needed/requested.


The following duties are a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

• Assists Senior Specialist(s) and the Transportation Safety & Security Manager to develop internal security rules, policies and guidelines; prepares manuals, training outlines and employee standard procedures.

• Provides support to oversee systematic security risk activities for all modes at various rail facilities and along the alignments; assists in evaluating and completing each mode’s compliance with the Agency Safety Plan’s safety and security elements; interfaces with staff from other departments on behalf of the Safety Department; and promotes open communications to promote a positive safety culture and partnership with internal and external partners.

• Works with Design, Engineering, and Construction Management personnel regarding project reviews ensuring projects are compatible with security design criteria; Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles; and the agencies current physical security program.

• Works with agency personnel to identify, evaluate and resolve hazards and risks within Sound Transit facilities and administrative buildings.

• Assists the Senior Specialist(s) and Manager to perform security reviews of directives, rules and procedures for all modes; and to review train orders, track access, and status of train and facilities operations, as required. Reviews incident statistics and hazard reports to generate remedial recommendations and drafts summaries of any findings for further review and trend analysis.

• Administers the Safety and Security Certification process for assigned projects to include but not limited to attending PHA and TVA workshops; verifying safety and security items are included in the certifiable items and auditing the safety and security items prior to operations.

• Supports the Transportation Safety and Security Division with the Threat and Vulnerability Assessment contract; analyze and provide mitigation strategies for identified risks.

• Prepares written recommendations and business cases to change and upgrade Sound Transit’s security program based on inspection data and surveys.

• Makes recommendations on security policies, procedures and standards for physical security design criteria, physical security systems implementations, maintenance, repair and life cycle management.

• Conducts post-incident debriefings, tracking and management of corrective actions, and generates detailed reports and management briefings.

• Conducts scheduled and unscheduled safety and security inspections of Agency facilities and equipment or other public/work site facilities and locations within assigned region to ensure compliance with applicable federal, state and local codes, regulations and guidelines.

• Maintain and apply subject matter expertise relating to emerging technology trends, the regional threat landscape, specific adversarial threats/risks, and mitigation strategies.

• Promotes a positive safety and security culture.

• Participates on committees or work groups as assigned; attends professional conferences as assigned; maintains awareness of new trends and developments in the safety and security fields.

• Champions and models Sound Transit’s core values and demonstrates values-based behaviors in everyday interactions across the agency.

• Contributes to a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion in alignment with Sound Transit’s Equity & Inclusion Policy.

• It is the responsibility of all employees to follow the Agency safety rules, regulations, and procedures pertaining to their assigned duties and responsibilities, which could include systems, operations, and/or other employees.

• It is the responsibility of all employees to integrate sustainability into everyday business practices.

• Other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in security engineering, business management, law, risk management, criminal justice, or closely related field and four years of progressive experience in physical security that includes conducting threat and vulnerability assessments; developing physical security protection systems; and project management in area of assignment; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Licenses or Certifications:

• Valid state driver’s license.

Preferred Licenses or Certifications:

• ASIS Certification-Physical Security Professional.

• ASIS Certification-Associate Protection Processional.

Required Knowledge and Skills:

• Operational characteristics, services, and activities of general security functions.

• Crime Prevention through Environmental Design principles.

• Systems design, development, documentation, testing, implementation and/or maintenance.

• Retrieving, analyzing, reporting and addressing security vulnerabilities.

• Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers.

• Computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and statistical databases.

• Roles exhibiting a high degree of confidentiality and/or data sensitivity with demonstrated security/safety experience and knowledge, including project planning and implementation.

• Serving as an effective member of teams and working groups that can successfully communicate physical security related concepts to a broad range of technical and non-technical staff.

• Presenting plans and proposals to key personnel.

• Managing multiple tasks, setting objectives/goals, and re-prioritizing as needed.

• Maintaining confidentiality and communicating with tact and diplomacy.

• Responding to inquiries and in effective oral and written communication.

• Researching, analyzing, and evaluating new service delivery methods and techniques.

• Utilizing personal computer software programs and other relevant software affecting assigned work.

Preferred Knowledge and Skills:

• Principles of Access Control Systems, Alarm Systems (intrusion and duress), Barrier Systems (Fencing, Pedestrian, and Vehicle), Communication Systems (Customer Emergency Stations, Mass Notification, 800Mhz Radio), and Surveillance Systems (CCTV and Lighting).

• Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED).

• Program/project management techniques and principles.

Physical Demands / Work Environment:  

• Work is performed in combination of field work and the standard office environment.

• Subject to standing, walking, bending, reaching, stooping, and lifting of objects up to 25 pounds.

• May be exposed to active rail lines or operational rail areas.

• The Agency promotes a safe and healthy work environment and provides appropriate safety and equipment training for all personnel as required.

• On-Call duties may be required.

Sound Transit is an equal employment opportunity employer. No person is unlawfully excluded from employment action based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status or other protected class.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: business management, Risk Management, and Security Engineering.


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