Job Description

Job Title:           Security Specialist         

Reports To:       Chief Operating Officer  

Job Summary:    Position will oversee continues ongoing improvement and implementation of organizational wide security policies and procedures, will lead on-going training on security and de-escalation and will serves as a resource and presence to de-escalate potential security concerns with staff, patients, vendors and/or other parties. 


Qualifications and Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


Essential Job Duties:

  • Develops, tests and maintains safety and security plans, policies and procedures and critically evaluates them for effectiveness.
  • Leads on going company training to include; emergency response, safety, accident prevention, de-escalation and active shooter.
  • Creates and integrates safety and security policies and procedures.
  • Oversees the development and implementation of emergency response plans and evacuation procedures, which includes conducting fire evacuation drills.
  • Develops safety and security plans and continuously evaluates them for effectiveness.
  • Conducts risk audits and assessments, provides reports as needed or requested.
  • Investigates and coordinates response to security threats, breaches, accidents, thefts, disturbances, and discrepancies.
  • Writes comprehensive security reports.
  • Presents security improvement plans to leadership.
  • Compiles, analyzes, and summarizes safety/security data and takes appropriate actions to resolve issues and concerns.
  • Identities, establishes, and leverages metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure program effectiveness, prioritize work, and proactively identify and resolve issues.
  • Ensures all security equipment is kept in excellent working condition through regular inspection.
  • Maintains a master list of Alarm Codes and updates routinely. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.  


Required Education, Experience, Certificates & Licenses:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 5 years of related experience with a background in security, military, or law enforcement
  • Valid driver’s license in good standing 
  • Ability to travel between locations


Preferred Education, Experience, Certifications & Licenses:  

  • Associate degree, or higher, in related field preferred


Required Language Skills:

  • Ability to comprehend and compose instructions, correspondence and communications in English in both oral and written format.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish is preferred, but not required.


Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to frequently exert enough force to move objects weighing up to 25 pounds.
  • Ability to continuously remain in a stationary position.
  • Ability to frequently move about inside the workplace to assist patients, operate office or medical equipment, etc.
  • Possesses hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to constantly operate computer, telephone, and other office machinery.
  • Possesses close visual acuity necessary to accurately record and view information on a computer monitor, handwritten and typed documents.
  • Ability to discern the nature of sounds at a normal spoken volume.


Other Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to gather data in an organized fashion from varied sources.
  • Ability to perform a variety of assignments and make decisions requiring independent judgment.
  • Ability to foresee and address challenges involving one or more variables in routine situations.
  • Ability to function effectively in a fast-paced environment and provide excellent customer service via telephone, mail, and in-person.
  • Ability to prioritize and plan work activities, use time efficiently, meet deadlines and work independently.
  • Experience in workflow optimization.


Work Environment & Conditions:

  • Work environment is typical of a health clinic setting with occasional exposure to communicable diseases, bodily fluids and hazardous chemicals.
  • Occasionally, work requires extended hours to include early mornings, evenings and weekends.