Security Specialist @ JDC

Security Specialist

JDC is seeking a well-trained physical security professional to join our Security team. Candidates must be reliable, serious about physical safety and security, globally-oriented, and committed to mitigating security risks before breaches occur. This is a customer-facing role, so we are seeking someone with excellent communication skills who can welcome visitors and staff to the office.

This position is part-time, 21-27 hrs/week at up to $22/hour, with benefits. Candidates must have the flexibility to take varying shifts. Ideal for students, the self-employed, and freelancers, or others looking for part-time stable employment. Prior military experience (or physical security experience with a large global organization) required.

What will you do as a Security Specialist?
-Protect property and staff by maintaining a safe and secure environment
-Monitor and authorize entrance and departure of employees, visitors, and others
-Secure premises and personnel by patrolling property
-Inspect building, equipment, and access points
-Monitor surveillance equipment
-Detect suspicious activities, investigate disturbances, and respond effectively to control adverse situations
-Report incidents, accidents or medical emergencies
-Respond to emergencies in accordance with JDC emergency procedures
-Become an expert on the security risks involved with JDC’s work
-Other related duties as assigned

What qualities does the ideal Security Specialist have?
-Proactive about safety, actively seeking to identify and resolve risks at every moment
-Passionate about security and its value to an organization
-Honest and not afraid to discuss challenges – understands that security is the top priority, and oversights big or small must be reported immediately
-Takes the dangers faced by a global Jewish organization in an office environment seriously and with the utmost respect
-Calm and decisive under pressure, able to step up and take responsibility when needed
-Process-oriented, able to maintain a routine and daily tasks
-Customer-oriented, willing to go the extra mile to meet the needs of executives, donors, and other visitors
-Professional in demeanor and presentation

What qualifications do you need to be our Security Specialist?
-Previous security experience with a large global organization or military experience with the US, Israel, or other countries required (IDF/Israeli military experience preferred)
-Professional proficiency in both English and Hebrew required
-Able to meet the physical demands required to inspect staircases and hallways regularly, identify disturbances or weapon activity, and train for physical readiness to act upon security breach; requires climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing for sustained periods of time, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, hearing, finger dexterity, and repetitive motion
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs on a daily basis
-Visual acuity to view a computer terminal and inspect bags
-Strong communication skills and customer orientation
-Interest in committing to 1+ years of employment at JDC
-Passion for humanitarian work and/or global Jewish service preferred

What are the compensation and benefits for a Security Specialist?
This is a part-time, hourly position at up to $22/hour, paid bi-weekly. This role is non-exempt per the FLSA.
We offer a highly competitive benefits and compensation package, including but not limited to:
-100% paid medical and dental insurance for employee coverage
-PTO, including vacation days, sick and personal days, and Jewish and national holidays
-403(b) with JDC contributions of up to 6.5% of salary
-Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and commuter benefits
-Food Perks: Bagel Fridays in the winter, Ice Cream Fridays in the summer, and beverages/snacks in the office

Why work at JDC?
-The People – What we hear most from our team members is that they enjoy working with others who share their passion for doing good; Our staff aim to use their skills to make a positive difference in the lives of others
-A Global Environment – you will have the opportunity to develop a global perspective, working with staff from the U.S., Israel, the Former Soviet Union, and all over the world
-Tikkun Olam – This Jewish value of “repairing the world” is deeply important to us. Together, we are committed to making a positive impact on the lives of others

Equal Employment Opportunity
JDC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. As the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian organization, we are committed to treating people with compassion and respect. All qualified applications will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, mental disorder, familial status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

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About JDC

JDC is the leading global Jewish humanitarian organization, working in 70 countries to lift lives and strengthen communities. We rescue Jews in danger, provide aid to vulnerable Jews, develop innovative solutions to Israel’s most complex social challenges, cultivate a Jewish future, and lead the Jewish community’s response to crises.

For over 100 years, our work has put the timeless Jewish value of mutual responsibility into action, making JDC essential to the survival of millions of people and the advancement of Jewish life across the globe.

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Job Summary

  • Duration: part-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, sick leave, parental leave, medical, vision, dental, transportation, retirement plans, leave early for Shabbat, Life Insurance
  • Preferred Experience: Entry Level (0-2 years)
  • Preferred Degree: N/A
  • Job Posted: 2020-01-16
  • Times this job has been viewed: 368 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Administrative Support, Assistant, Associate
  • Organization Type: Community Centers, Building Maintenance
Job Location
220 E 42nd St. Suite 400
New York , New York 10017


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