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Security Investigator

Johnson City, TX, US, 78641

Position open until filled


Minimum starting pay for this position is $80,240 annually or commensurate with experience


Position Summary

The Security Investigator is responsible for recommending, implementing and developing programs in support of the Cooperative’s security strategic initiatives.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee the Cooperative’s security systems to ensure compliance with infrastructure protection requirements, local, state and federal regulations
  • Develop strategic plan for overall security systems integration and interoperability
  • Participate in short and long term security strategic planning and budget development
  • Design, model, analyze and implement technical physical security sub-systems, including alarms, perimeter security measures, video management systems, grid security and access control systems
  • Maintain detailed knowledge of security system functionality and technology, including video analytics, communication protocols, video codecs, frame rates, resolutions and video storage
  • Evaluate emerging technologies to optimize security system functionality and reliability
  • Make recommendations for new products, software and systems
  • Monitor security programs and manage access control systems
  • Ensure the security control of employees, visitors and contractors
  • Oversee the installation of equipment, including programming and configuration of video servers, IP cameras and associated equipment
  • Conduct vulnerability assessments that include physical security inspections, surveys and risk analysis
  • Respond to emergency incidents, customer inquiries and other events to prevent malevolent acts against company assets or personnel
  • Conduct investigations and preserve evidence to support post-investigation actions such as criminal or civil proceedings and arbitration
  • Prepare investigative and incident reports, procedures and checklists
  • Provide recommendations on incident response planning and the investigation of security breaches
  • Assist with disciplinary and legal matters resulting from security risks or breaches
  • Participate in Cooperative protection plans for company events and off site venues
  • Provide recommendations for the development, implementation and monitoring of the Cooperative’s security plans and programs
  • Monitor and minimize control losses and provide a secure work environment
  • Assist in the planning, organization and implementation of security education and awareness training
  • Conduct training and coordinate internal needs with the Organizational Development Department
  • Execute critical emergency decisions without management oversight
  • Manage contractors



• Maintain the security of confidential information

• Stay abreast of advances in technology

• Demonstrate regular and prompt attendance

• Performs other related duties as necessary or assigned.


Supervisory and/or Leadership Responsibilities



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of using computer systems, which may include setting up and using hardware and software programs, entering data, configuration, or processing information
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service
  • Knowledge of technical security system design and configuration
  • Knowledge of video analytics, communication protocols, video codecs, frame rates, resolutions and video storage
  • Knowledge of interview and investigation techniques
  • Skilled in time management
  • Skilled in prioritizing and managing changing priorities
  • Skilled in investigative report writing
  • Ability to lead in emergency situations
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to anticipate, identify, analyze and resolve conflict and problems
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Ability to listen and understand information verbally and in writing


Minimum Qualifications - (Education, Experience, Certification, & Licensing)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Police Science, Security Management, Business Administration, Accounting or Finance
  • Directly related experience may substitute for education
  • Six years’ of directly related experience
  • Four years of directly related experience managing and administering Access Control Systems and Video Management Systems preferred
  • Valid Texas Driver’s License


Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The employee may be required to stand; reach with hands and arms, stoop and kneel
  • The employee may be required to sit or stand for long periods of time
  • The employee may be required to lift, carry, push, pull or move up to 50 pounds
  • The employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions including wet and humid conditions
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud
  • The employee may be required to travel
  • Exempt employees receive a fixed bi-weekly salary to compensate them for all hours worked during each pay period
  • This position may be required to work more than 40 hours per week

This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty required of the position given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of essential duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties that may be assigned based on the needs of the Cooperative.





Pedernales Electric Cooperative is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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