Bank of the West Physical Security Specialist in Omaha, Nebraska

Physical Security Specialist


What sets Bank of the West apart from other banks is our team members–they embody the optimistic spirit of the West. There is a spirit here that drives us to do more. Our team of more than 10,000 employees is vital to the success of our Bank. They reflect our modern western values—straightforward, entrepreneurial and optimistic. We seek to create a corporate culture that fosters and rewards excellence, encourages creative thinking and respects diversity – an environment where team members are engaged, supportive of one another and enthusiastic about serving our customers. Bank of the West offers the stability of a company that has a 135 year history and is part of BNP Paribas, a European leader in global banking and financial services and one of the 6 strongest banks in the world. We offer opportunities across our diverse business lines – Retail Banking, Commercial Banking, National Finance, and Wealth Management.

We are currently seeking qualified talent to be responsible for monitoring and evaluating all physical security alarm and video systems for multiple Bank of the West facilities. Acts as communication liaison with various business units and Law Enforcement personnel in response to emergency and crisis situations. Completes critical security incident reporting and records all daily activities.

This role:

  1. Monitors all alarm activations and conducts immediate visual assessments via CCTV systems. Upon assessment, uses sound judgment and requests law enforcement response to emergency alarm activations and situations.

  2. Performs as Command and Control Center liaison ensuring appropriate management staff and law enforcement agencies receive critical notifications using established protocols and checklists.

  3. Maintains a complete chronological record of all security incidents that occcur during a shift. Ensures all security records are error free and properly maintained and filed. Creates and distributes security incident reports in a timely manner and in accordance with established procedures.

  4. Ensures inoperable security systems are properly documented, service repairs are generated immediately and compensatory measures are in place until resolution of the service issues. Performs general programming of security alarm panels and DVRs during installation and troubleshoots inoperable equipment with service technicians.

  5. Performs and documents required alarm testing with branch staff and conducts necessary follow up for resolution of failed equipment to ensure compliance with the Bank Protection Act (BPA).

  6. Assists with the creation and processing of access control cards and ensures that cards that are reported as lost, stolen or terminated are promptly deactivated in compliance internal audit requirements.

  7. Activates and distributes timely notifications using the Bank's emergency notification system per the established procedures.

  8. Assists Corporate Security and Legal with requests for video review and distributes the video evidence as necessary.

  9. Provides assistance to branch and back office personnel to resolve issues and answer questions on physical security issues.

  10. Maintains and updates all records management documents.

  11. Coordinates with local law enforcement or contract security vendor for after hour security support when necessary.

  12. Ability to multi-task and work with minimal supervision.

  13. Performs other duties as assigned.

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  • High School - Not Applicable

  • Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice or Security Administration - Preferred

  • Requires basic job knowledge of systems and procedures obtained through prior work experience or education.

  • Requires 3 years minimum experience. May require vocational or technical education in addition to prior work experience.

  • Analytical and research skills.

  • Planning and organizing skills.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Bank of the West is an Equal Opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers without regard to any status protected by applicable law. Bank of the West is also an Affirmative Action employer - Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran.

Bank of the West will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance subject to the requirements of all state and federal laws and regulations.

Job: Security

Location: United States-Nebraska-Omaha

Requisition ID: 031766