Security Specialist - Hazmat

Glwa Detroit , MI 48222

Posted 4 weeks ago

One Water, One Team

When you work at Great Lakes Water Authority, you help make a difference in the environment and in your local community.

"One water, one team" is more than just a phrase, it's a way of doing business. Here, you don't work for GLWA, you work with GLWA. We are racing toward a shared goal to become the region's most-trusted, high-quality water and wastewater resource.


The Security Specialist performs investigative and administrative tasks related to the planning, operation, implementation and management of a comprehensive quasi-law enforcement security and protection services program for the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA).


Conduct investigations involving GLWA operations, conditions, personnel, and customers as determined by the Chief Security and Integrity Officer. Compile information and data relevant to GLWA violations, operational personnel, and security-oriented criteria. Assist with the planning, development, and coordination of GLWA's security program. Perform physical security evaluations, determinations, and recommendations. Assist with the implementation and/or support of training programs specific to GLWA security staff and/or other GLWA staff. Monitor alarm systems, radio communication, cameras, ingress, and egress to multiple GLWA facilities. Act as a liaison for both emergency and non-emergency functions with law enforcement, fire service, emergency response, or homeland security personnel as warranted on behalf of GLWA. Perform shift work which includes all day, afternoon, night, weekend, and holiday assignments. A valid Michigan Driver's License and the ability to drive a motor vehicle on all terrain. Wear personal protective equipment (PPE). Follow security and safety policies and procedures in carrying out work duties. Provide on the job training.


Support any and all GLWA Security operations as determined by the Chief Security of Integrity Officer, or their assigned designee. Perform related work duties as assigned.




  • Federal and state criminal laws and statutes

  • Basic security functions and responsibilities inclusive of rules, guidelines, policies, and procedures regarding security-oriented operations with emphasis on safety and protection


  • Analyze information, evidence, and data relevant to investigatory matters

  • Serve as a valued resource of input, recommendations, and guidance for all levels of the GLWA Security operation

  • Participate in meetings, events, and conferences

  • Exchanges information to make recommendations directed toward the improvement of security and safety-oriented procedures and policies

  • Present concise and formal reports following complex investigations regarding internal disciplinary actions or criminal and civil litigation cases

  • Excellent communication, writing and time management skills including the handling of multiple responsibilities and assignments

  • Conduct comprehensive, unbiased investigations and provide thorough reports

  • Use advanced technology


  • Complete and/or review reports, forms and logs relevant to their assignments

  • Make required notifications and other communications

  • Interact with the community, citizens, and customers as necessary

  • Implement security related programs

  • Assess local areas and coordinate activities in the field

  • Conduct reviews and evaluate searches

  • Gather facts relevant to investigations of incidents

  • Coordinate and communicate with law enforcement as applicable for protection and safety of GLWA facilities and staff

  • Ensure the safeguarding of evidence and non-GLWA property

  • Safeguard and inspect GLWA property

  • Evaluate personnel and recommend actions

  • Assist in the support of training and agendas

  • Perform counseling, disciplinary action, and performance evaluations

  • Effectively utilize appropriate security and safety equipment and procedures

  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance

  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing

  • Understand and follow verbal and written instructions

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others

  • Communicate frequently with team members and other units across the Organization about process, equipment, or potential problems

  • Develop proficiency in unit specific operations and software

  • Direct team activities or work as a team member

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE (position requirements at entry):

  • Associates Degree in security administration, criminal justice, or criminal justice investigation or a related discipline or completion of one or more years of college course level work in criminal justice-oriented classes

  • At least three (3) years prior law enforcement, military, corrections, or security; or other related investigative experience

  • Must possess Concealed Pistol License, certified training and carry only as directed


The Security Specialist - HAZMAT performs a wide variety tasks related to prevention and the actual response to spills associated with hazardous materials including safety, decontamination, research, containment, confinement, atmospheric monitoring, reconnaissance, and damage assessment on hazardous materials.


Physical Requirement:

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

This position requires the ability to sit, walk, stand, drive or work for long periods of time, demonstrate normal color perception, hear audible alarms and detect abnormal equipment sounds; visually inspect equipment and processes at any time of the day or night, pass vision test and wear personal protective equipment.

Environmental Working Requirements:

This position requires the ability to work in all conditions involving exposure to outside elements and seasonal weather, water and sewerage treatment facilities, office environment, plant or field environment, exposure to computer screens, plant noise and air quality. GLWA is a twenty-four (24) hour operation, 365 days of the year.

Level Progression Requirements:None

Other Requirements:

Valid Michigan Driver's License. Practice strict confidentiality at all levels internal and external to the GLWA organization as a result of their position and duties, promote proper work ethics relating

We are all strategic partners on the path to becoming a Utility of the Future, and GLWA prioritizes the selection of highly talented, well-qualified individuals to help us get there.

We are dedicated to expertly delivering the nation's best water and wastewater services to southeast Michigan. We offer competitive pay and the starting wage or salary, if hired, is variable. Factors such as your proven hard and soft skills, your level of education, history in the sector or industry, and meaningful work experience will all be evaluated.

We also offer an opportunity for advancement, on the job training, ongoing professional development, tuition assistance and a career in a sector that safeguards public health, supports and strengthen communities, and protects the environment.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

Other details

  • Job Family Security Specialist

  • Job Function Security

  • Pay Type Hourly

  • 9300 W Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48209, USA

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