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Security Specialist #13-438

Date Posted: 01/02/2014
This is a full-time position in the Deposit Operations department.
Location of job: Seattle - Downtown - Seattle, WA
Contact: resumes@washingtonfederal.com

Job Description

We are looking for friendly, energetic people who have the qualifications and skills that match today's opportunity.  Corporate Security, a division of Seattle Deposit Operations, has an opening for a newly created Security Specialist position.  The position’s responsibilities are to assist in the management of branch physical security, investigate internal and external fraud events and be a backup to the Corporate Security Officer in his/her absence. This position also requires a self-sufficient employee that can operate with minimal direct supervision.   Washington Federal is proud of the high value that we all place on simply being nice when serving our co-workers and Washington Federal clients.

Key functions include the following:

  • Assist the Corporate Security Officer (currently based in Marysville, WA) in the day-to-day security needs of the bank. This position may work out of the Marysville Office or the Corporate Office.
  • Direct support to the Eastside, Mid-Sound and South Sound Divisions on security related matters.
  • Support other Divisions and Branches as needed.
  • Review and write security procedures for the Wiki.
  • Work with the bank’s alarm monitoring companies to assure accurate records, resolve problems, and provide training for branch leadership.
  • Work with the bank’s security service providers.
  • Review security related invoices for accuracy.
  • In conjunction with the Washington Federal Central Vault group, facilitate Loomis armored car service to all branches.
  • Work with branches, divisions, Seattle Deposit Operations, and Boise Operations in investigating fraud events—check fraud, new account fraud, etc.—and coordinate investigative activities with the appropriate law enforcement agencies.
  • Work with Human Resources in the investigation of employee fraud events.
  • Assure timely completion by branches of False Alarm Reports, non-robbery Incident Reports, and Emergency Phone Numbers Forms.
  • Work with branches, divisions, and law enforcement following robbery events.
  • Support divisions and branches in the use of their surveillance equipment, including retrieval and archiving of event pictures and video.
  • Support divisions and branches in the use of their alarm panel PIN pads
  • Assist with special projects assigned to Security—for example, new branch acquisitions, branch remodels, and branch new builds.
  • Position could require travel for Security related training and fraud investigation.

Job Schedule

Schedule is 40 hours per week; the shift can vary depending upon business need.


This position requires a high school diploma (or equivalent). The candidate should have exceptional writing and verbal communication skills and be comfortable speaking in front of groups or conducting online/phone training. The candidate must have a desire and ability to self-train, as much of security is on the job experience. The candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.

Application Process

To apply, please send your resume to: resumes@washingtonfederal.com or 425 Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98101 Attn: Human Resources.  Washington Federal promotes a healthy working environment for all of our employees.  To that end, Washington Federal makes it a policy to not offer employment to individuals who smoke or use tobacco products.  You must also successfully pass a background/credit check, and drug test to be considered for employment at Washington Federal. 

Washington Federal is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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