Southern Company Security Officer in Birmingham, Alabama

Security Officer



Job Summary

This position ensures security of APC Corporate Headquarters, associated facilities, critical systems, equipment, operations, and persons. Operate multiple electronic security systems. Enforce company policies and criminal laws. Control access to company property, respond to requests for security services and alarms, coordinate the activities of public safety, medical, and other personnel during emergency situations. Direct and control vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Conduct preliminary investigation of security violations and prepare detailed reports. Assess current physical security, security systems, policies, post orders, and make recommendations for enhancements.

Description External/Internal

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Control Access to Corporate Headquarters

  • Monitors and operates electronic surveillance equipment

  • Administers and enforces policies and procedures

  • Maintains computer based security records

  • Provides armed security service for Corporate Headquarters

  • Monitors materials and equipment delivered to Corporate Headquarters

Job Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years law enforcement/military experience

  • Ability to use and maintain a firearm and pass a qualifying test

  • Must qualify for and obtain and maintain a valid pistol permit

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license

  • Must pass the following pre-requisites: background investigation, physical, drug and alcohol test, and any required psychological evaluation

  • Must be 21 years of age

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Basic personal computer knowledge using Windows base systems including Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Good problem solving and decision making skills

  • Ability to learn and enforce policies and procedures

  • Ability to direct and control traffic

  • Ability to prioritize and perform security work in the absence of direct supervision

  • Ability to work rotating shifts, weekends, holidays and overtime

Behavioral Attributes

  • Demonstrate unquestionable trust, superior performance and total commitment

  • Demonstrate success in an individual; role and a team environment

The position for which you are applying is a safety sensitive position that involves the operation or maintenance of Company motorized/rotating equipment or involves hazardous chemicals, voltages, heights, firearms, security enforcement, or extreme pressure or heat. Employees who work in safety sensitive positions that are prescribed a legal drug that may impair his/her performance (such as narcotics, stimulants, depressants, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, seizure medications, sleep aids and muscle relaxants) will not be allowed to perform those job functions until authorized by the Company's medical director.

Alabama Power provides the valuable combination of competitive prices, reliable electricity supply and unparalleled service to 1.4 million homes, businesses and industries in the southern two-thirds of Alabama.

With 4.4 million customers and more than 42,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company at (NYSE: SO at ) is the premier energy company serving the Southeast. A leading U.S. producer of electricity, Southern Company owns Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power, Mississippi Power, Southern Nuclear, Southern Power, SouthernLINC Wireless and Southern Telecom. Southern Company also has a growing competitive generation company. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric prices below the national average. Southern Company is consistently listed among the top U.S. electric service providers in customer satisfaction by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI).

We offer a competitive compensation package. Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Field: Security

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Birmingham

Operating Company: Alabama Power Company

Other Locations: Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Birmingham

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Union Covered: No

Work Location(s):

APC Corporate Headquarters - 600 North 18th Street (600BIRMINGHAM)

600 North 18th Street

Birmingham, 35203

Req ID: APC2005457