Security Coordinator (RQ-224-19E) Whittier

  • LA County Sanitation District
  • Whittier, California
  • Jul 18, 2019
Full Time Public Safety
  • Salary: $9,904.00 - $12,305.00 Monthly

Job Description



The Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County are seeking a bright, ambitious security professional to lead the agency's efforts to improve physical and cyber security. From the agency's main office in Whittier, the selected candidate will work with staff, management, and vendors to identify needed improvements and implement solutions.

The Sanitation Districts are a public agency that provides wastewater and solid waste management for 5.6 million people in Los Angeles County with an overall annual budget of $850 million. The agency protects public health and the environment with a focus on converting waste into resources like recycled water and green energy.


To lead and coordinate the development, adoption and implementation of physical and cyber security measures for the agency.

Job content can involve developing and administering strategies, systems and controls to manage agency risk and ensure compliance with applicable state and federal security regulations; conducting security risk assessments, analyzing results and formulating professional recommendations; developing and conducting employee security training agency-wide; planning and coordinating incident response including serving as incident commander, reporting on the sources of the incident, and making recommendations to limit the risk of similar future incidents; researching security solutions, including working with vendors and consultants; procuring and overseeing contract security guard and security consultant services, including preparing requests for proposals, leading review panels, and managing the contract services; collaborating with operations managers and supervisors to identify the best solutions and support implementation of those solutions; collaborating with Information Technology staff on development of technical, administrative, and managerial controls related to cyber security; collaborating with design engineers on incorporation of security features within designs and during construction; collaborating with SCADA system management staff on appropriate security measures; reviewing and communicating security concerns and resolutions to technical and non-technical staff; interpreting laws and regulations related to security and implementing changes to achieve compliance; reviewing legislative bills and regulations related to security; leading the agency's Security Committee; serving as the agency's primary representative on security matters to internal and external stakeholders and security consultants; building and maintaining relationships with external parties, such as law enforcement and industry groups; staying abreast of trends in the security field; traveling to various locations, including remote, Districts facilities; and performing related duties as required.


A valid California Class C driver license -AND- Bachelor's degree in cyber security, computer science, security management, risk management or related field or certification as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) -AND- Three years of experience in a project management, supervisory or lead capacity in a security or information technology setting. A relevant security certificate may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

Strong cyber security skills. Excellent communication skills. Ability to multitask and work with minimal supervision.


The competitive selection process for the Security Coordinatormay cover a knowledge of: principles of project management; concepts, current technologies, and best practices of physical and cyber security; security assessment methodology; pertinent state and federal security regulations and standards; and security equipment and systems and their various functions. A bility to : communicate security concerns and resolutions with technical and non-technical audiences; prepare clear, concise and accurate reports and other written materials; manage and organize several activities at a time; assess physical and cyber security risks, conduct research, and evaluate solutions; develop and conduct employee training agency wide; develop policies, procedures and standards; work collaboratively and effectively as a project leader, facilitator and team member; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, consultants and vendors; stay abreast of security trends and developments; maintain security and confidentiality of sensitive information.


This posting will remain open until vacancy is filled and is subject to closure without notice.

Please apply online at within the application period. Résumés will not be accepted in lieu of a completed LACSD Employment Application or online application. Check your email regularly throughout the recruitment process as notifications may be sent via e-mail. Please make sure that your registered email address is accurate and current. To ensure proper delivery add to your contact list.

Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires will be reviewed and evaluated for relevant experience and/or coursework.
  • Candidates considered to have the best qualifications will be invited to the oral examination.
  • The selection process will consist of a an interview weighted 100%.
  • Candidates must receive a qualifying score on each selection component to move forward in the selection process.
  • Prior to appointment, a thorough reference check will be conducted.

The individual(s) recommended for hire must undergo a job-related pre-employment physical, which includes a drug and alcohol test, a criminal records/fingerprint check, and are also subject to review of DMV records for moving violations, chargeable accidents, or more serious charges.

As an equal opportunity employer, the Districts strongly encourage qualified minorities, women and disabled persons to apply.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous