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Associate Security Specialist (Temporary) - The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California - La Verne, CA

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Company: The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

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As an Associate Security Specialist you will be responsible for ensuring the protection of Metropolitan assets, employees, and visitors. Metropolitan’s Weymouth and Diemer facilities along with the areas near them will be your primary areas of focus. You will be relied upon as a subject matter expert in the security disciplines of physical security (large scale infrastructure protection), investigations, and loss prevention. You will lead regular, temporary, and contract security workers at various facilities as you coordinate and review work assignments on a day-to-day basis.

In this position you will be required to demonstrate your capability to respond to pressing and demanding situations; perform well under pressure; serve as the agent on call for 24 hours (standby duty) on a rotational basis; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; and exercise good judgment under demanding situations.

This is a District Temporary position anticipated to last 18 months.

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Education and Experience: High school diploma or certificate of high school equivalency and nine years of relevant experience; or an associate’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field and seven years of relevant experience; or a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field and five years of relevant experience.

Relevant Experience is defined as: working experience performing investigations; or working as professional security or law enforcement with a role directly related to providing large scale infrastructure protection.


License(s): Valid California Class C Driver’s License or equivalent (required at time of application) that allows you to drive during your employment.

Desirable Qualifications
• State licensing as a Private Investigator
• Valid Certified Protection Professional (CPP)



• Competitive compensation
• Excellent medical, dental, life, vision plans.
• Deferred compensation in the form of a 401(k) plan (with matching contribution) and a 457 plan.
• Retirement benefits under the California Public Employees' Retirement System
• Tuition reimbursement
• Training and advancement opportunities
• Excellent working environment

• Public transportation reimbursements and van pools


The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of 26 cities and water districts that provides drinking water to nearly 19 million people in Southern California. Metropolitan’s mission is to provide its service area with adequate and reliable supplies of high quality water to meet current and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way. Metropolitan’s facilities include the 242-mile Colorado River Aqueduct, five water treatment plants with a combined capacity of 2.3 billion gallons per day, nine surface water reservoirs, 800 miles of pipeline, and 16 hydroelectric power plants.

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Qualified individuals with disabilities, who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process, please call (213) 217-7738 or email [email protected].

MWD is a Federal and State EO employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

Application Filing Period: Closes at 4:30 pm PST on the date stated in the job announcement. However it may close prior to the filing end date if sufficient applications have been received. If sufficient applications have not been received, then the filing period end date may be extended.

Sponsorship: Applicants for employment with The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States (i.e., H1-B or other employment-based immigration case).

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