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Security Specialist (C) - The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA

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Company: The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

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As a Security Specialist you will be responsible for ensuring the protection of Metropolitan assets, employees, and visitors primarily within Metropolitan’s Headquarters and the Pure Water facility located at the Los Angeles County Sanitation District’s Joint Water Pollution Control Plant in the city of Carson. You will be relied upon as a subject matter expert in the security disciplines of physical security, 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; exercise good judgment; 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 job announcement has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this classification / job.

To view the full job description click here: Security Specialist (C)


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

Relevant Experience is defined as: working experience performing investigations or working as professional security, law enforcement or in a directly related area.



  • ASIS Certified Protection Professional (CPP) certification (required at time of application)
  • Valid California Class C Driver’s License or equivalent (required at time of application) that allows you to drive during your employment.
  • State licensing as a Private Investigator


  • Concealed Carry Weapon License (CCW)



• 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

• On-site fitness center

• Hub of public transportation: rail, subway, buses, and taxis

• Public transportation reimbursements

For more information on MWD benefits, please use the following link: Benefits Regular FT PT Employees (Represented)


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, 830 miles of pipeline, and 15 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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