Water Security Supervisor (Supervisor I-E)

City of Portland, Oregon
February 12, 2021
Portland, OR
Job Type


The Position

The Portland Water Bureau is seeking a qualified Water Security Supervisor to join their Security Division.

The Portland Water Bureau is a public water system serving safe drinking water to almost 1 million Oregonians. The water system ranges from the 100 square-mile protected Bull Run watershed to thousands of miles of pipes in the City of Portland, 60+ storage tanks and reservoirs, pump stations, treatment facilities and operations buildings.

The current Security Supervisor vacancy is in the bureau's Operations group, Security division which provides security services and planning for Water Bureau critical assets and personnel. The position will report to the Operations Group Director and manage the Security Division overseeing 11 full-time 24/7 security staff. The division is responsible for providing security for the protected watershed, with one of the rangers living at the edge of the watershed. The team also visits and monitors critical facilities in town on a daily basis, reports graffiti and vandalism, responds to alarms and manages the access for bureau personnel to critical facilities such as pump stations and the Interstate complex. The Interstate complex houses more than 200 employees as well as critical assets and infrastructure.

The position coordinates closely with internal staff throughout the bureau, particularly with Emergency Management and Safety staff; with external partners such as the US Forest Service, Portland Police, City Security Manager, and the Parks Department; and with security contractors, staff of other units, consultants, and law enforcement agencies.

Technical responsibilities of the Security Supervisor include 24/7 staff responsible for dispatch, extensive video monitoring, site patrols, system-wide access control, background checks, security planning for events and sites--with over 300 square miles of responsibility; Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED); program documentation and reporting; nexus for law enforcement agencies and other security providers; dealing with trespass, theft, and vandalism suspects; remaining vigilant for criminal concerns; maintain extensive equipment inventory; liaison with video and radio technicians; monitoring of confined solo space entries; and other duties.

An ideal candidate has a proven record supervising day-to-day security personnel and systems coordination with a focus on prevention of security violations including infrastructure and/or equipment damage or theft, graffiti, and waterway contamination at sites and facilities over a broad geographical area. This position is responsible for long-range security planning; development, implementation and evaluation of policies and procedures; supervising the security division budget; and coordination with senior staff within the Bureau and other agencies. The position requires knowledge of security operations and programs, emergency management and management and supervision of staff who implement programs for a large public works organization.

Management responsibilities include preparing work schedules and assigning, inspecting, and evaluating the work of assigned employees; preparing and maintaining reports and records; instructing and ensuring on-going training and certification of employees including all aspects of safety training and oversight; and resolving complex problems beyond the scope of subordinate staff. The successful candidate will have the ability to supervise a multicultural workforce, promote an equitable and inclusive workplace environment, and apply equitable program practices to diverse and complex City services.

The program requires both diversity of staff and performance that exceeds the standards set forth by the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.

This position may be subject to weekend, night, holiday, on-call work, and flexible scheduling to meet operational needs. The Security Supervisor may also be called upon to perform in Emergency Management roles.

City of Portland Core Values:
Anti-racism | Communication | Collaboration | Equity | Transparency | Fiscal Responsibility
These values guide our actions as we serve the community and engage our workforce. To learn more about the City's core values, please click here .

Why work at the City of Portland?
The City of Portland workforce serves a population of over 650,000. We are culture- and solutions-driven, viewing every challenge as an opportunity to learn, improve, and share our expertise. We are committed to removing systemic barriers to resources, access, and opportunity. The City is a believer in ALL people and continues to actively recruit and retain diverse top talent every day. We offer a comprehensive benefits package , including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, basic life, short- and long-term disability coverage to eligible employees and their families. If you are open-minded, motivated, community-focused, and self-aware, please apply yourself at the City of Portland today.

The City of Portland also participates in the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). For more information on the City of Portland's benefits please click here .

To Qualify

The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:

  1. Knowledge and experience applying the principles and techniques of management and supervision, including goals and performance development, work planning and organization, and development and management of program budgets as well as planning long-term while maximizing performance for the short-term to provide l eadership and supervision of 24/7 staff.
  2. Knowledge and experience applying relevant statutes, regulations, policies, procedures and the Emergency Management principles and structures and OSHA safety regulations.
  3. Ability to ensure implementation of the bureau's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion plan in all aspects of the Security Division's programs.
  4. Ability and experience collaborating and communicating cross culturally with communities of color and people traditionally underrepresented to maintain effective working relationships while demonstrating tact, diplomacy, and patience with those contacted in the course of work, including the public.
  5. Proven background in providing security requirements, security hardware recommendations, video, fencing, access, alarm, and CPTED expert information for project planning.
  6. Ability and experience coordinating the review of access data, video recordings, surveillance video, and direct security resources to compile and evaluate crime-related facts in supporting management needs and generate investigations and reports for law enforcement agencies.

The Recruitment Process

An evaluation of each applicant's training and experience, as demonstrated in your resume and responses to the supplemental questions weighted 100%. Do not attach materials not requested. Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list. You have 14 days from the notice of the examination results to let us know if you disagree with your results. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information. Additional evaluation may be required prior to establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection.

Recruitment Timeline:

  • Posting: 02/08/21 - 03/01/21
  • Applications Reviewed: week of 03/01/21
  • Eligible List: week of 03/08/21
  • Selection Phase Begins: Tentatively the week of 03/22/21

*Timeline is approximate and subject to change
Application Instructions
Applicants must submit a professional resume and responses to the supplemental questions online, specifically focused on your qualifications for this position as identified in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement in accordance with the following Application Instructions: Your résumé and responses to the supplemental questions will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.

  • Your responses to the supplemental questions should include details describing your education, training and/or experience, and where obtained which clearly reflects your qualifications for each of the numbered items in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement.
  • Your resume should support the details described in your responses to the supplemental questions.
  • If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, as identified below, please describe in your responses to the supplemental questions and resume any transferrable skills obtained during your military service and how they relate to each of the required minimum qualifications under the "To Qualify" section above.

Please note , all completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm, on the closing date of this recruitment. All applications must be submitted via the City's online application process. Do not attach materials not requested. E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.

Additional Information

Work Status: Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at the time of application.

Veterans' Preference: If you are requesting Veterans' Preference, attach a copy of your DD214/DD215 and/or Veterans Administration letter stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veterans' Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment to which you apply. Veterans' Preference documentation must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM on the closing date of this recruitment.

ADA, Pregnancy, and Religious Accommodations: If you identify as a person with a disability, are pregnant or nursing, or observe a religious practice(s), and would like to request a reasonable accommodation when applying for this job, please contact the Recruiter below for assistance.

Equal Employment Opportunity: It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. The City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply.

Did you know? The City of Portland offers "How to Apply Classes" that are free and review best practices for applying to the City. Follow the link for the most recent list of scheduled dates: www.bit.ly/howtoapplyclass

Contact Information
Teresa Dahrens, Senior Recruiter
Bureau of Human Resources
(503) 823-4516

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Closing Date/Time: 3/1/2021 11:59 PM Pacific

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