Allied Universal

  • Watch Operator

    Job Locations US-VA-Ashburn | US-VA-Dulles | US-VA-Leesburg | US-VA-Sterling
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Hidden (19764)
    Workdays Available
    Monday - Friday
    Shifts Available
  • Overview

    We are North America’s leading security services provider with over 200,000 phenomenal employees. For all full-time positions, we offer medical, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, 401K, employee assistance programs, company discounts, perks and more! Approximately 65% of our managers were internally promoted!  You too can start with little, to no security experience and become one of Allied Universal’s many success stories. We have great part-time and flexible schedules! Start your phenomenal career with Allied Universal today!

    Job Description

    International, public, financial services company seeks an innovative, enthusiastic, security-minded professional to join our Global Security Operations Center (GSOC) team as a Global Security Watch Operator. As a Watch Operator, you will work as a key member of the wider GSOC team, providing critical monitoring and alerting responsibilities for our facilities and analytical operations. This is a security position relevant for candidates who demonstrate interest in and understanding of geopolitics, as well as strong social media analysis skills.


    ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Those duties necessary to meet the minimum requirements of the position.  Other duties may be assigned


    Primary Responsibilities:

    1. Collaborate with a cross-functional team of intelligence, travel safety, and physical security operators and analysts
    2. Monitor global security incidents being reported daily to Visa, and track and report those with impact to Visa
    3. Draft concise notifications for the GSOC intelligence team regarding all incidents that may affect life safety of Visa employees
    4. Facilitate Visa’s crisis management response – assist with event notification and escalation to the appropriate security managers when necessary
    5. Use Visa tools to track high-profile events and travel, and provide notifications on any potential security concerns found
    6. Assist with gathering metrics on GSOC operations and intelligence reporting
    7. Assist the GSOC operators with camera and alarm response on an as-needed basis

    Basic Qualifications (required):

    • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent experience)
    • Experience using Microsoft Office Products such as Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, and Word.
    • Experience in a role that required strong writing and editing skills.
    • Excellent customer service skills.

     Preferred Qualifications:

    • Formal education or experience in the following disciplines: Emergency Management, International Affairs, Political Science, Public Administration, Security Studies, Strategic Intelligence, International Business, or Journalism
    • Experience working in a collaborative environment such as corporate global security operations center, emergency operations center, or a major urban area fusion center
    • Experience working with global risk intelligence and incident response software
    • Experience with control room software such as CCURE or CCTV
    • Experience evaluating open source information (media, social media, and unclassified government websites) to conduct incident analysis
    • Experience working with geographic information systems such as ArcGIS and Google Earth
    • Experience using data search tools such as Dataminr.
    • Experience creating infographics
    • Experience managing complex data sets
    • Experience with case or incident management systems such as D3
    • QUALIFICATIONS:  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • High school diploma or equivalent. GSOC experience or knowledge preferred.
    • As a condition of employment, employee must successfully complete a background investigation and a post-offer/pre-employment drug/alcohol test 
    • Must be able to obtain a valid Guard License as required in the state for which you are applying in
    • As a condition of continued employment, employee must maintain current active status of all required License at all times, and must carry the license at all times while on duty
    • Energetic and focused personality with a demonstrated ability to take initiative, successfully handle and prioritize multiple competing assignments and effectively manage deadlines
    • Remain flexible to ever changing environments; adapt well to different situations


    PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use both hands, is frequently required to stand, sit, stoop, talk and hear (communicate verbally in person and via regular telephone equipment), and must be able to read computer screens, correspondence and reports.The employee must constantly walk, stand, reach with both hands and arms, and must be able to drive a vehicle. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. May be required to climb stairs on an intermittent basis at client sites.The job is generally performed in an office setting; however, during site visits the employee may be subject to adverse conditions such as rain, cold or heat for short periods of time. The ambient noise level is usually quiet, consisting of normal conversations, business machines (copiers, printers, etc.) and telephones, but occasionally may be above-normal for portions of the shift. Must be able to clearly speak, read and write English.



    Allied Universal is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce.  Allied Universal will provide qualified individuals with reasonable accommodations pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or any other applicable state or local laws.  We are committed to hiring veterans and reservists. Since 2013, we have hired over 25,000 heroes.

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