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Security Specialist I

  • Serve as the corporate access control expert.
  • Maintain and update the access control system, visitor management system and intrusion alarm system.  
  • Assist with surveillance camera projects and integration with the access control system.  Provide training and support for Security Control Operators. 
  • Review and recommend changes to access control, visitor management and alarm response procedures. Initiates emergency response by notifying ALLETE personnel and emergency response teams.
  • Initiate and maintain databases for security account information reporting.  
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills required to establish and maintain positive working relationships.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Emergency Management or closely related field of study.

  • Two years or more of job related work experience in Security Management systems.
  • Must have solid working knowledge of office software (word processing, spreadsheet, database, email), and security management systems.

  • This position is subject to hearing, vision, and color perception assessment.
  • This position may be subject to assessment of skills, job match and/or aptitude.
  • Incumbent must possess valid Class D driver’s license and the ability and credibility to acquire TWIC (Transportation Workers Identification Credentials).
  • Requires effective and consistent communication skills.
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