Security Operations Specialist - #134863

Volkswagen Group of America - Chattanooga Operations

Date: 6 days ago
City: Chattanooga, TN
Contract type: Full time

Security Operations Specialist

- VW 002404 - Fully On-Site Primary Location United States-Tennessee-Chattanooga

Role Summary:

This position supports the Security Manager - Chattanooga Plant, NAR and is responsible for the Security operations at the plant, which includes contract management, security policy development, guideline and policy implementation, operational oversight of plant security resources, and any other duties as required to maintain operations. The position coordinates daily operations which includes a contract security force of approximately 60 security officers, a 24-hour, seven day per week Emergency Operations Center, prototype protection measures, along with policy enforcement.

Role Responsibilities:

Main responsibility – 60%

Operational Supervision of the Contract Security Team including the Emergency Operations Center:

  • Coordinates operations and training of all security officers located at the Chattanooga Plant
  • Provides continuous evaluations and strategies focused on maximizing security resources

o Ensures contract compliance with constant optimization, while ensuring a secure facility.

o Provides emergency backfilling for positions, when required

  • Supervises the Emergency Operations Center; which provides monitoring, investigation and emergency response dispatch for access control, CCTV, fire alarms for the Chattanooga plant
  • Will be the primary point of contact for all security incidents/emergencies at the plant

FTZ and CTPAT Physical Security Assessments – 20% of time

  • Conducts zone Security inspections and reports findings Management
  • Implements Security plans to ensure FTZ and CTPAT compliance
  • Provides recommendation for zone improvements

Security Construction Planning – 10% of time

  • Provides oversight for security related construction activities including: construction plan reviews, technical security requirements, access control and core/key control

Prototype Security Operations – 10% of time

  • Manages all operations, training and supervision of prototype security


Years of Experience:

  • 3-4 years Security Management
  • 2-years Command Center management

Education - Required:

  • High School Diploma / GED

Education - Desired:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent related experience


  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and utilize sound judgment.
  • Ability to achieve results in an ethical, professional manner.
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Inter-disciplinary collaboration
  • Analytical and conceptual thinking
  • Self-starter with solid organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and effectively manage multiple priorities
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrates a “can-do” positive attitude with willingness to learn
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others in a team environment
  • Familiarity with large company or manufacturing industrial security practices and procedures

Specialized Skills - Required:

  • Minimum 2-years industrial/manufacturing security experience
  • Relevant experience managing large-environment security operations
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Milestone and Open Options expertise
  • FTZ and CTPAT expertise

Specialized Skills - Desired:

  • Relevant ASIS Certifications such as APP, CPP or PSP
  • Other internationally recognized security management certification
  • Technical expertise in security tools and systems

Work Flexibility:

  • 24x7 availability. Travel 10%

Volkswagen Group of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome and encourage applicants from all backgrounds, and do not discriminate based on race, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, color, gender identity/expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by applicable laws.



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