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Physical Security Specialist, Sr.

PNM Resources

Location: Texas City, TX US
Position Type:
Rqd Education: Certification
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: December 28, 2022
Reference Code: 6087940
This position is posted until filled.

Department: BTS Physical/Corp Security

  • This position will be based in Pecos, Tx. or Alvin, Tx. depending on canidates perference.
  • Hybrid work-from Home may be authorized in accordance with company policies.
  • Security Industry Certifications preferred, to include: CPP, PSP, PCI or other relevant Certifications.

Physical Security Specialist, Sr.
Salary Grade: G07
Minimum Midpoint Maximum
$66,267 - $87,804 - $109,340

This position is covered by NERC CIP cyber security standards. Prior to being hired, promoted, or transferred into the position, the candidate must successfully pass a Personnel Risk Assessment, which includes identity verification and a criminal background check. Prior to being granted unescorted access to cyber secure areas, the candidate must attend cyber security training. Annual cyber security training is also required.


Under limited supervision, responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining physical security programs for the protection of facilities, assets and employees. Assists with providing direction and oversight to all physical security and business continuity programs.

  • Oversees physical security compliance for regulatory standards applicable to all company facilities containing secured assets
  • Validates and documents evidence in accordance with all compliance standards pertaining to NERC CIP and SOX standards
  • Coordinates, administers, and supports the Security and Business Continuity programs.
  • Reviews and updates the company BC plan, Incident Management guide and other emergency plans on an annual basis.
  • Conducts risk and vulnerability assessments for all company locations
  • Administers company physical access control and video management systems and conducts regular reviews
  • Develops employee procedures, standards, and training
  • Evaluates all company physical security plans, maps, training, policies, and procedures to meet all regulatory physical security requirements
  • Performs technical reviews of physical security equipment to ensure proper functionality
  • Develops Security Operations Center (SOC) staffing requirements, processes and procedures
  • Administers company access control system; creates clearances and access for all employees
  • Oversees security investigations affecting company employees and company assets.
  • Overseas the crime prevention and security awareness training for employees as well as contracted security staff
  • Strong knowledge of critical infrastructure protection and practices under regulatory standards
  • Extensive knowledge of physical security systems
  • Ability to develop a strong working knowledge of the facilities
  • Ability to effectively handle complex emergency situations and demonstrate sound judgment
  • Ability to work well under pressure and multi-task with strong problem solving skills
  • Ability to adapt to changing customer needs while maintaining customer focus

  • Bachelor's degree with seven to 10 years of law enforcement, military police, corporate security or related experience, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience related to the discipline.
  • Certified Protection Professional certification or relative security certifications are strongly preferred.

  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions, policies, or processes furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
  • Ability to communicate to employees at all levels about company policies, procedures, and processes
  • Negotiation skills and ability to gain concessions without damaging relationships

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals
  • Ability to use and provide training on electronic security systems equipment, closed circuit television, and recording software at multiple sites
  • Working knowledge of word processing, database, presentation, and spreadsheet software
  • Ability to solve complex problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists and to change priorities as events unfold
  • Ability to anticipate, influence, and assist the Company in changing conditions and trends (internal and external) of importance to the direction of the Company.
  • Identifies risk and makes sound decisions as difficult situations arise.
  • Ability to understand the physical security control of the Company and individual organizations and provides guidance to ensure proper access controls are accomplished and are consistent with company policies and procedures.
  • Makes decisions regarding coordination of efforts within the Company to restore critical systems and provide facilities or supplies.
  • Ability to stand or walk up to 1/3 of the time and regularly required to sit up to 2/3 of the time.
  • Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Manual dexterity is required to perform computer applications and good vision is required to perform all aspects of the job.
  • May occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  • May require long periods of time in interview, conference or meeting when one is required to talk and/or listen.
  • Office environment.
  • Up to 30% travel required.

PNM Resources and affiliates are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. Women, minorities, disabled individuals and veterans are encouraged to apply.
About this Employer

PNM Resources is an energy holding company based in Albuquerque, N.M., with 2020 consolidated operating revenues of $1.5 billion. Through its regulated utilities, PNM and TNMP, PNM Resources provides electricity to approximately 800,000 homes and businesses in New Mexico and Texas. PNM serves its customers with a diverse mix of generation and purchased power resources totaling 3.0 gigawatts of capacity, with a goal to achieve 100% emissions-free energy by 2040. PNM Resources is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange as PNM.

PNM Resources strives to create enduring value for customers, communities and shareholders built on a foundation of Environmental, Social and Governance Principles. At the core of our business we are focused on our Vision, our Purpose and our Values.