Security Assurance Specialist
Seattle, WA - United States

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Job Summary:

The Security Assurance Specialist, assigned to one of Pinkerton's largest global clients, will support multiple projects or a portfolio of related projects that are aimed at achieving the department objectives, specifically for the Security Assurance Program workstream. The Specialist ensures that the projects are delivered on time, within budget, required quality standards, and when possible, the implementation of improvements.This role assists with associated regional assurance efforts through collaboration with security teams and business stakeholders, project planning, and task coordination. The utilization of Lean Six Sigma and ISO standards to identify issues with documented processes, data analysis, and recommendations to improve quality control are important aspects of the position.

Essential Functions:

  1. Represent Pinkerton's core values of integrity, vigilance, and excellence.
  2. Responsible for supporting day-to-day operation within assigned programs.
  3. Validate audit defects for credibility and accuracy.
  4. Troubleshoot issues that are impacting customers and help the team to resolve issues in a timely manner.
  5. Identify, communicate, and escalate issues, as required.
  6. Perform assigned tasks within assigned deadlines and requirements.
  7. Maintain good working relations with external and internal customers.
  8. Conduct process compliance and quality management system internal audits, per schedule and defined procedures, using audit checklists and other documentation tools and standards.
  9. Investigate and follow-up on issues observed during internal audits to determine impact and recommend mitigation strategies.
  10. Adhere to and apply all aspects of assurance and validation protocols in a consistent manner.
  11. Ensure audits and remote tests are closed out and submitted to Corporate Security on time.
  12. Complete and ensure quality of assurance assessments and preparation of reports.
  13. Comply with all applicable laws, statutes, or standards from regulatory and accrediting agencies as applicable.
  14. Assist with document retrieval and organization support for external inspections.
  15. All other duties, as assigned.

Education, Experience, and Certifications:

Bachelor's degree preferred with at least three years of assurance or compliance experience. ISO 9001, LEAN, and/or Six Sigma certification is needed. Pinkerton is an inclusive employer who seeks candidates with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.


  • Corporate security knowledge, preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of risk management and quality assurance controls including the implementation of strategies, policies, procedures, and standards.
  • Strong knowledge of international standards and policy/governance management methodologies.
  • Knowledge of change management strategies.
  • Understanding of current and emerging security risk management, technology, document control, and physical security.
  • Able to complete tasks independently, while appropriately notifying manager of decisions outside of established processes.
  • Able to work effectively as an individual contributor as well as a team member.
  • Attentive to detail with a high degree of personal organization.
  • Able to interact effectively at all levels and across diverse cultures.
  • Effective written, verbal, and presentation skills.
  • Self-motivated and committed to identifying and recommending process improvements.
  • Adaptable to a fast paced, high demand, and dynamic work environment.
  • Attentive to detail with a high degree of personal organization.
  • Responsive and responsible attitude.
  • Excellent analytical/problem-solving skills regarding data interpretation and visualization.
  • Strong client orientation and results driven.
  • Computer skill; Microsoft Office 365 Suite.

Working Conditions:

With or without reasonable accommodation, requires the physical and mental capacity to effectively perform all essential functions;

  • Exposure to sensitive and confidential information.
  • Regular computer usage.
  • Must be able to see, hear, speak, and write clearly in order to communicate with employees and/or customers.
  • Occasional reaching and lifting of small objects and operating office equipment.
  • Ability to adjust focus between close and distance vision.
  • Frequent sitting.
  • Travel both domestic and international, up to 50%, and work flexible hours, as required.

Salary & Benefits Information:
Rate of pay: $48 /hour.

Benefit options include employer-paid life and AD&D, voluntary life and AD&D, medical, (HSA) Health Savings Account, (FSA) Flexible Savings Account, dental, vision, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(K), paid time off (vacation, personal, sick, and holidays) and several employee assistance-related programs. This information provides a brief benefit overview. Upon the acceptance of an employment offer, the new employee will receive comprehensive plan details based on specific eligibility rules.

Pinkerton is an equal opportunity employer to all applicants and positions without regard to race/ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital/prenatal status, pregnancy/childbirth or related conditions, religion, creed, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any protected status by local, state, federal or country-specific law.

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