Risk Managment: Facility Safety & Security Coordinator

La Plata County   Durango, CO   Full-time     Management
Posted on January 24, 2023
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DATE: 12/22

JOB SUMMARY: Performs technical and operational functions in support of Risk Management and county facility security, specifically access control, credentialing, and security cameras.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Essential functions may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. The list that follows is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks. Reasonable accommodations, as defined under the American with Disabilities Act, will be made when possible. Manages access control for all county facilities. Manages, assigns, and removes access control permissions for county employees, partner organizations, tenants, guests, and contractors. Ensures optimal county facility security through streamlined and well-defined access control processes. Ensures organized, consistent, and proper data entry in the access control system. Analyzes current access control processes and procedures to identify and resolve potential vulnerabilities. Audits the access control system on a recurring basis. Manages ID badges and credentialing for all county facilities. Manages, assigns, and collects credentials for county employees, partner organizations, tenants, guests, and contractors. Ensures organized, consistent, and proper data entry in the credentialing system. Analyzes current credentialing processes and procedures to identify and resolve potential vulnerabilities. Audits the credentialing system on a recurring basis. Ensures the credentialing system integrates with the access control system and that the two systems work in unison for multi-factor authentication facility access. Assists Human Resources in onboarding new hires with their access control and credentialing needs. Serves as the Credentialing Unit Lead for the County’s Incident Management Team and responds to county-wide emergencies as needed. Manages the security camera system for most or all county facilities. Analyzes current security camera processes and procedures to identify and resolve potential vulnerabilities. Audits the security camera system on a recurring basis. Optimizes the functionality of security camera analytics. Stores security camera footage as needed in a streamlined and organized manner. Responds to access control, credentialing, or security camera emergency calls. Reviews nature of problem and either resolves the problem or contacts supervisor to resolve the problem. Supports the development, execution, and maintenance of the county’s General Emergency Action Plan and facility-specific emergency action plans. Files insurance and workers’ compensation claims in the Risk Manager’s absence. Performs other related duties as assigned. Regular and predictable attendance is required.

MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT USED: Computer General Office Equipment Calculator Vehicle


Education and Experience: High School Diploma or GED equivalent; Bachelor's degree in the field of Environmental Health, Occupation Health & Safety, Industrial Engineering, Risk Management or a related field preferred; Two (2) to three (3) years of experience in the field of Safety and Risk Management; Certification in Risk Management, Security or Emergency Management preferred; Any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Licenses and Certifications: Valid State Driver's License.


Knowledge of: Principles and practices of risk management strategies, including loss prevention, and loss control, risk transfer, and risk financing. Personnel administration and human and organizational behavior. A basic understanding of networks, IP and port configuration, routers, servers, firewalls, and software security is desired but not required. A basic understanding of the physical components of access control (keypads, door hardware, door controllers) is desired but not required. Recordkeeping, report preparation, filing methods and records management techniques. Methods and techniques of research, statistical analysis and report presentation. Computer applications related to the work.

Skill in: Rapport building, collaborating with others, and creating productive working relationships with departments across the county. Using tact, discretion, initiative and independent judgment within established guidelines. Organizing work, setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines, and following up assignments with a minimum of direction. Applying logical thinking to solve problems or accomplish tasks; to understand, interpret and communicate complicated policies, procedures and protocols. Using mathematics. Communicating clearly and effectively, orally and in writing.

Ability to: Ability to analyze a variety of safe practice and operating procedure deficiencies, and make recommendations for their solution, and to prepare working procedures. Ability to perform basic network troubleshooting and be able to clearly and effectively communicate problems to IT and Facilities & Grounds for repair. Ability to act quickly, efficiently and calmly in stressful situations. Ability to evaluate the effectiveness of programs and make recommendations for improvement. Ability to maintain complete and accurate records and to develop meaningful reports from them. Ability to effectively express ideas orally and in writing. Ability to effectively present information to management, public groups and/or Boards.

Working Conditions: While performing the essential functions of this position the employee is typically working at a computer in an office environment, but may occasionally be exposed to outdoor weather conditions, wet or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock. Essential functions of this job also require the employee to frequently stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, speak and hear, and lift and/or move up to 25 pounds frequently. Occasionally, the incumbent may be required to lift and/or move 50 pounds. The incumbent's working conditions are typically quiet, but can occasionally be moderately loud.


Application Deadline 4 pm 2/9/23.

Apply online at http://co.laplata.co.us/jobs or at computer kiosk @ La Plata County, 1101 E 2nd Ave, 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.