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Water Security Supervisor (Supervisor I-E)

The Portland Water Bureau is a public water system serving safe drinking water to almost 1 million Oregonians. The water system ranges from the 100 square-mile protected Bull Run watershed to thousands of miles of pipes in the City of Portland, 60+ storage tanks and reservoirs, pump stations, treatment facilities and operations buildings.

The current Security Supervisor vacancy is in the bureau’s Operations group, Security division which provides security services and planning for Water Bureau critical assets and personnel. The position will report to the Operations Group Director and manage the Security Division overseeing 11 full-time 24/7 security staff. The division is responsible for providing security for the protected watershed, with one of the rangers living at the edge of the watershed. The team also visits and monitors critical facilities in town on a daily basis, reports graffiti and vandalism, responds to alarms and manages the access for bureau personnel to critical facilities such as pump stations and the Interstate complex. The Interstate complex houses more than 200 employees as well as critical assets and infrastructure.

The position coordinates closely with internal staff throughout the bureau, particularly with Emergency Management and Safety staff; with external partners such as the US Forest Service, Portland Police, City Security Manager, and the Parks Department; and with security contractors, staff of other units, consultants, and law enforcement agencies.

Technical responsibilities of the Security Supervisor include 24/7 staff responsible for dispatch, extensive video monitoring, site patrols, system-wide access control, background checks, security planning for events and sites--with over 300 square miles of responsibility; Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED); program documentation and reporting; nexus for law enforcement agencies and other security providers; dealing with trespass, theft, and vandalism suspects; remaining vigilant for criminal concerns; maintain extensive equipment inventory; liaison with video and radio technicians; monitoring of confined solo space entries; and other duties.