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Southern Company Security Officer in Birmingham, Alabama

Security Officer


Security Officer

Physical Security Operations Center (PSOC) - West

JOB TITLE: West PSOC Security Officer


West Physical Security Operation Center (PSOC) Security Officer:

This position ensures security of APC Corporate Headquarters, associated facilities, critical systems, equipment, operations, and persons. Operate multiple electronic security systems. Enforce company policies and criminal laws. Control access to company property, respond to requests for security services and alarms, coordinate the activities of public safety, medical, and other personnel during emergency situations. Direct and control vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Conduct preliminary investigation of security violations and prepare detailed reports. Assess current physical security, security systems, policies, post orders, and make recommendations for enhancements.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Control Access to Corporate Headquarters

  • Monitors and operates electronic surveillance equipment

  • Administers and enforces policies and procedures

  • Maintains computer-based security records

  • Provides armed security service for Corporate Headquarters

  • Monitors materials and equipment delivered to Corporate Headquarters


  • Bachelor's/Associates degree preferred or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience

  • Training certification reflecting their knowledge of the business practices required by the Industry standards

  • Must be available to work shift work, holidays, overtime, during inclement weather, call out and able to work at designated Company location(s)

  • 3 years law enforcement, military, private or industrial security preferred

  • Must pass the following job prerequisites: psychological test, drug test, initial firearms qualification, and Internal Threat Program

  • Must qualify for firearm use, re-qualify annually with the semi-auto pistol, and safely demonstrate proficiency with weapon systems

  • Must qualify for and obtain a valid Alabama state firearm permit and driver’s license

  • Must be 21 years of age

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of Software House CCURE is preferred

  • Knowledge of Avigilion Software is preferred

  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Superior computer skills, i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, Microsoft Office, multiple functional computer formats (in-house), etc

  • Ability to work and make decisions with minimal direct supervision within the prescribed policies and procedures

  • Ability to respond to relatively complex technical inquires with regard to access application systems

  • Ability to have technical proficiency with access application systems functioning at an operator level proficiency

  • Ability to coordinate and liaison with Operating Company and Corporate Security groups

  • Ability to evaluate and determine the appropriate action in response to PSP alarms

  • Must be capable of using sound logic and reasoning to identify the alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems

  • Ability to deal effectively with a variety of individuals under highly stressful situations and perform various tasks simultaneously while working as a team

  • Strong communication skills with the ability to build effective working relationships

  • Ability to actively listen

  • Must be able to multi-task and perform computer data entry while callers are on the phone

  • Ability to stay current with relevant technology

  • Ability to effectively manage stress and engage in continuous learning

  • Must demonstrate strong ethics and experience handling sensitive or confidential information

  • Ability to learn and enforce policies and procedures

  • Ability to direct & control vehicle and pedestrian traffic

  • Ability to wear and maintain personal protection equipment

  • Ability to perform physical activity, including but not limited to, running, walking, and lifting

The position for which you are applying is a safety sensitive position that involves the operation or maintenance of Company motorized/rotating equipment or involves hazardous chemicals, voltages, heights, firearms, security enforcement, or extreme pressure or heat. Employees who work in safety sensitive positions that are prescribed a legal drug that may impair his/her performance (such as narcotics, stimulants, depressants, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, seizure medications, sleep aids and muscle relaxants) will not be allowed to perform those job functions until authorized by the Company's medical director.

Alabama Power provides the valuable combination of competitive prices, reliable electricity supply and unparalleled service to 1.4 million homes, businesses and industries in the southern two-thirds of Alabama.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries . The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in four states, natural gas distribution companies in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a nationally recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications . Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices that are below the national average. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, Southern Company and its subsidiaries are inventing America's energy future by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency, and creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. Southern Company has been named by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, recognized among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company has earned a National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development and is continually ranked among the top energy companies in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Job Field: Security

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Birmingham

Operating Company: Alabama Power Company

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Union Covered: No

Work Location(s):

APC Corporate Headquarters - 600 North 18th Street (600BIRMINGHAM)

600 North 18th Street

Birmingham, 35203

Req ID: APC2007016