Alternate Facility Security Officer (HSSE)

Job Title: Alternate Facility Security Officer (HSSE)
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Corpus Christi, United States
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2018-09-02
Reference: BH-88189
Contact Name: Braquece Smith
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 17, 2018 16:30

Job Description

Position Overview:

The Alternate Facility Security Officer (AFSO) will report directly to the Facility Security Supervisor (FSO) and will support the security fucntions within the Health, Safety, Security & Environmental (HSSE) Department. The AFSO will assist the FSO in maintaining the Site Facility Security Plan ensuring that the site is ready to respond to any changes to the MARSEC Level. Under the guidance of the FSO, the AFSO will direct the security program for the terminal on behalf of the FSO and as directed  will provide relief during days-off,   non-peak hours, weekends and during periods the FSO is on vacation.

Under general supervision, the AFSO will ensure adherence to programs, policies, procedures and processes in support of security strategies, including, but not limited to: security components of emergency response, investigations, security risk assessments, root cause analysis, and  security management systems.

Maintains good working knowledge of regulatory requirements associated with the  Marine Transportation Security Act (MTSA) and other applicable  security  regulations.  This position is responsible for coordinating security related activities between contractors, regulatory agencies, local law enforcement and local emergency response agencies to protect the critical assets, business operation and personnel in support of terminal operations.

As directed the AFSO will be required to to work during shifts that fall within the Company’s operating hours, which includes weekends. Shift days and hours will be determined based on the Company’s business needs.

Posses a general understanding of transportation, storage and processing including security, maintenance, operations, governmental regulations and associated codes and standards.  In-depth knowledge of plant security procedures, MTSA. the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code and the Department of Transportation regulatory requirements is essential. Working knowledge of the  Incident Command System is also critical to this position. 

Responsibilities and Essential Duties:

Serve as Assistant to the FSO

On behalf of FSO, oversees daily activities in accordance with the approved Facility Security Plan.

In absence of the FSO oversee  contract security guards, canine teams and law enforcement officers on site.

Provide support for auditing and ensuring the site contractor security workforce is meeting contractual expectations.

Assist the FSO to ensure appropriate training of the site workforce, contractors & visitors in regards to security responsibilities.

Provide security briefings, debriefings and security awareness training for site personnel as directed.

Monitors the facility security plan, schedules and reviews the training of company and contract personnel involved in security and emergency response procedures.

As applicable, communicates with and coordinates company activities with federal, state and local agencies and including organizations such as the U. S. Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Transportation, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and state and local law enforcement.

Maintains proficiency of and reviews all new regulatory initiatives, and ensures compliance with existing regulations dealing with security for the terminal.  Assist FSO on all major security capital projects and other pertinent projects to ensure compliance with security regulations and best practices.

Participates as directed to conduct and oversee security & emergency response drills, and exercises with the U.S. Coast Guard and other federal, state and local agencies.

Assist FSO in maintaining site security training programs, procedures, audits, inspections, assessments and training records.

When required coordinate with the Marine Department concerning preparation and execution of Declarations of Security during ship/shore interface.

Assists with self-inspections and review of security processes to insure compliance with relevant laws.

Assists in preparing for security component of emergency response events, to include the strategy and tactics of emergency response techniques.

Maintains, operates and tests as needed, terminal security systems and equipment.

Assist with implementing the site Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC)  Program and support issues associated with TWIC.

When directed,  participates in community emergency response meetings, and various committee’s as assigned, ensuring that the Company  is kept abreast of  issues involving Federal, State & Local emergency response.

Conduct or participate in incident investigations as needed or directed.

File and record HSSE documentation in the corporate document management system and Environmental-Safety Information Management System (E-SIMS) () as needed and as directed.


1.       Education and Certifications: Associates degree or higher in Homeland Security, Security Management, Emergency Response, or relevant discipline or equivalent work experience or equivalent military experience.

2.       Experience: Minimum of seven (7) years of related experience with at least three (3) years of leadership role experience in Facility Security, physical security or equivalent experience. Recent FSO or relevant experience including security and emergency response preferred.

3.       Skills:  Highly efficient and self motivated. Proven written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. Highly proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite Tools (Excel, Word, Power Point). Exhibit sound interpersonal skill involving interfacing and coordinating with company personnel, contractors and suppliers. Effective communicator at all levels of an organization and with individuals and groups from different disciplines, industries and governmental agencies.   Good problem solving and analytical skills.  Be able to create and deliver industry-specific presentations.  Ability to work in a “self-directed” environment and consistently anticipate the needs within the terminal and deliver on time.