Security Officer

BIS - Bank for International Settlements

Security Officer

BIS - Bank for International Settlements

Basel, Switzerland

The Bank for International Settlements is an international organisation which fosters international monetary and financial cooperation via wide-ranging banking, economic research and policy coordination activities.

We are looking for a Security Officer to carry out reception, protection and intervention duties with respect to the BIS's Basel premises, assets, staff and visitors.

Principal accountabilities

Protection and surveillance:

  • Protects Bank staff and visitors, and safeguards Bank assets and property on the Bank's Basel premises;
  • Checks identification of Bank staff and visitors, and inspects packages and vehicles. Issues identification credentials. Patrols all floors, grounds and the perimeter of the Bank's Basel premises. Operates detection equipment;
  • Supervises external security guards while they are on duty.

Intervention:

  • Responds to fires, emergencies and other potentially dangerous situations in accordance with Bank procedures, training and instruction from supervisory staff;
  • As required, provides first aid, assists in evacuation, complies with external policy and cooperates with emergency authorities;
  • Proposes operational improvements.

Hospitality:

  • Provides front-desk hospitality services to BIS staff and visitors;
  • Demonstrates a customer service-oriented attitude, involving both verbal and non-verbal communication. Responds courteously to staff and visitor requests;
  • Builds a good rapport with BIS staff and resolves complaints/issues quickly.

Weapons:

  • May be required to carry and deploy non-lethal weapons in strict accordance with procedures and training.

Shift duty:

  • Works in 24/7 shifts across the BIS's Basel office locations. Work across Switzerland might be required for special events and/or business continuity reasons.

Skills

  • Operations: Reliable, accurate and organised; able to spot unusual occurrences or behaviour; concise; willing to share information;
  • Maintains confidentiality. Is able to remain vigilant in all circumstances. Team player;
  • Intervention: Active, dynamic, focused, able to cope with stress and fit. Knows when to involve supervisor;
  • Hospitality: Understands that customer service/hospitality is a must in the role;
  • Languages: Fluency in English and German. Other languages are an asset;
  • Properly trained and certified (or equivalent experience) in security, safety and surveillance with at least five years of experience;
  • Properly trained in administering first aid and firefighting;
  • Excellent verbal communication skills;
  • Experience with standard security consoles/office IT;
  • Training and certification in use of non-lethal weapons not required but an asset;
  • Holds a valid (Swiss or other country) recognised certification as Fire Safety Officer or equivalent - not required but an asset.

Employment - Duration: 3 years
Contract type: Fixed-term
Application Deadline: 26/02/2019

The BIS's head office is located in Basel, Switzerland, with representative offices in Hong Kong SAR and Mexico City. We are able to recruit globally, regardless of nationality, and offer competitive employment packages. All new staff members are recruited on a fixed-term basis without expectation either of any contract renewal or conversion. The contract may however be extended or converted to an open-ended one at the end of the term, subject to organisational needs and individual performance. The BIS is fully committed to equal opportunity employment and strives for diversity among its staff. Against this background we encourage applications from female candidates.

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