Transit Security Coordinator

Compensation: $55,455.00 - $83,182.00 Annually

General Description/Information

The Transit Security Coordinator performs, coordinates and monitors security related functions to ensure compliance with security programs including, system security, physical security, and emergency preparedness in the areas of bus and rail operations. Typical duties include assisting with security program development and implementation, security inspections and investigations.

Position provides support to a 24/7 day a week operation; may be called back to work due to emergency situations.

The Transit Security Coordinator shall contribute to team efforts and represents Agency core values in the performance of duties.

Responsibilities/Duties

Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills



The statements listed below describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.



  • Works with and monitors contractors engaged in performing security work and fare inspection; ensures adherence to agency security requirements.
  • Participates in internal, local and regional security, and/or emergency preparedness working groups and committees.
  • Assists with the Agency Safety Plan (ASP) program safety oversight of contractors and construction projects as required.
  • Assists with the Security and Emergency Preparedness Plan (SEPP) implementation and coordination.
  • Coordinates agency programs such as the Fair Compliance Program and physical security technical devices and controls for accuracy and compliance.
  • Assists in the maintenance of an annual comprehensive security facility risk and vulnerability assessment and inspection program.
  • Assists in internal audits including but not limited to TSA BASE, ADOT Audit cycle and FTA Triennial.
  • Compiles, analyzes, and interprets statistical data and prepares written and oral reports based on incident management software.
  • Develops standards, protocols and operating procedures to ensure a secure environment for customers, employees and contractors.
  • Builds and maintains rapport with Valley Metro member cities, State Safety oversight, and local law enforcement.
  • Analyzes threats and vulnerabilities of agency owned and leased facilities, including the transit system and its assets; notifies management and applicable stake holders of risks; provides recommendations to management for mitigating risks; develops and implements plans, processes and/or procedures as required.
  • Researches and reviews current and future operational needs; makes recommendations for improving security services.
  • May be required to analyze and react to emergency situations, determine the nature of the emergency and contact the appropriate party.
  • Manages correspondence from courts; makes appearances in court on behalf of Valley Metro
  • Performs other duties of similar nature and level as assigned.

Knowledge of:

  • Bus and rail transit system security;
  • Applicable federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations related to safety and security;
  • Principles of emergency preparedness;
  • Current and emerging security technologies and products and best practices for transit;
  • Principles and practices of security related oversight, compliance, and enforcement;
  • Principles and practices of program development, implementation and administration;
  • Contract administration;
  • Regulatory agency reporting and record keeping requirements.


Skill in:

  • Developing and implementing security program plans and procedures;
  • Using discretion and judgment with operational issues and problems;
  • Analyzing, evaluating, and identifying security issues;
  • Preparing technical reports and making presentations;
  • Coordinating activities between multiple departments;
  • Using a personal computer and related software applications (Microsoft Office);
  • Monitoring the work of consultants engaged in security work;
  • Maintaining confidentiality and safeguarding sensitive material;
  • Communicating in order to interact with coworkers, supervisor, and the general public at a level sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction;
  • Function in a cooperative team environment;
  • Exhibit effective leadership principles and innovative business practices.


Physical Demands / Work Environment

  • Positions in this class typically require climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.
  • Valley Metro complies with ADA/EEOC requirements with respect to reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities.
  • Incumbents may be subjected to travel. Field work required with exposure to varied climate conditions. Work may require extended hours or call back in emergency situations.

Qualifications/Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Security, Security Administration, or related field and two (2) years’ of experience conducting security program activities, including security, inspections, investigations and emergency preparedness OR an equivalent combination of education and experience to successfully perform the essential duties such as those listed.

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience working in a public transit system, All-Hazards Environment, special events
  • Prior law enforcement experience in transit and/or corporate security

Licenses/Certifications:

  • Must possess a Valid Arizona driver’s license
  • Professional Security Certifications preferred

Background Investigation:

  • Employment is contingent upon the results of a background check

Additional Information