Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: X7006 / Industrial Security Officer
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 15
HR Review/Approval:COMP

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Manages the development and implementation of Industrial Security and Export Control management programs for the University. Assesses security threats to the University and plans appropriate strategies and countermeasures. Reviews and analyzes data and devises risk minimization programs. Oversees campus-wide regulatory compliance programs. Serves as the University's representative to community and government agencies for industrial security matters. Creates, develops and generates resources for security programs.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Oversees all facets of the daily operations of the organizational unit, ensuring compliance with the University, state, and federal laws, policies, and regulations.
  2. Provides leadership and coordination of the University's Industrial Security, Export Control and other related security programs.
  3. Designs, establishes, and maintains an organizational structure and staffing to effectively acomplish the organization's goals and objectives; oversees the supervision of assigned personnel, which includes work allocation, training and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes reommendations for personnel actions; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance.
  4. Monitors security threats, gathers information and reports suspicious activities; Conducts risk mitigation and plans appropriate strategies and countermeasures.
  5. Represents the organization to regents/faculty/staff/students, and serves as primary security liaision between the university and governmental agencies and investigative organizations in all Industrial Security and Export Control matters.
  6. Develops and manages annual budgets for the organization and performs periodic cost and productivity analyses; plans and develops strategies and programs for generating revenues for departmental use.
  7. Recommends, participates in the development of, and establishes university policy and procedures; establishes and implements short- and long-range departmental goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures; monitors and evaluates program efectiveness; effects changes required for improvements.
  8. Serves as an advisor to university planning and policy-making committees on security management issues related to the design and construction of physical facilities.
  9. Manages sensitive security records, databases and reporting; performs and coordinates security inspections, investigations and surveys.
  10. Oversees industrial security functions of remote facilities; oversees electronic access control and intrusion detection and oversight of contract security forces at Research Park; manages and directs the operation of a supporting lock shop.
  11. Performs and coordinates security inspections, investigations, and surveys.
  12. Plans and develops strategies and programs for generating revenues for departmental use.
  13. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; at least 5 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to monitor and/or maintain quality control standards.
  • Ability to develop and maintain recordkeeping systems and procedures.
  • Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of human resources concepts, practices, policies, and procedures.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Ability to analyze budgetary expenditures for compliance with approved budget.
  • Knowledge of security management issues related to personnel, physical and information security.
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
  • Knowledge of organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Ability to negotiate and manage contractual arrangements.
  • Ability to communicate and interact with officials at all levels of government.
  • Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical personnel.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Knowledge of financial/business analysis techniques.
  • Knowledge of cost analysis techniques.
  • Skill in developing security procedures and protocols.
  • Ability to develop, implement, and enforce security programs.
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local security regulations, protocols, and/or procedures.
  • Ability to assess contract compliance and product/service quality.

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be able to obtain a Department of Defense security clearance upon hire into this position.
  • Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check.
  • Must maintain Department of Defense security clearance.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
  • No or very limited physical effort required.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 09/15/2017