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Turner Broadcasting Security Officer in Washington, District Of Columbia


Posting Job Title:

Security Officer

WarnerMedia Division:



United States - District of Columbia - Washington

Posting Job Description:

The Turner Story

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The Team

Turner Security in D.C. is comprised of a diverse group of unarmed security professionals with equally diverse backgrounds, united in their common goal of protecting the organization’s employees, property and assets.

The Job

Security Officer

The Day-to-Day

  • The incumbent serves as a basically trained unarmed Security Officer at the CNN Washington, D.C. Bureau and is responsible for providing basic security services under the direct supervision of higher-ranking personnel.

  • Patrols assigned areas of facilities or grounds according to established schedule(s) and reports unusual occurrences to the security control center for investigation or action; writes non-complex incident reports on actual or potential loss of company, employee, tenant or visitor property through fire, theft or vandalism and interviews victims, witnesses, and suspects.

  • Responds to various emergency situations on Turner property in support of higher-ranking officers.

  • Physically manages unruly, abusive, or injurious individuals according to established policies and procedures, and in accordance with District of Columbia laws.

  • Stands post at security checkpoints to screen personnel and control access to restricted areas.

  • Monitors closed circuit television, access control data system and various alarm notification devices; uses computer-based programs (MS Office) and web-based systems in accordance with established protocols.

  • Screens incoming telephone calls in accordance with established procedures and directs callers to appropriate extension(s).

  • Escorts employees, visitors and tenants to designated parking facilities as requested, which may include operation of a company owned and insured vehicle in all weather conditions and at varying times of day.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

The Essentials

  • Must be able to follow complex directions; must be able to work rapidly and accurately in situations of high stress; ability to work independently and as a member of a team, communicate effectively verbally and in writing; work well with multiple supervisors and employees from other business units.

  • Must be able to respond to fire drills and alarms and follow the standard protocol within acceptable period.

  • Must possess a high school diploma or G.E.D.; be able to read and write to review and complete required incident reports and perform various record keeping activities at a level normally acquired through completion of high school.

  • Must be at least 21 years of age, possess a valid driver's license and have a responsible driving record.

  • Minimum two years basic security experience preferred.

  • Should possess basic interpersonal skills necessary to effectively interact and communicate with a variety of Turner employees, tenants, and visitors in a professional corporate environment, sometimes under stressful or difficult conditions.

  • Must possess basic analytical skills necessary to inspect Turner property with the purpose of identifying potential threats, hazards or suspicious activity to ensure security of all Turner employees, tenants, and visitors and prepare non-complex incident reports.

  • Must possess and maintain the highest level of ethical and legal standards, to include compliance with all Federal, State and Local laws and regulations, Company Policy, Procedures and Departmental Directives, particularly as they relate to the use, possession, solicitation or sale of illegal drugs and alcohol.

  • Must pass the pre-employment drug screening and background investigation.

  • Must acquire and maintain a security officer occupational license, in accordance with DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs requirements.

  • Work requires walking, standing and sitting for long periods of time in various physical environments, including but not limited to heat and cold.

  • Work requires ability to physically restrain and lift disruptive or injured individuals of varying sizes and weight.

  • Work requires ability to quickly go up and down multiple flights of stairs, sometimes while carrying emergency equipment; ability to safely operate an evacuation chair to evacuate a disabled or injured person; ability to perform first aid and /or use CPR/AED to assist in a medical emergency.

  • Work requires ability to legally and safely operate a company owned and insured vehicle at varying times of day/night and in various weather conditions.

  • Work requires ability to occasionally lift boxes of varying size and weight and operate a commercial x-ray machine.

  • Work requires basic ability to utilize multiple computer and web-based systems and applications to communicate with coworkers and supervisors, monitor various physical security and mechanical systems and perform various tasks commensurate with the incumbent's job responsibilities

The Perks

  • Paid time off every year to volunteer

  • Access to well-being tools, resources, and freebies

  • 2018 Best Company for Working Mothers at https://www.workingmother.com/best-companies-turner

  • 2018 Best Company for Dads at https://www.workingmother.com/best-companies-turner

  • An in-house learning and development team at https://tbcdn.talentbrew.com/company/1174/v1_0/docs/TPD-One-Pager.pdf to help shape and grow your career

  • Part of the WarnerMedia family of powerhouse brands

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and E-Verify users. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.

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Full Time

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Advertising, Cable/Broadcast Television Networks, Games – Development & Publishing, Online Content/Services