Security Officer

By | Februar 20, 2021
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Job title: Security Officer

Company: OECD

Job description: The (OECD) is an international organisation comprised of 37 member countries, that works to build better policies for better lives. Our mission is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. Together with governments, policy makers and citizens, we work on establishing evidence-based international standards, and finding solutions to a range of social, economic and environmental challenges. From improving economic performance and creating jobs to fostering strong education and fighting international tax evasion, we provide a unique forum and knowledge hub for data and analysis, exchange of experiences, best-practice sharing, and advice on public policies and international standard-setting.

Within the OECD’s Executive Directorate (EXD), the Conference, Security and Infrastructure Service (EXD/CSI) is responsible in particular for conference services, interpretation and translation services, security of OECD staff, delegates and visitors and the management and operation of OECD buildings, including fire safety, in Paris and at OECD Centres abroad. The Security Service, within the Conferences and Security Division (EXD/CSI/CSD) is responsible responsible for the security of all the Organisation’s buildings in the Paris region.

The Conference and Security Division (EXD/CSI/CSD), which contains the Security Service, is looking for a security officer. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of the Head of the Security Unit.

Availability is an important criterion for this position, as the work is scheduled around 8 or 12 hour shifts covering days, nights, weekends and public holidays.

It is an essential requirement for the position that the successful candidate be fit and suitable to carry a firearm in a professional environment. It should be noted that any permanent reversal of this fitness or suitability may result in the termination of the contract.

Main responsibilities

Site Command Centre Supervision

  • Overseeing and co-ordinating the operational security structure, including internal officials and external service providers, for all the sites placed under the responsibility of the security supervisor.
  • Managing all the technical systems at the Site Command Centre (access control, video surveillance, etc.).
  • Handling security alarms, fire alarms and technical alarms, and performing any remedial actions required.
  • Analysing all requests, which could potentially affect operational security, submitted by internal officials and services, and providing an appropriate response in order to maintain security levels.
  • In the absence of the heads of the fire safety unit, ensuring the supervision of subcontracted fire safety officers. Review the fire safety system, and reporting to management in the event of a risk to or loss of business continuity.
  • Triggering crisis procedures in the event of a serious incident. Taking immediate measures to limit the impact of any incident, and overseeing the entirety of the emergency operation deployed on the ground.
  • Performing any other tasks related to the security supervisor position, in particular various administrative tasks (monitoring statistics, handling phone calls, drafting intervention reports).

Security Response

  • Carry out professional activities while armed with a service weapon, with full understanding and application of the rules of the Organisation in this area.
  • Ensure security of sites by carrying out patrols, managing the screening area, detecting any security issues, providing back-up at access control points, and supervising the screening system.
  • Intervene in the event of problems (security alarm, fire, break-in, major crisis, assisting someone in distress, etc.) and provide the most suitable response, including use of force and/or any other means of defence available.
  • Independently manage, or be a part of, specific security provisions for major events.
  • Ensure the safety of the Secretary-General and his high-level visitors during sensitive events.
  • Independently manage, or take part in all emergency procedures (bomb threat, fire evacuation, break-in, etc.) as part of a real situation or an exercise.

Ideal candidate profile

Academic Background

  • Post-secondary qualification (university degree, advanced vocational diploma, or equivalent).
  • Category “B” driving licence.

Professional Background

  • Eight years’ experience in the field of security in the private or public sector (national or local police, etc.).
  • Experience in carrying a service weapon in a professional environment.
  • Experience in and ability to manage high-stress and conflictual situations.
  • Training in tactical marksmanship and security response techniques.
  • Proven experience demonstrating the ability to manage emergencies, working autonomously and making prudent decisions.


  • Fulfil all the conditions required for authorisation to carry a service weapon inside the Organisation (medical fitness and psychological suitability, successful completion of physical tests, validation of technical achievements).
  • Proficiency in IT tools (Word, Excel, Outlook).


  • Fluency in one of the two OECD official languages (English and French) and knowledge of the other, with a commitment to reach a good working level.

Core Competencies

  • For this role, the following competencies would be particularly important: Flexible Thinking, Teamwork and Team Leadership, Client Focus, Diplomatic Sensitivity, Capacity to work under stress.
  • Please refer to the level 2 indicators of the


Contract Duration

  • Two-year fixed term contract with possibility of renewal.

NB: As part of the OECD’s training programme, the successful candidate will have to:

  • Complete the SSIAP 1 course (in fire safety and assistance to persons) and obtain the corresponding certificate within six months of being recruited.
  • Successfully complete the initial internal „situational shooting“ training within one year of employment and obtain a permit to carry a weapon from the French authorities.
  • Monthly base salary starting from 4 107 EUR, plus allowances based on eligibility, exempt of French income tax.

The OECD is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes the applications of all qualified candidates who are nationals of , irrespective of their racial or ethnic origin, opinions or beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, health or disabilities.

The OECD promotes an optimal use of resources in order to improve its efficiency and effectiveness. Staff members are encouraged to actively contribute to this goal.

Expected salary: €4107 per month

Location: Paris

Job date: Sat, 20 Feb 2021 06:37:22 GMT

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