Security Inspector, New York, United States

Organization: Department of Safety and Security

Country: United States

City: New York

Office: DSS New York

Closing date: Thursday, 17 February 2022

Posting Title: SECURITY INSPECTOR, S7

Job Code Title: SECURITY INSPECTOR

Department/Office: Department of Safety and Security

Duty Station: NEW YORK

Posting Period: 19 January 2022 - 17 February 2022

Job Opening Number: 22-Security-DSS-168778-R-New York (R)

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Organisational Setting and Reporting

The Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) is responsible for providing leadership, operational support and oversight of the United Nations security management system (UNSMS) globally. As a global leader in security risk management principles, UNDSS enables the safe and effective delivery of United Nations programmes and activities in the most complex and challenging environments, while maximizing precious resources. To this end, the work of the Department is aligned under a clear mission, to enable United Nations system programme activities through trusted security leadership and solutions.

This is a unique opportunity to join a diverse, dynamic and exciting organization gaining unique and valuable experience where security provides great value. Besides the opportunity to gain new skills and further advance security expertise, this position offers a fulfilling environment that gives you satisfaction by contributing directly or indirectly to peace and security, human rights, and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Simply, all humanity will be benefiting from your work. Together, we can make the world a better place.

For more information on the Department, and how we make an impact on the world in enabling the achievement of SDGs, visit: https://www.un.org/undss/

This post is located in the Security and Safety Service. The Security and Safety Service is responsible for providing security to delegates, staff, visiting dignitaries and other visitors. Under the overall command of the Chief of Service, the Security Inspector is required to perform armed security functions and reports directly to the Assistant Chief of Service.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Security Inspector is responsible for the following duties:

Consults with and advises the Assistant Chief of all matters and activities of concern planned or taking place within the UN complex.

Advises and makes recommendations in the formulation of goals and objectives of the Service.

Ensures that the established goals and objectives are accomplished in accordance with prescribed priorities, time limitations and financial conditions.

Manages all responsibilities in assigned area.

Recommends and advises on matters concerning the organization and management of the activities of his/her assigned responsibilities.

Determines work schedules and make adjustments thereto in light of changing requirements; plans coverage for special events, VIP visits in consultation with the Assistant Chief of the Service, officials of Secretariat departments and external security representatives.

Supervises subordinate supervisory personnel and oversees the performance of all other staff under command.

Conducts regular briefings with supervisory personnel under command.

Counsels and coaches staff as required.

Ensures that all posts are properly and effectively supervised and staffed by making adjustments in light of operational requirements.

Assures the availability of all relevant resources to carry out the duties and responsibilities of the section/unit.

Reviews the recommendations of subordinate supervisors on candidates for recruitment and selection of staff for higher level positions and lateral reassignments, and prepares final recommendations for approval by the Chief of Service.

Ensures that all incidents and complaints reported are effectively addressed and appropriate measures are taken to curtail reoccurrences. c5Xrybe Dh7qKS

Assumes command of emergency or heightened security situations until properly relieved.

Assists in the preparation of budget proposals and performance reports.

Manages and processes overtime and attendance of personnel under command.

Performs all other related duties as required.

Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of United Nations Security policies, procedures and practices. Demonstrates sound judgment in applying United Nations Security policies, procedures and practices and in applying technical expertise to resolve a range of protection management issues/problems. Ability to supervise, lead, motivate officers under command as well as manage and evaluate performance of officers under command. Ability to provide oversight and take responsibility for delegated assignment of officers under command. Demonstrated decision-making capacity. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Provides an environment in which others can talk and act without fear of repercussion; places confidence in and builds trust with colleagues, staff members and stakeholders;
COMMUNICATION: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others‘ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

LEADERSHIP: Serves as a role model that other people want to follow: empowers others to translate vision into results; is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives; establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support; anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; drives for change and improvements; does not accept the status quo; shows the courage to take unpopular stands. Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.

JUDGEMENT/DECISION-MAKING: Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly; gathers relevant information before making a decision; considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them; takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization; proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information; checks assumptions against facts; determines the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision; makes tough decisions when necessary.

Education

High school diploma or equivalent. Must have passed the United Nations Security Officer Test (SOT).

Work Experience

Eighteen (18) years of experience in security and safety operations with the United Nations or other similar international organization is required.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable.

Assessment

A written assessment test will be administered to applicants followed by a competency based interview for the applicants who pass the written test.

Special Notice

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

Officers are required to be in possession of valid host country licenses, including but not limited to:

(1) Handgun License from the Police Department - City of New York (non-revoked); and

(2) Motor vehicle permit from the appropriate issuing authorities within the New York tri-state area.

Officers are required to be in possession of a valid UN Weapons Permit, and meet and maintain all UN firearms qualification standards.

They must be mentally and medically fit.

All duties are performed in uniform; however, at times the officer may be required to perform duties in civilian clothes.

An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential.

Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds.

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. The United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) is taking efforts to improve gender parity, including full implementation of the UN-wide, and Departmental Gender Strategies. We are committed to providing an inclusive culture and exciting opportunities for women in the security and operations field.

At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

Staff Members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all Staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

The position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. All staff in the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country. A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.

Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected. Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

The selection process for this job opening will be conducted pursuant to ST/AI/2010/3 on the "Staff Selection System" and include the compliance review process by a review body described in staff rule 4.15. The Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and administrative issuance governing staff appointments can be viewed at: http://www.un.org/hr_handbook/English.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term "sexual exploitation" means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term "sexual abuse" means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term "sexual harassment" means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on "Manuals" hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS‘ BANK ACCOUNTS.

Link to the organization’s job posting: https://unjobs.org/vacancies/1642976465512