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Security Operations Specialist
at Walgreens
DEERFIELD, IL

Security Operations Specialist
at Walgreens
DEERFIELD, IL

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Job Summary
Responsible for responding to all emergency situations reported to the Security Operations Center (SOC) through alarm systems, inbound calls, emails, and social media. Provides support, direction, and prepares documentation to assist in response and recovery efforts.

Responsible for monitoring intelligence sources including news and social media to identify risks, build social intelligence, and mitigate risks to Company operations through communication and advisories to impacted business units.

Job Responsibilities
  • Responds to alarms received for Security, Fire, and safety including: Following established procedures to determine the severity and validity of the alarm, providing instruction and support to employees and customers, contacting Law Enforcement and Fire Departments, detailed documentation of event and actions, contacting site employees, other company resources and service providers, for continual follow-up to ensure the situation is resolved.
  • Responds to emergencies reported to the SOC through inbound phone calls, emails, and social media including: Following established procedures to determine the severity of incident, providing instruction and support, preparing detailed documentation of event and actions, escalation and notification of applicable resources to assist in recovery efforts (internal resources, service providers, etc.) and continual follow-up to ensure timely recovery efforts.
  • Monitors all types of threats and risks to Company assets, people, and brand. Identifies and mitigates these risks through continuous monitoring of news, social media, and other sources of intelligence to determine the potential operational impact of social unrest, weather events, natural disasters, infrastructure issues, and road closers, etc. Creates summaries of threats and recommends proactive solutions including documenting and escalates risks to management.
  • Monitors Company employee travelers domestically and internationally to insure safety and security. Provides oversight of domestic and foreign travel assistance programs for employees including briefings and training. Conducts threat assessments and risk analysis of Company employee and assets. Provides feedback on vendors providing transportation and assistance around the world.
  • Responds to system support issues reported via phone, email, and ticket process for Security, Fire, and Safety equipment by troubleshooting system problems and recommending corrective action.
  • Follows Company Emergency Operations Center (EOC) action plans and supports Business Continuity (BC) efforts by providing intelligence and documentation used for decision making, and communication to the field.
  • Responds to customer service and information requests from various departments, monitored sites, and federal, state, and local authorities.
  • Operates within the National Fire Protection Association guidelines and also within UL Certification policy and facility guidelines to enable the Security Operations Center to pass required annual UL inspection.
  • Provides input and suggests improvement to guidelines and procedures to enhance the quality of service and support to improve customer satisfaction. Active participation in coaching session and self-review of performance.
  • Maintains awareness of the Security Operations discipline including Government organizations (FEMA, DHS), and alarm monitoring organizations (CSAA).


Walgreens, one of the nation's largest drugstore chains, is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. More than 10 million customers interact with Walgreens each day in communities across America, using the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice. Walgreens operates 8,175 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Walgreens omnichannel business includes Walgreens.com. Approximately 400 Walgreens stores offer Healthcare Clinic or other provider retail clinic services.

As the neighborhood drugstore and retailer, our goal is to make health and happiness simpler, easier and within reach. And we remain a trusted wellness provider offering convenient access to important health services, such as immunizations and an array of pharmacy services that can help patients improve their health. To our team members, Walgreens represents a unique opportunity to excel in their careers in a welcoming and inclusive environment. We offer the chance to work in a truly supportive environment, and be a part of a progressive organization dedicated to the well-being of our customers, team members and the communities we all call home.

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