AVP, Corporate Security Manager - West Coast at CIT Group LLC in Irvine, California

Posted in Other 20 days ago.

Job Description:


CIT is a leading national bank focused on empowering businesses and personal savers with the financial agility to navigate their goals. CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT) is a financial holding company with over a century of experience and operates a principal bank subsidiary, CIT Bank, N.A. (Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender). The company's commercial banking segment includes commercial financing, community association banking, middle market banking, equipment and vendor financing, factoring, railcar financing, treasury and payments services, and capital markets and asset management. CIT's consumer banking segment includes a national direct bank and regional branch network. Discover more at cit.com/about .


As an AVP, Regional Security Manager within CIT's Corporate Security organization, you can be based in either Irvine, Pasadena, or San Diego.

This is a fast paced, growing environment where you will be motivated to add to your current skillset and accomplishments, as well as provide recommendations and suggestions based on your expertise in the security field, This role will report to the Director of Corporate Security/Chief Security Officer or designee.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Implements the overall corporate physical security strategy and all physical security programs, policies and procedures within region or as required.
  • Contributes in the development of physical security policies and coordinates planning and response procedures with CIT's Risk, Human Resources, Business Continuity and Crisis Management teams and other partners as required.
  • Communicates with peer banks, other companies, and law enforcement agencies regarding mutual security or safety concerns.
  • Oversees and/or administers the production, assignment and authorization of the access control functions and provisioning to both CIT employees and contractors.
  • Maintains the safeguarding of employees, buildings, technology and materials and evaluates existing procedures. Monitors and investigates concerns with security on a continual basis and identifies proper applications to mitigate areas of risk. Performs security assessments and risk analysis of major buildings, bank branches and physical security equipment as required within region or as directed.
  • Owns specific vendor(s) and CIT line of business relationships, including overseeing contract terms and ensuring that all service level agreements are met.
  • Supervises the coordination of maintenance with outside vendors and contractors including guards,
    alarm monitoring, physical and electronic security installations, video surveillance and ATM's as applicable.
  • Manages physical security staff if assigned subordinate team members within their region. Conducts security awareness training on physical security policies and rules for employees in assigned area or as directed.
  • Produce metrics and reporting on assigned region, incidents reports and other reporting and projects as assigned.
  • Incumbent should be available on a 24/7 basis to respond to crisis and incidents.
  • Provide additional tasks, services as required or delegated by the Head of Corporate Security or his/her designee.

This role will require the incumbent to be:
  • Customer Focused - Knowledgeable of the values and practices that align customer needs and satisfaction as primary considerations in all business decisions and able to leverage that information in creating customized internal and external customer solutions.
  • Managing Risk - Assessing and effectively managing all of the risks associated with their business and activities to ensure they adhere to and support CIT's Enterprise Risk Management Framework and Corporate Security Processes.
  • Travel to other locations as needed.


Effective Communications - Understanding of effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors. Strong writing skills and public presentation skills.

Personnel Security - Knowledge of, and ability to implement, the measures necessary to safeguard CIT employees and visitors. Understanding of Threat Management and Workplace Violence training and prevention.

Premises/Physical Security - Knowledge of and ability to employ required tools, techniques and technologies to minimize losses due to breaches of physical premises security. Knowledge of access control and CCTV system technology, guard force and general vendor management. Knowledge of retail bank security procedures (robbery, opening/closing, incident mgt)

Incident Response- Experience responding to and managing crisis and incidents including severe weather, power outages, crimes, and other business impacting occurrences.

Law Enforcement relationships: Experience fostering and maintaining local, and regional law enforcement relationships.

  • Experience executing moderate to highly complex enterprise access control projects leveraging innovative and creative problem solving experience.
  • Highly collaborative - ability to create/maintain harmonious working relationships with LOB customers and vendors while positively influencing outcomes
  • Ability to plan and prioritize work, and serving as a subject matter expert on retail bank security processes, technology, robbery, opening/closing and other procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain all organizational and professional ethical standards, pursue professional development opportunities, including internal and external training and professional association membership, and shares information gained with co-workers.
  • Ability to travel ~25%.

  • Bachelors degree preferred
  • ASIS International, CPP, PSP Preferred o Customer Focused - Knowledgeable of the values and practices that align customer needs and satisfaction as primary considerations in all business decisions and able to leverage that information in creating customized internal and external customer solutions.