Access Control Officer: Port of Alaska


Under the supervision of the Security Captain, the employee provides protection of work sites, personnel, and assets, access control system maintenance, assistance to other security posts, emergency response, administrative support, and Port of Alaska (POA) Security Awareness Training.


  • Minimum of two years of experience as an officer (or above) with a municipal, state or federal law enforcement agency, military police unit, US Coast Guard, corrections or private security company within the past five years
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record
  • State of Alaska Armed Security Officer licensed (or ability to obtain)
  • Oleoresin Capsicum certified (or ability to be certified)
  • Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) (or ability to obtain)
  • Certified as an Emergency Trauma Technician or ability to gain certification within 120 days of hire.


  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Experience operating access control systems


  • Maintain the S2 Netbox Access Control System including issuance of proximity cards, supply maintenance of consumable items, data entry of TWIC information, and semi-annual audits
  • Prepare for and conduct Security Awareness Training
  • Provide protection of work sites, personnel, and assets from events such as assault, theft, vandalism, harassment, and other disruptive incidents
  • Respond to general alarms, power outages, broken water/power lines, suspicious activity, and security breaches
  • Communicate clearly and appropriately when mediating disputes, advising on policies and procedures, and de-escalating altercations
  • Interview witnesses, obtain statements from investigations, and provide results in written form to clearly and accurately reflect information obtained
  • Provide assistance to the CCTV and other Security Officers during peak activity times and unscheduled breaks
  • Maintain radio/telephone communications
  • Effect an arrest if necessary
  • Willingness to perform other duties as required
  • Willingness to work at various locations as required


  • Commitment to Excellence: Identifies what needs to be completed and takes action to achieve a standard of excellence beyond job expectations
  • Corporate Values: Understand, embraces, and integrates DUS corporate values into everyday duties and responsibilities
  • Safety and Security: Promotes a safe work environment for co-workers and customers
  • Customer Service: Identifies and responds to current and future client needs by providing excellent service to internal and external customers
  • Teamwork: Resourceful team player that builds, strengthens, and maintains collaborative relationships with others inside and outside the organization


  • Adaptability: Adapts to changing conditions and work assignments, sets priorities and manages multiple assignments, and tasks
  • Analytical Skills: Visualizes, articulates and solves a variety of problems and concepts and makes appropriate decisions based on available information
  • Communication Skills: Listens, writes, and speaks effectively, and positively relates and interacts with co-workers and others
  • Conflict Resolution: Prevents, manages, and/or resolves conflict
  • Independence:  Works with little or no supervision
  • Problem Solving: Anticipates and identifies problems, distinguishes between symptoms and causes, and determines alternative solutions involving varied levels of complexity, ambiguity and risk


Full-time regular employees have the opportunity to enroll in health insurance, life insurance, 401k Retirement Plan and short term disability insurance. Full-time regular employees are provided access to our employee assistance program.


The majority of the work is performed in an urban indoor/outdoor setting with a wide variety of people in differing functions, personalities and abilities. 


The employee’s work requires routine walking, standing, bending and carrying items weighing up to 50 pounds. 


It is DUS’s business philosophy and practice to provide reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities.


DUS is an equal opportunity employer.

Anchorage, AK

13 day(s) ago