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IAC // media & internet conglomerate with 150+ brands
New York City    Posted: Wednesday, October 05, 2022
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The Opportunity:

Title: Security Specialist/SOC Operator
Location: New York, NY
Reporting to:Manager, Security & Crisis Management
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 11am-7pm

This is a full-time staff position & includes IAC's medical, dental, vision insurance & 401(k) benefits.

The Security Specialist/SOC Operator position is of key importance to the success of IAC as this is the first impression guests, clients, & potential clients have of the company. It is therefore imperative that a professional & courteous manner is always extended to all those who visit or call our facilities.


In keeping with the professional atmosphere of the office, the Security Specialist/SOC Operator is responsible for the physical security & protection of people on the grounds of the IAC building. Other responsibilities include:

  • Provide security services ensuring the safety of employees & the security of workspaces & critical infrastructure.
  • Ability to handle public interaction with disorderly or disruptive people.
  • Respond to incidents & emergency situations requiring security assistance, ensuring appropriate action is taken by staff, appropriate parties were notified, & After-Action Reports are completed.
  • Responsible for all SOC room operations. Including but not limited to; monitoring email requests, CCTV feeds, access control, threat monitoring real-time alerts, & alarms.
  • Support first responders both in the Command Center & responding to events.
  • Operate Fire Safety Command Station to make announcements & acknowledge alarms.
  • Be able to operate an active & demanding switchboard when needed.
  • Write detailed narrative reports & maintain daily activity reports.
  • Greet & tend to all guests, messengers, & delivery services in a highly professional manner.
  • Assist security staff on nights, weekends & 3rd party special events if needed.
  • Strong organizational skills, with an attention to detail & the ability to handle multiple tasks & prioritize.
  • Perform all other specific responsibilities & duties as required by Security Management.
  • Comply with & enforce all IAC security policies, procedures, rules, & regulations.


  • Experience in Law Enforcement, Executive Protection or Military preferred.
  • Previous Corporate Security or similar experience a plus.
  • Candidate must own their own firearm (approved by Security management).
  • Must have & maintain a valid NYPD carry guard or approved concealed weapon permit for NYC.
  • Must possess a valid NYS Armed Guard Security License.
  • Must possess a valid 8-hour annual Firearms Training Course certificate.
  • Prior Fire Life Safety Director (F89) experience is a plus.
  • Must be willing to acquire FDNY Certificate of Fitness (F01, F03, F89) & First Aid/CPR certifications.
  • Must be available to work a regular schedule, which may include daytime and/or nighttime shifts, plus overtime on an as-needed basis.
  • A pleasant & positive attitude with a professional demeanor.
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills.
  • Must be adept at interacting with all levels of an organization, from administrative to senior executive staff.
  • Computer literacy in MS Office, Word, & Email.
  • Must be able to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • As a condition of continued employment, the employee must maintain the current active status of all required licenses & must carry the license at all times while on duty.
  • The candidate must pass the pre-screening process including a background investigation.

Any necessary training, licenses, & certifications will be 100% compensated.

Essential Physical & Mental Functions:

  • Read, understand & clearly speak English; constantly use speech & hearing (correctable to normal level required) in communicating with public/co-workers, giving & receiving instructions, & using phones.
  • Stand or walk constantly during 3rd party events when needed.
  • Occasionally bend/twist at waist/knees/neck to perform various duties.
  • Constant use of both hands & arms in reaching/handling/grasping/fingering while using the phone, notepad, writing reports, & other administrative tasks.
  • Constant use of eyes (correctable vision to normal level required) to observe, read, interact with public & co-workers, & view security monitors; including hand/eye coordination.
  • Work in various environments including adverse outdoor conditions such as cold, rain, or heat;
  • Constant mental alertness & attention to detail are required while setting priorities & following up on assignments.
  • Must be willing to follow the chain of command & established security procedures.
  • Must be able to handle the pressure of working with a high-volume general public (ranging from constant to occasional, depending on assignment).

Company Benefits & Perks:

  • Generous paid time off programs for flexible vacations
  • 16 hours of volunteer time off yearly for community service
  • Industry-leading 401k plan with a 10% dollar-for-dollar company match
  • Employer-sponsored medical, dental, & vision insurance
  • $5,000 yearly tuition reimbursement for continuing education
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits through WageWorks
  • A vibrant office building in Chelsea with a well-stocked snack bar

About Us:

IAC builds companies. We are guided by curiosity, a questioning of the status quo, & a desire to invent or acquire new products & brands. From the single seed that started as IAC over two decades ago have emerged 11 public companies & generations of exceptional leaders. We will always evolve, but our basic principle of financially-disciplined opportunism will never change. IAC today operates Dotdash Meredith &, among many others, & also has majority ownership of Angi Inc, which includes HomeAdvisor Powered by Angi & Handy. The company is headquartered in New York City & has business operations & satellite offices worldwide.

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