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The Physical Security Coordinator is responsible for the daily operations and execution of BECU’s physical security program, including daily oversight of BECU’s 3rd party security guard force. The role will provide recommendations for improvement and maintenance of the physical security infrastructure of corporate and retail facilities, including renovations and new construction. The Physical Security Coordinator will conduct regular reviews, audits and/or risk assessments of the physical security program, including, alarms, surveillance systems, access system/database, robbery packets and ATM fleet security. The role will also act as a key liaison and resource for security related audits and policy with external parties.


  • Perform all responsibilities in accordance with BECU Competencies, compliance, regulatory and Information Protection requirements.
  • Provide recommendations for the physical security infrastructure of corporate and retail facilities, including renovations and new construction, ensuring that employee safety and physical security measures are appropriately implemented.
  • Oversee the daily operations of the 3rd party security guard force, ensuring BECU’s site instruction manual is periodically revised and commensurate with the associated risk and activities of the credit union.
  • Maintain the credit unions access system/database and provide reports as required.
  • Maintain the credit unions surveillance systems, providing support for any issues and access requests.
  • Monitor inventory for all locks and keys related to access of BECU facilities and conduct periodic audits.
  • Ensure all alarm devices are functioning properly and periodically tested.
  • Maintain adherence to BECU’s access management process (IAM), providing ongoing support and reporting of user access to sensitive areas.
  • Conduct ongoing risk assessments of all BECU locations, including the ATM fleet, to ensure member safety and security is addressed.
  • Perform annual review and updating of BECU’s Robbery Packets, including design and implementation of training for relevant staff.
  • Provide oversight for BECU’s Executive Protection procedures and notification system, including overseeing and maintaining equipment and developing procedures.
  • Serve as the Financial Crimes Department primary resource for BECU’s Emergency Notification System.
  • Oversee and coordinate invoices, work orders and budget for service or repairs of security equipment.
  • Research and recommend new technology and upgrades to existing security equipment.
  • Research and recommend policies and procedures that will increase efficiency and desired results regarding physical security within the Financial Crimes department.
  • Inform management of any deficiencies related to the equipment that may cause a loss of integrity to any security systems in use.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.


  • Associate’s degree in law enforcement or related field, or equivalent work or educational experience required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Certified Protection Professional (CPP) designation preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a physical security environment required. Experience in a financial industry preferred.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience coaching, leading or supervising employees required.
  •  Prior experience working with access control systems as well as alarm, camera, and CCTV security systems required.
  •  Excellent verbal and written skills to effectively communicate and provide customer service required.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills required.
  • Full-time hours required, with additional hours as necessary.

EEO Statement:

BECU is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected status.

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Founders Day



In 1935, new employees for The Boeing Company were required to purchase their own tools before they could start work. Since this was the height of the Great Depression, this was an insurmountable burden for many prospective employees.

A Boeing employee, William Dodge, read an article in the September 1935 issue of Readers Digest titled “Be Your Own Banker” about the difference that credit unions were making across the world. The article explained how credit unions had made their way from Germany to Canada nearly a century prior, and “launched a movement that today has the loan shark on the defensive through America.” In the United States, credit unions battled their way into existence against powerful loan agencies until 1934, when Congress, under the leadership of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, passed a law permitting their establishment anywhere in the country or its territories.

Inspired, Dodge got a group of Boeing employees together over coffee to talk about starting their own credit union. (Yes, BECU was started over a cup of coffee – one of the first milestones in Seattle’s rich coffee history?)

Eighteen employees decided to each put in $0.50, for a total of $9. Their first loan was for $2.50 to a fellow employee for tools, and Fellowship Credit Union was born on December 7, 1935.

Elmer Eggleston was elected to be the first Board Chairman, and as such, was also our first treasurer. He gathered deposits in a metal lunch box that he carried to the credit union from the Boeing plant (safety first!). Although we don’t use lunch boxes today, we still take great care of our members’ money and handle it carefully.

You may have seen Elmer on social media as #ElmerBECU  – he’s been traveling around attending BECU events.  Follow his adventures on Facebook  or Twitter.

Founders Week

Every year in early December, we take time to celebrate our successes and mark how far we’ve come since 1935.

We started with $9 and a single loan for $2.50. By the end of our first year, 490 members had joined. Today, we hold over $14 billion in assets, have 1500+ employees, and nearly a million members.  We’re now the fourth largest credit union in the nation and the largest in Washington.

“Our goal was not and is not growth,” Benson Porter, BECU CEO, remarks. “But the natural outcome of great service and commitment to our members is growth. As a credit union, our goal is to serve communities – to empower people through financial education, affordable financial services, and products that prioritize financial health. As a cooperative, the more people that work together, the stronger we are.”

BECU is only as powerful as our members. As our membership base grows, so too does our ability to support one another and build strong, financially savvy communities!

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