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Security and Safety Specialist

Boulder, CO

REI Co-op is united around discovering, building and celebrating better ways of working in this world, all so that folks can find and pursue a love of the outdoors. When you work for the co-op, you do your best work with the support to live your best life. And you play a part in shaping the future of the outdoors, for people and our planet. 


This job contributes to REI’s success by mitigating and reducing shrink (including theft and fraud by customers and employees) and increasing physical security for people and products in a specified retail store. Among the activities the incumbent performs are: (i) assisting in conducting Asset Protection training of store management and staff; (ii) providing a visible presence and deterrent to protect both assets and employee’s. (iii) in consultation with the Market Manager of Asset Protection department, making recommendations or taking action to address shrink and physical security. Models and acts in accordance with REI’s guiding values and mission.

Responsibilities and Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years of security experience, including CCTV usage, in a retail store setting with a national brand (or equivalent experience)
  • Knowledge of local laws on theft, shoplifting and apprehension
  • Ability to apply effective analytical and critical thinking skills, solve problems independently and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively convey knowledge, information and skills to others through in-person and virtual sessions.
  • Experience with PC applications, preferably Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Access
  • Strong interpersonal and writing skills; ability to interact well and build rapport with individuals at all levels within and outside the organization

At REI, we believe the outdoors is for all. We are committed to becoming a fully inclusive, anti-racist, multicultural organization. We know that there's strength in our diversity – that each employee brings unique skills, experiences, and perspectives. Every day you are driving change, fostering a culture of respect, and knowing you're backed by benefits that support your whole life. To work towards this commitment and fulfill our brand promise of inspiring and enabling a life outside for everyone, we seek employees who demonstrate different ways of working, create a sense of belonging, and actively listen and learn.  


Pay Transparency

We are committed to practices that promote pay equity and transparency. As required by applicable Pay Transparency laws, REI provides a range of compensation for roles that may be hired in locations under these requirements. Factors that may be used to determine your actual salary may include a wide array of factors, including: your specific skills and experience, geographic location or other relevant factors.   

REI offers all regular employees a generous employee discount, access to health benefits, a retirement savings plan and accrued time off.  Click here for a detailed overview of benefits plans by employee profile. 

Pay Range

$21.59 - $32.40 per hour

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