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Technical Security Specialist, Full-Time with Benefits

Published on July 14, 2021

Department(s): Police Department

Location: Pittsburg, KS

We’re looking for a talented candidate to manage all City of Pittsburg camera security projects in coordination with City IT staff. Additional responsibilities will also include research and support of installation and maintenance of surveillance/License Plate Recognition (LPR) related software and equipment, and any other technology deemed appropriate.

This non-exempt administrative position is responsible for the oversight and management of the Body Worn and Vehicle Camera (BWVC) Program which includes inventory, training, deployment, system evaluation, policy and procedure review and evaluation, and maintenance of the program’s hardware and software systems. This role will work in conjunction with our Crime Analyst position, along with other Police Department (PD) and IT staff to address existing and new technology and hardware which will aid in proactive policing efforts.

This position is performed both indoors and outdoors, and requires mental, vision and hearing acuity, clear speaking ability, sitting, standing, lifting, bending, climbing, installing and carrying equipment and boxes.

Pay Range: $17.51 – $30.33/hr. DOE


Knowledge of:
• Video surveillance and audio/visual camera systems operation;
• GIS systems;
• Current computer programs and software to access surveillance and utilize body worn and vehicle camera video; video redaction techniques; ability to process public and intra agency video record requests;
• Working knowledge of City ordinances, State laws and regulations relevant to the position;
• Working knowledge of office practices, and related departmental policies and procedures;
• Strong knowledge of research methodology and report preparation;

Skill in:
• Critical thinking and problem solving;
• Computer/software use, such as video storage and retrieval systems, Microsoft Office and Excel;
• Project and Time Management – demonstrates resourceful behaviors toward meeting job objectives, anticipates problems, is proactive, plans ahead, and displays a willingness to assume extra responsibilities and projects that are assigned;
• Video editing and redacting experience preferred but not required;

Ability to:
• Establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with other employees, officials, and other law enforcement agencies;
• Prepare and present clear and concise reports both orally and in writing;
• Maintain and retrieve records using a variety of source materials;
• Understand and follow complex oral and written instructions;
• Adapt to developed software for future technology as required by the job;
• Make proper decisions independently;
• Professionally testify in judicial and administrative proceedings;
• Maintain confidentiality and ensure integrity of video footage and on-going investigations;
• Quickly learn the layout of the city, and its geography.


• High school diploma or GED; Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Criminology, Criminal Justice, Public Administration or a related field,
• Plus two (2) years’ experience in an administrative, technical, or law enforcement nature, preferably in a public sector governmental agency; or other applicable work experience.
• Valid driver’s license with clean Motor Vehicle Record (MVR)
• Demonstrated skills or certification in computer/technology systems

Must be able to pass a complete police department pre-employment physical, screenings, plus background check and drug screen.

For the full position description, click on the link below. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The City of Pittsburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer.