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LEAD SPECIALIST, STRATEGY & MONITORING: Improving Banking Security

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Armando is the lead specialist in strategy and monitoring at the Inter-American Development Bank, as well as a doctoral student. His job at the bank entails providing advice on strategy and monitoring. He is currently studying individual and organizational learning for his graduate degree. He tells us that studying languages and building relationships is very important for advancing in your career.

Degree: Business Administration, Management and Operations - Individual and Organizational Learning
Job Title: Lead Specialist in Strategy and Monitoring
Employer: Inter-American Development Bank

Job Summary: Security Guard, Gaming Surveillance Officers and Investigators

Job Description

Security guards and gaming surveillance officers patrol and inspect property against fire, theft, vandalism, terrorism, and illegal activity. They monitor people and buildings in an effort to prevent crime.

Security guards and gaming surveillance officers typically do the following:

-Protect and enforce laws on an employer’s property
-Monitor alarms and closed-circuit TV cameras
-Control access for employees, visitors, and outside contractors
-Conduct security checks over a specified area
-Write comprehensive reports outlining what they observed while on patrol
-Interview witnesses for later court testimony
-Detain criminal violators

On-the-Job Training

Medium amount of on-the-job training can be expected initially.

Certification Requirement
Recommended by ASIS International.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$20,000 - $40,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
16 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Part-time, Full-time, Long hours, Flexible, Irregular
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Outdoor, Indoor, Military, Physically demanding
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Strength/stamina, Courageous

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m='14830'>What</span> <span m='15160'>is</span> <span m='15290'>my</span> <span m='15520'>current</span> <span m='15790'>job?</span> <span m='16480'>I</span> <span m='16580'>work</span> <span m='16870'>at</span> <span m='16920'>the</span> <span m='17260'>IDB</span> <span m='18050'>as</span> <span m='19800'>an</span> <span m='19860'>officer,</span> <span m='20640'>lead</span> <span m='20860'>specialist</span> <span m='21710'>in</span> <span m='22090'>strategy</span> <span m='22380'>and</span> <span m='22490'>monitoring,</span> <span m='23810'>and</span> <span m='23960'>I</span> <span m='24070'>also</span> <span m='24770'>study</span> <span m='25170'>my</span> <span m='25360'>doctoral</span> <span m='25540'>degree,</span> <span m='26190'>so</span> <span m='26340'>I</span> <span m='26490'>have</span> <span m='27230'>two</span> <span m='28820'>main</span> <span m='29090'>activities.</span> </p><p><span m='30120'>What</span> <span m='30190'>do I</span> <span m='30370'>do</span> <span m='30630'>in a</span> <span m='30720'>typical</span> <span m='31570'>day</span> <span m='32009'>of</span> <span m='32100'>work?</span> <span m='34470'>Well,</span> <span m='34710'>I</span> <span m='35080'>work</span> <span m='35320'>with</span> <span m='35450'>many</span> <span m='35650'>people.</span> <span m='36030'>I</span> <span m='36150'>provide</span> <span m='36710'>advice</span> <span m='37220'>on</span> <span m='37360'>strategy,</span> <span m='37750'>on</span> <span m='38390'>monitoring.</span> <span m='39260'>I</span> <span m='39560'>try</span> <span m='39710'>to</span> <span m='39860'>help</span> <span m='40540'>the</span> <span m='41033'>bank,</span> <span m='42019'>the</span> <span m='42512'>departments</span> <span m='43498'>and order</span> <span m='43991'>that they</span> <span m='44484'>have</span> <span m='47450'>a</span> <span m='47670'>plan</span> <span m='48100'>to</span> <span m='48230'>follow</span> <span m='49080'>and</span> <span m='49370'>specific</span> <span m='49870'>activities</span> <span m='50250'>to</span> <span m='50630'>follow.</span> <span m='51300'>So,</span> <span m='51560'>we</span> <span m='51790'>align</span> <span m='52260'>strategy</span> <span m='52600'>with</span> <span m='52820'>day to</span> <span m='53120'>day activities.</span> </p><p><span m='55850'>What is</span> <span m='57950'>my</span> <span m='58200'>career</span> <span m='58810'>educational</span> <span m='59460'>path?</span> <span m='59910'>I</span> <span m='60070'>studied</span> <span m='60430'>business</span> <span m='60830'>administration,</span> <span m='61620'>and</span> <span m='61990'>I</span> <span m='62300'>worked</span> <span m='62730'>for</span> <span m='63190'>more</span> <span m='63650'>than</span> <span m='63920'>20</span> <span m='64310'>years</span> <span m='64690'>in</span> <span m='64810'>human</span> <span m='65090'>resources</span> <span m='66000'>development.</span> <span m='66448'>So</span> <span m='66896'>now</span> <span m='67344'>I'm doing</span> <span m='67792'>a</span> <span m='68240'>doctoral</span> <span m='68688'>program</span> <span m='69136'>in</span> <span m='70040'>individual</span> <span m='70390'>and</span> <span m='70510'>organizational</span> <span m='71180'>learning.</span> <span m='73990'>I'm</span> <span m='74428'>at the</span> <span m='75310'>George</span> <span m='75540'>Washington</span> <span m='76050'>University.</span> </p><p><span m='78720'>What</span> <span m='78960'>motivated</span> <span m='79470'>me</span> <span m='79580'>to</span> <span m='79780'>take</span> <span m='80460'>this</span> <span m='80940'>job?</span> <span m='81220'>Well,</span> <span m='81555'>life</span> <span m='81890'>is</span> <span m='82330'>serendipitous.</span> <span m='83650'>I</span> <span m='83670'>have</span> <span m='83850'>been in</span> <span m='84440'>different</span> <span m='84810'>jobs,</span> <span m='86710'>not</span> <span m='86970'>necessarily</span> <span m='87400'>planned.</span> <span m='89000'>And</span> <span m='89290'>the</span> <span m='89620'>third</span> <span m='89790'>question</span> <span m='90150'>I</span> <span m='90180'>want</span> <span m='90450'>to</span> <span m='90660'>answer</span> <span m='91060'>is,</span> <span m='91410'>what</span> <span m='91710'>do</span> <span m='91890'>I</span> <span m='92160'>wish</span> <span m='92620'>I</span> <span m='92730'>knew</span> <span m='93400'>when</span> <span m='93550'>I</span> <span m='93750'>started</span> <span m='94180'>my</span> <span m='94440'>career.</span> <span m='95350'>That's</span> <span m='95740'>a</span> <span m='95810'>very</span> <span m='96090'>interesting</span> <span m='96510'>question,</span> <span m='97000'>and</span> <span m='97140'>I</span> <span m='97250'>don't</span> <span m='97520'>know.</span> <span m='98776'>I</span> <span m='99190'>just</span> <span m='100020'>had</span> <span m='100200'>a</span> <span m='100350'>positive</span> <span m='100843'>attitude</span> <span m='101830'>and</span> <span m='102300'>I</span> <span m='102370'>tried</span> <span m='102580'>to</span> <span m='102860'>do my</span> <span m='103090'>best.</span> </p><p><span m='104190'>I</span> <span m='104380'>always</span> <span m='105050'>wanted</span> <span m='105530'>to</span> <span m='105650'>do</span> <span m='105820'>something</span> <span m='106155'>else.</span> <span m='106930'>I wanted</span> <span m='107370'>to</span> <span m='108250'>be</span> <span m='109570'>a step</span> <span m='109740'>ahead.</span> <span m='110140'>So,</span> <span m='110690'>I</span> <span m='111400'>always</span> <span m='112120'>thought,</span> <span m='112790'>OK,</span> <span m='114230'>is</span> <span m='114390'>this</span> <span m='114580'>going</span> <span m='114700'>to</span> <span m='114790'>be</span> <span m='114910'>helpful</span> <span m='115370'>in</span> <span m='115460'>the</span> <span m='115550'>future,</span> <span m='116100'>yes or</span> <span m='116456'>no.</span> <span m='117170'>And</span> <span m='117420'>that's</span> <span m='117630'>why,</span> <span m='117740'>for example,</span> <span m='118180'>I</span> <span m='118290'>decided</span> <span m='118730'>to</span> <span m='118780'>study</span> <span m='119090'>my</span> <span m='119250'>doctoral</span> <span m='119620'>degree.</span> <span m='122390'>And</span> <span m='122680'>my</span> <span m='122840'>suggestions</span> <span m='123550'>for</span> <span m='123780'>people</span> <span m='124110'>who</span> <span m='126250'>want</span> <span m='126500'>to</span> <span m='126570'>get</span> <span m='126770'>a</span> <span m='126850'>job</span> <span m='127240'>like</span> <span m='127420'>mine.</span> <span m='128300'>Well,</span> <span m='128590'>yes.</span> <span m='129460'>Study</span> <span m='130169'>hard.</span> <span m='131030'>Develop</span> <span m='131492'>good habits.</span> </p><p><span m='132880'>Study</span> <span m='133210'>languages.</span> <span m='133690'>That's</span> <span m='134090'>very</span> <span m='134220'>important.</span> <span m='135260'>And</span> <span m='135590'>try</span> <span m='135710'>to</span> <span m='135920'>relate</span> <span m='136720'>well</span> <span m='136990'>with</span> <span m='137260'>people.</span> <span m='138960'>Relationships</span> <span m='139720'>are</span> <span m='139840'>very,</span> <span m='140450'>very</span> <span m='140630'>important.</span> <span m='141240'>Good</span> <span m='141390'>relationships,</span> <span m='142170'>in</span> <span m='142300'>addition</span> <span m='142670'>to</span> <span m='143060'>the</span> <span m='143200'>technical</span> <span m='143583'>expertise.</span> <span m='144350'>Also,</span> <span m='144510'>you</span> <span m='144740'>can</span> <span m='144950'>have</span> <span m='147760'>an</span> <span m='148030'>area</span> <span m='148490'>of</span> <span m='148650'>a</span> <span m='148740'>specialization.</span> <span m='149820'>That</span> <span m='149980'>is</span> <span m='150130'>very</span> <span m='150370'>good,</span> <span m='150650'>because,</span> <span m='151130'>as</span> <span m='151310'>you</span> <span m='151610'>advance</span> <span m='151900'>in</span> <span m='152190'>your</span> <span m='152400'>career,</span> <span m='152940'>you're</span> <span m='153120'>going</span> <span m='153280'>to</span> <span m='153660'>have</span> <span m='153880'>a</span> <span m='154040'>more</span> <span m='154240'>broad</span> <span m='154730'>view,</span> <span m='155285'>but</span> <span m='155690'>an</span> <span m='155970'>area</span> <span m='156220'>of</span> <span m='156410'>specialization</span> <span m='157170'>is</span> <span m='157300'>very</span> <span m='157600'>good.</span> </p>","file":{"id":227222,"video_id":"2698560707001","name":"65010393","duration":159103,"thumbnail_url":null}});