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Loss Prevention Specialist



Staten Island, NY, USA
Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2023


The Loss Prevention Specialist (LPS) is a key hourly associate position within Amazon Operations. The LPS leads the effort to efficiently and effectively oversee security services and asset (lives, buildings, equipment, inventory, data, & intellectual property) protection in a designated building. The LPS typically reports to the Loss Prevention Site Lead responsible for their facility, and aids them in supporting the Operational team, and the cross functional teams throughout the organization. This position is site based.

Key job responsibilities
· Lead, conduct, and deliver results regarding investigations of Theft, Fraud, and Workplace Violence/Critical Incidents
· Prepare prompt and complete reports relative to Workplace Violence, Theft, Fraud, Critical Incidents, and Process Improvement
· Deliver results through policy Guidance, Education, and Mitigation strategies to help meet business demands
· Serve as department’s liaison and security/crisis management subject matter expert for site leadership keeping them informed on key issues, strategies and the department’s performance
· Analyze data, conducts audits and identify trends to create actionable plans to mitigate risk
· Maintain confidentiality in matters involving security and/or personnel issues in the work place
· Effectively partner with internal customers in evaluating current and future security services, processes and initiatives
· Develop strategies for alarm reduction and conduct system diagnostic for problematic devices by engaging and resolving issues with internal and external partners
· Accurately communicate verbally and in written form to a broad customer base
· Train and orient new Associates in LP culture
· Develop projects while continuously improving physical security, processes, standards, training, and policies for future growth
· Ensure internal controls per Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) requirements related to data center access controls, inventory control and record keeping
· Promote and execute security best practices
· Audit physical security infrastructure (i.e. intrusion detection, access control, cameras) and ensuring functionally of all systems
· Work weekends and/or overnight shifts as necessary
· Work in an industrial environment that requires walking up to 5 miles a day and ability to lift up to 20 lbs, with or without reasonable accommodation

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Staten Island, NY, USA


* High school or equivalent diploma
* 1+ years of experience in security service, asset protection, audit, investigations, law enforcement, military, risk management, inventory control, quality assurance or bachelor’s degree in a related field
* Experience with MS Office Professional Suite, including Excel
* Workplace Violence and/or Business Continuity experience
* Analytical experience in performance based, action and results oriented setting


* Demonstrated ability to work independently with off-site supervision
* Demonstrated ability to engage with others at all levels
* Must have strong oral and written communication skills
* Comfortable working in a fast-paced and multi-tasking environment
* 1+ year of leadership or management experience
* Professional credentials in Loss Prevention, such as, Wicklander and Zulawski certification
* Experience with warehouse or distribution center services
* Experience conducting internal or external interviews
* Familiarity with Lean Six Sigma concepts desired and certification
* Strong familiarity with data bases (querying and analyzing) such as SQL, MYSQL, Access, Exception-Based Reporting, etc.
* Awareness and implementation of best practices related to the utilization of physical security systems, investigation techniques, effective oversight of contract security officers, and distribution center loss mitigation techniques

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $31,700/year in our lowest geographic market up to $56,700/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.