Introducing the FAST Jobs Board
Free job listings for SIA and ESA members!
What Is FAST?
The Foundation for Advancing Security Talent (FAST) is a 501(c)(3) organization created by the Electronic Security Association (ESA) and the Security Industry Association (SIA) to promote careers in the physical security technology industry. FAST is dedicated to connecting passionate, innovative professionals with new opportunities in the electronic security and life safety industry. Through a partnership of the industry’s leading associations – ESA and SIA – FAST brings awareness to the career advancement opportunities within the fast-paced technology industry that serves to keep people, places and property safe.
What Is the FAST Jobs Board?
The security and life safety industry’s largest jobs board!
- Operated by SIA and ESA
- Launched in fall 2020 by SIA and ESA to help our members fill open positions
- A way we can all help solve the talent shortage
- Over 800 employers have already used the jobs board!
What Kinds of Jobs?
Everything in our industry! In areas like:
- Security integration/systems installation
- Product/solution development and manufacturing
- Corporate security management
A range of roles, like:
- Security systems designers
- Physical security managers
- Cybersecurity specialists
- Fire alarm system roles
- Senior management opportunities
- Sales, business development and marketing
- Operations management
- And more!
Where Do I Go?
What Does It Cost?
Not a member of either SIA or ESA? FAST job postings are $99 for 30 days; $179 for 60 days.
How Do You Get the Word Out?
Here’s how we’re positioning the FAST jobs board:
- Jobs are featured on SIA website, securityindustry.org
- Jobs are featured on ESA website, esaweb.org
- Monthly “jobs alert” email
- Jobs posted on FAST social media accounts
- Automated notifications to job seekers who have subscribed
- SEO-optimized jobs board with a top-10 Google ranking
I’m Ready to Post Some Jobs!
That’s awesome. Let’s get you started.
Is It Really Free for SIA and ESA Members?
I Have Just a Few Jobs to Post
- Use either the FAST 30- or 60-day job posting options
- Again, it’s entirely free
- You manage the job listing
Follow these steps:
- Unlock your 100% discount code available through ESA or SIA and go to the FAST Jobs Board
- Visit the Post a Job page and click through to “buy” a 30- or 60-day job posting
- Log in (if an existing user) or create an account (if a new user)
- Complete the Post/Create a Job form
- Review your order and be sure to add the coupon code before clicking “Complete Order”
I Have Many Jobs to Post
We know that when you have lots of jobs to post, manual posting of individual jobs is not the right approach. That’s why we have tools to make it easy, which can work with your HR platforms and talent management system (TMS) to get a large number of jobs into the FAST jobs board so you don’t have to actively manage it!
Option 1: Automated FTP of Jobs
Your company can automatically FTP jobs to the site, and the system will post them. This might require a little setup work on your IT team’s end to automate posting from your database or TMS, but this is a great option. Here are the details.
Option 2: Custom Spider to Scrape Your Jobs
Rather someone else do the work to pull jobs from your TMS or other systems, or maybe even from your own website’s jobs board? Our jobs board vendor, YMCareers, can build a custom spider/scraper to collect your jobs, ensuring your firm’s jobs on the FAST site are the most up to date. This option is typically $750-1,000 in development cost.
What if I Need Help?
SIA staff member Walter Kunkle has the training to support you in posting your jobs, whether you are a SIA member, an ESA member or not a member of either organization. Contact Walter at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-804-4717.