A growing building management organization is seeking an experienced, dynamic security professional to direct our comprehensive security and fire life safety program. Reporting to the EVP of Operations, the Vice President of Security is responsible for establishing standard operating procedures, ongoing training programs and leadership protocol among security term. Together with executive leadership, he or she defines the Organizations’ short-term and long-term security goals and ensures that these goals are accomplished while complying with federal, state and local legal regulations. He/she also manages and trains the full-time security leaders and to meet the Organizations’ high standards for security, safety and hospitality.
The Senior Vice President of Security is expected to exercise independent judgment in the course of carrying out overall responsibilities and other activities as assigned and is required to adhere to a professional code of ethics. He/she will effectively represent the Organization in interactions with the clients, tenants and a wide variety of outside agencies and organizations.
Major areas of responsibility include:
Planning, directing, training, and managing the full-time security management staff to provide strategic leadership over 24-hour/day security, 7 days/week.
Developing and implementing safety and security policies and procedures; ensuring that they are understood and carried out by all security personnel; formulating training programs; assisting, advising, and guiding all departments regarding security and fire life safety regulations and procedures.
Partnering with clients and tenants to monitor and maintain all aspects of the security system.
Coordinating institution-wide disaster planning and response.
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university. (Current certification as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) by the American Society for Industrial Security may substitute for the required baccalaureate degree.)
Current New York State Security Guard License
Fifteen (15) years of supervisory and leadership experience managing an operational law-enforcement unit. Must include experience in investigations, fire protection, and emergency preparedness. Experience in the field of protection of high-value or Class-A commercial building is highly desirable.
Demonstrated success in the development and implementation of an effective security program; proven track record in team leadership, staff supervision, and budget management. Comprehensive knowledge of established rules, procedures, and methods of operation of a security force, including knowledge of a diverse range of security equipment, devices, protective procedures, and activities in order to safeguard personnel and property from possible danger or damage or criminal or terrorist activity.
Knowledge of physical security, law enforcement, search and apprehend procedures and methods; personal detention and arrest procedures and controlling laws; crowd control techniques; methods of dealing with threats against personnel or property; investigative procedures and techniques; methods to detect criminal activity or possible criminal activity and procedures for resolving those activities; surveillance monitoring and closed-circuit television.
Ability to train, supervise, direct, motivate, and evaluate staff; establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with a variety of representatives of public and private organizations.
Strong leadership, interpersonal, planning, and organizational skills; excellent written and oral communication skills; effective presentation, negotiation, problem-solving, and conflict resolution skills.
Strong business acumen, with the proven ability to conduct labor cost-analysis and other analytics related to efficient utilization of human capital;
Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Ability and innate motivation to be in the field as needed to be visible to staff, and to ensure compliance to SOP’s and quality metrics;
FSD/EAP Certificates of Fitness desirable
Ability to work a flexible schedule as required and under pressure.