This is a Position-Based Test conducted in accordance with Civil Service Rule 111A.
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (the de Young and Legion of Honor Museums) are seeking an experienced, dynamic leader to oversee all aspects of security functions across our organization. Reporting to the Director of Facilities and Operations, the Director of Security is responsible for the development and implementation of comprehensive security, health and safety, emergency preparedness, and fire prevention policies and programs to safeguard the Museum staff, visitors, and buildings and grounds. The Director of Security is also responsible for the safety and protection of works of art in the Museums. The Director of Security is responsible for adherence to a professional code of ethics and for effectively representing the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco with representatives of a variety of outside agencies, diverse cultural and other organizations, and other museums nationally and internationally.
Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:
- Ensures the safety and security of the Museums, their property, staff, volunteers, visitors, and works of art. Consults regularly with other Museum colleagues and industry professionals on specific needs in relation to security operations.
- Plans, directs, and manages the staff and operations of the Security Department to provide 24 hour-a-day protection and security. Coordinates security for all events, exhibits, and day-to-day operations in a manner which ensures the safety of the public and the protection of works of art.
- Plans and directs a comprehensive, on-going training program for all security personnel.
- Consults and collaborates with the Exhibitions and Curatorial Departments, and other operations staff to define security needs for exhibitions, including reviewing the layout of new exhibitions in advance of installation. Works with the Director of Exhibitions, the Director of Collections Management, and other exhibitions staff to ensure the security of shipments and receipt of works of art. Reviews contract requirements from lending institutions to ensure security requirements are met. Recommends security devices and/or procedures to meet the changing needs of exhibitions.
- Oversees the implementation, updating, and testing of safety and disaster preparedness programs, policies, and procedures for the Museums. Provides staff with information and updates on the interpretation and application of security policies and procedures. Oversees regular security drills and training sessions to educate staff and volunteers about security, safety, and disaster preparedness. Manages and trains emergency response teams.
- Conducts or participates in security, fire, safety, and health inspections and surveys/assessments. Advises Museum administration on “best practices” and other issues, and recommends appropriate or corrective action.
- Recommends and oversees planning, evaluation, enhancement, purchase, and testing of new and existing security systems, technology, and devices at the Museums. Oversees the installation of new equipment/devices and their integration with existing security systems.
- Controls and tracks the usage of security equipment and devices. Reviews and updates equipment maintenance contracts. Oversees the collection, archiving, and review of security video surveillance data.
- Manages the security components of the Museums’ Transportation Security Administration’s Certified Screen Facility Program in conjunction with the Director of Exhibitions and the Director of Collections Management.
- Oversees the thorough investigation and reporting of all accidents, injuries, fires, property theft or damage, and other incidents at the Museums. Ensures that all records and reports are properly distributed and archived.
- Performs other duties as assigned.