This position is responsible for assisting the County Security Director in maintaining and improving the County-wide security program and ensuring the protection of County staff and assets. The incumbent will maintain a complete view of guard-like service needs across the County and evaluate and determine appropriate assignment of guard service personnel for cost-effective and efficient operations. This position will be responsible for operating the County’s internal Security Operations Center (SOC) on a 24/7 basis, by ensuring the SOC is staffed with trained and competent personnel, SOC equipment is functional, and that related SOC policies, procedures, and checklists are updated, published, and exercised. Coordinate security personnel assignments and incident response of contracted security officers for calls for service and alarm annunciations to County facilities. Perform security vendor contract compliance audits and security assessments. Review and approve event security plans, and assist with training County staff in security/emergency preparedness.
Knowledge of security industry best practices to include risk assessment methodologies, crime prevention through environmental design, event security planning and implementation
Ability to establish and maintain partnerships with local law enforcement, and work with private security firms and contractors: understanding contract operations, building partnerships, and identifying areas for improvement during compliance audits as needed.
Conduct audit compliance checks of contracted security services and write detailed report findings.
Capable of working under rigid timeframes and guidelines to promote maximum efficiency.
Available afterhours for tasks as determined by the County Security Director.
Experience working within a security operations center preferred.
Experience with managing/leading guard force teams preferred.
Certified Protection Professional (CPP®) or Physical Security Professional (PSP®) preferred.
Internal Number: 109388
About Mecklenburg County Government
Mecklenburg County is home to approximately 1,000,000 residents and the City of Charlotte. With 6.9 million residents within 100 miles, Mecklenburg County and Charlotte lie in the heart of a region that is the sixth largest urban area in the United States. Mecklenburg County has the largest population of any county in the State of North Carolina. The County includes the City of Charlotte; the towns of Cornelius, Davidson, and Huntersville (north of Charlotte); and the towns of Matthews, Mint Hill, and Pineville (south and southeast of Charlotte). Mecklenburg County is the most populous county between Atlanta, Georgia and Washington, D.C. In fact, between 2005 and 2015, the metropolitan region’s population growth rate averaged 2.6 percent. Over the last decade, Mecklenburg County has attracted a large and growing number of people from around the country and the world. As a major hub for American Airlines – one of the country’s largest airlines – it is easy to get to Mecklenburg County. This access has helped attract several Fortune 500 and 1000 companies that bring millions of investment dollars into the local economy. With a world-renowned park and recreation system, a range of pro...fessional and minor league sports teams, and diverse communities, people who come to Mecklenburg County find an energized downtown and a variety of living options. The North Carolina Constitution gives residents of all counties the right to elect a Board of County Commissioners (BOCC). Since 1994, Mecklenburg County has been governed by a nine-member BOCC with six members elected by districts and three elected at– large. The BOCC appoints a County Manager who is the CEO of the organization. For more information about Mecklenburg County, please visit the County website at MeckNC.gov.