The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), Department of Public Safety is currently recruiting for a Director, Security position. The Director, Security is a campus-wide management position within UMB's Department of Public Safety responsible for providing operational leadership for non-sworn security personnel. This position will be responsible for day-to-day operations as well as the development and execution of a risk-based campus security programs and event scheduling. Establishes work standards, operational strategies and plans, and manages event staff planning and scheduling. Specific areas of accountability include: the protection of critical infrastructure, facilities, intellectual property, physical assets and the research enterprise. Position works closely with the academic and research communities to mitigate their exposure to security risks. Collaborates with aligned risk units (i.e. Emergency Management; Environmental Health and Safety; Lock Shop, and Police Department) in developing integrated campus safety strategies. The Director – Campus Security and Special Events, reports to the Chief of Police.
UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
Provides operational management and coordination for security services in order to protect the university’s assets, infrastructure, facilities, intellectual property and research enterprise from security-related risks. Provides vision, timely feedback, and employee reviews as part of an overall team-building strategy. Exercises final review of the security team schedule to support campus events and special departmental requirements.
Collaborates with all levels of the university to make security policy recommendations and to standardize practices. Ensure operational effectiveness regarding the implementation of campus security measures.
Assesses operational security needs and develops a campus-wide security plan that will bridge current policies and larger strategic initiatives with regard to campus security. Works with key campus partners to develop effective strategies to mitigate vulnerabilities, maintain continuity of operations and
Safeguard the organization. Engages the campus community in preventing and reducing the exposure to security risks.
Manages university facility security programs and services. Provides operational management of assigned building security personnel. Collaborates with constituents to develop site security plans. Provides training to facility occupants. Manage the budget. Collaborates with facility managers to ensure security programming is consistent with university security practices, and develops site specific standards including access control as necessary.
Provides coordination and/or assistance for specialized security services that serve to safeguard the organization’s interests. These unique programmatic support initiatives include activities associated with accreditation and compliance security guidelines, assets protection and loss prevention; business continuity and recovery, threat management, travel security and related security risk reduction programs. This will include responsibility for the oversight and enhancement of improved physical security and related security technology. Make recommendations and/or approve placement of security cameras throughout the campus community.
Routinely engages the academic and administrative communities to identify issues impacting internal security functions and to facilitate problem resolution. Meets with other campus constituencies to provide information on related initiatives, assess services, engage in problem-solving and discuss alternative approaches to current practices.
Professionally represents the university and the Department of Public Safety on working groups and develops positive relationships within those cohorts. Maintains close professional relationships with local security counterparts. Participates in relevant professional associations to remain current on knowledge and skills.
Demonstrates commitment to the university’s affirmative action and equal opportunity goals and plans and provides leadership at the departmental level and within the university as a whole on all aspects of the university’s diversity plan.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor’s degree preferably in the fields of law enforcement, criminal justice, higher education, or other related field of study.
Experience: Five (5) years of related law enforcement or security experience preferably in a setting related to securing research facilities and equipment.
Supervisory: Three (3) years of supervisory experience within a law enforcement or security setting.
Adult CPR with First Aid and Automatic External Defibrillation (AED) certification required within 60-days of employment.
Certified Protection Professional (CPP) certification or similar security certification highly desirable, but not required at the time of employment. Must obtain CPP within 24-months of employment.
Other: No substitution of experience for minimum education requirement.
Ability to successfully pass a comprehensive background assessment that includes: criminal history check; driving record review; physical examination; psychological evaluation including drug screening; and an inclusive appraisal of work history.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Collaborative management style with an understanding of contemporary policing strategies and security services including a comprehensive knowledge of: principles and practices of security and administration.
Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; plan and interpret program objectives and policies; plan, assign and supervise work of others; effectively utilize resources and manpower; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; define problems, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; handle sensitive public contacts; analyze problems quickly and take action under stress; speak at public functions; participate in and chair meetings; examine conceptually; persuade and appear confident; motivate and challenge; utilize specialized computer systems configured for security operations; have the ability to assist emergency response teams from supporting police and fire departments and to operate two-way communications devices.
Excellent initiative with resourcefulness, analytical thinking, and sound judgment and an ability to solve problems and make decisions.
Ability to network and interact, as well as support effective partnerships with key groups and individuals.
Knowledge of the operations and application of security systems and protocol for maintaining physical security of staff and facilities. Skilled in diagnosing operational problems and implementing corrective action.
Ability to supervise and train assigned staff; ability to follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Staffing & Career Services at 410-706-2606, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with education and experience
Internal Number: 180000QI
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