The Metropolitan Water District is seeking a highly experienced professional to serve as its Director of Security (Security Unit Manager). Reporting to the Assistant General Manager/Chief Administrative Officer, this position is responsible for managing critical infrastructure security for Metropolitan. Areas of management and oversight responsibility include critical infrastructure protection, physical security of personnel and assets; security technology including access control, alarm systems, and physical security including deterrence, surveillance and intrusion detection, perimeter controls, delay devices such as walls, fences, gates, doors, and locks; investigation case management; and incident reporting, tracking, and trending. The Security Unit Manager is also responsible for developing and maintaining excellent relationships with local, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies including the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Homeland Security.
Minimum QualificationsEducation and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in related studies from an accredited college or university and twelve years of increasingly responsible relevant experience, of which four years must have been in a management or supervisory position; or an advanced degree from an accredited college or university in related studies and ten years of increasingly responsible relevant experience, of which four years must have been in a management or supervisory position.
Responsible relevant experience is defined as facility security management—private, public, or federal including FBI field offices or DHS Federal Protective Service with increasing management responsibility in administration and oversight.
Required Knowledge of: Physical security management including access control, multi-layer implementation of physical security (concentric circle of protection), surveillance practices (e.g., camera, motion detectors), and risk assessment; incident investigation practices; workplace violence including active shooter and terrorist threat mitigation; incident reporting systems including trend tracking; emergency response management and strategies; emergency response coordination; Standardized Emergency Management System; current business and organizational management theories and practices; public sector personnel practices and regulations; financial and budgeting practices and procedures; management and supervisory concepts and techniques; team building; budgetary concepts and procedures; relevant federal, state, and local laws; negotiation techniques; program management; contract administration; and trends and emerging technologies of security and emergency response management.
Required Skills and Abilities to: Manage a diverse work force; plan, organize, and review the work of subordinates; review work products for detail and adherence to guidelines; encourage and facilitate cooperation; mentor, develop, and motivate staff; determine training needs of staff; exercise judgment and discretion; interpret and analyze results; communicate orally and in writing on administrative and technical topics; represent Metropolitan to public agencies, regulatory bodies, special interest groups and members of the public; represent Metropolitan in negotiations or development of joint projects with external organizations; possess presentation skills to the Board and executive management; establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with all levels within the organization, other agencies, regulatory agencies, special interest groups, and the public; and use business applications such as word processing and spreadsheets.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIREMENTS
• Certified Protection Professional; or Federal Equivalents (e.g. FBI National Academy, National War Colleges) Licenses
• Valid California Class C Driver License that allows you to drive in the course of your employment Registrations • None
• Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance
• Carry a Concealed Weapon (CCW license)
• Experience working with local and federal law enforcement (e.g., Los Angeles Police Department, FBI), Department of Homeland Security, and California Office of Emergency Services.
• Experience managing a security management organization.
• Experience working with emergency management organizations and agencies.
• Certified Emergency Manager
Additional Salary Information: Benefits
•Excellent medical, dental, life, vision plans.
•Deferred compensation in the form of a 401(k) plan (with matching contribution) and a 457 plan.
•Retirement benefits under the California Public Employees' Retirement System
•Training and advancement opportunities
•Excellent working environment
•Public transportation reimbursements and van pools
For more information on MWD benefits, please use the following link: http://www.mwdh2o.com/PDF_Careers/benefits.pdf
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Reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities may be requested by calling (213) 217-7738 at least 5 working days in advance of the scheduled examination date(s).
MWD is a Federal and State EO employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.
Internal Number: 5563227
About Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a regional wholesaler that delivers water to 26 member public agencies – 14 cities, 11 municipal water districts, one county water authority – which in turn provides water to 19 million people in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Ventura counties. Metropolitan is governed by a 38-member board of directors who represent their respective member agencies ensuring each member agency is part of the governance of Metropolitan.
To supply the more than 300 cities and unincorporated areas in Southern California with reliable and safe water, Metropolitan owns and operates an extensive water system including: the Colorado River Aqueduct, 16 hydroelectric facilities, nine reservoirs, 819 miles of large-scale pipes and five water treatment plants. Four of these treatment plants are among the 10 largest plants in the world. In fact, Metropolitan is the largest distributor of treated drinking water in the United States. The District imports water from the Feather River in Northern California and the Colorado River to supplement local supplies. It also helps its member agencies develop water recycling, storage... and other local resource programs to provide additional supplies and conservation programs to reduce regional demands.
Metropolitan currently delivers an average of 1.5 billion gallons of water per day to a 5,200-square-mile service area.