The Security Manager leads the Security Department and reports directly to the Assistant General Manager of Operations & Technical Services. The Security Manager is responsible for the development of policy, standards, guidelines and procedures to build and maintain a strong culture of security within the Birmingham Water Works focused on the safety of customers, employees, and the integrity of assets. The Security Manager provides direct leadership for a Security Superintendent, provides management oversight for the entire security team, and serves as the organization’s primary security subject matter expert.
Essential Job Functions
The Security Manager protects the facilities and plants from threats and ensures the safety of customers and employees by carrying out the following duties:
Manage the development and implementation of security policy, standards, guidelines and procedures.
Conduct workplace violence prevention training and situational/security awareness training for the organization.
Coordinate closely with the Information Technologies Department on cybersecurity initiatives and maintain expertise on information technology and cybersecurity issues.
Oversee the development and implementation of the following systems and initiatives: Security Risk/Vulnerability Assessments, Emergency Response Plan, Security Tabletop Exercises, Perimeter Security Systems, Video Surveillance Management System, Access Control Systems, and Visitor Management Systems.
Attend security conferences to remain current on technology advancements and emerging regulations/policies.
Work with other managers and executives within the organization to deliver and improve upon security objectives.
Responsible for demonstrating the Organization’s Core Values at all times and for using performance management principles to continuously improve effectiveness, efficiency, products, and services for the department and organization. This includes, but is not limited to, participating on improvement teams, recommending and implementing improvement ideas, and participating in training and other activities to keep up to date on processes, information, etc.
Champion and ensure the administration of safe work practices and operations.
Ensure all Organizational polices and guidelines are adhered to and administered correctly to include the HR Management Guide, Employee Handbook, reviewing and approving timesheets, expense reports, complying with applicable employment laws, etc.
Develop and support a performance-oriented culture by demonstrating strong leadership and people development skills. Seek to develop key performance measurements and develop / support a work environment that recognizes, develops, holds accountable and rewards talent to meet current and future workforce needs.
Perform other duties as required.
Ideally an advanced degree but, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree from an accredited school (preferably in Criminal Justice or related field).
Minimum of 10+ years of critical infrastructure security experience (preferably in the water sector) with demonstrated strong expertise in security means/methods and current/emerging security technologies required. Additionally, 5+ years of security supervisory experience is required. A background in law enforcement or the military and security clearance with the U.S. Department of State are a plus. Experience in risk management, emergency response planning, security surveys, security audits, and threat assessments is also preferred. Exceptional leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills (verbal and written) are essential.
Certificates, Licenses, Registration:
Board Certified in Security Management (CPP) by the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) – Required.
Board Certified in Physical Security (PSP) by ASIS. – Preferred.
Homeland Security, Level III (CHS-III) – Preferred.
Ability to obtain and maintain Alabama Driver’s License – Required.
1 exempt Security Superintendent and 8+ non-exempt employees
Ability to stand, walk or sit for extended periods of time
Ability to climb stairs and ladders
Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction
Finger dexterity required in order to use standard office equipment (keyboard, calculator, etc.)
Communication skills using the spoken word
Ability to see within normal parameters including depth perception and differentiation of colors
Ability to hear within normal range
Ability to move
About Birmingham Water Works
The Birmingham Water Works employs more than 600 people in the Birmingham area. We have one of the finest water utilities in the nation because of our employees and their service to our customers and our community.
The Birmingham Water Works Board was recognized in 2011 as one of the Best Places to Work in Birmingham by the Birmingham Business Journal. We believe that our employees are truly our most valuable resource and that each of us directly contributes to the organization’s success. This belief is supported by our commitment to recruiting, developing, rewarding and retaining a high performing and innovative work force committed to achieving BWWB’s vision and mission.
We respect individual accomplishment and celebrate professional achievement in every facet of our business. We encourage those who want to contribute to our standard of excellence to explore the possibilities.