Security Director

Full time
  • San Diego, CA
  • Post Date : September 13, 2021
  • Salary 150000k/year - 150000k/year
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Job Description

Seeking an active and offensively-oriented Physical Security Professional for an exciting new opportunity to work with a best-in-class, mission-driven urban office Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) focused on making a positive and meaningful impact on the world. If you are an experienced Security Professional with a Special Operations or Military background who thrives in a multi-faceted role, you might be the one we are looking for! Read the details below to learn more.

The Company

  • The company is an S&P 500® urban office REIT, is the first and longest-tenured owner, operator, and developer uniquely focused on collaborative life science, technology and ag-tech campuses in AAA innovation cluster locations.
  • Founded in 1994, the company pioneered this niche and has since established a significant market presence in key locations, including Greater Boston, San Francisco, New York City, San Diego, Seattle, Maryland, and Research Triangle.
  • Seeking an experienced Security Director to handle and manage security operations, security staff management, emergency management and business continuity.

The Benefits (Eligible Following Initial 90 Day Period)

  • Generous 401(k) Profit Sharing Plan with Targeted 6% Contribution (After 1 Year of Service/Totally Vested)
  • Top-Tier Health, Dental, and Vision Plans with 100% Company-Paid Premiums for Employees & Families
  • Life Insurance, Disability Plans, and Employee Assistance Program
  • Ample Paid Vacation, Sick, and Holiday Time
  • Paid Parental, Bereavement, and Jury Duty Leave
  • Generous Rewards and Recognitions
  • Charitable Gift Matching
  • Annual Paid Time Off for Volunteering
  • Wellness and Fitness Incentives
  • In-Person Trainings on Leadership, Communication, Project Management, etc.
  • On-Demand Learning Resources

The Role

Security Operations

  • Provide strategic regional oversight of security operations, infrastructure, technology and personnel.
  • Conduct planning and implementation of physical security systems.
  • Develop strategic plans and countermeasures to mitigate criminal threats.
  • Safeguard personnel, property, and proprietary information by developing effective security protocols, procedures, and operations.
  • Prepare security briefings and written reports to leadership personnel as required.
  • Collect criminal intelligence from open source and law enforcement resources.
  • Prepare intelligence products, incident reports, threat analysis, security escalation plans, and ensure security staff are prepared to execute.
  • Perform predictive assessments and recommend preemptive strategies to deter, detect, and respond to criminal threats.
  • Develop regional security priorities and ensure they are met and surpassed.
  • Build relationships with neighboring security directors, law enforcement, emergency services, and participate in security industry networking, education and events.
  • Be a liaison and security resource to tenants regarding site security issues and to local precincts and other city agencies to promote cooperation in resolving site security issues.
  • Be proficient and stay abreast of security technology, including CCTV cameras, card access, and visitor management systems.
  • Develop and oversee the annual security budget of multiple properties and manage operations within that budget.
  • Provide consulting support and make recommendations to management regarding appropriate, timely and necessary replacements or enhancements to existing assets, new developments, and acquired assets.

Security Staff Management

  • Oversee security vendor to ensure compliance with terms of contract, to include billing over-site and invoice audits.
  • Supervise site vendor security managers to ensure security violations and incidents are observed, investigated, resolved, and reported as well as continuous development and growth of security operations and staff appearance, training, and conduct.
  • Manage quality control of security operations and ensure security incidents are handled in a comprehensive, diligent, and timely manner.
  • Ensure operational readiness of security staff.
  • Develop competitive bid, standard requirements, and analysis to review and change security vendors when required.
  • Build relationships with facility representatives through customer service and relationship building.
  • Supervise professional development of vendor security staff.

Emergency Management and Business Continuity

  • Develop and deliver Emergency Action Plans.
  • Become proficient with and assist with the policies and management of the national Emergency Management Program.
  • Utilize contemporary Business Continuity principles to review and improve upon national readiness.
  • Advise the company as needed on security-related policies, procedures, emergencies, and infrastructure matters.
  • Conduct emergency action drills and training.

The Background Profile

  • Selected candidate will need to be contracted as an independent security consultant for the initial 90-day period with permanent employment opportunity offered upon successful initial engagement.
  • Minimum of 8 years of proven and documented success in public safety and security, preferably as a sworn law enforcement officer, special agent, or special operations forces operator with direct and practical private-sector experience in corporate site security
  • Experience in all aspects of security and emergency management systems, including CCTV cameras, card access and visitor management systems, emergency communication systems, fire/life safety training and planning, managing a large security staff, emergency preparedness and response, business continuity, and tenant training and customer service
  • Experience with life science and tech properties highly desired
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office Products, including but not limited to, Project, Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Exceptional communication and people skills required
  • Passionate in all aspects of customer service from development of systems, to delivery of service to service follow-up
  • Outgoing and energetic in community and industry organizations
  • Able to work within a varying and flexible schedule to include obligations outside of regular business hours
  • Experience in coaching and leading a team
  • Knowledge of key liability and legal issues in security management
  • Player coach mentality

The Compensation

  • $110,000 – $150,000 / Year Base Salary Range Upon Hire (Following Initial 90-Day Period)

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