CHIEF OF SECURITY II

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

This is responsible, professional, senior level supervisory work in a security program of substantial scope and complexity. The Chief of Security directs and supervises the security program of a community based residential program for assigned offenders, ensuring that the facility is operated in accordance with the requirements of the Agency and those of the contractor. An employee of this class is expected to use initiative and work independently under the general supervision of a superior.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Remains alert during working hours; attends work as scheduled, and complies with attendance policies.
  2. Directs and supervises a security program in a community based residential program for offenders.
  3. Establishes and maintains security measures for the protection of employees, residents, and the public.
  4. Selects, trains, supervises, and evaluates staff.
  5. Ensures that staff effectively implements an offender accountability program that meets the requirements of Agency policies and procedures and the Statement of Work established by federal contract.
  6. Schedules staff and ensures that all shifts are properly manned.
  7. Ensures security staff achieves all training requirements inclusive of new hire orientation, annual training and required training.
  8. Ensures that security staff maintains compliance with the agency Code of Conduct and Standards established in contracts. Reports violations immediately.
  9. Reviews and supervises work of subordinate staff through regular inspections, audits, and by observation and review of records, ensuring that all security program requirements are achieved, (e.g., offender discipline, offender sign in/out logs, accountability checks for offender at work, on pass, or home confinement, breathalyzer and pat search logs), and that all work is completed in a thorough and timely manner.
  10. Reviews shift reports ensuring that all required work is completed. Takes appropriate corrective action when work is not performed in accordance with requirements.
  11. Reports any breaches of security to immediate supervisor or other administrator and takes appropriate action to protect safety of others. Implements/directs required procedures in the event of an escape. Ensures that critical incident reports are completed in a timely and complete manner.
  12. Takes necessary action in cases of security violations as required in the rules and regulations concerning the function of the security department.
  13. Directs special investigations when necessary.
  14. Compiles information and prepares regular reports of security program as directed by the Program Manager and/or government representatives for auditing and/or other purposes.
  15. Ensures proper discipline and regulation of residents in accord with contractual and policies.
  16. Attends all program staff meetings and trainings and serves as the liaison between the program staff and the security staff.
  17. Responds on a 24 hour, 7 day basis to significant unusual occurrences.
  18. Communicates effectively with the Contractors office. Displays courtesy, tact, consideration, and discretion in all interactions with officials, other members of the agency, with offenders, and with the public.
  19. Maintains confidential information appropriately.
  20. Adheres to established ethical and behavioral standards of conduct and continuing professional development.
  21. May transport offenders to services and therapeutic activities, as required.
  22. Performs other duties as may be assigned.

 

EXAMPLES OF KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Comprehensive knowledge of security programs including their planning, implementation, and control.

Working knowledge of general law enforcement methods and procedures

Skill in preparing complete and accurate reports

Organizational skills and the ability to multi-task

Skill in identifying and resolving managerial problems such as work assignments, employee relations, employee development and morale

Ability to plan, develops, implement, and take corrective action to maintain a security program of substantial scope and complexity

Ability to train, supervise and evaluate Security Officers and other security personnel

Ability to operate security equipment

Ability to exercise a high degree of initiative and judgment and to act quickly and responsibly in an emergency situation

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with officials, staff, law enforcement agencies, and the general public

Ability to communicate effectively, both through oral and written communications

 

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate must possess:
1.    Possession of a high school diploma or GED; AND

2.    Four (4) years’ experience in military or civilian security or law enforcement work, of which two (2) or more years must have been in a supervisory capacity.

NECESSARY SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS

No candidate may be considered for employment who is, or has been for the past two (2) years under the supervision of Federal, State, County or Municipal corrections department nor have any pending felony or misdemeanor charges other than minor traffic charges.

Driving may be required for this position. The successful candidate must have and remain in possession of a valid current driver’s license, automobile insurance, and be insurable under the agency’s motor vehicle insurance policy.

All candidates for employment must meet the established minimum qualifications for employment as identified by the applicable regulatory agencies.

Current certification in CPR and First Aid or achieves certification within 60 days of employment. (Note: This certification must be maintained current throughout employment).

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