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For first consideration, apply by 10/15/2019
SALARY / BENEFITS:
Salary: $78,999.58 - $96,973.86
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We are accepting applications to fill one vacancy in Santa Barbara. The current vacancy is in the General Services Department.
THE POSITION: The County of Santa Barbara Physical Security Coordinator's role is to oversee physical security and improve County's facility oversight within a managed, coordinated program. This new team project leader position is the first step in order to focus on and improve the County's facility security oversight program and will likely grow based on the sheer magnitude of the security systems in the County.
The purpose of this position is to oversee physical security, manage security personnel, investigations as well as business continuity / crisis management in a manner consistent with County of Santa Barbara policies, procedures, quality, standards, customer needs and applicable local, state, and federal regulations.
The Physical Security Coordinator organizes and oversees all security operations for the County of Santa Barbara. Contracted security personnel will report to this position. This position is responsible for the development and implementation of policies and procedures to maintain security standards.
The Physical Security Coordinator will have excellent surveillance and emergency response skills and a strong commitment to security rules and knowledge of all hazards and threats to safety.
The goal is to create and preserve an environment where employees, visitors and property are safe and well-protected.
The Ideal Candidate will possess:
Industry Security Certifications such as ASIS Physical Security Professional (PSP) or Department of Defense Physical Security Certification (PSC)
Recent experience instructing personal safety or other security related programs
Recent experience conducting risk assessments such as CPTED
Recent experience conducting investigations or managing loss prevention activities
Recent experience with contract administration and monitoring of contractor performance
Demonstrated experience with supervising employees and managing contractors
Demonstrated experience with designing and maintaining a risk manage plan and strategy
Clear understanding of the organization's threat landscape and risk profile
Demonstrated ability to apply techniques in solving security problems
In-depth knowledge of applicable laws and regulations as they relate to security
Proven leadership ability
Ability to set and manage priorities judiciously
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Strong skill in contract negotiations with vendor and other third-parties
Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language
Exceptional ability to be self-motivated and directed
Keen attention to detail
Superior analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities
Exceptional service orientation
Ability to motivate in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Designs and maintains a risk manage plan and strategy for the County of Santa Barbara based on the County's risk profile and regulatory requirements.
Maintains and assesses security activities for repair, quality and effectiveness and to determine potential of physical security upgrades and modifications. This includes consulting with various department directors and managers to obtain information regarding departmental needs.
Provides expertise on County capital projects. Contributes to initial planning and design and provides coordination and facilitation for security elements related to facility construction and commissioning. Such elements may include but are not limited to: fencing, lighting, barriers, gates, cameras, motion detectors, etc.
Oversees physical security, manages security personnel, investigations as well as business continuity / crisis management in a manner consistent with County of Santa Barbara policies, procedures, quality, standards, customer needs and applicable local, state, and federal regulations.
Oversees implementation and use of electronic security systems, closed circuit television (CCTV), entry controls, burglar alarms, ultrasonic motion detectors, outdoor perimeter, and microwave alarms, including monitoring and auditing these systems.
Develops and implements security procedures for protecting employees, visitors, facilities, systems, and business processes
Remains informed on trends and issues in the security industry, including current and emerging technologies and prices. Advises, counsels, and educates executive and management teams on their relative importance and financial impact.
Recommends and implements changes in security policies and practices in accordance with changes in local or federal law.
Implements and hosts employee security training and awareness such as: active shooter training, lockdown drills, suspicious packages, tailgating and other related security.
Participates and/or managing crisis management, emergency planning, special event security, and business continuity initiatives.
Participates in security industry organizations and conferences regarding physical and operational security.
Manages site security budget and forecasting for contract security and other vendors as required.
Monitors security events within systems and provide appropriate responses based on the situation such as building zone lockdowns.
Reviews and approves access control requests that deviate from standard role access.
Oversees contractor performance with regard to security services, technology maintenance and related activities.
Provides assistance in responding to a security incident in coordination with the County Sheriff, local police, first responders and other involved agencies.
Preparation and documentation of investigations of reported security related incidents for hand off to Human Resources, legal counsel, or law enforcement agencies with minimal supervision.
Reviews requested security video footage, access control records and other security events upon request and produces reports on observed activity in a concise and professional manner.
Schedules needed external security audits of facilities and security systems.
Employee and Contractor Supervision
Responsible for leading a team of security technicians for routine installation and repair requests of security equipment.
Responsible for the management of alarm monitoring and response vendors.
Responsible for the selection and deployment of contracted security companies hired for guard services.
The work schedule for this position will depend upon the needs of the department, which may include working on the weekends, holidays, off hours, and on-call shifts.
Possession of a bachelor's degree in criminology, criminal justice, emergency management or related field; AND
Five years of experience in industrial security, law enforcement, or military services; AND,
Five years of experience in conducting investigations and enforcement of statuses; AND,
Five years of experience working with electronic security systems, such as access control, CCTV, and intrusion alarm systems; AND,
Two years of supervision and contract management; OR
Ten years of a combination of training, education, and experience that is equivalent to the employment standard listed above and that provides the required knowledge and abilities, AND
The core competencies listed here and the ability to immediately demonstrate these competencies consistent with the position's level in the leadership series and the specific work assignment;
Additional Requirements: Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license is required at the time of appointment and must be valid throughout the duration of employment. Although this position is assigned to Santa Barbara, the incumbent will be required to travel extensively throughout the County.
Environmental Conditions- Field site assessments will include significant time outdoors. Periodically, work performed may be under harsh working conditions, including: working outside, at times in inclement weather, and exposure to water, dust, dirt, grease, and equipment noise and vibration.
Physical Conditions –Incumbents are also required to sit for extended periods of time. The position requires dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and other computing equipment.
APPLICATION & SELECTION PROCESS:
Review applications and supplemental questionnaire to determine those applications who meet the employment standards.
Resume Review: Applicants that meet the employment standard will have their resumes evaluated and scored. Candidates' final score and rank on the eligibility list will be determined by the information provided on their attached resume that demonstrates the skill set outlined in the ideal candidate section. This process may be eliminated if there are fewer than 11 qualified candidates..
Interview Selection and Presentation: The department will conduct selection interviews with the top candidates. The interview will include a presentation conducted for a selection panel.
Applicants must receive a percentage score of at least 70 on the resume review to be placed on an employment list. An adjustment may be made to raw scores based on factors listed in Civil Service Rule VI. Those candidates who are successful in the selection process will have their names placed on the employment list for a minimum of three months. At the time the employment list is established, all candidates will receive written notice of their score on the exam(s) and exact duration of the employment list.
Background Check: A background investigation will be conducted. Current or excessive use of drugs, sale of drugs, serious criminal history, or deception relating to employment may bar employment. The background check includes a live scan screening. Appointee will be subject to a post-offer medical evaluation or examination. The appointee must complete a one-year probationary period.
The County of Santa Barbara is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) who believes a diverse workforce is vital to upholding its mission. Recruiting efforts are designed to find, hire and retain top talent of various background and, experiences. We believe a diverse workgroup promotes productivity and cultural acceptance where differences are embraced and encouraged.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS: The County of Santa Barbara is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants. Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process should contact the recruiter listed on the job posting. We require verification of needed accommodation from a professional source, such as a Medical Provider or a learning institution.
Recruiters will correspond with applicantsby e-mail during each step in the recruitment process. Applicants are reminded to check spam filters continuously during the Recruitment & Selection Process steps listed above to ensure they do not miss required deadlines.
APPLICATION AND SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE DEADLINE: 10/15/19; 5:00 pm for first consideration. Applications and job bulletins can be obtained 24 hours a day at www.sbcountyjobs.com. In Santa Barbara, applications and job bulletins may be obtained at the Human Resources Department, 1226 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. In Santa Maria, applications and job bulletins can be obtained on-line only at the Workforce Resource Center located at 1410 S. Broadway, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Applicants may use County computers at the Workforce Resource Centers to complete online applications and assessments at the following Santa Barbara County locations:
Workforce Resource Center in Santa Barbara 130 East Ortega Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA (805) 568-1296 Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Monday through Friday
Workforce Resource Center in Santa Maria 1410 South Broadway, Santa Maria, CA (805) 614-1550 Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Monday through Friday
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