Supervises the daily activity of departmental personnel and ensures operating needs are met. Assists department Manager in providing oversight of the Firm office space to ensure a safe and secure environment for conducting business. Provides problem-solving assistance and participates in department projects including Emergency Response/Crisis Management procedures and theft investigations. Collaborates with building management on various matters, including organizing security cameras and surveillance.
Oversees the daily activity of Security staff to ensure that the day to day security function is effectively and timely delivered in accordance with firm business requirements and industry standards.
Maintains current knowledge of security technology, surveillance procedures, security issues as well as trends that impact operations.
Assesses and implements various safety initiatives and enhancements for the Washington, DC Office, in accordance with security industry best practices.
Establishes and maintains relationships with local law and federal law enforcement, and fire protection agencies.
Interacts with building management and security vendors in monitoring and maintaining security equipment and technology (e.g., fire alarms, HVAC emergency turn-off, fire extinguishers, AEDs, etc.).
Conducts detailed security risk assessments and produces reports on findings. Prevents or mitigates risks while responsibly managing and protecting significant firm assets.
Conducts and effectively documents internal investigations with regard to criminal, disciplinary, and other matters, as appropriate.
Intervenes to resolve problems that arise from security-related breaches.
Assists the department Manager in maintaining Emergency Response/Crisis Management/Disaster Plan and serves on the Crisis Management Committee.
Assists department Manager in the event of an emergency or natural disaster to ensure a coordinated and professionally managed approach to the safety and security of the Washington, DC office.
Assists the department Manager, in conjunction with NY Office Security Director, to develop and implement training programs in safety, security, disaster preparedness, and other related topics (e.g., CPR/AED) for Washington, DC Office personnel.
Ensures appropriate staffing levels for assigned department. Interviews and selects candidates and conducts training for assigned staff on industry-specific and department processes.
Assists in developing and monitoring the department budget.
Current knowledge of industry best practices, trends, and techniques.
Knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint) with the ability to learn new software and operating systems.
Knowledge and implementation of the annual budget process.
Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
Demonstrates close attention to detail.
Excellent analytical, troubleshooting, organizational, and planning skills.
Ability to effectively supervise others and employ coaching and problem-solving techniques.
Ability to administer Firm policies and procedures.
Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities.
Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality.
Ability to organize and prioritize work and delegate effectively.
Ability to work well in a demanding and fast-paced environment.
Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team.
Ability to use discretion and exercise independent and sound judgment.
Flexibility to travel and adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs.
Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of directly related education and experience.
Minimum of three years Security experience in a professional services firm, law enforcement, or military environment with a minimum of two years supervisory or leadership experience.
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