The Administrator of Security Services for Acacia Network Housing is responsible for implementing and managing an integrated, Acacia Network-wide strategic security plan with clear goals and objective. The Senior Administrator of Security Services may communicate with law enforcement on security matters and may be called upon to provide input on strategic decisions that affect the functional area of responsibility. S/he should be capable of resolving escalated issues arising from operations and coordinating with other departments as needed.
This position is considered essential personnel and will be required to work during emergencies, holiday, weekends, day and evening and overnight shifts. This responsibility includes the safety and security of employees, clients, patients, residents, visitors and staff. It also includes protection of Acacia Network Housing’s physical assets, on site and off, including parking facilities, company vehicles and additional as directed.
KEY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
- Oversee the security related functions in Acacia Network Housing owned and managed buildings.
- In collaboration with Acacia Network Housing’s Senior Vice President, Vice President, Assistant Vice Presidents Senior Director of Quality Improvement, Program Directors and all other relevant management staff, establish, implement and maintain Acacia Network Housing’s security and emergency management plan.
- Provide strategic direction in developing, implementing and maintaining security programs across Acacia Network Housing by providing oversight over security, including vendor security staff (including Security Officers, Security Supervisor and contractors.
- Chair the ANH Security Committee in conjunction with ANH management leadership.
- Maintain an annual inventory of ANH security equipment and modify and provide recommendations when necessary.
- Develop partnerships with relevant cross-functional leadership throughout the organization for increased business knowledge and proactive security prevention.
- Provide subject matter expertise to executive and senior leadership teams on current or emerging security risk areas that may impact safety and operations.
- Assist in developing Safety and Security effective operating policies procedures as it relates to visitor access, vendor access, etc., and where needed, site-specific procedures.
- Coordinate with contract security vendor(s) to ensure continuity of the security function and compliance with organizational and/or programmatic policies and procedures.
- Responsible for designing, developing and implementing training programs that will maintain and, where needed, increase security and emergency readiness and response.
- Plan, organize and conduct investigations of alleged/suspected violations of company policy, laws and regulations concerning criminal and general investigations with minimal supervision (e.g. gathering data, utilizing required technology/equipment, conducting interviews, searching records, securing documents, performing surveillance and preparing reports).
- Responsible for establishing and maintaining professional relations with City and State Agencies, including but not limited to the New York City Police Department (NYPD), the Fire Department of New York City (FDNY), the New York City Department of Social Services (DSS), the New York City Department of Homeless Services (DHS), the New York City Department of Housing, Preservation and Development, the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB), the New York State Office of Temporary Disability and Administration (OTDA.
- Accountable for accurate and timely documentation of all security incidents utilizing organization or regulatory agencies incident system(s) and preparation of collegiate-level incident reports.
- Lead security awareness efforts and work jointly with various operations and Human Resources to develop and implement security awareness programs.
- Conduct periodic audits of security operations, insuring the continual pursuit of efficiency, productivity and quality customer service.
- Conducts on-the-job training which include but not limited to incident response, active shooter, workplace violence, and interrogation and interview skills.
- Keeps abreast of industry trends, regulatory changes and developments in the field of security.
- Bachelors’ Degree in a related security, public policy, or forensic field, preferred.
- Minimum 15 years of experience in law enforcement, corporate security, general security management or related applicable profession.
- Demonstrated broad-based experience developing, implementing and managing enterprise-wide security programs for large multi-state organizations.
- Strong knowledge of all facets of security management with proven ability to develop and implement new programs and procedural processes.
- Working knowledge of applicable Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Life Safety Code 101, and Federal and State Agency mandated safety related regulations.
- Understanding and experience of crisis management and crisis/incident response.
- Thorough understanding of federal, state and local laws relating to security, and criminal and civil violations.
- Experience in investigative skills and general physical security management.
- Must possess strong leadership, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
- Must possess the ability to develop and implement security plans, strategies and solutions.
- Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment with team members from many different disciplines with varying degrees of technical experience.
- Ability to meet time sensitive deadlines and achieve goals without constant supervision.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.