Berkeley Lab's Facilities Division has an opening for the Chief of Protective Services. Reporting to the Facilities Division Director, you will be responsible for the leadership of all Safeguards and Security, Emergency Management, and Fire Protection programs. Under general direction, you will be responsible for managing Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's (LBNL's) Protective Services personnel and contractors and leading all strategic and tactical activities associated with the protection of personnel, property, and the environment in accordance with state and federal regulations, Department of Energy (DOE) orders, applicable standards, laws, and business practices, and LBNL/UCOP policies and performance criteria.
You will be responsible for ensuring that the Protective Services team is capable of identifying, mitigating, responding to, and recovering from a broad range of security threats and intrusions; natural and man-made disasters; fire; biological, radiation, chemical, and/or other hazardous materials spills or releases; and all other issues or hostile acts that may impact the security, health and safety of Laboratory employees, visitors, and guests or continued Laboratory operations.
You will routinely interact with divisional/senior management from LBNL, the Berkeley Site Office (BSO), DOE, and federal, state, and local government and business entities. You may serve on a variety of LBNL committees related to Protective Services' areas of responsibility and represent the Laboratory to external groups, boards, and committees as required. You will serve as a member of the Facilities Division Senior Leadership Team.
You will be responsible for leading and directing departmental operations of the Facilities Division by providing oversight of challenging operational and programmatic requirements of importance to the Laboratory including major programmatic and functional staff areas: safeguards and security, fire protection program management and the emergency services program management. The approach must result in effectively managed operations that encompass continuous improvement in the delivery of Laboratory emergency management, fire and security services in order to meet the Laboratory's mission and complex challenges.
Safeguards and Security Program Management
Through direction to the Security Program Manager, manages the LBNL Safeguards and Security Program including safeguards and security, protective services, property protection, law enforcement liaison, security clearances, workplace violence, sensitive investigations, physical security, security and safety alarm systems, access control systems, closed circuit television systems, metal key management, Site Access Office, Unclassified Foreign Visits and Assignments Office, and integration with other Protective Services programs.
Interfaces with the Laboratory's IT department head of Cyber Security to protect the LBNL IT systems and investigate intrusions and misuse.
Directs and manages the contracts for security officers and protective forces to include perimeter/gate access control, roving security patrols, law enforcement and investigations, traffic and parking enforcement, dignitary and executive protection, crime prevention and education, threat analysis, intelligence analysis, and radio communication systems.
Fire Protection Program Management
Through direction to the Fire Marshal, manages the LBNL Fire Protection Program including fire prevention and education, fire protection, fire and hazardous material release/spill response, emergency medical response, wildland fire mitigation, vegetation management, inspection, testing, and maintenance of the fire alarm systems, inspection, testing, and maintenance of the water-based fire suppression systems, the inspection, testing, and maintenance of handheld fire extinguishers, fire safety training, hot work permits, construction design and review, field inspections, acceptance testing, overall fire/life safety systems, and integration with other Protective Services programs.
Directs and manages the Alameda County Fire Department (ACFD) contract including the staffing of LBNL Fire Station 19, the equipping and maintenance of LBNL fire, HazMat, and brush patrol vehicles, and the inspection and maintenance of all LBNL fire response-related equipment.
Represents LBNL on the ACFD Executive Management Oversight Committee and the ACFD Fire Advisory Commission.
Fosters an institutional fire safety culture that integrates fire prevention procedures and techniques into all Laboratory operations.
Acts as a spokesperson with Laboratory Senior Managers regarding specific institutional fire protection matters as needed to ensure effective communication and timely resolution of issues.
Prepares for and responds to internal and external fire protection audits, assessments, exercises, and inspections.
Maintains compliance with all applicable DOE orders, LBNL/UCOP requirements, NFPA standards, California Building Codes, University of California fire protection requirements, and Contract 31.
Emergency Services Program Management
Through direction to the Emergency Management Program Manager, manages the Emergency Management program including emergency preparedness, mitigation, and planning, building emergency team training and coordination, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training and coordination, Emergency Response Organization training and coordination, operation of the LBNL Emergency Operations Center (EOC), Continuity of Operations and integration with other Protective Services programs.
Develops and oversees practices and policies to develop, revise, and publish the Master Emergency Program Plan, and related Emergency Plan Implementing Procedures in accordance with DOE orders, the National Incident Management System, the California State Emergency Management System, the Incident Command Systems, and related emergency planning and preparedness guidelines.
Serves as a member of the Emergency Response Organization in operating the EOC and working through the designated Emergency Director in the event of an Operational Emergency or other EOC activation.
Conducts and evaluates Annual Exercises, No Notice Exercises, periodic training, exercises, and drills to ensure readiness and verify training requirements.
Identifies, evaluate, and deploys cost-effective technologies while improving emergency response and preparedness using a risk-based approach to streamlining programs.
Provide oversight of the Security Operations Center (SOC)
Acts as a spokesperson with Laboratory Senior Managers regarding specific institutional emergency response, institutional continuity and recovery matters as needed to ensure effective communication and timely resolution of issues.
Prepares for and responds to internal and external emergency service audits, assessments, reviews, and inspections.
Maintains compliance with all applicable DOE orders, LBNL/UCOP requirements, and DOE Contract 31.
Develops and oversee practices and policies for the continuity of operations and business continuity programs including identifying and mitigating operational risks, determining mission essential functions and essential supporting activities, identifying essential personnel to perform critical tasks, identifying and establishing alternate operating facilities, conducting all-hazard risk assessments, protecting vital records, training, testing, and exercising plans and procedures, and integration with other Protective Services programs.
Develops and oversees training, procedures and policies to develop, revise, and publish the Continuity of Operations Plan and various sub-plans including epidemic and pandemic plans to ensure continued operations of the primary essential functions of the Laboratory.
Prepares for and responds to internal and external continuity of operations audits, assessments, reviews, and inspections.
A Ph.D. or Masters degree in Environment, Safety and Health Sciences/Engineering, Public Administration, Criminal Justice, Public Health, Chemical/Civil/Mechanical/Fire Protection or Electrical Engineering, and/or Health Physics and 15 years of relevant experience, a B.S. level degree and 20 years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience in fields related to public safety including emergency planning, security and law enforcement, fire protection, inspection and audit, and risk management, or closely related experience.
Extensive knowledge of emergency planning, security policy, fire protection, and continuity of operations planning, procedures, and technologies.
Must have excellent communication skills along with organizational and analytical skills.
Demonstrated ability to interact effectively and diplomatically with a broad range of internal personnel, including Laboratory senior management, Operations and Scientific Division Directors and Deputy Directors, staff members, visitors, regulatory agencies as well as external organizations such as senior level UC and DOE contacts, State agencies, City officials, concerned citizens, and regulatory agencies.
Demonstrated ability and experience dealing with sensitive issues using tact and diplomacy in order to obtain support, agreement, and/or compromise of position most favorable to LBNL and DOE.
Proven leadership skills with demonstrated experience and ability to effectively supervise and lead an interdisciplinary ES&H team comprised of safety professionals and technicians. Ability to plan and oversee work activities as well as manage the performance of direct reports.
Demonstrated management vision to provide program direction regarding problem solving/investigation processes and to be able to resolve conflict through leadership.
Demonstrated ability and success in negotiating and dealing with various regulatory organizations. Demonstrated professional rapport and sensitivity toward community opinion and relations in making departmental decisions.
Demonstrated ability to make assessments and interpretations beyond currently available technical or regulatory guidance documentation.
Exercises discretion and sound judgment to independently select appropriate methods and techniques for resolving a wide variety of complex problems toward program objectives.
Reviews and recommends updates and revisions to policy, plans, and procedures as necessary and provides solutions to problems of diverse scope and complexity.
Demonstrated knowledge of project management, planning, budgeting, human resources management, and principles/practices applicable to ensuring a safe and healthy workplace.
Thorough knowledge and work experience in the detection and control of hazards involved with complex technologies and research environment.
Demonstrated ability to work under short deadlines and constrained operating budgets, while managing many critical projects concurrently.
Incumbent will be required to obtain/possess a DOE Q Clearance (government security clearance) once hired.
Experience working within DOE programs related to safeguards &security, emergency response, and fire protection.
Professional certifications in project management and/or the professions related to the described duties.
Experience supervising a unionized workforce.
Currently possess a DOE Q clearance.
This is a full time career appointment.
The Chief of Protective Services is a career position that is appointed by and serves at the discretion of the Laboratory Director, and this appointment is at will and may be terminated at any time with or without cause.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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