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BCIT’s Safety, Security, & Emergency Management department is seeking a regular, full-time (1.0 FTE) Associate Director, Security. This position provides strategic direction to the security function and all related programs and services. Develops strategies, plans, and policies in consultation with Director, and ensures compliance with international, federal, and provincial regulations related to all areas of accountability. Directs the necessary planning, due diligence, and quality controls to identify and mitigate security risks to the Institute. Drives out strategic initiatives that support SSEM goals and objectives.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Participates as a member of the Director’s management team, providing input to development of SSEM strategies and sharing responsibility for achievements and success. Assists the Director on strategic SSEM matters as designated.
Develops security strategies, plans, and policies in consultation with Director. Establishes a framework of security practices, standards, and processes. Drives out strategic security initiatives that align to and support achievement of SSEM goals and objectives.
Works collaboratively with the Director and other SSEM leaders to support a strategic, integrated approach to all program planning, development and delivery. Fosters a collaborative and supportive team approach for all reporting areas, and with all other SSEM functions.
Provides strategic advice to the Director and other senior leaders on the Institutes’ most critical security matters. Delivers reports and presentations on security program issues, achievements and status of key initiatives. Acts as a strategic advisor on multiple committees and teams.
Monitors security program practices to ensure compliance with international, federal, and provincial regulations as well as the Institute’s security policies. Implements the necessary planning, due diligence, and quality controls to identify and mitigate security risks to the Institute.
Provides direction to development and delivery of security programs, including elements related to contract security services, security systems and technology (intrusion alarms, computer protection, card access, close-circuit television), crime prevention, loss prevention, keying programs, and all other aspects of security. Directs audits and assessments to ensure program optimization in all reporting areas.
Oversees investigation and/or assessment of serious incidents, hostile/threatening situations, and other matters of a highly sensitive nature. Implements comprehensive processes for identifying and interviewing witnesses, victims, suspects and others to gather evidence; developing investigation and evidentiary reports to support internal and external stakeholders, authorities, law enforcement, and crown prosecutors in internal hearings and/or civil or criminal proceedings.
Develops and implements a security communication plan, involving dissemination of essential information and ongoing interactions within the Institute community, and externally with first responders, regulatory agencies, industry partners, and other key stakeholders.
Assumes delegated responsibilities outside of normal working hours on the Director’s behalf. Coordinates response and resolution with Institute administrators as required through circumstances of the incident. May perform the role of Emergency Operations Centre Director, leading the Institute’s critical incident response to traumatic events as designated by the Director SSEM.
Manages the research of best practice, trends and methods, and determines appropriate application to security programs, services and initiatives. Participates in industry organizations, keeping current on state of the art initiatives and technology. • Manages reporting staff, including selection, coaching, mentoring, development, performance management and all other people-management practices. Also oversees day-to-day operational guidance provided to contract security staff.
BENEFITS OF WORKING AT BCIT:
Being a part of BC’s Top 100 Employers, and a member of the CCDI.
A generous Total Compensation package which includes extended health and dental benefits and a superb pension plan.
Increase your knowledge with Tuition waivers for BCIT courses.
Enjoy subsidized parking and discounted access to our fitness facilities (including classes like Yoga and Zumba).
Additional Wellness and Employee Assistance programs.
Undergraduate degree in law enforcement or a relevant discipline (Masters degree preferred)
Designation – American Society of Industrial Security.
Minimum 8 years’ experience in security management, along with exposure in the areas of health, safety, and emergency management.
Certificate in Risk Management preferred.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Strong leadership skills and ability to manage a team of reporting technical leaders and specialists; ability to build a strong team-based environment.
Expert knowledge of the concepts, theories, and practices of security management, with emphasis on security systems, fire systems, loss prevention, and investigation techniques.
Expert knowledge of the international, federal, and provincial regulations related to security.
Expert communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to interact with internal and external stakeholders and authorities in the context of a critical incident or traumatic event, as well as investigations.
Excellent analytical skills and ability to apply sound judgment in problem solving, evaluating courses of action, and making decisions on complex security matters.
Internal Number: 20M442
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