Assistant Director, Physical and Personnel Security, Corporate Security
Permanent, Direct-Hire Job Opportunity
Ottawa, ON Canada – If Required, Relocation Assistance Provided
BC Management, Inc – Job Posting #2861
Position: Assistant Director, Physical and Personnel Security, Corporate Security
Status: Full-time, Permanent Hire
Location: Ottawa, ON Canada – If Required, Relocation Assistance Provided
Salary: Based on Experience
Reporting to: Corporate Security Officer
* Candidates must be eligible to work in Canada and eligible for secret clearance.
* Priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents
* Offer will be contingent on passing a background check.
* Candidates should have 10+ years of dedicated security management expertise relating to physical and personnel security coupled with 10+ years of management experience.
The Assistant Director is responsible for the management and coordination of physical and personnel security at the Company, as well as the Company’s Continuity of Operations (COOP) and screening programs. The Assistant Director is the point of contact for client security issues, including requests for investigations, threat and risk assessments, and security consulting and policy. The role also provides insight into and implements the frameworks that will minimize the risks and ensure the safeguarding of the Company’s personnel, physical and financial assets.
Under the general direction of the Corporate Security Officer, you are responsible for ensuring that security services are delivered in a coordinated manner across the Company’s facilities within Canada, and that the goals and deliverables support the strategic objectives of Corporate Security and Company. Of particular importance is the role that Corporate Security plays in delivering and supporting the Company’s critical, high-availability business functions and business-continuity arrangements. There is a low tolerance for errors in these areas, and the Assistant Director of Security must work closely with the Facilities organization to ensure the continued availability and delivery of the required operational services.
As a member of the Corporate Security leadership team, you are responsible for approximately 6 direct reports.
• Lead and monitor all day-to-day activities to ensure the coordination and integration of risk mitigation plans and safeguards.
• Partner with the AD, Information Security and AD, Security Risk Management to achieve Corporate Security objectives.
• Design, propose and implement operational strategies that support the security framework and tactical business objectives of all departments of the Company.
• Advise the Corporate Security Officer on practical security issues; integrate all pertinent information – tangible and intangible – from current threat environment, and build rationales and sound business cases to support recommendations.
• Advise, as requested, other executives to prioritize the security initiatives based on appropriate risk analysis that must be included in the corporate risk scorecard and built into the security framework.
• Proactively keep informed of activities in the Company’s business lines and of specific client initiatives to monitor and assess risks, provide guidance and advice, and make security decisions that will minimize risk.
• Develop and maintain effective and collaborative business relationships, both internally and externally, by demonstrating subject-matter expertise to effectively provide security to the Company and to ensure understanding and support of client needs and address their inquiries and concerns.
• Understand the impact of risks to the Company’s infrastructure and negotiate appropriate safeguards proactively to support and protect the critical infrastructure.
• Oversee the development of the yearly budget and manage the expenditures for the Corporate Security program and ensure sound financial management.
• Manage and motivate subordinate staff; review and assess performance, build employee capacity, support their professional development and enable them to optimize their contribution to the department.
• Work collaboratively with the Assistant Director, Facilities Service.
• University degree in a relevant discipline or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
• A minimum of ten years of work experience in security management relating to physical and personnel security.
• A minimum of ten years of management experience, especially leadership, planning and budgeting, team dynamics, conflict management, and best practices, complemented by a corporate line of sight that is attuned to the role of Corporate Security in corporate/departmental strategies and missions.
• A minimum of three years of work experience directing the development of plans for emergency situations, based on a synthesis of threat and risk assessments and business resumption plans, as well as an analysis of emerging risks and trends.
• Bilingual in English and French
• Strategic orientation with a strong affinity for action oriented decision making.
• Ability to conceptualize and articulate future security trends and technical opportunities.
• Ability to research, evaluate and recommend effective security practices and solutions.
• Solid analytic and problem-solving skills to research and assess security operations, including the ability to identify problems, generate alternatives, determine appropriate action and oversee change implementation in resolving issues and improving systems and processes.
• Ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of clients and staff.
• Ability to coach and obtain co-operation from others to achieve common goals.
• Outstanding interpersonal and negotiation skills (team player), including the ability to share expertise, provide constructive feedback, and contribute ideas to others to achieve common goals.
• Ability to maintain client focus, respond promptly, provide realistic commitments and take action to get things done.
• Ability to meet deadlines while working on multiple tasks – often under pressure and with shifting priorities.
• Ability to deal with unstructured or ill-defined problems.
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
• Able to travel domestically and internationally for periods up to 1 week at a time.
The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. This is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel.
The Company is committed to employment equity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment from qualified men and women, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minoritie
To apply to this position please visit http://www.bcmanagement.com/search-jobs.html and enter the job number 2861.
To learn more about the position, please contact Cheyene Marling - BC Management Inc. at [email protected] or +1 714-969-8006.