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Executive Director, Safety and Security

Provides executive leadership directing a large broad-based multi-sectioned office responsible for safety and security programs; develops, manages, supervises, evaluates, and modifies all activities, programs, projects, personnel, and physical and fiscal resources of the office; provides support to the chief safety and security officer with decision-making responsibilities for operational functions within the department; is responsible and accountable for strategic planning and outcomes.

Gatehouse Administration Center

Executive Director, Safety and Security

Percent Full-Time:
Full Time

Contract Length:
260-Day Contract

Salary Grade
[Salary Information] :

Unified Scale-Schedule C/Grade 008

Pay Frequency:

Closing Date:



Safety and Security



  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a master's degree in criminal justice, emergency management, public safety, business or public administration, or a related field.
  • Eight (8) years of progressively more responsible experience in law enforcement, security, emergency management, crisis response, or a related field, some of which shall have been in a supervisory or leadership capacity.
    • Advanced degree(s) beyond the minimum degree requirement in a relevant field may be considered for some experience.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, methods, functions, and current trends related to safety and security operations management.
  • Knowledge of unique safety and security challenges faced by schools and government entities.
  • Knowledge of security, camera, and radio communications equipment technology.
  • Knowledge of applicable local, county, and state regulations, laws, and policies.
  • Proficiency in the use of technology and data compilation, analysis, and reporting.
  • Ability to plan, organize, monitor, and evaluate a comprehensive safety and security program.
  • Ability to manage fiscal, physical, and human resources to successfully carry out the function and programs of the office.
  • Ability to supervise, evaluate, and lead.
  • Ability to facilitate meetings and/or present information to groups.
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with personnel assigned to schools, other departments, public entities, and citizens.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Completion of the Federal Emergency Management FEMA Incident Command System (ICS) courses.

Posting Title:
Executive Director, Safety and Security

Job Type:
Safety and Security

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