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Working As A Security Director

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others
  • Make Decisions

  • $82,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Security Director Do At Boar's Head Provisions Co., Inc.

* Supervises and directs security staff who control on-site access of staff, vendors, and visitors as well as inspection of all incoming and outgoing truck traffic. at all locations.
* Establishes procedures to safeguard all corporate property, entailing the use of both security personnel and automated alarm systems.
* Develops and oversees loss prevention training for all supervisory employees.
* Monitors job performance of all staff to ensure that loss prevention procedures are strictly enforced and disciplinary procedures are followed in the event of any lapses.
* Review and recommend improvements to our electronic security systems.
* Institutes procedures for regular inspection and maintenance of all surveillance equipment.
* Makes personal inspections of facilities to detect flaws in established systems.
* Reviews our control procedures and processes for protection of our assets and inventory integrity such as picking, shipping and invoicing procedures as well as bill of lading and truck seal procedures to eliminate areas of weakness in our procedures allowing opportunities of theft.
* Performs audits on a regular basis of our processes to insure all appropriate procedures are being followed and submit written reports to senior executive management which includes identified weaknesses, recommended improvements, and management comments.
* Directs investigations and prosecution relating to theft, fraud, etc.
* Conduct investigations of security related incidents as necessary including reports from our hotline or other sources.
* Improve the security presence in high risk situations such as our shipping and receiving areas

What Does A Security Director Do At Cuny

* Reporting to the President of the College or to a designated senior official of the College, the incumbent has the widest latitude for insuring the safety and security of the campus, college property, faculty, staff, students, and members of the community who enter the college campus.
* This position is charged with directing the work of campus peace officers and other security personnel in a manner consistent with the environment of the college and University; the incumbent is charged with enforcing all college and University security policies.
* With respect to the implementation of University-wide policies, this position receives consultative guidance from the University Security Office regarding University security policies similar to the guidance provided by other central office audit and control functions to other college activities.
* General Work Tasks
* Manages and directs all college security activities; manages college special events and develops service contact specifications in accordance with college needs, and in consultation with the University Security Office, as appropriate.
* Plans, administers and directs the overall management of the college security function: preparing the activity budget, ascertaining staffing level needs and deploying staff accordingly, determining appropriate use of overtime service, identifying suitable resource utilization, etc.
* Prepares comprehensive security operations plans; manages ongoing assessments of the status of the college's entire campus security program.
* Directs the overall field operations and administrative duties of all college security staff.
* Determines delegations of supervisory responsibilities, e.g., merit recognition and administration of disciplinary processes.
* Maintains and updates Emergency Management Plans in accordance with University and college specific guidelines.
* Ensures compliance with the Family Education Right to Privacy Act (FERPA).
* Prepares and distributes information in accordance with Clery Act Guidelines.
* Records and compiles criminal and security incident statistics.
* Maintains the University-wide reports system at the college.
* Provides daily incident reports to the University Director of Public Safety.
* Supervises security management personnel; directs the performance evaluation of all security on campus, using University-established standards and forms.
* Makes campus security resource allocation decisions in accordance with presidential directives for campus security.
* Directs the investigation of criminal and/or violent incidents occurring on campus.
* Assures the day-to-day training, instruction, and orientation of college security staff.
* Oversees the University Public Safety Training Officer in the development of in-service training programs on campus.
* Provides on-site input for proposed centralized training programs.
* Is responsible for ensuring the College President's directives regarding University and campus security are adhered to, including but not limited to special security projects, initiatives, and programs.
* Establishes and maintains a working relationship with New York City Police Department precinct commanding officers; coordinates campus security with outside law enforcement activities when a college event requires a joint enforcement effort.
* When appropriate, requests New York City Police assistance on campus pursuant to established protocol.
* Oversees immediate mandatory drug testing of security staff in accordance with established "Reasonable Suspicion" policy guidelines.
* Assures that crime prevention information is made available to the college community, including immediate crime advisories when necessary.
* Ensures that community policing standards are maintained on campus.
* Provides practical leadership in informing college constituencies of the customer service philosophy of the University Office of Public Safety.
* Coordinates with other college administrative officers to assure that the college plan is adhered to for securing persons and property and for preventing fire and crime.
* Assesses college needs with regard to security communications technology; obtaining, providing, and maintaining security equipment, vehicles, and facilities in consultation with the University Public Safety Office.
* Ensures that security officers are inspected (uniforms, grooming, firearms, batons and other equipment) on a daily, tour-by-tour basis prior to patrol commencement (roll calls).
* In cooperation with the College Environmental Health and Safety Officer, plays an active role in ensuring that environmental health and safety standards are being adhered to; may serve as the College Environmental Health and Safety Officer.
* Provides information and/or testimony relevant to incidents arising at the college.
* Prepares specifications for contract security services when necessary (e.g., special events), for review and approval by the College President and by the University Public Safety Office, if applicable.
* Identifies campus crime trends based on statistical data.
* Establishes specialized patrols to address the particular needs of the college (e.g., vertical patrols, bicycle patrols, etc.).
* Directs, recruits and selects a workforce that reflects the diversity of the University community and ensures a work environment respectful of differences.
* Assists the College Director of Human Resources in administering recruitment and selection procedures for security staff.
* Campus Security Director
* Exempt
* Reporting to the Vice President for Finance and Administration, this position is responsible for managing security operations and personnel on a large 72 acre open-access college campus.
* The Campus Security Director is responsible for the implementation of Federal and State regulations, including but not limited to NYS Enough is Enough legislation, Title VII, the Violence Against Women Act of 2013 (VAWA), and the Cleary Act.
* Serves as an integral member of the Assessment and Care Team (ACT), and the Title lX Committee.
* Serves as Co
* Chair of the Workplace Violence Team.
* Serves as primary contact with the Office of Emergency Management.
* Coordinates the campus emergency management response and related functions during natural and/or man-made disasters.
* Coordinates active shooter and other campus safety presentations and drills.
* Consults regularly with and offers counsel to the College Attorney, as well as the Executive Director of Human Resources, the Chief Diversity Officer, the Vice President for Student Affairs, and other campus leaders on matters affecting the security of the campus community.

What Does A Security Director Do At Transportation Security Administration

* Supporting the Federal Security Director (FSD) by providing day-to-day direction for Federal airport security staff and operations.
* Supporting security evolution and ensuring the deployment, management and oversight of people, processes and technology to improve security operations while enhancing the experience of the traveling public and the work experience of the airport workforce.
* Instilling trust, loyalty, pride and teamwork at the airport while ensuring performance accountability.
* Communicating clearly, concisely and collaboratively in order to ensure effective airport operations.
* Establishing an open learning environment.
* Fostering a role-based, collaborative organization that networks freely to accomplish the mission.
* Creating a culture that supports an exceptional workforce through empowerment, use of risk-based decision making, and coaching/mentoring.
* Managing with integrity, honesty, and knowledge that promotes the culture, values and mission of TSA.
* Providing risk assessments, tactical planning, execution and operating management for coordinated security services.
* Developing and maintaining a collaborative environment within TSA and with TSA stakeholders to effectively manage security operations.
* Ensuring the application and promotion of the Integrated Conflict Management System (ICMS) core principles and standards into all operational plans, processes and practices.
* Providing oversight and management of passenger, baggage and air cargo security programs.
* Organizing and implementing crisis and incident management response plans and preparing the Federal Security Crisis Management Response Plan.
* Assessing risk and providing optimal communication to the workforce to ensure personnel have the information needed to effectively make decisions regarding passenger security.
* Developing, supporting and promoting performance accountability standards through the development of key performance measures and the staff's performance plans.
* Providing staff with coaching, feedback and developmental opportunities and building effective teams.
* Actively managing airport operations using risk assessments to determine threats and guiding an empowered workforce that is capable of utilizing a variety of tools (e.g., standard operating procedures, intuition, situation assessment skills, teammates, flexibility, cooperative problem solving and decision making) to mitigate threats.
* Applying collaborative, strength based organizational management techniques to ensure thorough coordination, oversight and management of TSA security activities.
* Supervisory/Managerial duties may include serving as a first line supervisor for the organization.
* This includes but is not limited to: assigning work, setting priorities, and reviewing and evaluating work and performance of subordinates; approving leave; coaching and developing employees; recommending corrective or disciplinary actions; assisting in budget planning and projecting short-term needs; managing projects within assigned resources; resolving routine problems that typically impact the objectives of the organizational unit; and when required, coordinating with customers outside the immediate organization.
* Relocation Authorized
* Yes
* A fixed relocation expense in the amount of $10,000 has been approved.
* Job Requirements
* Key Requirements
* You must possess U
* S. Citizenship or be a U
* S. National.
* You must complete a favorable Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI).
* You must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Clearance.
* Must pass pre-employment drug screening AND random drug/alcohol testing.
* Selective Service registration is required.
* See additional "Conditions of Employment" in "Other Information" section.
* Qualifications
* To qualify for the SV
* K Pay Band**, (equivalent to the GS
* you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the SV
* J Pay Band or GS
* in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector.
* Specialized experience** is defined as experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.
* Such experience will include managing programs related to corporate security, aviation security, force protection, law enforcement, or other equivalent security/law enforcement programs to include directing staff, activities, functioning within established staff levels and budget, and providing leadership to a diverse workforce

What Does A Security Director Do At Comcast

* The successful Director will have an Engineering mindset and a passion for building new security solutions with innovation and drive.
* The individual will be an expert in both Waterfall and Agile methods of software development, and be accountable for developing and delivering world-class security products as well as lead an advanced technical team.
* The leader in this position will use strategic and tactical metrics and performance analysis to interpret operational efficiencies of security toolsets and infrastructure, and create conclusions illustrating ROI and efficacy of the environment.
* This role will partner closely with the Cyber Threat Response and Engineering Organization, the Cybersecurity Governance, Risk & Technical Compliance organization, and the Legal Response Engineering team among other organizations.
* Lead a team of Application Security, Network Security, and Identity engineering leaders and professionals responsible for planning, design, implementation and ongoing support of security systems of high complexity to fulfill the business needs.
* Work with all interfacing teams to define and baseline the system uptime SLAs.
* Work with other Cyber Security teams to effectively and efficiently manage security monitoring, tuning and incident response.
* Lead global projects, develop timeline, manage project team, and drive deliverables on time and on budget.
* Partner with the other engineering teams to deliver seamless service and infrastructure services to organizations within Comcast as well as Comcast commercial entities.
* Extensive knowledge of network systems, network and data security, telecommunications and all associated hardware, software and associated protocols
* Extensive knowledge of threats, risk analysis and the development of security systems and protocols
* Responsible for management of the ongoing security engineering support, maintenance, security, and availability of IIS Security toolsets based on business requirements and adherence to tight operational, security, and procedural models.
* Guide direction of DevOps tools that allow for troubleshooting to be distributed to engineering and support teams.
* Build and maintain our monitoring and support capabilities
* Construct business case, cost estimates, ROI and successfully communicate solution to IIS Leadership.
* Manage staff, including selection, goal setting, annual reviews, and compensation planning and career development.
* Provide recommendations to management team to increase effectiveness of organization and technology solutions.
* Contribute and collaborate to further automate tasks for the deployment and inventory control of hardware and software
* Applicable fields of network security and tools including CheckPoint, Juniper, and CrossBeam Firewalls
* Firewall policy management
* Firewall problem solving
* Establish credibility throughout the organization by earning the reputation for being a proactive senior leader and change agent.
* Effectively manage cross-functional internal and external team collaboration, and communications.
* Respond to and assist with due diligence and internal / external audit requests

What Does A Security Director Do At Omni Hotels

* Ensures all Security standards are properly followed.
* Reviews all reports completed by Security officers to ensure accuracy and timely submission.
* Reports all observed hotel property deficiencies and safety hazards.
* Ensures thorough and complete investigation for all incidents incurred by guests and associates (i.e. losses, thefts, accidents, and acts of violence).
* Maintains guest room surveillance procedures.
* Maintains an effective key control program.
* Ensures that shift personnel are properly assigned at all times

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Security Director
Operations Director
Operations Vice President
11 Yearsyrs
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
Safety Director
Vice President
6 Yearsyrs
Executive Director
10 Yearsyrs
Director Of Public Safety
10 Yearsyrs
Chief Executive Officer
8 Yearsyrs
Chief Of Security
8 Yearsyrs
Executive Director
Chief Operating Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Regional Director
Regional Vice President
11 Yearsyrs
Regional Director
9 Yearsyrs
Chief Executive Officer
Founder And Chief Executive Officer
7 Yearsyrs
Program Director
Clinical Director
9 Yearsyrs
Director, Corporate Security
Corporate Vice President
12 Yearsyrs
Deputy Director
Chief Of Staff
7 Yearsyrs
Deputy Director
9 Yearsyrs
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Executive Officer And Operator
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Director
Senior Vice President
13 Yearsyrs
Senior Director
13 Yearsyrs
Chief Of Security
Chief Of Operations
7 Yearsyrs
Managing Director
Board Of Directors Member
8 Yearsyrs
Managing Director
11 Yearsyrs
Global Director
Director Global Operations
13 Yearsyrs
Global Director
14 Yearsyrs
Owner And Chief Executive Officer
Service Director
9 Yearsyrs
Owner And Chief Executive Officer
7 Yearsyrs
Director Of Human Resources
Assistant Vice President
7 Yearsyrs
Director Of Human Resources
10 Yearsyrs
Executive Vice President
6 Yearsyrs
Executive Vice President
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Vice President
Vice President And Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Regional Vice President
Group Vice President
9 Yearsyrs
Director Of Support Services
Regional Director Of Operations
11 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Chief Of Security 4.0 years
Security Director 4.0 years
Security Manager 3.7 years
Top Careers Before Security Director
Sergeant 4.6%
Manager 2.8%
Supervisor 2.8%
Officer 2.7%
Lieutenant 2.2%
Top Careers After Security Director
Manager 3.5%
Owner 3.4%
Director 3.1%
Supervisor 2.9%

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Best Paying Company
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Highest Paying City
Denver, CO
Highest Paying State
North Dakota
Avg Experience Level
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How much does a Security Director make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Security Director in the United States is $82,721 per year or $40 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $39,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $171,000.

Real Security Director Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
International Cyber Security Director Command Consulting Group Miami LLC Coral Gables, FL Oct 01, 2012 $216,000
Director, Residential Mortgage Backed Securities Trading Ed&F Man Capital Markets Inc. New York, NY Jun 15, 2016 $200,000
Wells Fargo Securities Banker (Markets Director) Wells Fargo Securities, LLC New York, NY Oct 01, 2013 $200,000
Director, Security (Information Security) Servicenow, Inc. Santa Clara, CA Aug 06, 2015 $189,088 -
Director, Citadel Securities Citadel LLC New York, NY May 01, 2012 $180,000 -
Security Director Weatherford International, Inc. Houston, TX Feb 12, 2013 $177,000 -
Director, Security Architecture XOOM Corporation San Francisco, CA May 01, 2013 $160,000
Director, Institute for Inclusive Security Hunt Alternatives Washington, DC Jul 04, 2016 $158,142
Director, Institute for Inclusive Security Hunt Alternatives Washington, DC Jan 05, 2016 $158,142
Director, Citadel Securities Citadel Investment Group, LLC New York, NY May 01, 2010 $155,000 -
Director, Citadel Securities Citadel Investment Group, LLC New York, NY May 01, 2010 $150,005 -
Director of Security Zinio, LLC San Francisco, CA Jun 20, 2011 $150,000
Director, Connectivity & Security Solutions Columbus Networks USA, Inc. North Miami Beach, FL Nov 15, 2014 $150,000
Director of Security Corero Network Security, Inc. Hudson, MA Oct 01, 2014 $145,000
Director for The Institute for Inclusive Security Hunt Alternatives Fund Washington, DC Jan 19, 2012 $140,000
Director for The Institute for Inclusive Security Hunt Alternatives Fund Washington, DC Jan 26, 2012 $140,000
Director, Security 405Labs Inc. San Diego, CA Apr 13, 2015 $140,000
Director of Finance, Electronic Security Diebold, Incorporated Uniontown, OH Aug 25, 2013 $128,000
Director of Security Fitbit, Inc. San Francisco, CA Jan 12, 2015 $127,046 -
Director of Security Consulting Servies Enterprise Risk Management Coral Gables, FL Aug 20, 2015 $125,408
Director-Security and Architecture W. Capra Consulting Group Chicago, IL Mar 02, 2015 $125,000
Director, Data Security Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. Jersey City, NJ Nov 21, 2012 $121,655
Director-Security Brink's Global Services USA Inc. New York, NY Oct 20, 2012 $121,500
Director-Security Brink's Global Services USA Inc. Yorkshire, VA Oct 20, 2012 $121,500
Director, Security Architecture WSO2, Inc. Palo Alto, CA Sep 22, 2014 $120,000
Director of Security Brink's Global Services USA Inc. New York, NY Oct 25, 2010 $120,000
International Safety and Security Director Education Development Center Washington, DC Aug 10, 2009 $120,000

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  2. Safety Program
  3. Security Procedures
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  • Plan, examine, analyze, evaluate and supervise security operations, inclusive of physical security assets and security personnel.
  • Work closely with property management and store management to implement company safety programs and awareness, reducing workers' compensation cost.
  • Manage security procedures and policies in association with specific requirements for the region for resident's and traveler's security requirements.
  • Developed memorandums of understandings with local law enforcement, fire/medical, FBI and Homeland Security for emergency response to the laboratory
  • Debrief and investigates any problems/conflicts to determine a resolution between students to prevent law enforcement involvement.


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