Director Of Security (College of Veterinary Medicine)

Location
Kansas
Posted
Feb 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
General Description of Position: The Director of Security will be instrumental in developing, implementing, and managing the security management program.  This position will be responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring of an effective strategy to mitigate risk, maintain continuity of operations, and provide for the safety and security of all employees. This position will also serve as the subject matter expert and primary focal point for all safety and security related matters within the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM).  Diversity and Inclusion: Kansas State University embraces diversity, and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university established the Office of Diversity, led by the associate vice president for diversity and a dedicated staff.  Additionally, each college has a designated Diversity Point Person to provide insight and guidance.  

Kansas State University received the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity, or HEED, award from Insight Into Diversity magazine for the past three years.  Multicultural students account for 15 percent of our student population, a university record and continuing trend.

Job Description: -Direct and manage the development, implementation and monitoring of an effective strategy to mitigate risk, maintain continuity of operations, and provide for the safety and security of all employees. Serve as the subject matter expert and primary focal point for all safety and security related matters within the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM).  Plan, develop, coordinate, implement and oversight of policies on all security operations.

-Plans, examines, analyzes, evaluates and manages CVM security operations

-Prepares reports and records for management team

-Evaluates current procedures, practices and precedents for accomplishing CVM activities and functions relative to security

-Identifies and resolves security related problems

-Develops and implements alternative methods for security operation improvement

-Develops preventative security programs, including the supervision of security personnel as needed

-Performs audits of security related performance and conducts physical surveys of premise security, including security equipment condition

-Serves as CVM liaison with public law enforcement, fire and other agencies as it relates to security

-Develop and implement security protocols. Responsible for establishing policies and standards affecting safety and security of staff members, facilities and assets, and program activities. Ensure security protocols and mechanisms are in place to address the CVM's unique security challenges. 

- Work closely with other security and law enforcement authorities associated with the security of the CVM.

-Establish and coordinate measures at the CVM pertaining to internal security and enforcement; cyber security; physical security; technical security and technical surveillance countermeasures, administrative security and operations security.

-Create and manage emergency response procedures including business continuity and crisis management planning in accordance with best practices and ensure their implementation.

-Conduct security evaluations; Provide advice and counsel to management on matters relating to employee and property safety and security; In coordination with campus safety and security investigate all safety, security and risk management related issues; Develop and facilitate security and safety training; Conduct training needs assessment with key stakeholders resulting in increased safety, security and risk management capacity; and monitors security conditions and liaise and coordinate with appropriate campus departments.

Required Minimum Qualifications: - Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice, Homeland Security, Security Administration or related field

- Minimum 5 years implementing security programs

- Strong knowledge of security management in complex environments

Other Requirements: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; physically fit;good knowledge of security environments and hazards; Excellent analytical skills; Proven leadership skills; Proven ability to be proactive; Good negotiation skills; Proven ability to work with a team. Preferred Qualifications: -Master's Degree in Criminal Justice, Homeland Security, Security Administration or related field.

-Experience working in conflict and post-conflict settings; Experience conducting training for small groups; Comprehensive knowledge of local security issues; Demonstrated understanding of complex emergencies, related security concerns and appropriate responses to such emergencies; Exceptional communication skills for explaining complex security concerns, policies, protocols, and procedures to senior management, employees, consultants, volunteers and consistently apply them at all levels. 

Special Instructions to Applicants: To apply, please submit an application along with a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.    Screening of Applications Begins: Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Equal Employment Opportunity: Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.  Background Screening Statement: In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University may procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.