Full Time

Assistant Deputy Director, Critical Infrastructure & Physical Security

Secure Community Network Chicago IL


The Assistant Deputy Director, Critical Infrastructure and Physical Security is responsible for developing, executing and managing the national program dedicated to assessing hazards and risks against physical structures, and related preventative, protection, preparedness and mitigation as well as response and recovery measures. Ultimately, development of this national program will result in established technical and programmatic standards for best-practices and implementation to ensure protection, prevention preparedness and mitigation. In addition to managing the national program, this position will conduct extensive threat, hazard, vulnerability, risk assessments as well as protective surveys of facilities and structures in support of SCN federations and partners. Furthermore, assessments will result in strong physical and technology recommendations and solutions, as they apply in an emergency management, security and crisis/incident management as well as communications context.

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree, PLUS a minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in Emergency Management, Physical Security, Security Risk Management, Law Enforcement, Public Safety Administration, United States Armed Forces OR equivalent combination of professional work experience, training and education. Preferred qualifications include prior supervisory and managerial experience
  • Excellent leadership, problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written, and verbal presentation and communication skills
  • Flexible, adaptable, and able to work under pressure.
  • High attention to detail and the ability to multitask.
  • Demonstrated team leadership, project and program management experience.
  • Thorough knowledge and proficiency of physical, technological, best practices, and other systems for physical and infrastructure security.
  • Knowledge of Structural Engineering Concepts.
  • Familiarity with Incident Command System (ICS), National Incident Management System (NIMS), crisis management, incident management.
  • Skill in technical threat, hazard and risk assessment techniques and protective advance techniques.
  • Extensive knowledge of concepts, threats and countermeasures regarding explosives, improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and vehicle borne improvised explosive devices.
  • Certifications as a Physical Security Professional (PSP), Certified Protection Professional (CPP) (Preferred).
  • Expert in Microsoft Office Suite on both Mac and PC.
  • Must be willing to travel on a regular basis and be on-call 24/7.
  • Ability to successfully complete credentialing process to receive secret intelligence and information pursuant to the United States Department of Homeland Security guidelines.
  • Preferred: Knowledge of the DHS FEMA Nonprofit Security Grant Program.

Secure Community Network is an equal opportunity employer.  Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resumes and cover letters to careers@securecommunitynetwork.org.