Full Time

Deputy Regional Security Director - National Capitol Region

Secure Community Network National Capitol Region (NCR), Washington DC



Under the direction of the Secure Community Network (SCN) and in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (JFGW), and reporting to the Regional Security Director (RSD), the Deputy Regional Security Director (DRSD) will serve as a representative of SCN as an expert security advisor, liaison, training coordinator to provide direction and maintain oversight for the development, organization, development, implementation and monitoring of Charles E. Smith (CESLC) Life Communities campus security operations and program, as well as providing guidance and strategic direction to ensure the safety and security of all regional member institutions of the Jewish community and serve as a liaison during crisis response and mitigation efforts, assisting local incident commanders and/or serve as an incident commander during crisis response and mitigation efforts if requested and/or required.  The DRSD will coordinate with federal, state and local law enforcement, non-profit, public, private and other stakeholder organizations on community safety and security matters.  


  • Serve as a representative of SCN to local as well as regional partners, to include JFGW, local, state as well as regionally located federal law enforcement, non-profit, public, private and other stakeholder organizations.
  • Serve as a security advisor, liaison, training coordinator as well as provider, and coordinating resource between SCN and the CESLC Campus, as well as local, state as well as regionally located federal law enforcement, on community safety and security matters, to include physical and cyber issues.
  • Serve as the primary SCN point-of-contact for the CESLC campus, to include development and implementation of security plans and policies, to include (but not limited to) emergency communication plans, mass notification systems, consultation on contract security post orders and protocols, crisis management plans, physical security development and implementation, and the formation of a campus security committee.
  • Maintain relationships with professional and lay leadership of the CESLC campus and community facilities and organizations and meet regularly with site personnel as well as state and local officials to share information and promote as well as review support provided by SCN.
  • Be able to communicate internally and externally a working knowledge of SCN’s objectives, mission, policies and positions and relevant local, national and world events, and assist partner entities to respond to inquiries from the media, based on coordinating with SCN headquarters. Read, monitor and respond to media reports and opinion articles.
  • Assist the RSD in preparation for meetings, and issue reports and other correspondence for key leadership, to include the National Director & CEO as well as COO of SCN, and the COO and CEO of the JFGW.
  • Implementation and management of a campus-wide emergency communications system to ensure timely notifications to appropriate organizations of security incidents, and assistance with management of a region-wide system. 
  • Design, develop, implement and manage security policies, procedures, recommendations and standards to ensure compliance with applicable security laws, regulations and privacy legislation, as appropriate for the CESLC campus.
  • Develop and implement budget-sensitive recommendations to programs and procedures at the CESLC campus, as needed, to provide protection of all members, visitors, and campus assets.
  • Provide ongoing review of security programs on the CESLC campus, and for JFGW partner agencies and serve as a resource to other Jewish community facilities, including synagogues. 
  • Serves as the SCN and JFGW representative and liaison to the local CES campus leadership
  • Provide special events security planning and implementation primarily for the CES campus and provide assistance with national capital region (NCR) community organizations and agencies.
  • Identify opportunities for community relationship building and networking to facilitate effective community action locally, regionally and nationally. 
  • Receive, organize and communicate (internally and externally) sensitive political, organizational and societal information.
  • Receive, assist and conduct initial investigations, in conjunction with appropriate law enforcement partners, of matters impacting Jewish community safety and security. Conduct routine fact-finding research, using established contacts and developing sources, as appropriate.
  • Assist the RSD in the design, development, implementation and oversight of strategic processes for communities, with defined objective and measurable deliverables, to meet long-term security needs and interests, and develop tailored strategies to achieve the same locally, regionally and nationally.
  • Plan, coordinate, and conduct threat, hazard, security and resilience inspection/assessment activities, including the generation of Protective/Resilience Measure Indices based on industry standards, identifying vulnerabilities, and presenting recommendations to mitigate risk locally and regionally as it relates to the CESLC campus, and assisting the RSD as needed.
  • Assist the RSD with regional communities and organizations with the development, implement and testing of all-hazards preparedness and response plans.
  • Provide training and education through security awareness to a wide range of community groups on the CES campus and assist the RSD as necessary with regional community members.
  • Work with the RSD to continue to develop strong and effective partnerships with local, state, and federal law enforcement and emergency management agencies, and assist with plans and investigations of threats.
  • Monitor intelligence related to terrorism and public safety. Analyze and disseminate information from local, national, international and Israeli news and media, as well as intelligence network communication locally and abroad.
  • Serve as subject matter expert for various committees on the CESLC Campus and assist the RSD to ensure coordination and cooperation among Jewish community organizations locally and regionally. 
  • Support the RSD’s regional, State, and Federal grant processes for the NCR community by completing threat and vulnerability assessments at community organizations, fielding questions and concerns, creating application templates, and at times, approving JFGW grant applicants. 
  • Act as the Regional Security Director at times should the RSD be unavailable, and complete special projects and other duties as assigned, to include assisting with core responsibilities of the Federation.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in related field preferred and a minimum 5 years law enforcement, corporate, government, military or related homeland security experience.
  • Dynamic, results-oriented individual, with highest degree of personal integrity and able to pass a background check.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; proficiency in report writing
  • Proven success in problem solving, collaboration and developing working relationships with security professionals and colleagues. 
  • Broad-based knowledge of security protocols, threat investigations, physical security and emergency management.
  • CPP or PSP certification desired.
  • Ability to develop organizational plans, to evaluate personnel and assignments and provide direction.
  • Experience developing budgets for operations and equipment, including grant applications and other alternative funding. 
  • Proficiency in computer applications including Microsoft Office suite, to include PowerPoint 
  • Possess ability to develop strong relationships with the community. 
  • Knowledge of Judaism and sensitive to Jewish community history, holidays and traditions.


  • Travel may be required and may involve the coverage of large geographical areas, to include areas outside district to support significant events or incident response for an extended period with little advance notice. Ability to respond after-hours and be placed “on-call”, as necessary.
  • This position may be designated as essential personnel.  Essential personnel must be able to serve during continuity of operation events without regard to declarations of liberal leave or government/organizational closures due to weather, protests, natural or manmade incidents. Failure to report for or remain in this position may result in disciplinary or adverse action.


The Secure Community Network is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified individuals may apply by emailing a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to HR@securecommunitynetwork.org. This position description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel in the above position.