Full Time

Regional Security Director

Secure Community Network North Bethesda MD

POSITION: REGIONAL SECURITY DIRECTOR

ORGANIZATION: SECURE COMMUNITY NETWORK (SCN)

LOCATION: NORTH BETHESDA, MARYLAND

 

DESCRIPTION OF POSITION 

Under the direction of the Secure Community Network (SCN), and the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (JFGW), the Regional Security Director 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, implementation and monitoring of JFGW’s security operations and program, to include providing guidance and strategic direction to ensure the safety and security of all member institutions of the 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 Director will coordinate with federal, state and local law enforcement, non-profit, public, private and other stakeholder organizations on community safety and security matters.  

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 

  • 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 an expert security advisor, liaison, training coordinator as well as provider, and coordinating resource between SCN and 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 on community safety and security matters, to include physical and cyber issues.
  • Serve as the SCN point of contact for the region (National Capital Region: Maryland, DC and Virginia).
  • Maintaining relationships with professional and lay leadership of 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.
  • Prepare 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 JFGW.
  • Identify and implement an emergency communications system to ensure timely notifications to appropriate organizations of security incidents primarily for JFGW. 
  • 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 JFGW.
  • Develop and implement budget-sensitive changes to programs and procedures at autonomous JFGW partner agencies, as needed, to provide protection of all users, visitors, and community assets.
  • Provide ongoing review of security programs at JFGW partner agencies and serve as a resource to other Jewish community facilities, including synagogues. 
  • Serves as JFGW’s representative and liaison to the local Jewish community campus leadership
  • Provide special events planning and implementation primarily for JFGW. 
  • 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 and conduct initial investigations of matters impacting Jewish community safety and security. Conduct routine fact-finding research, using established contacts and developing sources, as appropriate.
  • Design, develop, implement and oversee 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, regionally and nationally.
  • Provide training and education through security awareness to a wide range of community groups (e.g., Jewish schools, community centers/institutions, synagogues, special events, missions, and groups traveling abroad) locally, regionally and nationally.
  • Ability to design and develop training curriculum and courses and deliver the same, to include the development of supporting materials (presentations, handouts, etc.) for various audiences. 
  • Develop strong and effective partnerships with local, state, and federal law enforcement and emergency management agencies, and assist with plans and investigations of threats.
  • Provide consulting support and function as project leader of multidisciplinary teams to develop, communicate, implement and monitor solutions and processes regarding appropriate improvements and enhancements to security measures in place at Jewish community facilities.
  • Plan, provide for and present security-related training for agencies and their personnel, on request or through self-initiated programs locally, regionally and nationally.  
  • 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 to ensure coordination and cooperation among Jewish community organizations locally, regionally and nationally. 
  • Complete special projects and other duties as may be assigned, to include assisting with core responsibilities of the Federation.
  • Working with the JCRC, applies for government and/or private sector grants for JFGW and the Jewish community campus on Montrose Road as well as advises Jewish community agencies on grant applications.  Maintains financial records of grant payments and reimbursements.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in related field preferred and a minimum 10 years law enforcement, corporate, government 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.
  • Develop 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.

 

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Travel may be requiredand 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.

APPLYING 

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.