The Senior Specialist – Asset Protection (Applications) is a position within Facility Asset Protection responsible for managing district-wide physical and technical security applications, projects and systems. Position will lead, influence and inspire a highly regarded team of technically skilled security professionals.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Demonstrated experience in managing enterprise level electronic and physical security projects within a large, complex public or private sector environment. Comprehensive knowledge and experience in applying contemporary security risk management principles, practices, technologies and techniques. Documented experience in using standardized security risk assessment tools, and applying findings towards a business solution. Possess substantial knowledge of the latest security hardware and technology, ability to translate knowledge to support enterprise business strategies. Verified skills in administering and programming security-related applications to include enterprise level access, visitor and video management systems. Candidate must be able to act as a system power user. Demonstrated competency level in the ability to review and interpret architectural drawings, building plans and technical schematics. Proven ability to think strategically and develop complex business cases and effective project execution plans. Excellent project management skills, and proven ability to lead cross-functional project teams. Clear ability to work in a dynamic, fast paced environment in which there is an expectation to challenge paradigms, think expansively and leverage diverse resources. Ability to use appropriate methods and a flexible interpersonal style to help build a cohesive team; facilitating the completion of team goals by developing direction, structure, and commitment. Documented experience applying principles of Lean Six Sigma or other continuous improvement methods within the work environment. Possesses strong coalition-building skills capable of developing collaborative relationships with diverse external and internal cohorts. Able to utilize a matrix management platform to overcome challenges associated with complex organizational relationships. Possesses strong analytical, problem identification and resolution capabilities. Clear capacity to communicate verbally and in writing, effectively presenting ideas and providing plans, policies and procedures in a clear and concise manner to internal customers, team members and senior leadership. Able to consistently demonstrate a high degree of accountability, personal integrity and emotional maturity. Proven ability to effectively, continuously and discreetly work with confidential and potentially sensitive information. Demonstrated commitment to working with individuals from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.
REPORTS TO: O/M Manager - Facilities Asset Protection
SUPERVISES: Contracted Services.
MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT:
Must be able to use personal protective equipment and other public safety/security equipment as provided by the district. Position requires incumbent to possess a valid Florida driver’s license and proof of insurability at all times. Incumbent must maintain access to a motor vehicle (personal or agency) on a regular basis.
Describes physical conditions of this position.
Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated as Light Work.
At times may be required to climb stairs and ladders, move and/or climb over obstacles, run, lift heavy objects and work under conditions as required by the specific situation or emergency.
Physical activities of this position. Percent of a typical day involved in each applicable activity is noted.
70 Sitting: Resting with the body supported by the buttocks or thighs.
10 Standing: Assuming an upright position on the feet, particularly for sustained periods of time.
10 Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances.
5 Bending: Lowering the body forward from the waist.
5 Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
5 Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position through the use of the upper extremities and back muscles exerting up to 10 pounds of force.
80 Finger Dexterity: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm.
70 Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
90 Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which detailed or important spoken instructions must be conveyed accurately, loudly or quickly.
90 Hearing Acuity: The ability to perceive speech and other environmental sounds at normal loudness levels.
90 Visual Acuity: The power to see at a level which allows reading of numbers and text, operation of equipment, inspection of machines, etc.
Note: Will total more than 100 percent as several activities may be performed at one time.
Conditions the worker will be subject to in this position.
Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.
Duties will require the ability to respond to incidents after hours, and work extended hours on site, possibly under difficult and trying circumstances. Must maintain 24-hour availability via a wireless device capable of voice and data communications. The incumbent will be considered “essential personnel” subject to being called back to the office or a district location at all times.
Duties may expose individual to personal risks as they observe and report details relating to potential and actual hazards, incidents and/or emergencies. Position requires incumbents to work in all weather conditions, under extreme temperatures, around chemicals, chemical fumes, bio-hazards and electrical and mechanical hazards.
Position will be required to periodically work evening and weekend hours to ensure a presence during extracurricular activities, special events, town hall meetings and other activities as required by district-wide activity.
∗ Manifest a professional code of ethics and values.
∗ Respond to internal and external customers in a timely, accurate, courteous and empathic manner representing OCPS in a positive light.
∗ Model the routine, intentional and effective use of technology in daily work, including communications, organization and management tasks.
∗ Manage the design, installation, testing and maintenance of district physical and technical security applications, hardware and systems.
∗ Conduct facilities security assessments to determine the most effective application of electronic and physical security measures for the environment.
∗ Provide functional oversight for enterprise-wide security systems and technologies to include access management, public safety communications, security cameras, video management and visitor management.
∗ Oversee technical support services and FCC licensing for all emergency management, public safety and school operations radio communications devices and systems.
∗ Closely coordinate traditional key management with the Lock Shop, and support decision-making relative to the distribution of keys.
∗ Develop and implement standardized training programs for physical and technical security applications, hardware and systems to ensure end-users are competent in the appropriate use of each.
∗ Maintain technical documents, inventory lists, maintenance records and specifications for all physical and technical security applications, hardware and systems.
∗ Participate as a project team member and subject matter expert for all new building and facilities renovation projects working closely with project managers, stakeholders and vendors to ensure that all physical/technical security and radio communication elements are completed as scoped.
∗ Manage applicable security vendor service contracts ensuring compliance to terms, timeliness of project deliverables, quality assurance and meeting of all established outcomes.
∗ Conduct research in support of strategic security initiatives; participate in the development of project scopes of work and specifications; conduct fiscal analyses and develops project budgets and serves on selection committees.
∗ Within established district business practices, develop and manage working relationships with security hardware, systems and technology integrators and vendors.
∗ Work with scorecards and methodologies to monitor critical success factors, KPIs and measures that align with an enterprise risk management strategic vision and objectives.
∗ Represent the school district on various working groups and fosters positive relationships within those cohorts.
∗ Maintain close professional relationships with local counterparts. Participate in relevant professional associations to remain current on knowledge and skills.
∗ Lead program/service assessment, quality improvement and/or special study projects as assigned.
∗ Provide management support during critical incidents and emergent situations directly impacting the district.
∗ Assist in the overall administration and management of departmental budgets, personnel, programs, resources and strategic initiatives to ensure that priorities are established and satisfied.
∗ Contribute to the development of standards and practices that ensure the department’s position as a model school district safety and security agency.
∗ Follow the district’s policies and procedures as related to all HRMD guidelines and the district’s instructional initiatives.
∗ Follow the district’s policies and procedures as related to fixed assets.
∗ Develop leadership in subordinates.
∗ Responsible for keeping up to date on current technology being used by OCPS. With the support of the district, attend training to ensure skill level in various technologies is at the level required to perform in current position.
∗ Responsible for maintaining timely and accurate information and accountable for the quality of information maintained by those they supervise.
∗ Responsible for self-development and keeping up to date on current research, trends and best practices relevant to the area of responsibility.
Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.
* Essential Performance Responsibilities
Terms of Employment:
Non-bargaining Unit Compensation Plan, twelve months, 8.0 hours per day.
Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board's policy on evaluation of personnel.