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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 1575 - Campus Security Chief

Job Description

GRADE: 315

Under general direction, the Chief of Security performs work of considerable difficulty in coordinating and directing the security operations for County facilities and property.

Employee in this class develops and implements security operations policies and procedures in order to safeguard County employees, visitors, and property against harm or loss. An employee in this class spends a substantial amount of time supervising the work of subordinate personnel; general direction is received from the Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (OHSEM).

The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

• Leads and manages security operations
• Develops and implements policies, procedures, work orders and rules
• Establishes reporting and work routines for staff
• Assesses and recommends security presence needed within the County buildings
• Prepares staffing schedules
• Performs unscheduled inspections of security officers performance
• Develops and presents training and testing materials
• Recommends hires and promotions, directs and evaluates employment decisions for all assigned positions
• Reviews security incident reports
• Conducts campus investigations and takes appropriate action as necessary
• Gives recommendations for program and equipment needs
• Negotiates and administers security related contracts, including contract security officers
• Administers and maintains County-wide access control systems and digital video recording and network video recording systems
• Prepares estimates and reports
• Operates and maintains computer based security access and alarm systems
• Controls the authorization, issuance, and use of keys, badges and access cards
• Facilitates the processing, assembling and issuances of photo identification and access cards
• Maintains forms, supplies and equipment for security operations
• Assesses and coordinates security services for special events and department requests for assistance
• Works closely with the County’s Office of Homeland Security Emergency Management Department to support overall emergency management services
• Maintains relationships and access to local and federal law enforcement partners, information sharing portals
• Develops and maintains good working relationships with outside public safety stakeholders
• Maintains regular attendance and punctuality

• Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities as assigned; depending on assignment may maintain required emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications.
• Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
• The principles, methods, practices and techniques of security operations
• County facilities, infrastructure, target hazards, occupants and general functions
• Property patrolled and of the rules and regulations pertaining to admission and exit of persons
• Local public safety/traffic control ordinances and State fire code regulations
• Modern security access and alarm systems, radio communications, word processing and data base and department-specific software
• Department policies and procedures

Skill in:
• Planning, supervising, training and directing staff in security policies and practices
• Preparing written reports
• Use of good judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions
• Acting as a liaison with Department Heads and Elected Officials with security related activities
• Leading staff and the public and reacting quickly and calmly in emergencies
• Use a computer and standard Microsoft Office programs and applications

Ability to:
• Define problems, collect and analyze data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions and recommend solutions
• Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, staff, supervisor, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
• Monitor and evaluate employees
• Prioritize and assign work
• Manage division operations
• Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
• Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and
• Prepare and administer approved budgets
• Plan, organize, manage and evaluate the work of the division to ensure efficient, timely and cost-effective services
• Plan, analyze, and evaluate programs and services, operational needs, and fiscal constraints
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and division staff, other departments and others, such as vendors
• Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations
• Provide leadership to effectively resolve issues
• Engage and defuse crisis management situations
• Work effectively under stress
• Maintain confidentiality

Exercises supervision of personnel in related area of responsibility.

Associates degree in Criminal Justice and eight years of security experience in a multi-functional industrial, commercial or governmental facility of a progressively responsible nature, including five years of supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, climb stairs, and use hands and/or arms to lift, carry, push or move a maximum of 50 lbs.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work environment for this position frequently includes working in extreme outside weather conditions.

Must have at the time of hire and be able to maintain a valid Illinois Driver’s License and Firearm Ownership Identification (FOID) card