Amalgamated Transit Union Training and Education Center, Inc., dba the Tommy Douglas Conference Center

Amalgamated Transit Union Training and Education Center, Inc.
dba the Tommy Douglas Conference Center

Director of Security

Based in Silver Spring, MD


Position Title: Director of Security
Department: Security
Reports To: General Manager
Supervisory Position: Yes
Full-Time or Part-Time: FT
Telecommuter Status: No
Collective Bargaining Unit: No
FLSA Status: Non Exempt

Located just minutes from Washington, D.C., the Amalgamated Transit Union Training and Education Center, Inc., dba the Tommy Douglas Conference Center (TDCC) sits on over 45 beautiful acres of lush grounds, offering a peaceful and serene setting to inspire creative meetings and the perfect place to hold your special event or celebration. Our mission is to provide a unique learning environment for unions and like-minded progressive organizations to gather, learn and strategize, while optimizing collaboration and camaraderie.

Job Summary (Essential Functions)
Plan and direct the TDCC's security operations to protect employees, guests and the TDCC's assets and property. Establish and implement security and emergency procedures; supervise security guards. Coordinates security surveillance of premises.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or related major and/or graduate of an accredited law enforcement academy preferred.
  • Security experience required including employment by a law enforcement agency or a private club or other hospitality organization.

Job Knowledge, Core Competencies and Expectations

  • Working knowledge of TDCC policies and guidelines as outlined in the TDCC employee handbook.
  • Attends to immediate needs of guests or staff in the case of accidents, injuries or health problems.
  • Safeguards the TDCC’s assets and property.
  • Knowledge of and ability to perform required role during emergency situations.

Job Tasks/Duties

  • Establishes and enforces security procedures for protection of members, guests, and employees and their property; recommends additional controls and procedural changes to other departments that will provide increased protection.
  • Exercises general supervision over parking lot operation by providing systematic patrols to assure protection of vehicles and property, controls access to parking lots and institutes traffic and parking procedures.
  • Directs the training of all security personnel in first aid, fire protection, traffic control, emergency and all other security procedures.
  • Ensures that adequate security staff is on duty as needed.
  • Directs the investigation of alleged crimes committed on premises; cooperates with law enforcement agencies in the investigation of crimes including the exchange of reports and information and by appearance in courts of law.
  • Collaborates with the human resources department regarding employment reference checks, and the preparation of reports related to accidents, insurance and employee processing.
  • Conducts confidential or special investigations as requested by the General Manager.
  • Coordinates removal of unauthorized vehicles from the property by towing company.
  • Interviews, hires, supervises, trains and evaluates security guards and other departmental personnel.
  • Arranges work schedules for security employees; approves overtime and vacation schedules; completes time cards.
  • Completes written reports of all complaints and violations.
  • Attends management meetings and training sessions; conducts staff meetings.
  • Reports maintenance, lighting, plumbing and electrical problems immediately.
  • Patrols the campus, adjacent buildings and tours the grounds periodically during work shifts.
  • Monitors parking areas and surrounding property.
  • Conducts routine safety inspections on a random and recurring basis.
  • Maintains positive and professional relationship with the local police, fire and emergency response providers and departments.
  • Completes other appropriate tasks as assigned by the General Manager and Executive Office.
  • Responsible for the overall development and management of all TDCC security/safety programs and services including security, health and safety, fire safety, emergency management, parking and access control.
  • Responsible for maintaining the safety and security of the entire TDCC of its guests, contractors, visitors and employees. Investigates and tracks all security incidents, issues and criminal activity.
  • Responsible for the management, hiring, training and scheduling of all TDCC security personnel in accordance with the current SEIU collective bargaining agreement.
  • Serving as a liaison to all outside first responder agencies and contact person for all contract security vendors.
  • Available during off-site, off-duty hours to handle any emergencies.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • Occasional sitting and lifting up to 10 pounds.
  • Use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools and controls.
  • Able to reach with arms and hands.
  • Able to cope with physical and mental stress.
  • Frequent bending, stooping, pulling, repetitive actions.
  • Continuous standing, walking, talking, hearing, smelling and seeing.

Salary will range from $75,000 to $85,000 depending on experience. TDCC provides medical, dental, vision and life insurance with no employee premiums; a 401(k) defined contribution plan with 4% employer matching; and paid vacation and sick leave.

Application Requirements:

  • Résumé
  • Cover Letter
  • Two references

To Apply:
Please send applications to Kristi Adams at: kadams@atu.org.
No telephone calls please.

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