This position is based at our Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. The Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas (KBHCCD) is one of the largest convention centers in the nation. Every year it welcomes over a million visitors attending major national and international conventions, meetings, concerts, athletic competitions, auto shows, and more. Located in the heart of downtown Dallas, the KBHCCD has been and continues to be a fixture in the Dallas skyline offering 1 million square feet of exhibit space, three ballrooms, 88 meeting rooms, 1,750-seat theater, and a 9,816-seat arena. The award-winning facility is connected to a 1,001-room hotel via skybridge and is adjacent to two Vertiport landing pads. You can learn more about our venue here: http://www.dallasconventioncenter.com/
This position is responsible for setting the strategic direction for the safety and security operations for the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center (KBHCC) in a manner consistent with best practices for large convention centers in major metropolitan areas. Develops, implements, and manages all aspects of the public safety, security, transportation, sheltering, and emergency preparedness programs. Determines the optimal division of responsibilities between facility, facility-contracted, and event-contracted resources. Works as a member of the Senior Management team to provide services in a manner that ensures a safe experience for all attendees, show managers, exhibitors, stakeholders, employees and the general public while recognizing the changing, complex and unique needs of our customers and events. Develops, manages and maintains all life safety and prevention plans and programs, including venue and event-specific plans in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and city laws. Oversees and is responsible for the management and administration of the facility’s full and part time safety and security employees and contracted security provider(s). Establishes and enforces requirements and standards for all event-contracted security providers. Manages initial facility response to any emergency or incident up to such point as specified in facility emergency operations plans. As required by plan or situation supports emergency first responders from local jurisdictions for large-scale incidents.
Plans, develops, recommends and implements systems, equipment and training programs to provide for the safety and security of clients, visitors and staff. Responsible for coordinating with various divisions on the event planning, maintenance and enhancement of security and life safety systems. Ensures safety/security of staff and guests, protection of equipment and property, efficient management of KBHCC’s traffic and strategic management of transportation initiatives. Consults with and advises KBHCC’s senior management team on security, safety and transportation matters. Evaluates security systems, equipment and operations of the facility. Works closely with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies and other coordinating agencies to ensure public safety and effective security protocols.
Spectra, an industry leader in sports, entertainment and venue management, is dedicated to recruiting and developing individuals with the skills, experience, desire, and values to contribute to the continued growth and success of our organization. Together, with our 250+ sports & entertainment venue partners, we transform events into experiences! These experiences create excitement, turn heads, and make memories. Come Join Us! You can learn more about Spectra at www.spectraexperiences.com/
Directly manages and supervises all Safety and Security Staff and contracted security providers. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with Spectra’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work appraising performance; rewarding; disciplining employees in conjunction with Human Resources; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
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 the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and be internet proficient.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Valid driver’s license required.
These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the Director of Safety and Security. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the Director of Safety and Security Job.
While performing the responsibilities of the Director of Safety and Security, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and use their hands and fingers, to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
This position will require a considerable amount of walking, climbing, stooping, and possibly heavy lifting.
This position requires work in both indoor and outdoor settings.
It also may be subjected to adverse condition, including physical contact from hostile individuals.
While performing the responsibilities of the Director of Safety and Security, these work environment characteristics are representative of the environment the Director of Safety and Security will encounter. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the Director of Safety and Security.
The Director of Safety and Security works both, in an office setting with minimal adverse exposure to environmental hazards, and in indoor and outdoor work settings with mild adverse exposure to environmental hazards. The incumbent must be able to climb stairs and ladders and walk long distances to access all areas of the facility. The noise level in the work environment is usually mild to loud.
This job description is subject to change.