This position is based at our Miami Beach Convention Center. The newly re-defined Miami Beach Convention Center, often described as a “Center of Creative Collaboration,” will continue as a “Gateway to the Americas” by accommodating and attracting national and international events and conventions. The Center hosts national and international trade such as Art Basel Miami Beach and eMerge Americas. The renovated building, complete in 2018, feature nearly 500,000 feet of exhibit space, a brand new 60,000 square foot ballroom, and 81 meeting rooms comprising 190,000 square feet. You can learn more about our venue here: http://www.miamibeachconvention.com/
This position is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing all aspects of the public safety, security, transportation, sheltering, and emergency preparedness programs for the MBCC. Develops, manages and maintains all life safety and prevention plans, 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 approximately 40 full and part time employees, involved in the securing of property from pre to post event and securing the MBCC 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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 MBCC’s traffic and strategic management of transportation initiatives. Consults with and advises MBCC’s management 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 Public Safety Staff to include: Public Safety Manager, Public Safety Shift Supervisors, Public Safety Officers (full-time and part-time), Transportation Manager and Transportation Agents. 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:
Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice or related field and 6/10 years of experience at a management level; significant experience in public safety; established, extensive positive working relationships with all federal, state, and local law enforcement, public safety, and emergency medical personnel is highly desirable.
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 Public Safety Job. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the Director of Public Safety Job.
While performing the responsibilities of the Director of Public Safety Job, 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 Public Safety Job, these work environment characteristics are representative of the environment the Director of Public Safety will encounter. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the
Director of Public Safety.
The Director of Public Safety 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.
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