SUMMARY The Director, Show Operations, Security and Safety is a member of the leadership team at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo with the responsibility to lead, develop, implement and administer comprehensive safety and security programs with an emphasis on best practices in community policing, de-escalation, crisis intervention and creating a welcoming environment for all staff, customers, and volunteers.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to the following:
•Responsible for coordinating security and safety strategies and protocols by developing and overseeing the following: oFacilities Emergency Medical Plan oEvacuation/ Relocation/ Lock-Down Plan oCrisis Communications Plan oSafety Awareness Campaign oOSHA Reporting and Recordkeeping
•Collaborate and develop a Business Continuity Plan.
•Manage all aspects and activities involved with Showtime event security and emergency preparedness.
•Monitor, evaluate, and approve methods and procedures for all service deliveries.
•Evaluate suspected security breaches and vet outside venders, groups or individuals for potential threats.
•Interface with all related parties associated with event security and safety. This will include all federal, state and local agencies including, but not limited to DHS, FBI, HCSO, HPD, Metro, HFD, SMG and other related parties for NRG Park operations.
•Assist in scheduling and training security staff and developing post orders or responsibilities and developing security and safety protocols.
•Coordinate, develop and review emergency plans for general Show operations and other Show-related events.
•Assist Show staff with development of committee specific emergency and security plans.
•Assist and/or develop and review security measures for public egress and ingress for pedestrians and vehicle access to the facility and our off-site locations. This includes Show credentials and other related security and safety items.
•Review and evaluate parking and transportation plans for potential security or safety issues.
•Interface during Show operations with security operations in all areas. Lead security briefings with internal Staff and other public safety entities. Provide direction to Staff in emergency response situations.
•Manage, develop, and monitor annual budget for Security and Safety programs. Purchasing/ordering of goods or services related to Security and Safety operations.
•Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all necessary law enforcement and life safety agencies. Interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies and laws.
•Develop and coordinate the Showtime annual threat assessment in coordination with other agencies.
•Stay abreast of all safety and security regulations and industry standards and make recommendations for procedure and program modifications, when necessary.
•Other duties as assigned.
Directly supervise one or more full time employees and temporary/seasonal employees. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; 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/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university is preferred. Requires four years of security experience in and outdoor facility, fair, festival, or sporting event. Must possess experience in the following areas to include operational characteristics; public facility security and safety; crowd management; pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations; investigative experience in law enforcement or criminal investigations; facility operations; ability to supervise and effectively direct medium to large staffs; proficient in written and oral communication and comfortable with public speaking and providing direction in emergency response situations. Ability to recognize potential security threats based on information from law enforcement agencies. Certification in National Incident Management System (NIMS) 100/200, 300/400, & 700/800. Certified Protection Professional certification is preferred. Heavy phone and interpersonal contact. Some travel may be required.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Requires proficiency in word processing and other software including Excel, Word and Outlook. Requires the ability to manage multiple tasks and shift of focus on a regular basis. Prior supervisory or management experience and negotiating skills preferred. Must possess the ability to interact with all levels of people, both within and outside of the organization, and demonstrate a high level of customer service skills. Must possess excellent organizational and communication skills, oral and written, and the ability to be flexible and productive in a fast-paced environment.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee may be required to sit, stand, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. During the Show, the employee may be required to frequently walk to various places on the grounds. The employee may be required to lift and/or move 25 or more pounds. Extended work hours required, especially during peak periods. The employee may be on feet for up to sixteen hours per day during set-up and the Show.
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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to dust, chemicals and animals at various times.
Please note that this job description is not a comprehensive task list and the ability to adapt and adjust efficiently is required in order to perform this job effectively. Duties and responsibilities may change at any time without notice.
Additional Salary Information: Based on experience
About Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is looking for candidates to apply for a new position at the show, Director of Security and Safety.