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Human Resources Division
115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 508
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

Class Code:N0826



This is advanced technical work in the enforcement of local, state, federal and international maritime security regulations and port security plan review work.

Position incumbent provides regulatory guidance to Tenants and users throughout the port. Conducts inspections of seaport property to assess compliance of standards pursuant to state and federal regulations. Assists in drafting all required security plans, assists in evaluating planned infrastructure to ensure regulatory compliance, and in the drafting of grant requests.

Assignments are received in the form of general verbal and written instructions. Work is performed independently with general supervision by an administrative superior. Performance is reviewed through conferences and written reports.


Enforces Port Everglades Security Plan, evaluates Facilities Security Plans, and all other security plans and policies required under local, state, federal laws and regulations and international treaties, conventions, and agreements.

Conducts inspections of seaport property to assess compliance of minimum standards pursuant to state and federal regulations.

Assist in developing security procedures and policies for Port Everglades contract law enforcement personnel. Provides and conducts training for contracted security personnel to ensure the consistent and proper enforcement of the procedures outlined in the above security plans and regulations.  Must be available  24/7 seven days a week to provide oversight and respond to security incidents and training issues.

Represents the Port at various meetings and activities involving security and law enforcement service and planning issues, and the development of local, state and federal regulatory issues.

Reads and evaluates regulatory requirements and translates them into workable policies and procedure, meeting the goals outlined in the requirement while considering operational needs.

Assists Port Everglades Tenants as appropriate in meeting established local, state and federal requirements. Liaises with the Broward Sheriff’s Office, United States Coast Guard (USCG), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and all other agencies regulating security within the port.

Performs related work as required.


Knowledge of local, state, federal and international regulations applicable to seaport security.

Considerable knowledge of all other applicable regulations, administrative and procedural requirements pertaining to area of responsibility.

Knowledge of seaport facilities and layout.

Ability to recognize deviations from regulatory requirements and from established policies and procedures; takes appropriate action when necessary.

Ability to interpret, explain, and provide training on maritime security regulations, rules and procedures to port tenants and users and contracted security personnel.

Ability to read and interpret building plans, site plans, development plans, aerials, and specifications relating to security regulation requirements and equipment installations.

Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, and to submit reports and maintain regulatory records.

Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.


Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with major course work in business, public administration, security management, law enforcement or related field; three (3) years experience in a law enforcement agency or security services, or combination thereof, which must have included experience in maritime security, anti-terrorism procedures, and protection of cargo assets.


Bargaining Unit:                    Unrepresented
FLSA Status:                         Exempt
Financial Disclosure Required
Class Spec Estab./ Revised:   E10/03    R7/11

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