NATURE OF WORK
This is responsible supervisory and administrative work assisting in planning and organizing the security activities for the County's Port Everglades Department.
Work involves assisting in the development and implementation of long term strategies and plans for the enhancement of reduction of threat of terrorist attacks, narcotics interdiction programs, and the protection of assets of the cargo, cruise, and petroleum business at the Port.
Position incumbent also represents the Port in dealing with local law enforcement agencies and individual cargo, cruise, and petroleum Port users concerning ongoing business issues such as facility security, narcotics interdiction, alien smuggling, emergency preparedness and compliance with State, local and Federal statutes and regulations; and develops plans and programs with other Port staff to improve security measures and procedures within the Port in order to better utilize facilities and/or mitigate threats to the Port.
Position incumbent maintains relations with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, United States Coast Guard, United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, cruise, cargo, and petroleum industry groups active at Port Everglades, the Area Maritime Security Committee, and local Port Security Committee.
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.
Assists upper management and Contract Law Enforcement Agency in developing strategies, business plans and policies to maintain the security of cargo, cruise, and petroleum related Port business activities in a secure manner using industry specific knowledge.
Responds to emergency incidents within the Port when County assets are threatened or an incident has the potential to significantly impact the economic viability of the Port.
Insures all Port activities related to the protection of assets of the cargo, cruise and petroleum business are conducted in a manner consistent with the highest industry standards and in accordance with various local, state and federal regulations.
Meets with Port customers to solve their security related problems and improve security services.
Confers with cargo, cruise and petroleum groups and associations within Port Everglades to emphasize and improve security services and emergency management concerns.
Assists Contract Law Enforcement Agency in compiling reports (security breaches), develops studies and assessments concerning the law enforcement and security of the Port, as well as those concerning industry trends which affect the region.
Incumbent shall insure that security breaches are resolved in a timely manner so that Port assets are protected and the threat to public health, safety and welfare is minimized.
Works closely with law enforcement to review security reports concerning conditions at Port Everglades as related to crime, narcotics interdiction, cruise terminal security, and security activities.
Assists other Port and County staff in commercial and operational activities which interface with cargo, cruise, and petroleum businesses at Port Everglades.
Maintains liaison with local, federal and state regulatory personnel to review and discuss regional and state plans that might impact Port Everglades Security Plans.
Assists in the implementation of State and Federal Security Identification credentials.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of security services and law enforcement.
Thorough knowledge of all federal, state and local regulatory requirements applicable to security at the Port.
Knowledge of all industries at the port.
Ability to effectively express ideas, orally and in writing.
Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of BrowardCounty'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, age, gender, ethnicity, disability sexual orientation, marital status or political affiliation.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with major course work in business, public administration, security management, law enforcement or related field; four (4) 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; and at least three (3) years experience related to the management, regulatory requirements and physical security at a seaport or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.
Bargaining Unit: Unrepresented
FLSA Status: Exempt
Code of Ethics Certification: No
Class Spec Estab./ Revised: E10/03 R12/06