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Emergency Operations Security Manager

Position Type:

  • Full Time
  • Staff


  • OH-Columbus

Franklin University has an opening for an Emergency Operations Security Manager who will be responsible for managing programs related to life safety, crisis response, emergency management planning, training and recovery consistent with industry standards, and Franklin University policies/procedures.  This position will report to the Executive Director of Safety and Security Services and while primary work hours will be 10:00 am-6:00 pm Monday through Friday, the position requires someone to be on call and able to respond 24/7.

Essential Functions/Primary Job Responsibilities include the following:

o    Managing, developing, updating, and reviewing policies and procedures related to Department of Safety and Security Services initiatives
o    Providing subject matter expertise and management in the recognition, and evaluation of risks and threats to University operations as identified in the University’s Crisis Management Plan
o    Managing and administering training programs related to University Safety and Security initiatives to University faculty, staff and students, (Emergency Management Guide, Personal Safety, etc.)
o    Managing oversight and coordination of life safety activities on behalf of the University
o    Fostering and supporting a safe and secure environment with the faculty, staff, and community partners at the University’s Suburban Locations
o    Managing and performing audits of facilities, emergency equipment and applicable crisis response resources to detect existing or potential safety and security hazards, determining corrective or preventative measures where indicated, and following up to ensure measures have been implemented. 
o    Gathering information through interviews, observation and electronic resources to initiate and manage Safety and Security related investigations, as directed by the Executive Director of Safety and Security Services
o    Reviewing and evaluating life safety or crisis management incident reports generated by the Lighthouse Services system and initiating investigation as directed by the Executive Director of Safety and Security Services
o    Managing and communicating emergency information to faculty, staff and students utilizing the Franklin Alerts mass notification system and/or Informacast telephone system
o    Managing planning and research activities related to Department of Safety and Security Services projects, as directed
o    Managing and coordinating regularly scheduled fire drills for all buildings at each University location, compiling and documenting information regarding each drill
o    Managing and coordinating regularly scheduled inspections and maintenance for fire extinguishers for all buildings at each University location, compiling and documenting information regarding the status. 
o    Managing and coordinating regularly scheduled inspections and maintenance for AED’s for all buildings at each University location, compiling and documenting information regarding the status. 
o    Identifying and managing partnerships with emergency management, law enforcement, and community stakeholders 
o    Managing and maintaining existing fire prevention and life safety programs and contributing to the creation and implementation of future initiatives
o    Becoming cross trained to perform physical security related activities to include access control procedures and video surveillance operations
o    Serving as a lead member of the Crisis Management Team and a key member of the Weather Response Team
o    Responding to alarms and emergencies in accordance with University policies and procedures, coordinating emergency situations, monitoring emergency activities and keeping appropriate personnel informed.

Supervisory Responsibilities 
o    Serves as a back up to the Security Manager for the Security Technicians

Weekly Work Hours
o    Primary work hours will be 10:00am – 6:00pm
o    On call status 24/7 – 365
o    May be scheduled to work 1 or 2 football games per year at our Urbana branch campus

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
•    Years and type of previous experience required 
o    Two years of progressively responsible experience in law enforcement, corporate/ university security or related field 
o    Knowledge of security technologies and integration (CCTV, access control, alarm systems, photo id system, mass notification)
o    Must have a valid Ohio Driver’s License
o    Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
o    Adept at interacting with the organization’s senior leadership
o    Ability to effectively communicate security related concepts to broad range of University stakeholders
o    Experience involving contracts and vendor negotiation
o    Strong operational knowledge of security and the criminal justice system
o    Familiarity with information technology processes and awareness of information security protocols

Preferred Skills and Characteristics:
o    Bachelor’s Degree
o    3 – 5 years’ experience in law enforcement, corporate security or related field
o    Prior experience writing policies and procedures related to emergency management
o    Previous experience working with NIMS and ICS is strongly preferred

Additional Notes:
•    Late night/weekend hours/extra hours
o    May include some second shift hours
o    Weekend duties at graduation ceremonies, special events, football games, etc.
•    Physical requirements
o    Walking, sitting, standing for long periods of time possible
o    Able to work in various climates
o    Must have normal voice, eye sight (correctable) and hearing capabilities
•    Travel
o    Some travel required
•    Pre-employment checks will include satisfactory
o    Background Check
o    Motor Vehicle Report

About Franklin University

Founded in 1902, Franklin University has built its reputation on removing barriers to higher education for ambitious adults who must balance their educational goals with other commitments. Accredited and nonprofit, Franklin has earned its long-standing reputation as an innovator in online education. The University offers applied, in-demand undergraduate, master’s and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals. From entrepreneurs to CEOs, more than 45,000 Franklin alumni can be found around the world contributing to the communities in which they live and work.

Franklin offers a competitive benefits package, incentive program and free parking. In addition, Franklin provides free undergraduate tuition for employees and immediate family members, graduate tuition assistance for full-time employees and immediate family members, and a discount on doctoral tuition for employees.

Franklin University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. Franklin does not discriminate on the basis of age, religion, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, immigration status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or familial status, disability, or veteran or military status.