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Director of Security

Location: Decatur, GA

Department: Academy of Scholars

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Student (High School)


The Director of Security maintains a safe and secure environment for students, staff and visitors by helping to develop, establish and enforce safety and security policies, access control procedures, accident prevention efforts, support risk management efforts, fire safety, emergency management, asset protection, parking and traffic control efforts.

Some of the responsibilities and expectations of the Director of Security include but are not limited to the following:

  • Determines and communicates security policies and procedures by studying organization operations and schedules
  • Establishes internal controls
  • Reports potential hazards to appropriate personnel
  • Creates and updates basic Standard Operating Procedures, safety and security manuals
  • Secures facilities, equipment, students and personnel
  • Maintaining records of fire and other emergency drills and conducting drills when appropriate
  • Conducts investigations as directed
  • Develop and implement new security policies, protocols and procedures as situations dictate
  • Must be flexible to work additional hours as needed, to include some weekends

Skills and Qualifications of the Director of Security include but are not limited to the following:

  • Must possess exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Ability to remember faces, names, vehicles, etc.
  • Observation and assessment skills
  • Great attention to details
  • Documentation and Reporting skills
  • Ability to recognize and coordinate safety and security needs   
  • Ability to handle pressure and the occasional irate person/people  
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to troubleshoot basic issues around the school in a variety of areas
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