The security director's most important responsibility is ensuring an organization's assets are secure and maintaining the safety of the staff and customers. These professionals are responsible for creation, review, and implementation of policies relating to the security department. They also oversee compliance with relevant local, state, and federal laws. The security director also works directly with their subordinates or fellow employees to build awareness and safety, such as through training programs.
This is largely an office position, and they are often assigned an office from which they perform the majority of their work. They often also travel to various locations on-site as work requires, such as to investigate a safety issue. An individual in this position generally works during regular business hours, although they are typically on-call for after-hours incidents or emergencies. The security director generally report to the executive officers, particularly the chief operations officer. Subordinates reporting to the security director include all security staff within the facility and other individuals as assigned.
The security director position typically requires a bachelor's degree and a minimum of 10 years of experience in related positions.
Security Director Tasks
- Train and manage the security staff.
- Establish and update security procedures and protocols.
- Plan, organize, coordinate, and direct security and safety supervisory and office employees in the performance of security functions.