The Director of Security Operations will oversee all operational responsibilities of Weidner’s physical security systems for several hundred properties along with engineering designs and project management of new and remodel construction projects and upgrades. Areas of responsibilities include: video surveillance systems, gate and door access control systems, fire and intrusion alarm systems, fire detection systems, telephony systems, structured cabling, audio/video systems, distributed antenna systems (DAS), and wireless networks. This position will be responsible for:
Writing detailed Physical Security design specifications and standards.
Interpreting Blue Prints for the purpose of applying company design standards.
Drafting Scopes of Work, Project Bidding Packages and Project Budgets.
Completing the final Test and Acceptance of security systems.
Prequalify and work closely with Security Integrators and General Contractors.
Establish and implement effective, predictable and measurable procedures/processes for operations.
Work with supervisor and internal customers to establish, provide and agree on, clear goals, objectives, and performance delivery outcomes and timelines.
Designs, develops, and implements solutions for system installations, upgrades, repairs and system refreshes.
Builds and deploys training programs for all users of the physical security systems.
Coordinates and ensure timely delivery of daily system support requirements with various support teams.
Researches, develops, designs and tests a variety of equipment, components, products and systems with the goal of fully optimizing, standardizing, and leveraging our investments.
Directs the evaluation of state of the art security equipment standards, for both computer and physical systems.
Provides expertise regarding their use, recommends equipment, and adapts technologies as needed.
Work with law enforcement authorities to build relationships in overall physical security.
Strongly Preferred Industry Certifications: RCDD or commitment to obtain within six months of hire
Other Industry Certifications: NICET, CTS, CCNA, ITIL, PMP
Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Construction Management, or equivalent experience relevant to this position.
At least 7-10 years of experience in managing the operation and installation of multi-regional physical security systems and fire and life safety systems.
Experience in writing design specifications and standards, technical manuals and procedures, and developing and delivering training programs.
Must have working knowledge and experience with WAN/LAN Network topology
Proficiency in computer use and MS Office Suite including: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, AutoCad, and Project Management software.
Works on assignments that are moderately difficult, requiring judgment in resolving issues or in making recommendations.
Is able to effectively handle several concurrent activities and projects without reducing productivity or support for our properties.
Completes current work according to assigned priorities. Responds to changing demands and priorities; validates priorities with senior management.
Effectively utilizes all recommended support tools as needed in current job. Proficient with advanced features, facilities and functions of available tools.
Can identify and resolve common software and usage problems.
Strong interpersonal skills required.
Strong vendor management and negotiations skills and experience.
Excellent customer service skills with a genuine attitude of helping our associates.
Excellent written and verbal skills required.
Valid driver’s license and safe driving record.
Ability to travel 30-50% and potentially more as required.
Weidner Apartment Homes is a multifaceted real estate investment company that is an efficient low cost provider of quality rental homes and a creative developer of new housing. Weidner has been in the industry for over 34 years and has properties in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Texas, Washington and throughout Canada.