Safety, Security & Emergency Coordinator

  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Mar 12, 2024
Full Time Emergency Management Public Health Public Safety

Job Description



General Description and Classification Standards:

The Safety and Security Coordinator is responsible for performing a variety of tasks for the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Emergency Preparedness. Duties include but are not limited to: Managing the activities involved in the design, preparation, delivery and needs assessment of safety and security training and development programs for assigned department(s). Provides administrative supervision and personnel management for protection of City personnel and property. Position may coordinate safety and security functions for a large group of employees.

Supervision Received and Exercised

The Safety and Security Coordinator receives supervision from the Safety and Security Manager. Project and technical direction may be provided to professional, technical, office support and other City staff.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. May perform other duties as assigned. Manages the activities involved in the design, preparation, delivery and needs assessment of safety and security training and development programs for the City of Atlanta. Establishes, implements, and maintains standard operating procedures and emergency plans for the City to meet required codes and regulations. Joins in partnership with department management to assess and implement security measures and safety training and programs based on risk analysis. Determines departmental needs related to security and safety training and develops methods for evaluation of all safety training. Develops and/or approves content, methods, and materials for training staff and may conduct courses. Conducts or assists with internal investigations. Creates operating plans, forecasts and reporting systems and manages the day-to-day operations. Provides input into policy and strategy. Manages inventory, equipment maintenance and other asset related functions. Participates in the execution of intrusion detection, monitoring, and vulnerability assessments.

Coordinates the installation, programming, troubleshooting, and repairing physical access control systems for various facilities throughout the City. Become a subject matter expert for the access control system and manage projects such enterprise physical and electronic security systems programming, access control data audits, integrator support, and technical support for project managers.

Select, train, schedule, coach, and direct security personnel in all aspects of safety policies and procedures.

Responsible for all training related to property emergency procedures and conducting bi-annual Fire Drills.

Work is performed indoors and outdoors. Exposure to outside elements. Day, evening graveyard, holiday, and/or weekend work required. Extended hours and irregular shifts may be required.

Decision Making

Applies organizational policies. May interpret organizational policies and recommend exceptions.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

This is a partial listing of necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job successfully. It is not an exhaustive list. Knowledge of related laws, safety requirements, and building operations for large multipurpose facilities; security, safety, occupational health and safety training methods, tools, and best practices; security awareness programs, security risk assessment and planning for crisis management; security standards, emergency protocols, and operations of security equipment and video integration systems; fire alarm systems (monitoring and reporting). Skilled in strong verbal, written and presentation skills; strong planning and organizational skills. Microsoft Office skills. Ability to write and communicate in an effective manner when reporting incidents; use interactive technology in instructional design of training courses.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience: Associates degree or two-year equivalent degree (Equivalent professional experience may be considered for substitution for the required degree on an exception basis).

Preferred Education & Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Life Safety Studies, Security Studies, Emergency/Disaster Management, Homeland Security, Public Safety, or a related area preferred; and
  • Three to Five years of experience in safety and/or security management; or
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience.

Licensure and Certifications:
  • Security-related certifications preferred (ex. CPP, PSP, APP)
  • Safety-related certifications preferred (ex. OSHA, ASSP Certificate programs)
  • BOMA education preferred (ex. RPA, FMA, Property Management 101)
  • National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Incident Command System (ICS) training:
    • Independent Study (IS) 100, 200, 700, 800; ICS 300, 400
  • Georgia Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) Emergency Manager Certification (within 1 year of employment)
  • Valid Driver’s License

Essential Capabilities and Work Environment:

Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; Expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; Exhibits good listening and comprehension; Keeps others adequately informed; Selects & uses appropriate communication methods. Displays courtesy and sensitivity; Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Meets commitments; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service. Responds to requests for service and assistance; Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Commits to doing the best job possible; Keeps commitments; Meets attendance and punctuality guidelines. Competent in required job skills & knowledge; Exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; Keeps abreast of current developments; Requires minimal supervision; Displays understanding of how job relates to others; Uses resources effectively. Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Displays commitment to excellence; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

Job Address

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