Specialist, Event Safety & Security with Atlanta Hawks & State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA

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Facility Operations/Event Staff: Security
At the Atlanta Hawks & State Farm Arena, our team is changing the game when it comes to creating a memorable fan experience. As an organization, we rock a bold attitude that focuses on teamwork, authenticity, & innovation. The fans are our passion, and their positive experiences are what propel us to create a world class sports & live entertainment environment. We recognize that to create a great experience for our fans, it starts with creating a great culture for our employees. We work hard and run fast, yet we take the time to appreciate the details in the work we do and celebrate our successes. At the end of the day, we are a sports & live entertainment group that strives to do things a little differently and do them well. It also doesn’t hurt that we hold the keys to a brand-new world-class arena (State Farm Arena), an amazing brand, an exciting basketball organization and a wide variety of live events.

Job Summary:
Provides direct support and supervision to Event Security Supervisors and Event Security Officers and is responsible for assisting the Manager, Event & Practice Facility, Safety and Security in implementing, maintaining, and updating security policies, programs, procedures and systems designed to protect all internal and external assets of State Farm Arena and the Atlanta Hawks. 


RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES:  
  • Serves as a Security Manager on Duty for 150 + events per year
  • Maintains Event Security Supervisors and Event Security Officers schedules and approves employee time records; ensures adequate coverage for all event shifts
  • Sources, hires and develop Event Security Supervisors and Event Security Officers to best support strategic goals while maintaining the highest level of industry standards applying to public safety and crowd control
  • Assigns, directs and trains staff regarding their assignments while monitoring and evaluating work performance; rewarding and disciplining employees by initiating positive feedback or taking corrective actions and/or disciplinary procedures if necessary 
  • Conduct briefings for each event to ensure that assigned officers are prepared for their assigned post and receive all necessary training and information  
  • Setting an example of proficiency and exemplary behavior for all Event Security Supervisors and Event Security Officers on your shift
  • Supervises assigned Event Security Supervisors and Event Security Officers and other staff in accordance with the Event Security Policy and Procedures Manual while addressing complaints and resolving any problems that arise
  • Ensure department briefing sheets, deployment sheets, reports, equipment inventory, preventative maintenance are accurately maintained for each event
  • Assists in the development of Security policies and procedures and training programs for all Event Security Supervisors and Event Security Officers
  • Responsible for being organized and having his/her staff prepared in all aspects of venue security, this must be flexible and available as needed to support the needs of each event
  • Establishes, cultivates and maintains effective relationships with management, peers, outside agencies and subordinates 
  • Assist with Emergency preparedness and instructs safety and security training classes for internal and external departments
  • Implementing department projects and other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS: 
  • 2-4 Year college degree required
  • Five (5) years of Security Supervisory experience in Security/Law Enforcement
  • Clear background check
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent time management and computer skill
  • Excellent knowledge of computer programs and software, such as Microsoft Office products
  • Effective and efficient leadership skills requiring tact, diplomacy and good judgment
  • Experience in personnel management and customer service
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends and holidays; as well as extended hours
  • Must be physically able to demonstrate proficiency with all security equipment, as well as obtain and keep current First Aid Certification and pass written tests related to security policies and procedures on an annual basis
  • Must be physically able to demonstrate proficiency with all security equipment, as well as obtain and keep current First Aid Certification and pass written tests related to security policies and procedures on an annual basis

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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  3. Yes/No: Have you ever worked in a related position at an event venue?

  4. Required: What is your annual salary requirement?

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