Director, Safety and Security - Los Angeles Football Club (Los Angeles · CA)

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The Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) is an MLS soccer club serving the greater Los Angeles area. LAFC is dedicated to building a world-class soccer club that represents the diversity of Los Angeles and is committed to delivering an unrivaled experience for fans. LAFC’s ownership group is comprised of local leaders and innovators of industry with intellectual capital, financial prowess, operations expertise, and success in the fields of entertainment, sports, technology, and media. LAFC is invested in the world’s game and Los Angeles, constructing, and developing the 22,000 seat Banc of California Stadium and a top-flight training center on the campus of Cal-State Los Angeles.
The Director, Safety and Security is responsible for creating, developing, and implementing a comprehensive customer and event safety program for Banc of California Stadium. This position will oversee the Safety and Security department to ensure all LAFC facilities are consistently providing the soundest and best customer service experience.  The Director of Safety and Security is intricately involved in creating, updating, and delivering annual safety training to part time and full time employees for the Club. 
  •  Oversee all aspects of the Safety and Security department including but not limited to; development of comprehensive building operations and event security protocols, hiring practices, training and retention, shift schedules, daily venue activity schedule, video surveillance system, and incident report/documentation.
  • Oversee a 24-hour security operation for the Banc of California Stadium and LAFC Performance Center during both event and non-event hours of operation. 
  • Collaborate with local, state, and federal emergency services personnel such as Police, Fire, EMT’s, FBI, and Homeland Security as it relates to standard practices and emergency evacuation procedures.
  • Develop, forecasts, and oversees the Security Department’s annual budget and ensures the department stays within the budget while running operations efficiently.
  • Develop and distribute staffing estimates, including invoicing for all public and private events, in order to execute accordingly.
  • Responsible for assuring guest safety by developing, maintaining, and delivering current knowledge of safety and evacuation procedures to all stadium employees.
  • Create and execute the facility’s command center operation plan for event and non-event days.
  • Develop and deliver written documentation pertaining to safety and security plans for small, medium, and large events, as well as the normal day to day operations of the facility.
  • Remain up to date on issues regarding changes to technology and laws, ordinances, rules and /or procedures affecting the security/security industry to ensure compliance and the safety and security of staff, guests, and attendees.
  • Develop the Public Safety Policy Manual and ensure information is current and up to date.
  • Develop and execute policies and procedures that provide the highest level of guest service to and training programs to compliment said protocols. 
  • Respond to all escalated issues or emergency situations appropriately and in a timely manner.
  • Create a credential program for employees/vendors and an electronic access control system; including but not limited to employee badge and key card systems throughout the stadium and training facility.
  • Actively seek creative and cost-effective solutions in the Company’s overall operation as it relates to safety and security.
  • Identify specific security goals, objectives, and metrics consistent with company strategic plan.
  • Utilize and manage our on-site incident reporting system and storage of all after-action reports for all events and non-event related incidents.
  • Develop and execute an inventory, storage, and issuance program for specific venue assets. 
  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor
The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
  • Degree from an accredited College/University in Business Administration, Criminal Justice or related field, or equivalent experience in similar role required.
  • 5+ years of security management experience in a high-profile sports and entertainment venue required.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience working with local law enforcement, federal law enforcement and Homeland Security required.
  • Must have previous experience managing staffing for major events (attendance over 20,000) and developing and executing emergency evacuation plans for staff and guests.
  • Ability to work productively, and prioritize heavy work load, in an unstructured environment with frequent interruptions.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to conduct one’s self in a calm and professional demeanor when dealing with the public and/or difficult situations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently both verbal and written. 
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite programs (Excel, Word, Power Point, One Note, and Outlook).
  • Flexible schedule with the ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays required.
  • Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time with limited assistance. 
  • Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, unassisted.
  • Bilingual in Spanish is a plus. 
LAFC participates in the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program. Your answers will be kept confidential and will not impact your employment opportunity. The questionnaire takes less than three minutes to complete. You will receive a code at the end and will be asked to enter your questionnaire code during the application process.

LAFC strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
LAFC recruitment policies are designed to place the most highly qualified persons available in a timely and efficient manner. LAFC may pursue all avenues available, including promotion from within, employee referrals, outside advertising, employment agencies, Internet recruiting, job fairs, college recruiting and search firms.
Applicants for employment in the U.S. must possess work authorization, which does not require sponsorship by the employer for a visa.

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