Manager, Security & Emergency Management

Date: Sep 10, 2019

Job ID  10205  Department  Sec Serv Bus Continuity (10000016) 
Union Classification  Non Union  Type  Full Time - Salaried  
# of Openings  Job Location  Everett, Washington (US-WA) 
Closing Date  10/07/2019   Salary/Wage  $103,000.00 - $126,000.00 annually 


Job Definition

Responsible for District’s Physical Security, Emergency Management and Business Continuity programs.  Oversees and manages the development, implementation and update of the District’s security plans, policies, guidelines, and directives as they relate to the District’s physical facilities.  Manages employees engaged in physical and personnel security activities as they relate to District security.  Responsible for the development, update and compliance of appropriate assigned NERC CIP standards, policies, & procedures.  Oversees the development, implementation, and update the District’s Business Continuity Plans and District’s Emergency Preparedness programs.  Investigates security breaches and criminally related activities, acting as the District’s liaison with law enforcement agencies.

Distinguishing Characteristics


Essential Job Functions


Manages and evaluates the performance of assigned staff including providing coaching, positive recognition and discipline when appropriate.  Provides opportunity for employee development and training, ensures staff understands and complies with District Directives, safety rules and other related policies and procedures

Establishes performance expectations, work priorities, staff assignments and administrative procedures.  Evaluates staffing needs of the workgroup and makes staffing recommendations to the Sr. Manager.  Conducts interviews and makes staff selections to meet the Districts strategic plans and critical goals.

Responsible for the development and implementation of District’s security and emergency plans, policies, guidelines and directives.  Leads security program initiatives and projects consistent with District requirements and industry guidance.

Supports the Sr Mgr, Facilities, on all security, business continuity and emergency management matters, recommending best practices, proposed changes in policies, procedures, guidelines and directives. Ensures compliance with all appropriate state and federal laws.

Oversees the development, implementation, and update of District’s emergency preparedness plans, including conducting training and exercises to ensure the District is prepared to respond and recover from business interruptions and disasters.  Responsible for leading the District’s disaster response and business continuity efforts.

Manages and evaluates the Districts contracted Security Officers program. 

Oversees visitor control and access control for all facilities.

Maintains awareness of new developments and best practices in access control and physical security; evaluates and maintains detailed knowledge of system functionalities, reliability, and technology. Oversees the design, implementation, and maintenance of all technical physical security sub-systems.


Responsible for strategic planning efforts to protect District physical assets from damage or misuse.  Works with other departments to ensure compliance of asset protection and emergency planning into infrastructure management, systems, and capital project planning. Performs site inspections, reviews asset protection plans, and assess vulnerabilities. Stays abreast of Department of Homeland Security, NERC and other organization program requirements and potential impacts.


Oversees incident response planning, leads investigations and responses to security breaches, vandalism, thefts, fraud, threats against District assets or personnel, and irate customers.  Oversees incidents reported to law enforcement. 


Coordinates and establishes a good working relationship with state, federal, local agencies and others relating to security and protecting the Districts assets.  


Responsible for District NERC CIP standards compliance efforts by serving as a physical security standard lead and subject matter expert (SME).  Develops and ensures quality and timeliness of work product, compliance, and documentation.


Participates in emergency planning and security activities with other utilities for planning and responding to incidents and threats against the region’s electrical power system.

Conducts and/or participates in physical security audits and evaluations of District facilities as well as security compliance through self-assessments and physical security analyses.  Assesses vulnerabilities, risks and deficiencies and makes recommendations for security enhancements. 

Responsible for the ongoing employee physical security education/awareness program.  

Specialized Job Functions

Oversees physical security projects, including preparing scopes of work, technical specifications, and bid documents.  Oversees contract award process, including monitoring contractor project performance, coordination of engineering and labor resources, punch-list, and project closeout.

Other Job Functions

Leads and/or provides input on the development and administration of the security and emergency management budget.

Performs other duties as assigned.




Minimum Qualifications
Knowledge of:
• Corporate physical security practices.
• Risk and vulnerability management methodologies.
• Emergency management and business continuity theory, plan development, business impact assessments and exercise design.
• Project management, negotiation, relationship building/partnering, and conflict management/mediation.
• Coaching and supervisory practices and techniques.
• City, County, State and Federal emergency organizations and regulations.
• Computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets and data bases.
• Business concepts/theories/practices and cost-benefit analysis.
• Coaching, positive recognition, performance management and supervisory practices and techniques.
• Research and analysis techniques.
Ability to:
• Follow all applicable safety procedures.
• Communicate and work effectively with all levels of the organization, agencies and the public.
• Exercise discretion and sound judgment in dealing with sensitive law enforcement, human resource, and customer issues.
• Work with and manage sensitive, classified and confidential information.
• Perform security analysis and vulnerability assessments.
• Conduct discreet inquiries and investigations.
• Learn, interpret and apply District directives, policies and procedures.
• Change work priorities and operate effectively under stressful conditions.
• Analyze complex problems and develop effective solutions.
• Design and develop comprehensive training programs and materials.
• Use independent and discretionary judgment.
• Identify District priorities and implement them.
• Effectively manage and perform a variety of complex projects/tasks simultaneously.
• Interpret regulatory agency codes for the purpose of compliance and tracking.
  • •    Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, or related field OR equivalent combination of related education and experience, and
    •    Five (5) years progressively more responsible experience in a utility and/or security field with involvement in policy decisions and implementation of policy, including three (3) years project management experience and three (3) years in a lead or supervisory experience.
• Valid Washington State Driver License.
Preferred Qualifications

•    Experience with electrical utility compliance with NERC CIP standards
•    Direct experience and background working with intelligence and law enforcement agencies. 
•    ASIS certification as a Physical Security Professional (PSP) or Certified Protection Professional (CPP)

Working Conditions
• Duties are performed primarily in an office environment and require the repetitive use of a computer keyboard and mouse.
• May be exposed to work in field situations that include utility facilities with energized equipment and conductors.
• Field locations expose incumbent to varying weather conditions and uneven terrain.
• Travel to other utilities, conferences, and meetings are required.
• This job is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and requires immediate response after normal working hours.



Snohomish County P.U.D. #1 is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Women, Disabled and Veterans.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Everett

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