This position is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing all aspects of the public safety, security, transportation, sheltering, and emergency preparedness programs for the MBCC. Develops, manages and maintains all life safety and prevention plans, including venue and event-specific plans in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and city laws. Oversees and is responsible for the management and administration of approximately 40 full and part time employees, involved in the securing of property from pre to post event and securing the MBCC 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Plans, develops, recommends and implements systems, equipment and training programs to provide for the safety and security of clients, visitors and staff. Responsible for coordinating with various divisions on the event planning, maintenance and enhancement of security and life safety systems. Ensures safety/security of staff and guests, protection of equipment and property, efficient management of MBCC's traffic and strategic management of transportation initiatives. Consults with and advises MBCC's management on security, safety and transportation matters. Evaluates security systems, equipment and operations of the facility. Works closely with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies and other coordinating agencies to ensure public safety and effective security protocols.
Extensive management level experience in the public safety and security areas. Understand, interpret, explain and apply federal, state and local laws and regulations governing the conduct that affect security operations. Evaluate, develop and implement management systems, policies and controls. Exercise sound and expert independent judgement within general policy guidelines. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the local government entities, clients and staff. Knowledge of modern security and safety procedures, policies, standard operating procedures and methods. Knowledge in planning and coordination of security and safety investigations. Knowledge of the principles and practices of management and supervision. Knowledge of the convention, meeting, special events, exhibition and trade show industry. Ability to define problems, collect data, establishes facts and draw valid conclusions, within seconds, if needed, during extreme emergency situations. Ability to demonstrate emotional stability during periods of tension and stress while carrying out assigned duties. Ability to recognize emergency situations and direct prompt and effective corrective measures. Ability to express ideas and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Possess excellent interpersonal, communication, written, customer service and problem-solving skills, in dealing with guests, clients, employees, contractors and external organizations. Is flexible and committed to excellence in customer service. Develop, augment, implement and maintain industry best practices, rules, policies and procedures.
About Miami Beach Convention Center
The Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC) is the centerpiece to Miami Beach's meetings and conventions industry. Re-imagined following a $620-million-dollar renovation, the expanded MBCC includes a new 60,000 square-foot Grand Ballroom, almost 500,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space, an expanded Grand Lobby, pre-function areas that are bathed in natural light, up to 84 breakout rooms, almost 2,100 miles of cabling to support all IT communications, $7.1 million dollars’ worth of art curated by the City of Miami Beach Art in Public Places program, a new six-acre public green space that can serve as incremental event space, and much, much more.