Job Information Assistant Chief of Security (GMG/SEG 1) Company InformationJob InformationDescription
Company Government of Jamaica
Contact Name Office of the Services Commission
Contact Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Job Type Full-time
Department Executive Agency
Posted 17-01-2022Job Status
Start Publishing 17-01-2022
Stop Publishing 25-01-2022
Applications are invited for the following post in the Post and Telecommunications Department: Assistant Chief of Security (GMG/SEG 1) – (Vacant), salary range $1,640,253 - $1,949,746 per annum and any allowance(s) attached to the post.
Assistant Chief of Security (GMG/SEG 1)
Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Security (COS) the Assistant Chief of Security is responsible for assisting with the overall objectives of the Security Unit, which is to protect the revenue and all other assets associated with the postal system.
The incumbent is also responsible for assisting with the Corporate/Physical Security functions of the Department, providing support for the overall Corporate Security Strategy and Security Architecture Development of the Department in Zone 2 (that is May Pen, Mandeville and Black River).
- Prepares Individual Work Plan in collaboration with Supervisor;
- Liaises with the Police, Customs, various Branches of State and Citizens, Parish Councils, Ministry of Health, Airport, Airlines and other relevant Agencies;
- Liaises with Internal Audit, Human Resource Management, Regional Inspectors and Postmasters on security and safety related matters;
- Conducts Security training to PTD Staff;
- Promotes the philosophy and practices of Postal Security;
- Keeps abreast with trends and best practices in Security Systems.
- Assists in conducting audits on Postal Security Systems and Procedures, and where there are inconsistencies, recommends movement to adjust or resolve them, if necessary;
- Assists with ensuring compliance of Postal Safety and Security processes and procedures;
- Advises on current technologies for the improvement of Postal Security and employees’ safety;
- Assists with designing and implementing safety systems and logistics for cash in transit;
- Assists with detecting and investigating security breaches, mail theft, fraudulent encashment of local postal orders, cheques, vouchers and burglaries;
- Assists with investigating complaints made by the public in respect to valuables stolen from their mail;
- Assists with the monitoring of the Electronic Security Systems and evaluates them to ensure their effectiveness;
- Assists with developing Security Policies and Procedures and ensures their implementation and administration;
- Assists with the initiation of the suspension or revocation of authorization of persons in breach of security rules;
- Conducts seminars to provide information on Security Policies and Procedures;
- Maintains records of Security Operations and Breaches;
- Assists with ensuring the safety and security of records, office buildings and equipment in case of natural disaster;
- Manages and monitors the Disaster Preparedness Programmes in the Zone 2;
- Conducts interviews for investigative purposes;
- Assists with conducting Threat and Risk Assessments on a regular basis and manages results;
- Assists with overseeing the process of embedding and removing of safes, maintenance and repairs of vaults and the cutting and repairing of specific keys and locking mechanisms;
- Carries out observation operations to detect irregularities;
- Responds to and addresses security and safety issues made by staff members and submits reports to the Chief of Security;
- Assists with the development of a Security Standard Operation Procedures Manual;
- Carries-out background checks of prospective employees;
- Attends Hearings of security breaches at the Departmental level and provides evidence;
- Conducts routine security and safety inspections;
- Collects, collates and safeguards information, data and evidence in all its various forms and disseminates to those authorized on a need to have, need to know basis;
- Proactively and reactively initiates investigations solely and/or co-operatively into breaches of, but not limited to, the State’s, Government’s and the Department’s various rules and regulations, FAA Act, illegal activities and misuse within the Nation’s Postal System.
- Attends Court Hearings;
- Performs any other related duties assigned.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Competencies
- Security Mechanism
- Security Architecture
- Occupational Safety and Health
- Universal Postal Union, Security Standards and Post Office Act (1941)
- Postal Industry and its operations
- Government/Department policies and procedures
- Incident handling and analysis skills
- Project Management skills
- Risk Management skills
- Good interpersonal skills
- Good oral and written communication skills
- Good planning and organizing skills
- Good problem-solving and decision-making skills
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
- Minimum Required Qualification and Experience
- First Degree in Management Studies, Business Administration or equivalent;
- Training in Security Management and Intelligence Methodology;
- Training in Criminal Justice/Police Science would be an asset;
- Six (6) years managerial experience in the Security, Investigation and Loss Prevention Industry.
Special Conditions Associated with the Job
- Extensive travelling islandwide;
- On call 24/7;
- High risk environment;
- Exposure to criminal activities with local, regional and international reach;
- The ability to use force in the pursuit and restraint of another person and to protect oneself and others from various threats and danger.
Applications accompanied by résumés should be submitted no later than Tuesday January 25, 2022 to:
Director, Human Resource Management and Development
Post and Telecommunications Department
6-10 South Camp Road
Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
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