Known as the Gateway to the Rockies, the City of Aurora lies on the eastern edge of the Denver-Aurora metropolitan area. The city boasts spectacular views of the Front Range spanning from Pikes Peak to Longs Peak. More than 386,000 residents and 10,000 businesses choose to call Aurora home, making it the third largest city in Colorado and the 54th largest in the United States.
The mission of the Public Works Department is to effectively promote and maintain a high level of economic welfare and quality of life in Aurora through the planning, design, construction, inspection, review, approval and maintenance of Aurora's transportation and drainage infrastructure. The Facilities Security Manager oversees and manages the facility security for all city-owned buildings and properties. This position is eligible for remote/hybrid work opportunities.
The ideal candidate must have a comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of maintaining safe, compliant facilities, as well as experience with assessing potential safety and security risk exposure. This key leader must have the ability to manage a variety of emergency and crisis situations, continuously research and identify “best practices” in facility safety, security, and crime prevention, stay current on the most up-to-date emergency technology, and develop training programs to ensure the safety and security of City facilities and employees.
Successful candidates must have exceptional communication, presentation, research, and analysis skills, along with strong interpersonal, decision-making, and managerial skills to effectively implement policies and procedures in the best interest of safety of the City. It is imperative that this new manager has the ability to lead and influence others without formal authority and make sound recommendations on complex matters to City leadership with tact and diplomacy.
Candidates shall have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Five (5) years’ experience as physical security manager, supervisor, or officer responsible for security assessment and policy compliance for public buildings and properties. Three years (3) of Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) evaluation experience preferred.