Sunday , April 14 2024

Senate Vacancies – Assistant Sergeant at Arms for Security and Emergency Preparedness

Website United States Senate

Job Description:

This is highly responsible, executive level position leading a staff of professionals on matters involving the security of the United States Senate. The Assistant Sergeant at Arms (ASAA) for the Office of Security and Emergency Preparedness works on a wide variety of issues including threat assessment and response, intelligence coordination, physical security, emergency preparedness, continuity planning and campus access programs. Strategic planning ability is required as this position develops and approves plans and procedures implemented across the Senate

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides strategic advice to leadership and to directors and managers. Sets policies, tied to the SAA’s
  • Supervises a threat management team
  • Coordinates with USCP on safety and security issues impacting the Senate, and provides staff support for Capitol Police Board issues.
  • Strategic Plan, and manages the impact to stakeholders.
  • Participates in short and long-range planning efforts and capital improvement projects.
  • Ensures that the Senate is supported by a high-quality, highly motivated, professional workforce.
  • Ensures that USCP staff provides high quality, cost-effective solutions and services while working in partnership with Senate offices.
  • Supervise staff who are responsible for responding to emergency situations and who communicate with the community during emergencies to ensure communication and accountability.
  • Ensures cross training of staff, and succession planning for all managers.
  • Provides leadership, direction, development and support to a staff of approximately 200 employees who work in support of the Senate in the
  • U.S. Capitol. The work is performed mainly in person.
  • Directs the development, refinement and exercise of processes, procedures, and plans to ensure the safety and security of those who work in the U.S. Senate.
  • Ensures the organization provides timely and high-quality support to Senate Offices and Committees.
  • Provides needs assessments and recommendations to Senate offices related to physical security, continuity, and emergency preparedness.
  • Develops and oversees the budget for the Office of Security and Emergency Response

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to work with executive staff to define strategic plans and objectives.
  • Knowledge of the current principles and practices of public administration, including governmental budgeting and appropriations, procurement, contracting, personnel, and capital project management.
  • Proven ability to manage a budget and to provide accurate budget reporting on both projects and personnel to agency leadership.
  • Ability to analyze and review the efficiency and effectiveness of the Office of Security and Emergency
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with senior officials of the various government and non-government entities.
  • As the position requires the ability to respond to emergencies, the ability to lead in a crisis is a job requirement.
  • Knowledge of current principles and practices of personnel management, and organizational leadership.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Senate office and committee staff and with the United States Capitol Police.
  • Ability to supervise, plan, coordinate, assign, direct and evaluate the work of technical, professional, and managerial staff.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of effective management and supervisory practices and processes.
  • Preparedness and the support provided by USCP and to recommend necessary changes.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current principles and practices of security and/or police management and leadership, with particular expertise in continuity and business recovery operations, emergency management, physical security and personal protection.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.

Job Details:

Company: United States Senate

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Albany, NY, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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