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Job Post: Senior Security Coordinator

Jul 12, 20076 mins

JOB TITLE: SENIOR SECURITY COORDINATORLOCATION: BURBANK, CA JOB REQUISITION:3014 OVERVIEW  The Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) is accepting applications for a Senior Security Coordinator assigned to the Emergency Response and Security Unit (ERS) located in our Burbank office.  

This position will plan, organize, and direct the assessment of the emergency preparedness and security needs for the Supreme Court, Courts of Appeal, Administrative Office of the Courts, trial courts, and other judicial branch agencies within assigned work areas. In addition, he/she will regularly conduct facility security enhancements and recommend security enhancements, respond to threats, and coordinate all-hazards emergency preparedness programs.

 DEPARTMENT STATEMENTUnder the direction of the Executive Office, the ERS Unit is committed to ensuring the safety of all employees, court personnel, and public through a comprehensive emergency planning and security program that seeks to provide the highest level of protection for individuals, facilities, and property of the AOC and all California courts.  

The ERS Unit provides the AOC and all court facilities with a comprehensive emergency plan and provides ongoing support to ensure constant preparedness for any emergency.

In addition to emergency preparedness, the ERS Unit provides the AOC and all court facilities with continuous security support to include security assessments, detailed reports that provide recommendations for improved practices, coordinating threat investigations involving judicial officers and court staff, coordinating security standards with local sheriff and other security departments, and serving as a resource for ongoing security issues and concerns.

  RESPONSIBILITIES• Coordinate assessments of court and judicial branch security needs; • Coordinate and document threats to the courts, justices, and staff with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and other law enforcement agencies; • Coordinate security arrangements for special events, individual judges, judicial branch staff, and others as required; • Act as liaison on security matters between the judicial branch and the CHP, the Department of General Services, the Department of Justice, and local law enforcement and administrative agencies in Southern California; • Oversee statewide security inspection programs and ensure the timely completion of inspection reports; • Drives executive team members, collects and delivers personnel as required;• Respond to emergencies, coordinate court response to emergencies for the AOC and support court and or AOC personnel as required; • Conduct internal investigations as required under the direction of the Security Manager; • Provide lead direction, training, and work review; organizes and assigns work, sets priorities, and follows up to ensure coordination and completion of assigned work; and • Provide input into selection, evaluation, discipline, and other personnel matters.  QUALIFICATIONS Equivalent to possession of a bachelor’s degree, preferably in administration of justice, and five years of supervisory law enforcement or emergency services experience.  Additional directly related experience may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis.

The Senior Security Coordinator must be able to respond to security and medical emergencies, travel statewide approximately 45% of the time, and work evening and weekend hours as necessary.  Possession of a valid California driver’s license and certification in California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) is required.

In addition to the minimum qualifications listed above, the ideal candidate will possess the following desirable qualifications:

Demonstrated experience or expertise in: • Physical and personal security principles; • Security procedures, principles, and elements (locking systems, perimeter controls, etc.); • Facility security assessments; • Implementing facility security programs in either a government or corporate setting; and• Vendor negotiation and security contracts. Knowledge of: • First aid, CPR, and Automated External Defibrillators (AED);• Principles, practices, and techniques of law enforcement; • Court operations and procedures;• Basic supervisory principles and practices;• Investigative procedures and methods;• Firearm use, safety protocols, and use of force guidelines;• Operation of personal computers and the use of specified computer applications, such as word processing;• Principles and techniques of preparing effective oral presentation and written materials; and• Defensive driving techniques.Ability to: • Accurately and quickly analyze a situation and determine an effective course of action; • Work effectively in highly stressful situations; • Train security staff and serve as a mentor; • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work (i.e CHP, Sheriff’s Office, FBI, contract security guards, local law enforcement);• Use initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines;• Organize, prioritize, and coordinate multiple work activities and meet critical deadlines;• Evaluate and direct the security needs of California judicial branch agencies, act as advisor to trial courts as necessary; and• Use tact and discretion in dealing with those contacted in the course of the work. Licenses and Certificates:Current California POST certified; California driving license. HOW TO APPLYApplicants are encouraged to carefully read the minimum and desirable qualifications before applying.  To ensure earliest consideration of your application, please apply immediately, however, this position will remain open until filled.  This position requires the submission of our official application and response to the supplemental questions attached. To complete an online application, please visit our Web site at and search for Job Req-3014, Senior Security Coordinator.   

To obtain a printed application, please download a copy from our website under the Special Access and Application Help section OR visit:

 Administrative Office of the Courts 455 Golden Gate Avenue, 7th Floor San Francisco, California 94102-3688 415-865-4272 Telecommunications Device for the Deaf PAY AND BENEFITSSALARY RANGE: $5,890 – $7,159 per month (Starting salary will vary between $5,890 and $6,479 per month) Some highlights of our benefits package include: • Health/Dental/Vision benefits program • 13 paid holidays per calendar year • Choice of Annual Leave or Sick/Vacation Leave • 1 personal holiday per year • $110 transit pass subsidy per month • CalPERS Retirement Plan • 401(k) and 457 deferred compensation plans • Employee Assistance Program • Basic Life and AD&D Insurance • FlexElect Program • Long Term Care Program (employee paid/optional) • Group Legal Plan (employee paid/optional)

The Administrative Office of the Courts is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

A supplemental questionnaire follows this announcement.


This supplemental form is intended to provide more detailed information about your work experience and your answers will allow us to better assess your qualifications as they relate to the position.

1) Describe your experience with all-hazards emergency and disaster response.

2) Describe your experience conducting facility security assessments.

3) Describe your experience, if any, with NIMS.

4) Describe your experience developing and implementing security programs.