Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA at Securitas Security Services USA

Date Posted: 12/30/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Supports Branch Manager or Account Manager through project planning and coordination to meet commitments on time and within resource limitations. As authorized, determines requirements, establishes priorities and monitors service delivery. 

Distinguishing Characteristics: Performs a variety of management functions for assigned account or site(s); may be assigned a rank, as defined by client contract. Does not perform Security Officer duties except on a limited, relief or emergency basis. 

• The functions listed describe the business purpose of this job. Specific duties or tasks may vary and be documented separately. The employee might not be required to perform all functions listed. Additional duties may be assigned, and functions may be modified, according to business necessity. 
• All assigned duties or tasks are deemed to be part of the essential functions, unless such duties or tasks are unrelated to the functions listed, in which case they are deemed to be other (non-essential) functions. 
• Employees are held accountable for successful job performance. Job performance standards may be documented separately, and may include functions, objectives, duties or tasks not specifically listed herein. 
• In performing functions, duties or tasks, employees are required to know and follow safe work practices, and to be aware of company policies and procedures related to job safety, including safety rules and regulations. Employees are required to notify superiors upon becoming aware of unsafe working conditions. 
• All functions, duties or tasks are to be carried out in an honest, ethical and professional manner, and to be performed in conformance with applicable company policies and procedures. In the event of uncertainty or lack of knowledge of company policies and procedures, employees are required to request clarification or explanations from superiors or authorized company representatives. 
1. Supports management through project planning and coordination to meet commitments on time and within resource limitations; with client and management approval, determines requirements, establishes priorities and monitors progress. 
2. Evaluates project status and resource utilization; implements changes as needed; reviews status reports prepared by project personnel and modifies schedules or plans as required. 
3. Meets regularly with client representatives for status updates; addresses any actual or potential problems; assists in negotiation of client contracts; provides support during client service level changes; supports security planning, assessments and surveys; reviews and updates post orders. 
4. Assists management in the recruitment, selection, orientation, training, development and retention of high caliber staff; acts to ensure that each staff member is treated with dignity and respect; plans, assigns, and directs project-related work; coaches associates, and carries out disciplinary actions, as necessary; supports staff as appropriate in carrying out their respective responsibilities. 
5. Assists in development and administration of budget in relation to assigned account or site(s). 
6. Assists management in maintaining a positive, professional environment in full compliance with applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures; acts to ensure that staff members understand and comply with applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures. 
7. Within scope of client contract, project budget and assigned duties, authorizes appropriate expenditures including equipment, supplies, and vehicles; acts to ensure that vehicles are properly maintained and administers driver training; acts to ensure that there is an adequate inventory of uniforms, radios, and other supplies and equipment; maintains and submits payroll records and other associate and business information. 
8. Assists management in preparing and coordinating staffing schedules for account or site(s); acts to ensure that scheduling is handled effectively to meet client requirements while controlling labor costs; reviews Security Officer site reports to verify that post orders and client directions have been satisfactorily followed; personally inspects posts as part the evaluation of the security staff. 
9. Provides input to company initiatives; promptly assists in the resolution of legal, financial, human resources, and administrative issues. 
10. Performs tasks and duties of a similar nature and scope as required for assigned account or site(s). 

Additional qualifications may be specified and receive preference, depending upon the nature of the position. 

• Must be at least 18 years of age. 
• Must have a reliable means of communication (i.e., pager or phone). 
• Must have a reliable means of transportation (public or private). 
• Must have the legal right to work in the United States. 
• Must have the ability to speak, read, and write English. 
• Must have a High School Diploma or GED. 
• Must be willing to participate in the Company’s pre-employment screening process, including drug screen and background investigation.

 Education/Experience: Associate’s Degree and 1 year of responsible experience in the security industry and/or business management, or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential functions of the job, as determined by the company. Additional relevant experience can be substituted for the required education on the basis of one calendar year of experience for one academic year of education. 

Competencies (as demonstrated through experience, training, and/or testing): 
• If required for assigned account, must be able to meet and continue to meet any applicable state, county and municipal licensing requirements for Security Officers. 
• Must be able to meet and continue to meet requirements for specific skills, certifications or authorizations specified for the assigned account. 
• Understanding of security operations. 
• Knowledge of business administration and project management principles. 
• Ability to track and maintain schedule assignments. 
• Ability to maintain professional composure when dealing with unusual circumstances. 
• Use of personal computer and spreadsheet software. 
• Ability to synthesize business/financial data and develop solutions. 
• Planning, organizing and leadership skills. 
• Oral and written communications skills. 
• Strong customer service and service delivery orientation. 
• Ability to interact effectively at various social levels and across diverse cultures. 
• Ability to be an effective leader and member of project teams. 
• Ability to take initiative and achieve results. 
• Ability to carry out multiple assignments concurrently. 
• Ability to adapt to changes in the external environment and organization. 

WORKING CONDITIONS (Physical/Mental Demands): 
With or without reasonable accommodation, requires the physical and mental capacity to perform effectively all essential functions. In addition to other demands, the demands of the job include: 
• Maintaining composure in dealing with authorities, executives, clients, staff, and the public, occasionally under conditions of urgency and in pressure situations. 
• Must undergo and meet company standards for background and reference checks, controlled substance testing, and behavioral selection survey. 
• Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently. 
• Handling and being exposed to sensitive and confidential information. 
• May require regular use of vehicle and frequent travel in the performance of duties. 
• Regular talking and hearing. 
• Frequent lifting and/or moving up to 10 pounds and occasional lifting and/or moving up to 25 pounds. 
• Occasional walking, reaching with hands and arms, stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling. 
• Close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus. 
• Conducting oral presentations and group meetings. 
• Directing, motivating, training, coaching, and disciplining staff in a positive manner. 
• Reading and analyzing reports and financial data, including related computer usage. 
• Responding on an on-call basis to emergencies and incidents at all hours.