Security Manager (Posting #374-23)

Scotch Plains, NJ
New Jersey Department of Children and Families

The Department of Children and Families, Office of Education seeks a qualified individual to fill the Security Manager position at the Office of Facilities and Support Services, Security and Safety Operations located in Trenton, NJ. This position may be eligible to work remotely for up to two days in a calendar week.



A Security Manager reports to the Director of Facilities, will act as the Chief Security/Safety Officer.

Responsibilities include:

  • Conduct risk/security assessments statewide for all DCF
  • Advise and consult with DCF Executive Management regarding security issues and
  • Research, develop and implement policies, procedures and protocols for staff safety in all DCF offices and maintain up-to-date procedures, policies and protocols for each DCF location. The Director of Security is responsible for training staff as well as ensuring the programs put in place remain relative, current, and comport with any applicable
  • Develop and recommend measures for assuring staff safety and
  • Plan and implement programs that promote a secure work
  • Complete security assessments at all DCF locations and assist with the development, implementation and oversight of Emergency Action Plans (EAPs), policies, and procedures to include site specific plans for each
  • Implement formation of crisis management teams for each office and establish team responsibilities/training.
  • Responsible for interacting with managers, supervisors, employees as well as law enforcement and other officials to ensure the offices are well prepared from a security perspective. Develop and maintain close working relationships with the State and local Police and Fire Departments, Humans Services Police and other local, state, and federal authorities as
  • Facilitate/function as regular liaison between all DCF office safety committees and local emergency services including Police, Fire, sheriff’s offices, etc. Ensure local police and fire units have copies of EAPs, floor plans and points of contact at
  • Identify any potential gaps (conduct gap analysis) hazards and remediation measures as
  • Increase safety awareness and coordinate training on safety
  • Function as the Point of Contact for managers regarding security
  • Coordinate assessments, surveys, and program evaluations to identify hazardous
  • Promote safe practices in the workplace and raise awareness relative to safety
  • Develops and maintains security incident reporting systems by maintaining records of security incidents, threats to staff, etc. and compile/submit reports on
  • Participates in the preparation of procedures, schedules, training outlines, manuals, guides, and materials for safety programs. Review current training for DCF employees and with the DCF Training Academy to develop and/or enhance security training.
  • Guides and supervises the implementation of such procedures by managerial and supervisory personnel.
  • Collaborates with management and supervisory personnel relating to the safety/security of all employees.
  • Increase security awareness at all levels within the organization.
  • Coordinate the training of personnel in areas of safety and security protocols and site evacuation plans.



EXPERIENCE: Minimum of five (5) years supervisory experience in a government or military law enforcement agency; demonstrated knowledge of security planning and law enforcement procedures and ability to work under adverse conditions.

A background in Emergency Response and FEMA training is preferred. A successful candidate will have demonstrated proficiency in communications, specifically with customer relations and incident reports, demonstrated ability to perform with little supervision, to remain calm and make rational decisions in crisis situations, and computer literacy.

SKILLS: A successful Security Manager will possess organization, communication, supervisory, problem- solving, analytical, and leadership skills. Since this position requires interaction with State and local law enforcement and other agencies, teamwork and collaborative abilities are also important to the position.

RESUME NOTE: Eligibility determinations will be based upon information presented on the resume only. Applicants who possess a degree from a college or university outside the United States must provide an evaluation of one’s transcripts from a recognized evaluation service at the time of submission by the above closing date. Failure to do so may result in your ineligibility.

LICENSE: Appointee will be required to possess a driver’s license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.

PUBLIC SERVICE LOAN FORGIVENESS: As a prospective employee of the State of New Jersey, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website at

SAME APPLICANTS: If you are applying under the NJ “SAME” program, your supporting documents (Schedule A or B letter), must be submitted along with your resume by the closing date indicated above. For more information on the SAME Program visit their Website at:, email: , or call CSC at (833) 691-0404.

RESIDENCY LAW: Please refer to the New Jersey Department of Children and Families’ website at

SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience.

TO APPLY: You must submit a cover letter and resume as a single PDF document, saving the file by your Last Name, First Name.

Please indicate in your cover letter the Posting # and where you found this job opportunity. Send the file to:

The Department of Children and Families is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to fostering a respectful and inclusive work environment which reflects the diversity of the state we serve.