Allied Universal

  • Security Chief/Fire Chief/Security Site Lead

    Job Locations US-AZ-Yuma | US-AZ-Yuma | US-AZ-Yuma
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    Category (Portal Searching)
  • Overview

    Allied Universal, a leading facility services company and the largest security force in North America with over 150,000 employees, provides unparalleled security services and solutions. With headquarters in Santa Ana, Calif., and Conshohocken, Pa., Allied Universal combines people and technology to deliver evolving, tailored solutions that allow our clients to focus on their core business. An unrelenting focus on clients’ success creates partnerships rooted in quality and value, and is supported by experience gained from being in business for over 50 years. Through our people and leading services, systems and solutions…Allied Universal is there for you.


    This position does require Security/Fire experience.


    Job Description

    The Security/Fire Chief is accountable for day-to-day operations of an assigned account, including hiring, training, disciplining and terminating staff. Build, improve and maintain relationships with clients and employees: develop & retain staff; coordinate needed support services and solve problems to effectively run the account.  Meet or exceed financial & operational goals; provide quality customer service.   Maintains or oversees maintenance of weekly operating schedules and completion of payroll for assigned security personnel.  Provides after-hour emergency response as required.


    Essential Functions

    • Supervise the day to day security operations of an assigned client site
    • Manage a team of security officers, site and/or shift supervisors including hiring/selection, scheduling, payroll, training, coaching, development and support
    • Ensure the client site is provided with high quality security services to protect people and property
    • Build, improve and maintain effective relationships with both client and employees
    • Coordinate necessary support services to effectively manage client site to meet or exceed financial and operational goals and provide quality customer service


    Additional Responsibilities

    • Responsible for supervision of fire prevention/protection and emergency response activities including Incipient Stage fire fighting personnel.
    • Reports to Security Chief.
    • Assures compliance with applicable General Motors Fire Prevention/ Protection Manual as well as National Fire Prevention/ Protection standards and regulations.
    • Interfaces with and provides technical fire prevention/ protection guidance to, management, appropriated General Motors personnel, regulatory agencies, including local and state fire authorities.
    • Remain current with engineering practices, procedures, and governmental regulations pertaining to fire prevention/ protection and emergency response planning.
    • Develops and implements site-specific, training programs for personnel in areas which may include fire suppression, systems maintenance and testing, fire prevention, hot work permits, and emergency response planning as required by Government regulations and General Motors Policies and procedures.
    • Ensures that pertinent training, inspection and maintenance records are in compliance with appropriate regulatory agencies and General Motors / policies and procedures.
    • Audits facilities for compliance with General Motors policies and procedures regarding fire prevention/ protection issues and ensures consistency.
    • May be responsible for purchase, with General Motors approval, of replacement fire equipment or supplies according to local General Motors procedures.
    • May be responsible for security duties in relation to the facility’s confined space permitting program and other safety related programs or committees. May be responsible for training relative to confined space entry and rescue, usage of self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and records associated with these activities, including fit testing of the SCBA.
    • Ensure compliance with the aspects of General Motors Labor Agreements.
    • Coordinates all fire equipment inspection/ certification activities on site with the Site Coordinator/ Manager of Fire Prevention and Protection, assures all records are maintained and in compliance with the required standards.
    • Institutes and is responsible for fire prevention and protection training for security personnel such as fire suppression systems maintenance and testing, fire prevention, hot works permits, confined space permits as required by Government regulations, as well as, General Motors Corporate and Site Specific training and monthly exercises that are fire and/ or safety related.
    • Institutes and is responsible for structural stage fire brigade training and fire and safety drills.
    • Maintains all fire prevention/ protection training and drill records for on site personnel.
    • Participates in Loss Prevention Survey and is the contact person for follow-up on the maintenance list and survey items.
    • Coordinates all impairments to fire protection systems and/or equipment to ensure that they are handled promptly and correctly. Assures all records are maintained and in compliance with required standards. 
    • Responds to all emergencies as outlined in local procedures.
    • Participates in pre-emergency planning and assists in the implementation of the emergency plans with both facilities and outside emergency organizations. Coordinates fire department visits to the facility.
    • Assures that all fire and related GRIT reports are completed and forwarded to the designated personnel. Identifies trends and ensures that appropriate corrective action is communicated and taken.  Completes and provides follow up as needed. 
    • Attends meetings with plant management, engineering, quality assurance personnel and others regarding general inquires from plant personnel to ensure proper fire prevention and protection requirements during new construction, planned renovations and demolition.
    • Insures Hot Works Permits are properly administered and maintained.
    • May supervise security staff in fire functions.
    • Makes recommendations on managerial methods in order to improve workflow, simplify reporting procedures or implement cost reductions.
    • Maintain data and records following General Motors Record Retention guidelines and requirements.
    • Carries out all duties in an honest ethical manner.
    • Reports to Site Security Management.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Minimum of a high school diploma or its equivalent. Any deviations from the minimum educational requirement must meet the approval of General Motors Global Security.   
    • Advanced fire prevention training preferred.
    • 2 years prior fire prevention/ protection experience or equivalent fire education required, four years preferred.
    • Previous supervisory experience preferred.
    • Ability to solve practical problems and carry out responsibilities under general supervision.
    • Ability to organize workload for effective implementation.
    • Strong analytical skills needed to analyze complex data and develop reasonable analysis, appropriate conclusions and/ or innovative solutions.
    • Demonstrates planning, organizational and project management skills.
    • Demonstrates verbal and written communication skills.
    • Strong managerial skills and the ability to assert oneself.
    • Ability to act in a decisive manner in emergency situations.
    • Ability to physically respond to all medical emergencies.
    • Ability to assist in facilitating progressive change.
    • Ability to interact effectively at all levels and across diverse cultures.
    • Ability to be an effective team member.
    • Strong General Motors, quality and results orientated.
    • Strong diplomacy skills and sensitivity protocol.
    • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and utilize sound judgment.
    • Working knowledge of card access, security and safety systems.
    • Demonstrated excellent computer ability (Microsoft programs).
    • Knowledge of multiple languages is beneficial but not required.
    • EMT Certification a Must



    Allied Universal provides unparalleled service, systems and solutions to the people and business of our communities, and is North America’s leading security services provider. With over 140,000 employees, Allied Universal delivers high-quality, tailored solutions, which allows clients to focus on their core business. For more information:


    We proudly support the Veteran Jobs Mission, a group of over 200 companies that have committed to collectively hiring a total of one million military veterans. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Allied Universal Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce.





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