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Security Analyst

Recruitment #190111-007310-001


Health, vision, dental, and life insurance; annual and sick leave; paid holidays; pension and tax-deferred compensation (457) plans; and more.

Nature Of Work

Tasks include oversight of the performance of the contracted building and event security contractor.  Includes designing client security programs, implementing and managing proper building and client security protocols that safeguard the building and surrounding property, developing and implementing standard operating procedures;  monitor, supervise and direct access control and camera systems, work closely with outside law enforcement agencies and homeland security personnel.   Acts as a liaison with TCC Leadership during Emergency Management scenarios.  Actively participates in the City of Tampa’s Risk Management Safety and Emergency Management Response Teams. 

Considerable initiative and independent judgement must be exercised in planning, organizing, and coordinating security systems and instituting changes and improvement therein.  Tact and courtesy must be exercised in contact with the public, particularly when resolving complaints or problems.  Employee in this class of work will have to work nights, weekends, and holidays and will be on call when off duty.   Operation of a motor vehicle and performance of outdoor work are also required.  Work is performed under direction and reviewed through conferences, reports submitted and results obtained.

Examples of Duties

Plans, assigns, schedules, supervises and reviews all security activities; patrols areas on foot to guard against fire, theft, vandalism and other disruptive or destructive acts; ensures that the Tampa Convention Center property including equipment and materials are secured;

Meets with show management clients, decorators, installers and disassemblers to design and propose customized event security plans alongside contracted security provider.   Acts as a liaison with local area law enforcement, the FBI, Homeland Security and Secret Service for high profile event activity as well as State of Florida authorities associated with security management methods.

Analyzes security needs and institutes or recommends, as appropriate, system changes, additional security and other modifications necessary to properly monitor and control building access.

Oversees the preparation of work schedules, work assignments and event instructions for contracted subordinate personnel. 

Receives, investigates and resolves or refers complaints regarding security functions from the public; explains rules and regulations to facility visitors as needed.

Conducts safety audits and makes recommendations as needed working closely with all TCC departments impacted as well as Risk Management for emergency response initiatives. 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Considerable knowledge of security procedures and responsibilities; rules and regulations associated with managing State of Florida Security contractor services and the proper protocols to follow for bag and weapon checks and the use of magnetometers.

Working knowledge of the City, its geography and the location of the Tampa Convention Center’s entire property.  

Oversees the requests of contracted security provider for proposals and procure services on behalf of the facility that include written specs, diagrams/drawings including meeting with vendors to achieve solutions.

Ability to plan, design, and review the work of contracted personnel; plan, organize, implement, and build relationships with clients that create repeat business opportunities.

Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; maintain records and prepare reports; operate a motor vehicle; establish and maintain effective working relationship with other employees, representative of other departments and the general public.

Reporting and records keeping procedures; computers and various software packages

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’ degree in Public Safety, Criminal Justice, Criminology or closely related field and five (5) years general security or law enforcement experience including six (6) months of supervisory or lead experience; or an associate's degree and seven (7) years of general security or law enforcement experience including six (6) months of supervisory or lead experience.

Experience managing complex fire alarms, security alarm/security access and control systems utilizing the Genetec platform preferred. 

Event management experience specific to a convention center organizational structure or similar preferred.

Possession of a valid State of Florida driver license and Class D Security License required. 


During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.