Security Technical Specialist

legal & protective services health & safety
Location: City of Brantford, ON
Type: full-time
Posted On: Sep 3, 2020
Closing Date: Sep 17, 2020
The Corporation of the City Of Brantford
CAO & Mayor’s Office
Security Technical Specialist
Job ID# 1095

Reporting to the Manager of Facilities Operation and Maintenance, the Security Technical Specialist is responsible for the development, implementation and management of the Corporate Security Program. The Security Technical Specialist responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • The implementation and operation of a Corporate CCTV system;
  • The standardization and implementation of security protocols, procedures and policies throughout the corporation;
  • The consolidation of and proper maintenance of all security and surveillance licenses, equipment, and data storage, including alarm systems, CCTV equipment, and associated software licensing;
  • Providing 24/7 support, guidance, leadership and management to security services providers, including but not limited to third-party Guard Services and third party intrusion monitoring service providers;
  • Planning, organizing and directing all Security Services activities across the Corporation;
  • Reviewing Service Level Agreements (SLAs) with the security contractor(s) to ensure proper compliance to the contract and excellent customer service to City departments;
  • Developing and providing enhanced security training for staff on security systems and crime prevention strategies;
  • Conducting enhanced corporate threat and risk assessments (TRA) and audits, including privacy impact assessments (PIA) and safety audits;
  • Advising on security measures throughout the city, including the implementation of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) strategies;
  • Liaising with community stakeholders such as the Brantford Police Services, post-secondary institutions, the Downtown Brantford Business Improvement Area Board, Brantford Public Library, and other stakeholders as required;
  • Developing enhanced safety and security strategies for all municipal buildings including 70 Dalhousie Street (new City Hall);
  • Incident management activities, including the reviewing daily security reports and taking appropriate action and/or follow-up to ensure incidents are properly dealt with, investigated and/or resolved to protect the company s best interests;
  • Maintenance of the facility emergency call out list;
  • The governance and oversight of the effective use and operation of the incident reporting software, card access control systems, intrusion systems and camera systems for all assigned City facility locations;
  • The development of Special Reports to Council regarding security needs and risks;
  • Responding to information requests from internal and external parties, including law enforcement; and
  • Assisting with the development of the Security Operating and Capital Budget and operating within allocated resources.
  • Successful completion of a diploma/degree in Law and Security Administration, Physical/Electronic Security, OR University degree in a related field such as Criminology, OR equivalent combination of post-secondary education, training and experience.
  • Five (5) years of progressive security, security technician, and/or facility management experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with Management and staff, internal alliances/partnerships; to foster amicable relationships with employee groups; to align departmental programs and services with corporate goals and objectives and to champion the mission and values of the City.
  • Ability to effectively deal with vendors, tenants, consultants, contractors, City departments, law enforcement, and the general public to establish cooperative working relationships.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills with the ability to write clear, concise and complete council reports and deliver presentations.
  • Experience with installation and maintenance of the following Facility Management and Security technologies would be an asset:
    • Card access control systems (Lenel, AMAG, Kantech)
    • Intrusion systems; (DSC,, Bosch)
    • CCTV and video management systems (Avigilon, Genetec, Pelco, Salient)
    • Security and incident management systems
  • Violent and Threat Intervention Training and Incident Management System training considered are considered an asset.
  • Manufacturer certifications (Kantech, DSC, Lenel, Pelco, Avigilon, AMAG) considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of smart building technologies and IoT (Internet of Things) would be an asset.
  • Valid Class G driver s license in good standing during the course of employment.
WAGE RANGE: $35.45 to $39.39 per hour (based on 35 hour a week) plus benefits
To apply on-line, please visit the City of Brantford website at  and click on Current Opportunities.
Closing date for applications: Thursday, September 17, 2020, at 4:30 p.m.
Information gathered relative to this position will only be used for candidate selection.
We thank each applicant for taking the time and effort to submit your resume, however, only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.
Our organization is committed to promoting the independence, dignity, integration, and equality of opportunity of persons with disabilities by ensuring the accessibility of our facilities and services. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process.  Applicants need to make their required accommodations known in advance.