Mgr Safety & Security
JEA - Jacksonville, FL

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Brief Description

Responsible for the design, development, updating and leadership of the SJRPP/SJRCT safety and security program, including all safety/security policies, processes, and procedures. Develops, coordinates and implements policies and standards that establishes a secure and safe work environment in compliance with SJRPP, Florida Power & Light (FPL) and JEA policies and procedures, applicable federal, state and local regulations. Fulfills the function of facility security and safety officer. Administers the State of Florida Worker’s Compensation program.

Organizational and regulatory policies are often broadly stated and nonspecific, requiring a high degree of judgment, initiative and discretion to interpret their intent and provide guidance for organizational compliance.

Job requires advanced knowledge of industry best practices that supports safe working conditions and work behaviors with a clear understanding of security for personnel and physical assets. Regular contact with the management and craft personnel, and regulatory and law enforcement agencies representatives requires the ability to persuade, defend, negotiate or settle matters involving significant or controversial issues.

Detailed Description

  • Leads and directs the security and safety functions at the St. Johns River Power Park (SJRPP) and the St. Johns River Coal Terminal (SJRCT).

  • In-depth knowledge of safety and security principles; standards; codes and regulations; and acceptable work practices in the utility industry, sufficient to perform a broad range of technical and professional activities.

  • Coordinating fire prevention activities with local fire department authorities and coordinating fire drills and follow-up activities.

  • Plans & coordinates activities requiring the JEA Medical Facility; physicals, drug testing, vaccines, etc.

  • Conducts internal audits of Safety and Security plans & overall procedural knowledge via drills and table top exercises with contractors, plant craft and management.

  • Administers the State of Florida Workers’ Compensation program, including monitoring vendor activities and developing, implementing and maintaining a restrictive duty policy.

  • Develops security and safety training required to SJRPP/SJRCT leadership.

  • Plans, develops procedures, operations and maintenance processes for all Physical Security Systems and Security Guard Staff are in place and adhered. Serves as the Facility Security Officer (FSO) with local, state and federal law enforcement representatives.

  • Performs incident analysis and investigation relative to all incidents with advice and closure to all responsible functional management and supporting security management; has skill and ability to conduct and/or support sensitive investigations involving company personnel, assets and/or proprietary information.

  • Analyzing and evaluating potential risks relating to workplace theft, violence and sabotage and developing immediate crisis response including internal and external requirements. Developing and implementing comprehensive procedures for responding to threats, emergencies, or disasters in the workplace, including immediate analysis of the threat, evacuation plans, physical search, and notification of the authorities.

  • Ensures quarterly and annual inspections and training are preformed per the facility security plan (FSP) as required by law under 33CFR105 and Title 6 Domestic Security.

  • Ensures proper documentation is generated and properly maintained to support regulatory audits under 33CFR105 and Title 6 Domestic Security as required by law.

  • Maintains knowledge of complex industry trends, current security issues and security technology and update management on risk and threat that could impact company business.

  • Performs financial management tasks i.e. preparing budgets, approving expenditures for assigned work area(s).

  • Ensures effective coordination occurs within assigned work area(s) and with other work areas.

  • Coaches and develops subordinates within assigned area.

  • Must have strong management presentation and negotiation skills as well as proven experience in organizing and directing staff/team work and coordinating such activities to a successful conclusion.

  • Develops and maintains effective and efficient workflow and ongoing operations including process modifications to support management of assigned area and as required; communicates changes to management in other areas and/or those impacted.

  • Analyzes and reviews regulations and laws applicable to program assignment to ensure compliance with state and federal statutes.

  • Provides direction for resolving new and unusual problems and guides others in responding appropriately to unique situations and circumstances.


  • Leads Security, Safety staff in implementing job responsibilities.

  • Demonstrated expertise in safety and health services best practices.

  • In-depth knowledge of all health and safety practices, policies and guidelines.

  • Manages 2 Regular FTE’s.

  • Manages contractor work force of 10 to 20. Manages contract security guard force, including operational procedures, staff planning, deployment, and event and incident response and investigations.

  • Manages annual O&M budget of approx $1.0 million; as required manages capital budget of $100k to $5.0 million.


  • Facility Security Officer as required by Marine Transportation Security Administration interacts with US Coast Guard Federal Protection Agency, FDLE and JSO.

  • Site Security Officer relating to Critical Infrastructure Protection and Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards interact with Department of Homeland Security, FBI, Federal Protection Agency, FDLE and JSO.

  • Site Safety Officer relating to OSHA and EPA safety issue and interacts with federal, state and local regulatory agencies and first responders.

  • Employer Representative Worker Compensation for Administrative Proceedings interacts with Administrative Judge, attorney and 3rd Party Administrator.

Job Requirements


A valid driver's license is required prior to employment and must be maintained during employment in this classification.

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in related field. Advanced degree preferred.

  • Professional certification in Safety, Training, Industrial Hygienic, or related field desired.

  • Experience: Five or more years -successful safety and security experience with demonstrated results.

Additional Details

JEA is an equal opportunity and equal access employer that provides a safe, drug-free environment for its workers. Under F.S. 295, preference in appointment will be given to eligible veterans and eligible spouses. Veterans' preference in perpetuity: A person eligible for veterans' preference in appointment (defined by s. 295.07, FS) does not forfeit employment preference eligibility once that veteran or eligible spouse of the veteran has been employed by a state agency or any political subdivision of this state. Effective July 1, 2007, Florida law restores veterans' preference in employment for all categories of protected individuals previously employed by a state agency or any political subdivision of this state.

How To Apply

To be considered for this job opportunity, you must apply online at . You must provide all required documents (e.g. High school diploma, GED equivalent, college transcripts, training documents, copies of professional licenses, DD214, etc) by attaching the documents to your electronic application by 11:59pm Tuesday January 22, 2012. You can also fax your documents to 904-665-6192. Be sure to include a cover page with your name, date, and the position that you are applying for. If you do not submit required documentation prior to the close date for each position that you are applying for, you will not be considered.

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