Court Security Coordinator
City of Mesa, AZ - Mesa, AZ

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The Court Security Coordinator is a civilian classification that has been designated as a non-classified, non-merit system, at-will position.

The Court Security Coordinator is responsible for ensuring the safety and security of the occupants of the Mesa Municipal Court as well as the occupants of the Mesa City Plaza Building, and the actual facilities themselves; acting as a Municipal Security Officer as necessary; developing and implementing security and emergency preparedness programs, policies, plans, training, and drills; investigating, documenting, and following up on security issues or incidents; serving as a security subject matter expert and advisor to the Presiding City Magistrate, the Court Administrator, and the Court Security Committee; and serving as a security liaison for the Court with the Police Department, Fire Department, Arizona Supreme Court, National Center for State Courts, Federal Homeland Security, and related agencies. This class performs related duties as required.

This position primarily supports the Court security efforts, supervises the Municipal Security Shift Supervisor, functionally reports to the Presiding City Magistrate and the Court Administrator, and directly reports to a Police Lieutenant in the Police Department. The Court Security Coordinator may perform all of the duties of the Municipal Security Shift Supervisor and Municipal Security Officer classifications as needed but is distinguished from these classifications by the managerial responsibilities. While this is a civilian classification, the incumbent may carry a weapon, and is required to use appropriate safety equipment and procedures in performing assignments. The public contact component of the work requires exercising initiative, tact, and good judgment in resolving security issues. Duties are performed under guidelines set forth by department regulations and appropriate City ordinances. This class is FLSA exempt - administrative.

Qualifications & Requirements:
Minimum Qualification(s) Required. Any combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Public or Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Industrial Security or closely related field. Extensive (5+ years) professional security management experience. Special Requirement(s). Must possess a valid Arizona Driver’s License by hire date. Because of the confidential, sensitive nature of the information handled, successful completion of a background investigation and polygraph is required. Candidates given a conditional job offer will be required to pass a psychological evaluation. May be required to complete and maintain firearms qualifications. Substance Abuse Testing. Due to the safety and/or security sensitive nature of this classification, individuals shall be subject to pre-employment or pre-placement alcohol, drug and/or controlled substance testing as outlined in City policy and procedures. Preferred/Desirable Qualification(s). Court security management experience and graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's Degree in Public or Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Industrial Security or closely related field are highly desirable.

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