City and County of Denver Chief Security and Asset Protection Officer (CSO) - General Services in Denver, Colorado

Chief Security and Asset Protection Officer (CSO) - General Services



Chief Security and Asset Protection Officer (CSO) - General Services


$74,675.00 - $119,480.00 Annually


Denver, CO

Job Type

Unlimited Regular


General Services (GS)

Job Number



4/25/2018 11:59 PM Mountain

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About Us

The secret is out: Denver is the nation's top place to live, work, and play. Being the best place to live isn't easy; maintaining such a reputation means we need the best people working for the residents of Denver. People who want to make a difference; people who want to give back; people who want to be at the heart of this city and have a hand in creating our future. When you join us, you will employ your unique skills to do important and meaningful work critical to the success of both your organization and the city as a whole. Be a part of the city that you love. #WhereDenverWorks­­

The Department of General Services' mission is to provide quality and value-added supported services to all our customers, internal and external, which will result in improved levels of service and efficiency in Purchasing, Facilities Management, and Energy/Sustainability operations.

About Our Job

The Chief Security and Asset Protection Officer (CSO) is primarily responsible for the identification, development, implementation and management of all security functions in facilities managed and operated by the Department of General Services in the City and County of Denver.

Some of the duties and responsibilities:

  • Evaluates current policies, procedures and practices for facility security activities and functions

  • Designs, implements and monitors policies, procedures and practices including state-of-the-art technology solutions and innovative security management techniques for security operation improvement and preventive programs; prepares reports as needed

  • Convenes and oversees a Security Governance Committee to conduct a comprehensive review of security policies, procedures and practices

  • Identifies and resolves security related issues in a timely manner and reports resolutions as appropriate

  • Directs and coordinates activities relating to the protection, safeguarding and security of company assets, employees, invitees and others

  • Understands and complies with federal, state and local regulations and legal requirements; prepares reports as needed

  • Conducts financial report analysis to ensure security operation efficiency and quality control

  • Performs facility security vulnerability assessments, physical surveys of premise security and audits of security performance including security equipment condition

  • Conducts, supervises and prepares reports related to internal investigations of losses, security violations and loss and fraud prevention in conjunction with the Risk Management Office

  • Develops, implements and manages security training including annual active shooter training for all City Staff

  • Coordinates security efforts with representatives from the Denver Police Department, Denver Sheriff's Department, Denver Human Services, Office of Emergency Management, federal and state agencies, and Department of Waste Water and Department of Technical Services

  • Assists in preparation of emergency management, contingency planning and business continuity planning

  • Performs, arranges and supervises executive protection for assigned executives and elected officials

  • Manages the video command and dispatch center

  • Manages and oversees the continuity of operations plans for General Services

  • Manages a two party, multi-year, multimillion dollar security services contract for the City and County of Denver; directs and coordinates utilizing knowledge of established policies, procedures and practices

  • Develops and oversees programs involving armed agents at various facilities

  • Develops, implements and manages facility access control procedures, employee badge visibility protocols, procedures for issuing badges, limiting facility access process, visible visitor passes protocols, misuse of badge access protocols and enforcement management of visitor queues at high traffic facilities

  • Manages the be on the lookout (BOLO) protocols and notifications

  • Recommends and assists in the formulation of goals and objectives

  • Ensures goals and objectives are prioritized and accomplished on time and within budget

  • Exercises independent judgment in carrying out responsibilities and other activities as assigned

  • Other duties as assigned

About You

Our ideal candidate will possess the following preferred skills and experience

  • Expert knowledge of

  • Business and Facility Management

  • Emergency Planning and Management

  • Legal and Regulatory Security Requirements

  • Crowd Management

  • Security Principles and Practices

  • Certified Protection Professional (CPP®) certification or equivalent

  • 7-10 years direct experience in a high-level security role

  • Knowledge of security best practices, both physical and electronic

  • High level analytical skills, leadership experience and exceptional relationship management competencies to understand impact and sensitivity of security issues

  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization on the status of security and related issues

  • Ability to understand, interpret, analyze and develop consensus within an organizational climate of diverse operational activities and often-conflicting regulations imposed by agencies with regulatory jurisdiction

  • Demonstrated commitment to lead City Staff in education and training advancement

We realize that your time is valuable. So please do not apply unless you have the following minimum qualifications:

Education Requirement:

Baccalaureate Degree in a related field based on a specific position(s).

Experience Requirement:

Three years of experience at the type and level of an Administrator II in a specialized functional area.

Education/Experience Equivalency:

A combination of appropriate education and experience may be substituted for the minimum education and experience requirements.

Licensure and/or Certification:

By position, completion of a Career Service Authority supervisory training course prior to completion of the probationary period.

About Everything Else

Classification Title: We call this job a Chief Security and Asset Protection Officer (CSO). The official classification title is Administrator II CA2308.

Pre-employment Screening: An offer of employment is contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by law and City and County of Denver policies, including the successful completion of a background check. Candidates must pass a criminal background check and other verifications required for the position which may include, but are not limited to, employment and/or education verification, motor vehicle record check, drug test, and/or physical. The existence of a conviction does not automatically disqualify an individual from employment except where federal or state law or regulations prohibit employment of an individual with certain convictions. For more information about the selection and employment screening process, click here.

Probationary Period: This position may require the selected candidate to complete at least a six month probationary period prior to attaining career status with the City & County of Denver. For more information about the probationary period, click here.

The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

Recruiter: TS

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