Area Security Lead

at Paladin Security
Location Vancouver, Canada
Date Posted September 23, 2022
Category Trades & Services
Job Type Permanent


Area Security Lead


The Area Security Lead (ASL) is responsible for overseeing security operations in support of Integrated Protection Services (IPS) within a Healthcare Portfolio. This includes developing and maintaining security policy and procedures, developing and coordinating implementation strategies to support the program, evaluating the capacity of Paladin employees and client staff to respond effectively to security and fire safety emergencies, mentoring and coaching security staff, and working closely with IPS and other key stakeholders within the Health Authority.


Acts as the primary representative for Paladin Security within assigned portfolio, including but not limited to, directly liaising and working closely with IPS, Health Authority administration and management and other key stakeholders, both internal and external.
Assists in developing, implementing, maintaining and evaluating an overall security program within the portfolio, including Post Orders, Policy & Procedure Manuals, and OH&S programs.
Directly responsible for managing the security team within assigned portfolio, overseeing the selection, scheduling, training, coaching, mentoring and overall support for Site Managers, Site Supervisors, Shift Supervisors and Security Officers.
Assists in developing, implementing and maintaining security plans and elevated risk department evaluations.
Conducts risk assessments and provide recommendations for security and safety improvements.
Ensures site-based contractual obligations are fulfilled, including but not limited to, fulfilling all staffing requirements with a 100% shift fill rate, and overseeing a program of monthly inspection of fire extinguishers, testing of panic duress alarms, and education tracking.
Promotes awareness of security and fire safety to Health Authority staff by developing, delivering and supporting informational and educational programs, and participates in the review of evaluation of these programs. Supports Health Emergency Management with the fire safety program based on contractual standards.
Assists in preparation and management of the budget for assigned portfolio and responsible for managing margins.
Serves as a contact with Municipal police and other authorities for security-related matters, and may consult on behalf of Paladin IPS by attending meetings and serving on committees and working groups.
Provides after-hours support for Security Operations within the portfolio, including providing emergency response to sites.
Performs other duties as required.


Education and Experience

Successful applicant should have a minimum of 3 years security experience in a supervisory or managerial capacity, or a combination of experience and relevant education (preferably in a healthcare environment). Applicants must also have a valid BC Driver's License and a vehicle that will be used for work purposes. A diploma in Security Management, Criminology, Health Care Administration or related discipline would be considered an asset. Working knowledge of appropriate legislation and provincial/national standards on fire safety, building codes, security, and protection of privacy would also be an asset.

The successful applicant must have or be willing to become an active member with the International Association of Healthcare Security & Safety (IAHSS) and must have, or be willing to work towards obtaining their Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator (CHPA) designation.

Skills and Abilities

Lead, plan, organize, delegate and problem solve.
Proven ability to effectively supervise / manage people.
Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
Effective communication, both in writing and verbally, including delivering presentations to groups.
Function effectively in a highly dynamic environment.
Maintenance of professionalism in all situations.
Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.


Candidates must apply online through the Careers Centre at and will be asked to upload a resume and cover letter, which must be combined in a single MS Word or PDF document.

The posting will close on Thursday Sept 29, 2022

We thank all that apply, however only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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