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Expired Vacancy
Security Supervisor

   Location: New York
   Salary: On application
Experience: Mid-Level
Deadline: 10 April 2018

Please note that this vacancy has expired and you can no longer apply.


The Company

Christie’s, the world’s largest Art Business, is an incredibly exciting & enriching place to start or continue your career. Whether you work within one of our Specialist Art Departments or in our more Operational focused teams we are all working together with one common goal in mind: to continue the success of this 250 year old company, steeped in history, bringing constant innovation whilst not forgetting our age old values; Passionate Expertise, Exceptional Client Service, Teamwork, Integrity, Business Judgement & Innovation. . Colleagues across all departments are truly passionate about what they do and it is constantly inspiring to work with industry leaders across all segments of the business.

The Role

Supervise a team of security officers whose function is to protect property from theft or damage as well as persons from hazards or interference

Specific duties & responsibilities will include but are not limited to

  • Create a daily break schedule for the security staff
  • Conduct daily tours to check for building irregularities, fire hazards, as well as inspect protection devices and fire control equipment
  • Conduct a daily inspection of the security staff ensuring uniform compliance, knowledge of daily events/views, knowledge of sensitive areas to be monitored, and appropriate patrolling techniques
  • Investigate and take appropriate action to any incidents or suspicious behavior that has been reported to the control room
  • Investigate all building alarms and/or hazardous conditions
  • Direct daily the control room operators regarding areas of the building that should be monitored via CCTV
  • Monitor and respond to email communications requesting security escorts. Schedule a security officer appropriately
  • Monitor and schedule appropriate coverage for all special events taking place during regular viewing and/or after hours
  • Create weekly schedule providing appropriate 24/7 coverage
  • Request appropriate number of contract security officers
  • Mentor security officers in areas that require improvement
  • Collaborate with the security vendor’s account manager assigned to Christie’s. Christie’s security supervisors are responsible for operational aspects when working with security guards supplied by the vendor (assigning posts, providing instructional assistance, scheduling, while working with the account manager). The vendor’s account manager is responsible for scheduling guards for normal operating days and for special events, personnel issues regarding security guards assigned to the Christie’s account, hiring of vendor guards.
  • Supervisors will supervise all contract guards
  • When there are exhibits throughout 20 Rock, Supervisors will spend most of their work days out of their office space and “on the floors” of the galleries, Woods Room, Christie Room, Mansion room
  • Supervisors will conduct patrols throughout all galleries, take corrective action relating to contract security personnel whenever necessary and counseling contract guards pertaining to all security operational issues
  • Supervisors will be assigned designated areas of responsibilities during special events taking place within Christie’s and will be held accountable for the actions/inactions or any wrong-doing by the contract security personnel
  • Supervisors will handle any and all security issues while on patrol or assigned to a designated area
  • Whenever there are exhibits in 20 Rock, Supervisors will take positions no later than 4:30pm by, and inside all galleries and rooms mentioned above to ensure the contract guards do not vacate their positions and responsibilities prior to being released/informed by the Supervisors that they may leave
    Supervisors handle all security operational issues
  • Account Managers assigned to Christie’s by the contracted security vendor are responsible for ensuring that the contract security vendor has provided sufficient, experienced, trained, and professional personnel to the Christie’s account
  • The Account Manager will work collaboratively with the Supervisors in scheduling contract security personnel for daily and special events that might be taking within Christie’s
  • Supervisors will pass along to the Account Manager, or direct the contract security guards to that person, complaints made regarding pay, time off, tours, change of posts or personal issues. Those issues fall to the responsibility of the Account Manager.
  • Supervisors will read their emails and check their voice messages from the office and company issued cell phones and respond to both in a quick and professional manner.

The Candidate

  • College experience from an accredited school. Preferred College degree
  • NYS Security Guard License
  • Fire/Safety Guard License preferred
  • Related work experience
  • Proficient in the use of C-Cure, CIP, Send Word Now E-mail, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Excel, Word Processing and Presentation software (Microsoft Office preferred).
  • Ability to read, interpret, and respond to emails in a timely fashion; write routine reports and correspondence
  • Clear and effective communication in spoken and written English
  • Superior client service skills
  • Ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational skills, multi-tasking skills, and time management ability

The Benefits

  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision care plans for employees and dependents (Generally Christie’s pays 80% of total premiums)
  • 401k Savings Plan – Christie’s matches dollar for dollar on the first 5% an employee elects to contribute
  • Life Insurance – 3x base salary up to $400k (100% paid by Christie’s)
  • Disability Insurance (100% paid by Christie’s)
  • Generous time-off and leave policies; including 6 weeks paid Parental/Child Bonding Leave
    • Robust Wellness Program
    • Onsite weekly yoga class
  • Discounted or subsidized Gym Memberships to Equinox, NYSC & NYHRC

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