Allegis Group, Inc

  • Head of Global Security

    Job Locations US-MD-Hanover
    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Head of Global Security (HGS) serves as the corporate security lead for Allegis Group and will work with key stakeholders within Allegis Group and its Operating Companies to develop, direct and coordinate activities relating to the protection, safeguarding and security of company employees, contractors and invitees, as well as other company assets.  The HGS will be responsible for: advising, recommending and assisting in the formulation of security goals and objectives; designing, implementing and monitoring on-going security policies, procedures and programs; and establishing and accomplishing other security related goals and objectives; in each case, based upon prescribed priorities, within stated time periods, and with fiscal responsibility.


    Essential Functions:

    • Act as an advocate and primary liaison for the company’s security policies, initiatives and standards and communicates with the company’s senior executives as necessary to continue the transformation of the security culture across Allegis Group and its Operating Companies, creating an environment where security is recognized as a valuable enabler to business operations and initiatives.

    • Evaluate current policies, procedures, practices and precedents for accomplishing campus and field office security and other functions relative to security.

    • Assess, evaluate and manage third-party provider of security operations.

    • Develop and implement consistent, reasonable and actionable “best practices” for campus and field office security.

    • Partner with various corporate functions and Operating Company departments to address any potential security issues and develop security-related policies and programs within those functions and departments (e.g., travel, real estate, human resources).

    • Assist human resources and field support personnel to address and resolve security related personnel problems at corporate campus, in field offices and at client locations.

    • Responsible for security management of large-scale events and Travel Security.

    • Establish and chair risk working group to educate Operating Companies on required Allegis Group security activities, while developing proactive engagement practices.

    • Develop, recommend and implement alternative methods for security operations improvements.

    • Work directly with Allegis Group’s international offices and appropriate personnel (HR, Legal, Risk, Real Estate, Finance, Travel, Senior Leadership) to develop future global practices.

    • Prepare and manage annual budgets and reports, related to the security operations, resources (internal and external) and associated functions.

    • Develop preventative security programs, including the supervision of security personnel.

    • Perform audits of security related performance and conduct physical surveys of premise security, including security equipment.

    • Conduct, supervise and prepare reports relating to internal investigations of any losses or violations of Allegis Group security regulations, policies and procedures.

    • Develop, implement and manage security training.

    • Assist in preparation of emergency management and contingency planning.

    • Serve as Allegis Group’s liaison with public law enforcement, fire and other agencies as it relates to security at Allegis Group and Operating Company headquarters and field offices.

    • Perform other security-related activities as assigned.

    Supervisory or Management Responsibility:

    Responsible for managing a team of four individuals – a mix of internal employees and contractors.

    Budget Responsibility:

    Will have a budget for all security operations.  This budget will need to be put together by this individual -working with the Executive Director of the ECRM Department.  This budget will need to be managed throughout the given year.


    Minimum Education and/or Experience:

    • Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, law enforcement, security or a closely related field, or equivalent number of years of experience

    • Ph.D. or Master’s degree in criminal justice, law enforcement, security or a closely related field is a plus. Law enforcement experience desirable.

    • Global Security background is desirable and a minimum of 10-15 years of work experience, preferably in relevant U.S. Government agencies, military organizations, and/or private sector corporate security organizations.  Demonstrated supervisory experience within these roles.

    • Prior experience and involvement with the design of physical security aspects and electronic security systems deployment in facility renovation / expansion and new construction projects.


    • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation communication skills

    • Ability to successfully work on and contribute to large projects to ensure timely and effective completion

    • Must have superior interpersonal, customer service, and conflict resolution skills

    • Must be highly organized, ability to plan and assist in the execution of high-level strategies

    • Must possess consulting & leadership skills

    • Must have the ability to collaborate with and influence others

    • Must have the ability to interact with and present to all levels of the organization

    • Certified Protection Professional (CPP) by the American Society for Industrial Security is strongly preferred

    • Any professionally recognized certifications in the security related field

    Core Competencies:

    • Customer Service

    • Building Relationships

    • Business Knowledge / Organizational Acumen

    • Self-Motivation/Self Starter

    • Leading Self and Others


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