Detroit Zoological Society
  • Park Safety Management
  • Royal Oak, MI, USA
  • Full-time

Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K benefits, generous PTO

The Assistant Manager of Security, under the supervision of the Security Manager, is responsible for planning and supervising the work of a group of employees and contractors engaged in security and safety activities.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists the Security Manager in decisions and interests by taking or recommending actions that effectively control or implement DZS policy.
  • Supervises Zoo and contracted employees.
  • Conducts investigations of accidents, and suggests preventive solutions.
  • Examines potential unsafe working conditions and orders corrective action.
  • Involved with activities of safety committee and provides safety training.
  • Performs safety inspections, and prepares reports.
  • Assists with the Development and administers organization's security programs to guard against theft, vandalism, violence, or other threats against the organization or its employees.
  • Oversees the training of all new and current Park Safety staff, and makes the determination if an officer is fit for duty.
  • Provides building and grounds security; secures buildings, and protects against theft, vandalism, inappropriate entry, fire hazards, acts of violence, etc.
  • Controls access to institutions, installations and facilities; checks identification, vehicles, packages, etc. Periodically inspects buildings grounds fences, gates and all other possible means of entrance and exit.
  • Enforces laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Manages and maintains up to date training records for all Park Safety staff.
  • Liaison with law enforcement and investigative efforts with local, state and/or federal agencies.
  • Conducts investigations into allegations of a variety of inappropriate activities, rules infractions or illegal actions as assigned by the Security Manager.
  • Responds and administers first-aid treatment to anyone in need.
  • Assesses situation and applies appropriate interventions to prevent or resolve crisis situations.
  • Delivers presentations, stand up training, or instruction to staff or management.
  • Assists in the set-up and cleanup of special events.
  • Regularly patrols the facility alone or with subordinate staff, interacts with guests, responds to calls for services, and conducts with daily security operations.
  • Supervises subordinate contracted personnel including: hiring, determining workload and delegating assignments, training, monitoring and evaluating performance, and initiating corrective or disciplinary actions.
  • As assigned, assist with a variety of special events, grounds tasks, mowing, weeding, general labor, snow removal, refuse and manure collection, and construction projects.
  • Such other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities



  • A bachelor degree from an accredited college or university, plus 4-5 years relevant experience, or equivalent combination of work and education.
  • Previous experience managing or supervising staff.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of burglar and Fire alarm systems.
  • Possess excellent written and oral communication.
  • Outstanding leadership ability; must lead by example.



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