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Safety & Security Director

Safety & Security Director

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Opry Entertainment Group
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The Director of Safety and Security is responsible for ensuring the successful operation of the Safety and Security Department in an attentive, friendly, efficient and courteous manner, providing a safe and secure environment for guests and employees as well as protecting the physical property of the company.  This individual is expected to be a forward-looking strategic thinker and highly focused leader who is adept at appropriately managing technology, asset protection, threat management and related issues in an open-access environment that does not impede business flow and guest service.


  • Plan, organize, direct and evaluate the company’s safety and security program; to include - developing program goals and objectives, creating training, monitoring and assessing policies and procedures.
  • Perform oversight audits to detect existing or potential safety hazards and security-related vulnerabilities using observation and audits (including unannounced spot audits) to recommend corrective action options for property management and senior management.  Ensure corrective action is accomplished by tracking identified vulnerabilities and deficiencies.
  • Review, recommend and act upon federal, state and local safety regulations to ensure the company is compliant with local, state and OSHA regulations.
  • Develop and solidify relationships with various law enforcement agencies. Develop networks to gather and assimilate local threat and intelligence information, garner assistance with investigations and prosecution.  Work with local, state and federal agencies to ensure compliance with all applicable regulations.
  • Hire, train, schedule, monitor, coach and counsel Security personnel.
  • Manage the OEG safety and security budget, and review venue-specific safety and security budgets to ensure all corporate policies can be achieved.
  • Assist in the implementation and ongoing monitoring of the OEG risk management program, including participation as necessary in claims review meetings and assisting outside counsel in responding to and settling third party claims.
  • Track and investigate incidents and accidents; provide accurate and timely investigative reports to designated management. Review claims and recommend preventive safety measures for the improvement of the safety program. Conduct Security interviews or oversee these interviews as needed.
  • Create and maintain superb working relationships with venue management and security teams, HR, Public Relations and Legal so that all investigations, threats of violence and actual incidents of workplace violence and safety issues are managed appropriately. 
  • Review new projects, as well as coordinate all safety and security programs for construction projects to ensure compliance with all regulations to minimize work hazards and risks.
  • Establish consistent Security support 24/7, and ensure that alternate Security support is available when the need arises.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Sciences, Business or a related field, or equivalent experience required



  • Minimum of five years’ experience in public law enforcement, corporate security or large scale protective services required
  • Minimum of four years supervisory experience in a security/safety capacity required
  • Knowledge of ICS (Incident Command System), NFPA, OSHA and insurance laws and regulations experience required
  • Exemplary investigative report writing and business writing skills
  • Knowledge regarding proper use of alarms, surveillance and recording systems relative to internal investigations
  • Familiarity with Federal, State and Local laws and ordinances, including regulations pertaining to pre-employment screening and internal investigations



  • Valid Driver’s License and a satisfactory driving record may be required
  • May be required to obtain CPR certification within 90 days of start date
  • Must be registered in accordance with the state law (timeframe varies by state requirement)