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Lead, Maritime Security Operations

Royal Caribbean Group

Royal Caribbean Group

Miami, FL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Journey with us! Combine your career goals and sense of adventure by joining our exciting team of employees. Royal Caribbean Group is pleased to offer a competitive compensation & benefits package, and excellent career development opportunities, each offering unique ways to explore the world.

This position will work onsite in our office in Miami, Florida.

Position Summary / Job Purpose:

The Lead, Maritime Security Operations is responsible for supporting and assisting the Manager with all shipboard and port security programs. This role involves providing guidance, training, and support to the shipboard teams on routine operational needs, regulatory and ISPS related requirements, and port terminal security matters, including administration of the security sections of the Safety Management System.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The major accountabilities include:

  • Lead and support the security program onboard RCG ships and in associated terminal facilities.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining ship security plans, equipment maintenance, turnaround reports, CCTV systems, locking plans, and all other security-related items.
  • Identify opportunities for improvement, challenges, and solutions within the security operation.
  • Attend and participate in meetings with security organizations, vendors, consultants, and government authorities (e.g. FBI, CBP, Homeland Security, DEA, USCG).
  • Develop an annual training shipboard visit program to train the shipboard teams, coach newly promoted personnel, conduct compliance verification, and follow up on external/internal audit findings and corrective actions.
  • Review and edit the Security section of the Safety Management System, including developing, revising, and updating Ship Security Plans, policies, processes, and procedures.
  • Assist in developing shipboard security related training.
  • Liaise with the Human Resources Department to provide thorough reviews and recommendations regarding the hiring and assigning of shipboard security staff.
  • Lead and support the shipboard scheduling and disposition plan working with HR schedulers to ensure PAR levels are completed and a solid succession structure is in place.
  • Participate in the development of long-range planning and objectives in the area of Security.
  • Support and assist with the development, planning, and implementation of security systems during new build projects, including Ship Security Assessment and Ship Security Plan.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of the Global Security recruiting program for all onboard security positions.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to perform any other job-related duties assigned by their supervisor or management.

Education, Experience, Knowledge & Skills:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Industrial Security, or equivalent experience, is required.
  • Preferred experience in the Aviation or Maritime industries.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are a must, with a preference for experience in multicultural environments with all levels of employees and management.
  • A minimum of three years of maritime operational security-related experience is preferred. Counterterrorism tactical experience in the maritime/aviation industries is an advantage.
  • Proficiency in reporting, data management, and tracking software such as Excel, Smartsheet, PowerPoint, Word, and SharePoint is required.
  • Ability to diplomatically communicate with leadership, shipboard, and shore-side employees to resolve problems and negotiate resolutions to challenging issues.
  • Proven organizational and time management skills.
  • Self-driven to continually improve and actively bridge gaps in knowledge to add more value to a particular project or setting.
  • Innovative and process-driven individual who thrives in a start-up atmosphere rather than maintaining an already built system.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strategic thinker.
  • Capable of working independently and within a team, regardless of the setting; must be self-driven and passionate.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple projects and priorities.
  • The position requires approximately 25% travel.

Working Conditions:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those requirements employees must meet to perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodations. While performing job functions the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, write, review and type reports, compile data, operate a pc, communicate, listen, and assess information.
  • The employee may move about the office complex, may travel to other office locations, and may lift, push, pull or move 10 -15 pounds. Visual requirements include distant, close and color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.

We know there is a lot to consider. As you go through the application process, our recruiters will be glad to provide guidance, and more relevant details to answer any additional questions. Thank you again for your interest in Royal Caribbean Group. We will hope to see you onboard soon!

It is the policy of the Company to ensure equal employment and promotion opportunity to qualified candidates without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, sexuality, gender identity or expression, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Royal Caribbean Group and each of its subsidiaries prohibit and will not tolerate discrimination or harassment.