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Assistant Director, Team Security

Sacramento Kings

Apply by 7/31/2024

Posted 2 months ago



Sacramento, CA, USA

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Job Description

The Assistant Director, Team Security will be responsible for directing and implementing all aspects of the safety and security programs of the Sacramento Kings NBA basketball team. This position will report to the Director, Team Security.

Key Responsibilities Area (KRA’s):

  • Responsible for the management and oversight of the team security operations, for the Sacramento Kings NBA basketball team.
  • Travel with the team and provide security services for the players, coaches, and staff, as necessary.
  • Significant domestic and some international travel is required.
  • While traveling with the team, coordinate with each venue, airport, and hotel security personnel to ensure team safety and security.
  • Develop relationships and share ideas with other NBA team security personnel.
  • Primary focus is to provide proactive/preventive security measures and contingency planning. Assuring security is properly integrated into the overall planning process for all home and away games, player appearances, and other special events.
  • Continuously pursue, develop, and implement best practices standards.
  • Oversee implementation of NBA Team Security Standards.
  • Develop good working relationships with NBA league security personnel and communicate all security-related matters in a timely fashion.
  • Create and conduct NBA player orientation and team-level security awareness training, including personal safety best practices for team players, coaches, and staff.
  • During games, monitor activity between the players and fans near the bench. Ensure fans don’t interfere with players, coaches, and staff on the bench and the floor.
  • Conduct investigations of incidents during games, involving NBA/NBADL players, staff, and others as necessary and directed.

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Qualifications Required

  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills with an emphasis on being able to prepare clear, comprehensive, and meaningful reports and presentations for team and NBA Senior Management relating to security matters.
  • Significant demonstrated experience in personal protection is required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency with various computer applications.
  • Self-starter with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work cohesively as part of a team effort.
  • Strong background and experience in the area of emergency planning/business continuity.
  • Ability to effectively provide close supervision, guidance, and structure to staff when needed.
  • Ability to successfully navigate between business/basketball and security environments and needs.
  • Ability to make critical decisions in stressful and emergency situations involving potential injury to yourself and others.

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