Leadership Solutions

Director of Security


California's Great America


Santa Clara, CA


The Security Director directs the security team that is responsible for the protection of all California’s Great America guests, employees, and property. This is done by ensuring that the department is adequately staffed to provide a visible deterrence and properly trained to make intelligent decision and take appropriate action when incidents arise. The Director oversees the Loss Prevention strategies to effectively secure company assets.

  • Plans, directs, and supervises Park security personnel and operations in accordance with Cedar Fair guidelines, ensuring the safety and security of Park associates, guests, and property. Responds to and resolves complaints pertaining to security activities or personnel from associates and guests.
  • Conducting employee theft investigations; largely through video surveillance review and employee interviews with the goal of monetary restitution.
  • Develops, recommends, and implements department policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Prepares and administers the department’s annual budget; ensures expenditures do not exceed budget allocations. Evaluates the need for and procures safety equipment and supplies.
  • Reviews the work of subordinates for effectiveness; evaluates and makes recommendations as appropriate; offers training, coaching, advice, and assistance as needed.
  • Oversees and/or conducts security investigations; makes recommendations to departments to alter procedures or practices based on information obtained during investigations. Ensures the completion of accurate documentation.
  • Maintains cooperative working relationship with other park departments; maintains relationships with various law enforcement agencies involved in protection, detection, and recovery efforts.

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  • Bachelor’s Degree, Criminal Justice or related field or equivalent years of experience.
  • 5-7 years’ experience in a managerial role in the security, law enforcement, or related field.
  • Ability to effectively interact and communicate with all levels of personnel, guests, emergency response personnel, law enforcement, insurance representatives, auditors, inspectors, various government agencies, hospital/health care personnel, court personnel attorneys etc.
  • Strong knowledge of local and state security practices.
  • CPR and First Aid training required.
  • Ability to pass a mandatory (or random) drug test, per Company policy, unless prohibited by state or provincial law.
  • Ability to pass a background check, if 18 years of age or older, which may include, but is not limited to, credit, criminal, DMV, previous employment, education and personal references, per Company policy, unless prohibited by federal, state, or provincial law.
  • Ability to work nights, weekends and holiday periods to meet business needs.
  • Active Driver's License.

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