Jul 23, 2015

Marine Security Manager, Fleet

Employer: The Holland America Group (Princess Cruises)
Location: Global

The Holland America Group is currently searching for a highly motivated Marine Security Manager, Fleet who will be responsible for managing the Holland America Group fleet and marine security team in preparing for and responding to security incidents and ensure compliance with all international, Flag State, U.S. and Carnival Corporate security regulations, standards and policies. We welcome your interest in joining the Holland America Group - a division of Carnival Corp. The Holland America Group includes Holland America Line and Seabourn (both headquartered in Seattle, Washington), Princess Cruise Lines (headquartered in Santa Clarita, California), and P&O Australia (headquartered in Sydney). The Holland America Group operates a combined total of 41 cruise ships with over 36,000 employees worldwide. This position will report directly to the Senior Manager, Fleet Security, and will be located in our Santa Clarita offices.

In a city with enviable quality of life balance, our corporate offices are located in beautiful Southern California in downtown Santa Clarita. Santa Clarita is what CNN Money Magazine calls “one of the best places to live in California.” With award-winning schools, special events and a large arts and cultural scene, Santa Clarita is the third largest city in Los Angeles County and is ranked as one of the safest cities in not only California, but in the nation.

Monitors and evaluates performance of fleet security programs and recommends corrective action as appropriate.

Conducts security inspections/assessments, prepares reports, reviews findings, and provides recommendations on improvements

Supervises operation and maintenance of shipboard security systems and equipment, as well as Ship and Port Security Management database and Ship Security Alert System (SSAS).

Supervises/manages Fleet Security Trainers in delivering ship/port security and criminal incident response/investigation training to fleet.

Monitors shipboard security staffing assignments and coordinates with Fleet Personnel to ensure ships’ security staffing is appropriate for workload, responsibilities and assignments.

Assists in recruiting, interviewing and hiring shipboard security staff.

Monitors, counsels and reviews staff performance; identifies and provides career developmental training opportunities for staff.

Reviews, updates and implements Ship Security Plans and Fleet Regulations.

Assists in reviewing, interpreting and distributing Flag State, U.S., and Carnival Corporation regulatory and policy guidance to fleet.

Assists in correcting Flag and Corporate audit findings.

Monitors and reviews current security issues, industry trends and security technology and updates management on potential threats and countermeasures

Develops and supervises implementation and compliance with Ship Security Plans (SSPs), including physical security, information protection, incident response/investigation and special project planning.

Assists in preparation of department budget.

Reviews Fleet Security contracts, monitors expenditures; assists in preparation of department budget.

Supports Senior Manager, Fleet Security and Marine Security Manager, Operations in monitoring worldwide intelligence, conducting risk analysis for countries of concern and analysis of shore side security incidents as required.

Provides guidance, information and recommendations regarding shipboard operations in support of crime investigations to Security Investigator as required.

Conducts Port Vulnerability and Threat Assessments as required.

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical work experience.

Five to ten years’ experience in Security, Maritime Transportation Management or related fields.

Strong skills in computer business applications.

Strong management, presentation, and negotiation skills as well as proven experience in organizing and directing diverse staff.

Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

Ability to analyze security infrastructure and procedures and determine requirements to correct deficiencies.

Ability to travel, both domestically as well as internationally, approx. 20%.

Prior experience as a Security Officer onboard a cruise ship.

Prior law enforcement, military or maritime investigative experience.

ISPS/MTSA regulatory/audit experience.

Knowledge of surveillance/screening equipment and training experience in these areas.


Flexible Work Schedule! 9/80 alternative workweek schedule providing each employee with one (1) weekday off every two weeks.

Time off benefits - 8 paid holidays, paid vacation, bonus vacation time and paid sick time

Travel - Cruise and Travel Privileges for you and your family

Health - Complete benefit plans including medical, dental, vision and flexible spending accounts
Wellness - Health and wellness programs include onsite exercise classes, onsite nutrition and lifestyle classes and discounted gym memberships
Tuition Reimbursement - up to 75% with a maximum of $2000 per year
401(k) - Company match up to 6% of salary at 50% for the first 5 years and 100% thereafter
Employee Stock Purchase Plan - up to a 15% discount off of FMV of CCL stock
Training - In-house Princess University courses on professional development
Rewards & Incentives - Employee Recognition and Reward Programs; rideshare, financial commuter incentives and free parking; special employee discounts for child care, banking services and retail stores

Next Steps…
Apply today and set sail on an exciting new career course! Our goal is to be the number one cruise and cruise-tour provider. To make that happen, we need qualified, top-notch team members. If you’re looking to get your talent noticed, apply today! Our application process is quick and easy:

Apply online at http://careers.princess.com. Enter the job title into the keyword search to access the job. If you are already on the Princess Cruises website be sure to create a profile and then apply directly to your specific job.

Princess Cruises is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability or protected veteran status.