Operations Security Manager, Iraq

Employer: Unity Resources Group
Location: Iraq

Line Manager:
Security Project Manager (SPM)

Duty Statement

The OPSM is responsible for the day to day operational management, planning, command and control, execution and delivery of security services to client. The OPSM will work intimately with the SPM, Regional Security Adviser (RSA), Threat Analysis Section, PSD Team Leaders and all other contract staff functions in order to achieve a seamless delivery of security services to Client. It is expected the OPSM will communicate on an executive level, internally and with the Head of Mission to Iraq and other senior members.


Operational Duties and Responsibilities

Plan, command, control and execute all Embassy security operations.

Prioritise and synchronise security operations.

C3 for mobile missions (RZ/IZ).

Lead all mission planning for security both Baghdad and regional tasks.

Conduct risk analysis for all security operations and plan accordingly to mitigate.

Plan and conduct security operations.

Plan all future operations and movement of vehicles, personnel and materiel.

Command the operations room, operations personnel and communications staff.

Coordinate the Situational Awareness Team (SAT) effort.

Synchronise all PSD capability.

Prepare and deliver the security contractor’s daily operations brief.

Conduct Emergency Response Planning (ERP) and development.

Command and control Information management (battle rhythm).

Command and control emergency response and incident management.

Manage venue database in consultation with Threat Analysis staff.

Set priority of work for vehicle fleet manager and communications technicians.

Compile incident reports and ensure timely delivery to SPM, all higher headquarters and DFAT.

Plan all future operations and movement of vehicles, personnel and materiel.

Fuse and coordinate all contractor staff support functions.

Identify opportunities that can improve efficiency of security and operational processes and procedures make recommendations to improve security.

Prepare and/or review complex briefing material, submissions and reports.

Administration and Personnel Duties and Responsibilities

Responsible for the management of all staff leave in order to meet contractual operational tasking.

Responsible to the SPM for the reporting and maintaining currency of the contract Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

Incident reporting and recording.

HR procedures - recruitment/induction/movement.

In the absence of the SPM attend scheduled meetings, regarding the operation and management of services.

Maintenance of personnel skills and qualifications.

Custodian of SOPs and maintenance of currency.

Compile monthly reports to deliver Key performance indicators.

Training Duties

Responsible for the coordination of all contract training and quality control.

Training design and exercise development.

Directly responsible for generating monthly contract training schedules and record training statistics.

Responsible to report all monthly training events to the DFAT RSA and SPM.

OHS Duties and Responsibilities

Responsible for OHS information, instruction, training and supervision to work safely.

Identify, assess and control hazards.

Assist in workplace inspections, audits and incident investigation.

Coordinate the collection, recording and analysis of OHS data.

Coordinate training programs.

Maintain a safe working environment.

Ensure contractors and locality employed staff are inducted into the site/Embassy grounds and operate in accordance with extant safety procedures.

Essential Qualifications & Experience

Ex-military or ex-police with an excellent record of conduct. Relevant experience in a hostile environment for a minimum of one year. No criminal record; honourable discharge. Sound knowledge and experience in the planning and conduct of security operations, including static guarding, personal security and close personal protection in a hostile environment. Experience working as an operations manager or similar for a minimum of one year. Demonstrated interpersonal communications skills. Highly developed IT skills for database management, and preparation of reports and presentations. Holds a current drivers licence and International Driving Permit. Military, Police or civilian range Officer-in-Charge qualification.

Desirable Qualifications & Experience

Previous experience in Iraq in a similar role. Ability to communicate in Arabic. Completed a recognised Close Protection / Personal Security Detail course. Certificate IV in Security & Risk Management. Certificate IV in Assessment & Workplace Training. Certificate IV in OH&S. Senior Range Instructor qualification.

Nationality Requirement

Australian preferred; UK, NZ, US permitted.

Security Clearance Requirement
Hold, or able to obtain, an Australian Government Negative Vetted Level 1 clearance (equivalent to ADF SECRET clearance).