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Chief Security Officer

Department: Deck

Location: Shipboard

Position Type: Full Time


Job Summary

  • In charge of all daily security operations on board and while in port, including training of the crew and training of Security Watchman

Responsibility and Authority

  • Commit to the Company’s Core Values – carry out daily activities following the R.I.T.E. way – Respect, Integrity, Trust and Excellence are the foundation of all our actions, every day, in everything we do.
  • Assume personal responsibility for safety and the environment. Be accountable for themselves and the safety of others in their vicinity. Environmental consciousness forms one part of this accountability.
  • Attend shipboard senior management meetings.
  • Train Security Watchman on the job.
  • Intervene to deal with difficult guests.
  • Member of the Code Mike Team.
  • Conduct Alcohol and Drug Testing.
  • Conduct Cabin Search.
  • Enforce Firearms/Weapons policy.
  • Enforce Illegal Narcotics.
  • Conduct Investigations.
  • Comply with Security Report procedures.
  • Organize Security Patrols.
  • Coordinate Port Security Activities.
  • Countersign the Security Guard Log Book and investigate all incidents logged when required.
  • Scheduling of Security Watchman.
  • Undertake regular security inspections of the ship to ensure that appropriate security measures are maintained.
  • Maintain and supervise the implementation of the Ship Security Plan, and propose modifications if needed.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of the SSP.
  • Coordinate the security aspects of the handling of ship's stores with other shipboard personnel and with the relevant Port Facility Security Officers.
  • Enhance security awareness and vigilance on board.
  • Ensure that adequate security training has been provided to shipboard personnel.
  • Ensure that any security equipment is properly operated, tested, calibrated, and maintained.
  • Direct responsible of the vessel’s key system keeping the key-plan up to date along with the keys inventory.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • Holds Basic Safety Course Certificate and appropriate licenses and certificates as required by regulations.
  • Some experience on passengers vessels of as Security Officer or equivalent.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Company SMS.
  • Thorough knowledge of the vessel he/she is assigned to.
  • Leadership and managerial skills including but not limited to:
    1. Seamanship
    2. Acquaintance with Security Equipment such as screening x-ray machines, etc.
    3. Decision Making
    4. Team Building
    5. Coaching and Counseling
    6. Communication
    7. Conflict Resolution
    8. Time Management
    9. Computer Literacy
    10. Customer Service

Subordinate Positions

  • Security Guards

Reports to

  • Staff Captain

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