Position Available - Director of Corporate Security & Safety 




Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job ID: 25305

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Location: Seattle, WA

Job Title: Director, Corporate Security &Safety;



Alaska Airlines is one of the most respected names in aviation and flies throughout its namesake state and the Lower 48, as well as to Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Our roots date to 1932 and are symbolized by the Eskimo painted on the tails of our aircraft. Guided by what we call the "Alaska Spirit", we pride ourselves on providing a lifeline to remote communities while delivering renowned service to everyone we fly. This commitment has brought us national and international recognition: Alaska has ranked "highest in customer satisfaction among traditional network carriers" in J.D. Power and Associates' North America Airline Satisfaction Study for the past SEVEN years. We've also been honored with a variety of awards by readers of Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, USA Today and others. Alaska is the dominant West Coast airline and, together with its sister carrier Horizon Air, flies to more than 90 destinations. The two airlines are subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE:ALK) with annual revenues exceeding $4 billion. .



The Director, Corporate Security and Safety is responsible for directing and coordinating corporate security and safety standards to ensure robust safeguards are in place for company assets, employees, and facilities.

The Director, Corporate Security and Safety will report to the VP Safety, they will partner with the safety leadership team and division leadership teams to actively support the execution of security and safety standards for assets, facilities, and equipment.



  • Develop, implement and monitor corporate security standards to ensure adequate protections of company facilities and employees.

  • Lead and supervise the Manager Corporate Security and contract physical security personnel.

  • Actively monitor and provide briefings on security threats and geopolitical issues across Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air network.

  • Develop, implement, and maintain Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air workplace violence program including notification process.

  • Develop preventative security programs, including security equipment and training.

  • Develop, implement and monitor corporate safety standards for company facilities and equipment.

  • Partner with Operational Safety Directors to ensure adequate support and execution of equipment and facility safety standards.

  • Oversee Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air corporate liaison to law enforcement.

  • Develop, implement, and manage a multi-location life/fire/safety program and lead the emergency evacuation program system.

  • Lead department's role in any critical incident response and emergency evacuation management and response drills.

  • Manages security internal investigations. Provides assistance investigating safety employee safety reports, employee injuries, and OSHA concerns that affect facility and equipment issues.

  • Maintain enterprise-wide policies for facility security and safety standards. Create and deploy security and safety awareness throughout the organization.

  • Monitor, maintain and/or implement emerging security and safety technologies.

  • Ensures, arranges, and oversees executive protection programs.

  • Ensures robust security protocols are in place for Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air public and private events.


  • Bachelor degree required. Masters degree preferred.

  • Minimum five (5) years' experience developing, implementing, and managing corporate, campus-like security and safety programs required

  • Previous experience working with and applying state and federal OSHA regulations.

  • Previous experience with establishing and managing enterprise-wide facility, and equipment safety standards required.

  • Previous airline/aviation industry experience preferred.

  • Experience applying risk management techniques and methodologies preferred.

  • Outstanding oral and written communications skills and presentation skills required.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and an outstanding ability to communicate to senior executives and large groups of front line employees.

  • Must be an energetic, efficient, and resourceful team player and individual contributor.

  • High school diploma or equivalent required

  • Minimum age of 18 required

  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S. .


The location for this position is in Seattle, Washington



For eligible employees, our company offers a unique total rewards package that few companies can match, including insurance coverage for medical, dental and vision care, 401(k) retirement savings plans, monthly and annual incentive bonus plans, time off and a generous employee travel program. Each day, we are guided by our core values of Professionalism, Caring, Resourcefulness, Integrity and Alaska Spirit at work and in our communities. Alaska Airlines also fosters a diverse and inclusive culture and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. .



Please apply on or before: April 7, 2015

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