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Assistant Director, Physical Security


The Assistant Director, Physical Security is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and technologies to ensure the safety of university facilities and personnel. This position involves planning, budgeting, organizing, and directing activities related to the Electronic Access and Security System (Lenel). The Assistant Director also provides guidance to the University on physical security matters and is responsible for managing various projects and vendor relationships.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Responsible for organizing, staffing, and directing activities of Lenel IT Unit to ensure effective functioning.
  • Oversee server and video hardware specifications, maintenance schedules, and audit procedures.
  • Provide end-user contracts and training to ensure smooth operation.
  • Manage projects related to new construction electronic security, transitions of existing security systems, and significant security IT system improvements and upgrades.
  • Review designs, support commissioning, conduct walk-throughs, and manage vendor relationships.
  • Advise the University on electronic access control and security matters, particularly with the Lenel system.
  • Oversee end-user support, maintenance, and training, ensuring high security installations are effectively managed.
  • Manage data interfaces and central Lenel server and infrastructure in collaboration with UF and UF Health IT.
  • Qualify, approve, and manage external vendors, including consulting firms, authorized Lenel installers, and hardware replacement vendors.
  • Develop and implement the Lenel VAR Certification Program to promote competitive pricing.
  • Collaborate on the development, recommendation, and implementation of policies and standards related to electronic access control and security systems.
  • Contribute to the refinement of various policies, including intrusion detection design, video surveillance, key and lock policy, and more.

Education and Experience

Master’s degree in appropriate area of specialization and two years of appropriate experience or a bachelor’s degree in appropriate areas of specialization and four years of experience.

Licensure and Certification



This position does have supervisory responsibility.


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