Chief of Security Search
Please send resumes and
cover letters to: Lance Cotton, CCM / Executive Director
Abbey Springs, a 300 acre gated golf community, established in 1969
in Fontana, Wisconsin, on the SW corner of Geneva Lake in Walworth County.
Abbey Springs is an integrated or "bundled" community with 580
residential units; (somewhat unusual, most gated community homeowners
associations and clubs are managed separately) with a Master Condo Association
Board that governs all common property. Within the Master Association, there
are fifteen separate condo areas and the President of the Association is
President of each area. The housing types are condominium, townhomes and
There are a variety of dining venues at Abbey
Springs. The Clubhouse Grille at the main clubhouse of 65,000 sq. ft. serves
not only the golfers before and after golf, but families too. For those
celebrating special occasions the banquet facilities will accommodate groups up
to 250 guests. With the pools just down the stairs, members and guests can
order food and take a break from the sun at the seasonal Pool Café. Upscale
casual dining is offered in the evenings at the Yacht Club which sits on the
lake and offers some of the best views in all of the greater Lake Geneva area.
During the summer months the Below Deck outdoor restaurant and bar becomes a
major activity hub for our families and their guests.
The gem of Abbey Springs is the 18-hole golf course set among the
rolling hills of Geneva Lake's beautiful south shore, in the heart of one of
America's favorite resort areas. Golf Digest recently rated it 4.5 stars, out
Abbey Springs Recreation Center has a little bit of something for
everyone. The amenities include two upscale locker rooms, family changing
rooms, a beautiful aquatic facility with indoor, outdoor and kiddy pools; a two
story fitness center, a tennis program with four clay courts and a separate
pickle ball area; a family game area, children's programs, water aerobics and
The Abbey Springs Marina services and holds more than 275 of the
owner's boats on the water and in dry storage. Also on the lake, Abbey Springs
offers a park with playground, our own sand beach, bocce courts, basketball
court and a large tent for private functions.
Although the Abbey Springs Community is open
year round, the highly seasonal activity occurs between May and October.
Some of the unique features
of Abbey Springs are:
Each home owner is a full
"member" and entitled to use the recreation facilities.
The Recreation facilities
have a book value of ~$20,000,000; and real value of more than $30,000,000.
Financially sound and
Recent Capital Improvement
projects throughout totaling $18,000,000.
Abbey Springs is a "For
Rounds of Golf Annually:
Annual Gross Revenues of
$7,000,000 with $2,000,000 in F&B sales.
Employees: 85 year-round
with an additional 120 in season.
The overall conditions of the facilities is excellent; both the
Main Clubhouse and Yacht Club were remodeled and expanded to modernize the look
and functionality. In addition, a recent building replacement program took
place within the last 10 years which included the Turf Care Center with golf
cart storage and a separate Community Maintenance building which supports condo
maintenance and the common areas.
For additional information
please visit the website: www.abbeysprings.org
of Security Role:
Direct all security operations of the gated
community. Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Chief of Security
oversees the daily operations of the Security Department. The Chief of Security
is tasked with the responsibility of maintaining all standards related to the
Rules and Regulations established by the Board of Directors within Abbey
Springs. The Chief is charged with the responsibility of inter-shift relations,
delegated tasks from the Executive Director, morale, good order and training of
the entire security team, as well as administering such disciplinary action as
warranted by the established rules and regulations of Abbey Springs. The Chief
assists in the coordination, supervision, evaluation, and training of all
security staff. The Chief responds to emergency incidents and provides
guidance, direction and support to security staff members when needed. Evaluate
operating results for costs, revenues, budgets, policies of operation, trends
and increased security possibilities. Serve as liaison to the Security
Committee. Supervise the staffing, scheduling, training and professional
development of all department members within Abbey Spring's
Job Duties are listed but
not limited to:
Lead, plan, manage and
direct all security, safety and access control activities in accordance with
Abbey Springs adopted policies and procedures.
Interview, select, train,
schedule, coach, counsel and manage day to day activities of all security
Ensures 24/7 staff
Oversees and maintains the
computer access control systems in place.
include, preparation of budgets and reports, review payroll and invoices,
departmental cost control, assist with the processing of new hire paperwork,
terminations, attend meetings and obtain bids.
Collaborate with local
agencies (e.g., law enforcement, fire and village administrators) to
communicate and receive information regarding situations that may affect safety
and security within Abbey Springs.
Review each incident and accident
reports for accuracy and completeness.
maintain and enforce safety and security policies, procedures, management and
response plans for emergencies.
Active member and
participant on the Security Committee.
Responsible for the coordination,
facilitation and supervision of the Workers Comp and safety programs and
facilities and operations to ensure that safe job practices and usages are
followed. Addresses any risks and hazards and implements corrective action
plans with other department heads and the Executive Director.
facilitates the investigation of all accidents and near-miss occurrences to
identify trends and causes and assures that corrective measures are taken.
Ensures that the facility
maintains the proper number of personnel trained in first aid and CPR and that
the required level of safety and medical supplies are maintained in inventory.
Coordinates annual fire
inspection tours and planned/unplanned tours by other safety and health
communication with other department managers and main office staff.
Manages and conducts
internal auditing programs to help assure that records are accurately
maintained and that established policies and practices are satisfactorily and
Prepares operating budgets
and financial forecasts in coordination with the security committee, other
departments and the Executive Director.
Prepares and verifies
reports made to agencies, trade and professional organizations for which
dissemination is consistent with club policies.
Manages assigned projects as they relate to
the department and club's needs.
development and training activities for the security staff.
procedures for confidentiality relating to the property and employee issues.
All other duties as
assigned by the Executive Director
The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of security
management experience, knowledge and skill sets to effectively manage all aspects of the Abbey Spring's Security Department. The candidate must possess excellent verbal
and written communication skills and the ability to address and react on data
and trends necessary for success. Abbey Springs is looking for a true leader
that has a take charge entrepreneurial mentality with an outgoing professional
personality that loves working with staff, unit owners and guests.
A minimum of two (2) or more years' experience in the field of
security in a residential community/country club setting or related field is required. Management experience
Basic Human resources
skills; interviewing/hiring/terminating employees, coaching/counseling/disciplining
employees, occupational safety, maintaining employee files/confidential record
keeping, employee evaluations.
Must be computer
proficient. Knowledge of windows-based programs such as Word, Excel, emails and
Valid Driver's License is a requirement for the position.
High School Diploma or
There is an attractive
salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Other benefits include
medical, dental, vision, life, vacation, 401(k) program, ASIS membership and
other related benefits.
Please send Cover Letter
and Resume to:
Executive Director Abbey
One Country Club Drive
Fontana, WI 53125