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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 single-family homes.

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 of 5.

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 yoga.

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:

ˇ         Each home owner is a full "member" and entitled to use the recreation facilities.

ˇ         The Recreation facilities have a book value of ~$20,000,000; and real value of more than $30,000,000.

ˇ         Financially sound and stable community.

ˇ         Recent Capital Improvement projects throughout totaling $18,000,000.

ˇ         Abbey Springs is a "For Profit" organization.

ˇ         Rounds of Golf Annually: 18,000.

ˇ         Annual Gross Revenues of $7,000,000 with $2,000,000 in F&B sales.

ˇ         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  

Chief 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 Security Department.

Job Duties are listed but not limited to:

ˇ         Lead, plan, manage and direct all security, safety and access control activities in accordance with Abbey Springs adopted policies and procedures.

ˇ         Interview, select, train, schedule, coach, counsel and manage day to day activities of all security guards.

ˇ         Ensures 24/7 staff coverage.

ˇ         Oversees and maintains the computer access control systems in place.

ˇ         Administrative duties 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.

ˇ         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.

ˇ         Review each incident and accident reports for accuracy and completeness.

ˇ         Develop, recommend, maintain and enforce safety and security policies, procedures, management and response plans for emergencies.

ˇ         Active member and participant on the Security Committee.

ˇ         Responsible for the coordination, facilitation and supervision of the Workers Comp and safety programs and initiatives.

ˇ         Regularly inspects 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.

ˇ         Investigates and facilitates the investigation of all accidents and near-miss occurrences to identify trends and causes and assures that corrective measures are taken.

ˇ         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.

ˇ         Coordinates annual fire inspection tours and planned/unplanned tours by other safety and health regulatory agencies.

ˇ         Maintains appropriate communication with other department managers and main office staff.

ˇ         Manages and conducts internal auditing programs to help assure that records are accurately maintained and that established policies and practices are satisfactorily and consistently followed.

ˇ         Prepares operating budgets and financial forecasts in coordination with the security committee, other departments and the Executive Director.

ˇ         Prepares and verifies reports made to agencies, trade and professional organizations for which dissemination is consistent with club policies.

ˇ         Manages assigned projects as they relate to the department and club's needs.

ˇ         Plans professional development and training activities for the security staff.

ˇ         Maintains necessary procedures for confidentiality relating to the property and employee issues.

ˇ         All other duties as assigned by the Executive Director

Candidate Qualifications and Experience:

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.

Education and/or Experience

ˇ         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 preferred.

ˇ         Basic Human resources skills; interviewing/hiring/terminating employees, coaching/counseling/disciplining employees, occupational safety, maintaining employee files/confidential record keeping, employee evaluations.

ˇ         Must be computer proficient. Knowledge of windows-based programs such as Word, Excel, emails and internet.

ˇ         Valid Driver's License is a requirement for the position.

ˇ         High School Diploma or equivalent.

Date Position Available:



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:

Lance Cotton, CCM

Executive Director Abbey Springs

One Country Club Drive

Fontana, WI 53125


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