Chumash Casino Resort
Employment Status
Full Time
Specific Work Schedule

Director of Security



In a competitive market where great entertainment and guest satisfaction can mean everything, the need for exceptional people is where it begins.

We are looking for a dynamic Director of Security to carry on our 5 Diamond Guest Service Standards.  If you are looking for a new opportunity, come join our Team!  The Chumash Casino Resort is a premier employer in Santa Barbara County located in the beautiful wine country of Santa Ynez, California.  

The Director of Security is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the security operations for the Chumash Enterprise. Oversees all Security personnel including the unarmed security team, security investigations, emergency medical services, and security access control.


Age Requirement

  • Must be 21 years of age or older.


  • High School Diploma or GED Certificate
  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field or equivalent work experience.


  • Seven years' experience in law enforcement including three years in a management position with a similar sized organization.

Primary Duties, Responsibilities, and Tasks

  • Develops and implements security policies and procedures, including those unique to the gaming industry. Oversees ongoing training programs in the Security department.
  • Ensures all department personnel cooperates and complies with all laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures affecting the gaming operation, the protection of property, and the safety of guests and Team Members.
  • Responsible for completing confidential internal security and personnel investigations as directed.
  • Ensures the confidentially of records and files used in the course of security investigations.
  • Prepares reports, presentations, memorandums, and letters as required.
  • Fosters partnerships and coordinates with outside emergency response agencies to provide adequate security and protection during special events or as needed.
  • Interfaces with Sheriff, Police, Fire, ABC, or other County agencies; and FBI, Homeland Security or other State and Federal agencies.
  • Ensures Casino Resort Team Members comply with policies and procedures, rules and regulations, and the Gaming Compact.
  • Reviews investigative reports and recommends actions to be taken.
  • Hires, promotes, demotes, counsels, disciplines, and terminates Team Members in accordance with company policy.
  • Responsible for the administration of performance evaluations for all direct reports.
  • Reviews reports completed by Security management team for accuracy.
  • Plans, prepares and monitors the Security department budget and staffing needs.
  • Works closely with the Casino General Manager, department Executives and Directors, and Surveillance on security related matters.
  • Stays abreast of best practices in effective security operations and participates in continuing education opportunities to maintain knowledge of and compliance with laws and regulations.
  • Responsible for maintaining knowledge on latest products for weapon identification and facial recognition.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Additional Requirements

  • Advanced knowledge of public safety and emergency services operations.
  • Advanced knowledge of applicable law, regulations, rules, procedures, and administration is required.
  • Thorough understanding of camera surveillance systems (cameras, cabling, servers, monitors and other system components).
  • Thorough understanding of access control, key control, lock hardware, and other physical security devices.
  • Understanding of the latest products for weapon identification and facial recognition.
  • Understanding of financial budget management, headcount management, and capital expenses for Security related equitment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated patience and tact.
  • Exceptional detail and follow-up skills.
  • Able to effectively establish priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Advanced knowledge of leadership and management skills and techniques.
  • Multi-task oriented.
  • Ability to quickly evaluate alternatives and decide on a plan of action.
  • Current concealed weapons permit preferred.
  • Must have valid Driver's License and an acceptable driving record.
  • Must apply for, receive, and maintain a Gaming License from the Tribal Gaming Agency.
  • Native American hiring preference applies.