Admin - Police and Public Safety
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Prior to applying for a position with Lackawanna College, please familiarize yourself with the mission of the College. If our mission inspires you, and you are willing to go the extra mile to help our students succeed, please feel free to apply for this or future employment opportunities for which you meet the minimum qualifications. We particularly encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups including women and minorities. Please know that only the candidates who meet the minimum qualifications can be considered, and only those selected for interviews will be contacted by a college representative. No phone calls, please.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND OBJECTIVES:
The Director of Public Safety is a highly visible, key leadership position reporting to the Associate Vice President for Student Engagement and is responsible for planning, organizing and directing the administrative functions and activities of the Public Safety department. Responsibilities include but are not limited to physical security, campus investigations, environmental health & safety, and emergency preparedness. This position is responsible for the enforcement of all policies and procedures essential to maintain a safe and secure college campus.
Responsibilities also include long term planning, management and training of all uniform public safety officers, public safety service officers and event security.
The Director of Public Safety also serves as a direct liaison with all outside law enforcement agencies.
This position requires the ability to work a flexible schedule, as well as travel to different college locations as necessary.
THIS POSITION IS DESIGNATED AS ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL.
1. Develops, implements, and maintains comprehensive department policies and procedures to establish a protective and preventative college public safety program.
2. Recruits, hires, trains, and oversees the management and performance of the department’s public safety officers and service officers.
a. Ensures that public safety officers and service officers are fully and properly trained in processes and procedures; and takes remedial action to manage unsatisfactory performance.
3. Works closely with the Assistant Director of Public Safety to ensure and manage coverage for all shifts.
4. Works collaboratively with college administrators, Title IX coordinators, faculty, and students; as well as with local, state and federal authorities as needed; to provide a safe, inclusive college environment in compliance with state and federal regulations related to campus safety, including but not limited to, the Clery Act and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.
5. Provides support and guidance on student concerns to improve student success and retention.
6. Supervises the Threat Assessment Team and serves as a permanent member of the behavioral intervention team.
7. Engages with on-campus and off-campus constituencies to promote and support College initiatives.
8. Conducts and coordinates training programs for faculty, staff and students on relevant topics related to public safety and emergency management.
9. Provides incident command and coordinates emergency response for incidents such as fires, missing student, or other emergencies.
10. Oversees the enforcement of parking rules and other college regulations pertaining to college property.
11. Develops and implements methods to engage public safety officers and service officers in community relations projects.
12. Collaborates with other departmental heads to ensure that overlapping or related initiatives are coordinated.
13. Organizes and coordinates operations for college and community events, including on and off-site parking, on-site security, emergency response, and building access and security.
14. Participates in the Institutional Strategic Planning process as requested. Leads the departmental or unit level planning process in alignment with the Institutional Strategic Plan, being sure to meaningfully engage staff members in each step of the process, and facilitate the assignment of ownership for each activity related to the departmental plans and ensure that tasks are carried out as expected.
15. Assess achievement of departmental plans annually, formally reports results to supervisor, and participates in the college wide review of departmental plans as requested.
16. Prepares and maintains both regulatory and non-regulatory records and reports related to annual crime statics, inventory, accident, theft, property damage, and violations.
17. Ensures that the mission of the College, as well as the conceptual and operational objectives of the College, are met.
17. Represents the public safety department and/or college in select working groups, committees, and partnerships, both internal and external to the College.
18. Determines the need for and oversees the requisition of equipment, office supplies, and other related items necessary to provide the tools for a safe and effective public safety work environment.
19. Participates in discussion with supervisor regarding budget proposals for the public safety department.
20. Other duties as assigned.
1. Knowledge of Federal, state and local laws and post-secondary education regulations pertaining to crime, safety and fire.
2. Knowledge of and the ability in the safe and responsible use of public safety equipment.
3. Knowledge of computer operations.
4. Knowledge of budget operation and oversight.
5. Knowledge of training/teaching techniques for public safety personnel.
6. Knowledge of public relations and crime prevention programming and implementation.
7. Capability to interact positively with all types of personalities, to sometimes include hostile individuals, while remaining professional and polite.
8. Thorough knowledge of the Civil and Criminal codes of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and legal terminology and court procedures.
9. Ability to work a flexible schedule.
10. Ability to travel.
11. Capability of maintaining confidentiality at all times.
12. Strong organizational and supervisory skills.
13. Strong interpersonal/communication skills.
14. Experience with emergency planning and incident management, to include familiarity with the Incident Command System.
- Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or similar discipline required
- Master's degree in Criminal Justice or similar discipline preferred.
- Act 120 Certified (known as the Municipal Police and Education Act) TRAINING, Act 2 Certified (known as the Sheriff and Deputy Sheriff Education and Training Act) preferred. Other Equivalent training considered
- At least 5 years’ experience in law enforcement supervision, security administration, business administration and related fields.
- Five to Ten years of full-time Employment in related security work involving progressively more difficult assignments and supervisory responsibility.
ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL DESIGNATION: It is to be understood that this position is categorized as “essential” and requires employee’s attendance during snow events, emergency situations (if required) and when the school is closed for business.
Applications will only be accepted via online method OR email. If selecting the email option, interested candidates can email resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for applications, July 17th, 2020. No phone calls, please.
In compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and all other applicable non-discrimination laws, Lackawanna College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran’s status, or genetic information in its educational programs and activities, admissions, and with regard to employment.
Lackawanna College is an accredited, private, non-profit educational institution providing opportunities for career and personal development within selected associates degree, certificate and continuing education program.