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Director of Campus Safety and Security

Monday, January 27, 2014  
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Department: Student Life    

Reports To:  Dean of Students

FLSA Status:  Exempt

SUMMARY:

The Director of Campus Safety & Security provides direction and support for all safety and security operations for the university. He/she directly hires, trains, supervises and supports Security Officers, Dispatchers/Communication Specialists, Administrative Assistant (full time dispatcher); and student workers. The director works closely with all departments within student life, with an emphasis on Residence Life – the Assistant Dean/Director of Residence Life, Residence Hall Directors, and Resident Assistants (RA’s). It is important for this individual to have a solid understanding of the workings of a small liberal arts institution.  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

1.      Oversees the daily operations of the department ensuring compliance with University, local, state, and federal policies and regulations.

2.      Oversees the supervision of department personnel, including scheduling, to insure proper dispatch and patrol coverage, handling problem resolution and discipline, and completing written evaluations of department employees and making recommendations for personnel actions.

3.      Directs the department during special events (extra coverage) and critical incidents.

4.      Develops and maintains policies and procedures (manuals for both Dispatchers/Communication Specialists and Officers) to ensure that all departmental policies and duty assignments are properly executed.

5.      Coordinates the trainings and certifications of security department personnel including officers, dispatchers/communication specialists and support positions (student patrol). Directs investigations and inquiries in University related incidents as needed.

6.      Provides and/or coordinates annual trainings for faculty, staff and students for security related matters (Active Shooter; Fire & Emergency Evacuations, etc.).

7.      Works with all departments and constituents on campus to develop and enforce effective policies regarding parking, building security, alarm system design, and control and facility access.

8.      Responds to emergency incidents/assists in providing initial crisis intervention care (first responder).

9.      Supports and upholds the Code of Conduct in the Rockford University Student Handbook; participates in handbook reviews.

10.  Maintains close communications with the dean of students and the assistant dean/director of residence life regarding student related incidents/concerns.

11.  Manages the Campus Safety & Security department operations budget and student patrol work study budget.

12.  Oversees the University’s security vehicles including, budgeting, maintenance, driver control, and any re-billing functions.

13.  Assists in the coordination of Crime Prevention Programs for the University.

14.  Maintains logs of campus crimes, fire drills/tornado drills; active shooter drills; and personnel files (trainings, certifications, evaluations) etc.

15.  Coordinates the campus fire/safety program insuring all fire extinguishing equipment, alarm systems, and monitoring equipment are properly maintained and monitored.

16.  Prepares annual reports (Security & Fire Safety Report) that complies with the Jeanne Cleary Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Stats Act and Fire Safety Report; other year end reports and budget analysis, etc.

17.  Represents the Campus Safety & Security Department on University committees such as: The Emergency Response Team; the Behavioral Intervention & Threat Assessment Team, Student Life monthly director’s meetings, and other meetings to promote communication and collaboration.

18.  Acts as the university liaison with local law enforcement and fire departments. Responds to external agencies such as The State Department, FBI and the Department of Homeland Security as needed.

19.  Other duties as assigned EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:Associate’s degree required, Bachelor’s degree preferred.A minimum of five years of progressive experience in law enforcement, military, security work, or similar field.Demonstrated knowledge of applicable legislation, standards, policies, and procedures specific to campus safety and security, including knowledge and understanding of university, local, state, and federal policies and regulations. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

1.     Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.

2.      Knowledge of (and resources to) legislation, standards, policies, and procedures as they relate to safety and security on a university campus

3.      The ability to organize resources and establish priorities.

4.      Ability to maintain total confidentiality due to the sensitive nature of some of the duties and operations of the department.

5.      Ability to work effectively in a team environment and work well with students, faculty, staff, and others

6.      Ability to work a flexible schedule, depending on needs of the position.

7.      Ability to pass a post-offer pre-employment background and criminal history check.

8.      Operate security vehicles and wear a uniform.

9.      Must be bondable.

10.  Must be able to handle emergency situations in a calm and efficient manner.

 SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Must have and maintain a valid U.S. driver’s license and be insurable under University guidelines. 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

The physical demands of this position include:

  • Considerable walking and climbing stairs in all weather conditions.
  • Ability to independently lift up to 40 pounds frequently and up to 75 pounds occasionally.
  • Ability to perform bending, squatting, twisting, crawling, and climbing.
  • Ability to stand or walk for long periods of time and freely traverse campus.
  • Ability to climb stairs and ladders up to 30 feet.
  • Visual ability to safely and effectively operate equipment.
  • Hearing and speaking abilities to effectively communicate through radio equipment  and in person.
  • Must maintain physical fitness standards so as to perform rescues, detention of suspects and other physically demanding assignments. May exert in excess of 100 pounds of force in restraining or transporting individuals.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: 

Employees work in a professional office environment that is highly visible to members and the University community. Normal office conditions prevail. Office work is performed primarily indoors. Ability to be available at times outside normal working hours for student events a must.  Moderate noise level.

TO APPLY:

Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.  Please submit a cover letter, including salary requirements, resume and list of three professional references to:

Nichole Hoey, Human Resources

nhoey@rockford.edu

EOE


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