Director of Public Safety
St. Cloud State University in Minnesota
|Deadline||June 08, 2014|
|Date Posted||May 9, 2014|
|Salary||Commensurate with experience|
The Public Safety Director is responsible for the professional, effective and efficient operation of the Universitys Public Safety Department. The Director is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, integrating and controlling activities of the staff and student workers providing safety efforts for all members of the campus community and security for all University assets and properties. The Director will work closely with external entities as well in addressing issues of risk, safety, security policies and procedures. This position reports to the Assistant Vice President (AVP) for Safety and Risk Management in the office of the Vice President for Finance and Administration.
Date of appointment: July 1, 2014
- Develop, implement, administer and monitor a comprehensive campus public safety program to provide a safe learning/living/working environment for students and employees, including diversity, cultural awareness and sensitivity, and violence-in-the-workplace concerns.
- Create, implement and maintain review of campus-wide policies and procedures relevant to safety and security activities and programs supportive of personal safety and campus security.
- Keep current all annual training and education segments of new and returning full-time and student officers and dispatchers relevant to safety and security demands by and for campus attendees. Create and lead personal safety educational programs for at large and special interest groups (e.g. newly arriving international students, bias-motivated matters, womens concerns) on campus.
- Develop, draft and implement policies and procedures associated with safety and security, insuring compliance with St. Cloud State University policies, State and federal laws; serve on and provide consultation to university committees.
- Develop, implement and direct safety/security efforts for all campus major activities and special events. Evaluate the effectiveness of the programs, policies, and initiatives and recommend changes or improvements leading to improvements in crime prevention efforts.
- Provide leadership, oversight, and strategic planning in collaboration with the AVP for Safety and Risk Management [under the Vice President for Finance and Administration], including short and long term department planning. Provide research and analysis to devise and implement initiatives aimed at improving performance of all departmental personnel.
- Provide expert consultation to the AVP for Safety and Risk Management and other Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) campuses, local law enforcement, and community stakeholders.
- Direct and implement operational training and plans. Direct and oversee the design, development, establishment and maintenance of safety-related programs on campus.
- Ensure University compliance with all legislation requiring safety/security operations and other compliance requirements referring to student welfare and participation; including (but, not limited to) the Jeanne Clery Act [Student-Right-to-Know Act], federal Drug-Free Schools Act, Omnibus Anti-Crime Act. Collect and manage related statistical data and produce final documents of compliance. Recommend and implement proper, efficient distribution methods of said documents.
- Prepare and administer budgets for the Public Safety Department; including parking. Provide direct input in campus-wide matters and projects relevant to funding safety and security day-to-day activities and special initiatives, including, all campus safety related technology needs (security/alarm monitoring and video surveillance systems, access control monitoring), and general functions of parking management.
- Direct and manage all elements of the contractual Safety and Security and Parking Enforcement Programs for St. Cloud Technical College. Evaluate and recommend improvements and enhancements.
- Supervise investigations of University conduct code violations and human resource policy concerns on campus or when relevant to University functions and/or services occurring off campus. Communicate and coordinate investigations with appropriate University officials and/or law enforcement personnel. Liaison as directed by the AVP with local, State and federal law enforcement entities. Report to the Vice President for Finance and Administration (or her/his representative) regarding allegations and employee issues related to violations of University code, policy and/or law.
- Establish and maintain a collaborative partnership with the Universitys Director of Emergency Preparedness and Risk Management and external responding agencies by providing operations, incident command and logistics services supportive of on-campus Emergency Operations needs.
- Work collaboratively with the City of St. Cloud Police personnel involved in the joint Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), in concerted effort to reduce and/or eliminate violent and serious crime on-campus and in the neighborhood.
- Provide timely response, information concerning, direction and training to the University community on issues related to safety, security, crime prevention and compliance regulations. Work with the campus community, (e.g. Student Government, Title IX Coordinator special interest groups, individuals) neighborhood, city, county and State entities to resolve safety/security concerns.
- Oversee the departments Parking Coordinator and staff in the (a.) development of policies and procedures, program analysis; (b.) operations; (c.) financial management; and (d.) communications relevant to the Universitys Parking and Transportation program.
- Monitor and recommend ways to improve vehicular and pedestrian flow.
- Support proper utilization and maximization of all elements of the Universitys five hundred space Parking Ramp.
- Perform other duties as assigned to ensure the smooth functioning of the department and maintain the reputation of the organization as a viable business partner.
*Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Minnesota State University Association of Administrative Service Faculty (MSUAASF) which can be found at: http://www.hr.mnscu.edu/contract_plans/documents/MSUAASF_Plan_11_13.pdff
- Safely lift, move, and/or handle awkward and heavy materials/equipment weighing up to 80 lbs.
- Ability to bend, crawl, stoop, reach, enter confined spaces, climb ladders, use arms and legs, hand dexterity.
Supportive Certifications/Training: The University values continuing education and training within all ranks. Preference could be given to applicants who have successfully completed appropriate job related training, (e.g. Federal Bureau of Investigations National Acadamey (FBINA), Homeland Security, and FEMA procedures or others).
Additional information on St. Cloud State University can be found at: http://www.stcloudstate.edu
Only complete applications will be considered. A complete application will include the following:
Dan Pedersen, Search Committee Chair
How To Apply
You can apply for this position online at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/stcloudstate/default.cfm