Executive Director of College Safety

Bakersfield College

JOB LINK: https://careers.kccd.edu/postings/12789

EducationBachelor’s Degree
Master’s Degree
SkillsCrisis Management
Emergency Management
Driver’s License
First Aid Certification
Supervising Experience
Under general direction of the Vice President for Finance and Administration, the Executive Director, College Safety is responsible for the leadership and oversight of college-wide safety and emergency management operations and activities. This executive level administrative position is also responsible for: 1) The development, implementation, and management of safety and security programs and services at each college site, including but not limited to security, health and safety, fire safety, emergency management, parking management, and transportation (shuttles) and 2) Compliance with all applicable state and federal laws, rules, and regulations related to campus safety, and 3) Ensuring that day-to-day security, public safety functions, and new initiatives are aligned with the College’s Strategic Plan.

The Executive Director provides focus and attention to emergency management programs and goals, to include development and maintenance of key documents, emergency exercise and plans, training, response aspects and resources in accordance with regulatory compliance obligations and industry best practices. Serves as primary point of contact for emergency management, homeland security outreach and stakeholder engagement via outreach, training and education opportunities.

Education and Experience

Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or related field; (Master’s degree preferred.)
Graduate of a full time Municipal Police or a Special State Police academy
Eight (8) to ten (10) years demonstrated experience working at college campus safety/law enforcement or functional equivalent, including four (4) years of supervisory experience.
Emergency Management/Preparedness and Crisis Management experience in a higher education setting required.
Must have Incident Command Certification in ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, and IS 700 and 800, or obtain certification within two years of hire.
Licenses and other requirements:
Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid California Driver’s License
Possession of, or ability to obtain, appropriate CPR and First Aid certificates
Proof of completion of School Security course
Satisfactory completion of pre-employment physical assessment
Satisfactory completion of pre-employment drug testing
Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse cultural, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds of college students and individuals with disabilities.
Note: Degrees and credits must be from accredited institutions (Title V Section 53406). Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an evaluation service.

Note: The screening of candidates will be conducted by a screening committee. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes and regulations including California Vehicle Code, Penal Code, laws of arrest, search and seizure, education code, policy strategy, property protection, procedures of psychology and crowd control and emergency evacuation; laws pertaining to crime reporting, victim’s rights, and public disclosure, including the Clery Act.
Principles and practices of law enforcement and security; operational characteristics, services, and activities of law enforcement and security programs for community colleges.
Principles of budget preparation and administration; principles of supervision and practices; and principles and procedures of record keeping and report writing.
Ability to interpret and administer appropriate laws and regulations; administer security policies and activities; formulate procedures; prepare and administer a budget; work cooperatively within a team environment; work effectively with local, state, and federal public service agencies; and work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues, students, and others.
Must have a demonstrated attitude and record of service and concern for the well-being and safety of others.
Salary Grade J
Special Instructions to Applicants

First Review of Applications:
Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on October 8, 2019 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

Completed application packet must include:
Completed Online Application for Employment form
Current resume
Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
Copy of legible transcripts, if applicable
List of six (6) professional references – Listed on application form
Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.

Additional openings that become available prior to the end of the hiring process may also be filled from the qualified applicants.

The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.

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