Assistant Director of Safety and Police

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania


EducationAssociate’s Degree
Bachelor’s Degree
SkillsDriver’s License
Child Abuse Clearance
Act 120
Supervising Experience
Bloomsburg University, established in 1839, is a comprehensive public institution within the fourteen member Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, enrolls nearly 9,000 students in 56 undergraduate majors and 20 graduate programs. In July 2017, Dr. Bashar Hanna became the University’s 19th President. The University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, listed in US News & World Report Best Colleges as a Best Regional University, and an NCAA Division II member. BU has an alumni base of more than 70,000 and recently completed a highly successful capital campaign. The university is comprised of 54 buildings on 366 acres and employs 555 faculty in the sciences, education, liberal arts, and business. Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, the county seat of Columbia County and home to more than 14,000 people, is known for its scenic landscape, excellent healthcare, quality educational opportunities, and proximity to major East Coast metropolitan areas.

Examples of Duties:
The Assistant Director of Safety and Police is responsible for assisting the Director in management’s mission to safeguard the general welfare of all members and visitors of the campus community. The Assistant Director oversees programs and activities that provide security for campus facilities, a safe and healthful learning and working environment, and compliance with federal, state, and local safety regulations. This is an essential personnel position.

Key duties include:
Makes decisions and acts on behalf of the BU Police Department in the Director’s absence.
Develop, recommend for approval, and implement policies and procedures to provide a safe and secure campus environment for all students, employees, and visitors
Monitor work operations and facilities to ensure compliance with University policies, and local, state, and federal regulations
Works with the Director to develop campus methods of identifying, documenting and submitting incidents that are Clery identified crimes.
Interface with student and residence life with respect to judicial/criminal issues.
Assist the Director in maintaining direct communication with all relevant outside agencies including the District Attorney’s office, department heads of adjoining police, agencies, District Court Administrators, the Attorney General’s office, and other departments as required.
Manage and coordinate criminal investigations.
Manage evidence collection and storage procedures.
Manage police operations which include coordination with the Sergeants to assign personnel for shifts and special events including police overtime; develop and monitor job assignments for officers
Responsible for special projects such as camera surveillance, existing VHF and 800 MHz radio system, interview room, etc.
Manage parking program in conjunction with the shift sergeants and related tasks which include: ADA/temporary medical parking issues; facilitate Parking Appeals Committee; coordinate special event parking; manage parking meters and traffic signage; and resolve parking grievances.
Identify department equipment needs; spec out and bid major purchases (e.g. police vehicles, video equipment, etc.).
Responsible for completing subordinate employee performance reviews and evaluations as assigned.
Supervises staff and officers in the absence of the Director.
Must have an understanding of government budgeting and have previously developed, managed and adhered to government budgeting and accounting practices.
Ability to work on in-depth projects that may be protracted in nature without close supervision, guidance or oversight such as grants, internal personnel investigation and the projected state-wide law-enforcement radio system referred to as P25 or PA Star-Net trunking.
Other related assignments from the Director, including but not limited to, Coordinating CDL program and conducting training session at student orientation.

Qualifying Experience / Education:
Required Qualifications
Associate Degree in a related field.
Six years of progressively responsible police/investigatory related supervisory experience holding the rank of sergeant and supervising a minimum of five persons.
Pennsylvania Act 120 certified, or other equivalent state certification accepted with the ability to become Pa Act 120 certified, and meet all requirements to be commissioned as a Department of Education Police officer.
Valid Pennsylvania or other state issued driver license with the ability to obtain PA DL
Familiarization of National Incident Management System, training in NIMS and the ability to develop Operational Plans utilizing NIMS.
A minimum of five (5) years of experience working in a college or university community or agency.
Preferences / Desirable Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in a related field is preferred.
Knowledge of Clery Act compliance, Title IX and newly enacted Pennsylvania Hazing Statutes.
Knowledge of and or the ability to become familiar with the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation program (PLEAC).
Demonstrated strong leadership, organizational and management skills.
Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations.
Demonstrated ability to form and maintain positive relationships with both internal and external constituents.

Supplemental Information:
Full-time, permanent

Appointment Date: September, 2019

Annual Salary: $72,599 – $82,969

A complete application includes a letter of application addressing qualifications and experiences for the position, resume, and current names, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references. Submit application materials online by pressing the “Apply” button at the top of this job vacancy.

Prior to final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to successfully complete a psychological examination, pulmonary function test, and respiratory clearance, as well as submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and credential verification, Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance and criminal background.

Finalists for this position must communicate well and successfully complete an interview process. Applications must be received by September 6, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

Completion of this search is contingent upon available funding. Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania encourages applications from historically under-represented individuals, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities and is an AA/EEO Employer.

Bloomsburg University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, or veteran status in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies.

For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures and for inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulation, contact: Title IX Coordinator, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Warren Student Services Center, 400 East Second Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815; Telephone (570) 389-4529; Email: Additionally, inquiries concerning Title IX and its implementing regulation can be made to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, Region III, The Wanamaker Building, 100 Penn Square East – Suite 505, Philadelphia, PA 19107; Telephone: (215) 656-6010; FAX: (215) 656-6020.

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