Director, Campus Security


Coast Community College District -


Provides leadership and direction over campus and District security, intervention, coordination of law enforcement, and related public information duties that provide a safe environment for students, staff, and the public. Protects students and property by carrying out proactive programs and public safety processes. Provides leadership in comprehensive Emergency Management Plan

Distinguishing Career Features:
This is a management position, responsible for optimizing service of the Campus Safety and Emergency Management Departments. Advancement to this position would require compliance with the qualifications of the position and be made through promotion from a supervisory position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Specific duties may vary among departments and jobs. Incumbents typically perform a substantial portion or all of the following kinds of duties:

Plans, organizes, directs, and coordinates activities of campus security staff, actively participating service delivery ranging from public safety initiatives, command of incidents, Emergency Operations and assistance for all who are on campus/college properties.
Researches, reviews, recommendations, and implements protocols for traffic flow and parking regulations. Designs and develops schedules and surveillance routines for patrol of the campuses and related facilities.
Establishes scope and efficiency of services, and continually reviews and evaluates staffing levels to accommodate daily routines and scheduled events.
Directs, facilitates, and participates in developing the department’s annual work plans. Assigns, monitors, and reviews work activities, projects, and programs to support annual work plans.
Completes and submits Annual Security Report, participates as an active member of the campus Behavioral Intervention Team, conducts Title IX investigations when assigned, coordinates with District Chief of Police on Lexipol Protocol Manual, Report Exec RMS and other district-wide public safety initiatives.
Ensures campus Public Safety officers and staff conduct themselves in a professional, respectful manner, exercising their authority with appropriate discretion and treating all staff, students, and visitors in a fair and equitable manner.
Develops and monitors methods that ensure staff, students, and visitors have opportunity to openly communicate their thoughts and concerns. Develops internal performance management and investigation procedures that hold employees accountable for actions.
Oversees the development and administration of the department budget. Identifies funding opportunities and revenue sources to meet growing demands for services. Forecasts additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies. Authorizes purchases and monitor expenditures to ensure proper disbursement of funds.
Oversees research and identification of criminal activity trends in the community that may affect the campuses. Works with other agencies, community resources, and deterrent methods to increase effectiveness of law enforcement efforts. Responsible for campus public safety reporting requirements.
Serves as a member of, and facilitates discussions for committees such as, but not limited to, safety, security, disaster/emergency response, and public safety reporting compliance..
Participates in civic, professional, community groups regarding the activities and programs of the department to promote public confidence in the department’s role in supporting education and safety on campus.
Directs the parking, traffic management, carpool, and environmental quality programs for the College.
Monitors and accounts for Campus Public Safety-related revenues from parking, fingerprinting, and other services.
Directs and oversees parking meters/fees, parking citations, and Parking Citation collection efforts.
Directs emergency operations for incidents.
Oversees the campus security camera system, including coordinating replacement/repairs of existing and new security camera system.
Performs other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.
Qualifications and Physical Demands

Knowledge and Skills:
The position requires extensive professional knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures of modern public safety administration, organization, and operation. Requires considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of community policing programs, public safety procedures and emergency response planning. Requires in-depth knowledge of the pertinent Federal, State, local and District laws and ordinances including applicable sections of the Calif. Penal Code, State Education Code, Motor Vehicle Code, Health and Safety Code Business and Professional and laws related to the area of responsibility. Requires advanced understanding of the principles and practices of public safety and service organizations and management in a municipal or education environment. Requires knowledge of current social, political and economic trends and operating issues of educational institutions. Requires knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision, training, performance evaluation, and personnel management. Requires well-developed English language skills to prepare professional correspondence and reports suitable for external distribution. Requires sufficient business math skill to prepare and administer budgets and statistics. Requires skill at using a personal computer. Requires well-developed human relation skills to speak to large and diverse audiences, resolve confrontation, and review performance.

Requires the ability to perform all of the duties of the position effectively and efficiently with minimal supervision. Requires the ability to direct staff and conduct performance evaluations. Must be able to utilize all of the tools and equipment of the position in a safe and responsible manner. Must be able to use appropriate defense measures to protect self or others in adverse situations. Requires the ability to plan, organize, coordinate and administer the activities of the department in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale. Requires the ability to analyze problems, identify solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals. Requires the ability to develop strategic long-range plans. Requires the ability to meet and deal tactfully and professionally with college and community groups, the public, and the media. Requires the ability interpret and apply federal, state, and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations. Requires the ability to work constructively to resolve conflict and develop a consensus. Requires the ability to assume command by acting quickly and calmly in emergencies. Requires the ability to work as contributing member of a team, work productively and cooperatively with other teams and external customers, and convey a positive image of the College.

Education and Experience:
The position typically requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in police science, criminal justice, public administration, or a closely related field and over five years of progressive experience in law enforcement administration. Alternatively, the position may accept an AA degree and eight years of progressive experience, or the requirements for a management Certificate along with the twelve years of experience.

Licenses and Certificates:
Requires a valid driver license. Requires possession of a Management Certificate from the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.)

Physical Abilities:
Incumbent must be able to work inside and outdoors engaged in work primarily of a moderately active nature, and meet physical suitability requirements. Requires the ability to maintain fitness in order to apprehend and restrain fleeing suspects, accomplish crowd control, and to function well under stressful conditions. Requires near and far visual acuity (correctable 20/20 vision and color recognition) to observe continuous activity and read printed materials. Requires hearing for ordinary conversation and to hear other sounds in order to respond to normal and emergency situations. Requires speaking ability to project voice over large audiences.

Working Conditions:
Work is performed indoors and outdoors where significant safety considerations exist from physical effort, and dangerous incidents.

Conditions of Employment
This is a regular, full time, 12-months per year position. The normal hours of work will be 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday; some flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekend hours may be required to meet the needs of the department. The effective date of employment is to be arranged with the supervisor.

Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.
The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Coast Community College District policies, procedures, and Title IX. (Reference: BP/AP 5910)
The Coast Community College District celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the District’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
PAY PHILOSOPHY: Starting salaries for support staff positions begin at Step-1 of the salary range. All movement on the salary schedule will occur July 1 of each year for all classified employees.

Additional Information
ATTENTION: Before applying, please be sure to review the Coast Colleges District Board Policy
regarding Nepotism (BP 7310) to check if your application may be impacted. If you have any
questions, please contact HR Recruitment at 714-438-4714 or 714-438-4716.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: To be considered for this opportunity, you must submit a
COMPLETE application packet. A complete application packet includes:
1. A complete Coast Community College District Online Employment Application.
2. A current resume (uploaded as a separate attachment – PDF recommended).
3. A cover letter (uploaded as a separate attachment – PDF recommended).
4. Answers to all supplemental questions (clear and detailed responses required as they will
be carefully evaluated to determine the most qualified candidate(s) to be invited for an
interview; please do not paste your resume, or put “see resume” or “N/A”).

Submission of all required application information and materials is the responsibility of the applicant.

Applications must be received no later than the posted closing date. There are NO EXCEPTIONS. Electronic applications may be completed by visiting Once you have completed an electronic application, you may apply to open positions within the Coast Community College District by submitting the application and all other required materials. Required materials differ for each open position and must be complete when submitted for a specific posting. Instructions for completing applications and applying to posted positions are available online or by calling Applicant Processing at (714) 438-4714 or (714) 438-4716.

Information for TDD users is available by calling (714) 438-4755.

All applications will be screened under a process of utmost confidentiality by a committee of
representatives from the college community. All application materials become the property of the
Coast Community College District and will NOT be copied or returned. Any documents that you are unable to attach can be faxed to (714) 782-6065. Faxes must clearly indicate your name and the job to which you are applying.

To ensure consistency and fairness to all applicants, please do not submit materials in addition to those requested. Additional materials will not be considered or returned. Be sure to complete all questions and sections of the application. For questions which may not apply, indicate “n/a” (not applicable). If you do not know an answer, please indicate so, but do not leave any space blank.

Disability Accommodations:
If you require accommodations in the Application or Examination Process, please notify Human
Resources by calling (714) 438-4714 or (714) 438-4716.

1. All online applications and required materials received by the deadline date will be screened to determine which applicant(s) meet(s) the minimum qualifications as stated in the job
announcement. Please note: Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an
2. Applicants who meet the required qualifications and who are also deemed to possess the highest degree of desirable qualifications will be invited to discuss their qualifications in an
interview with the College/District. Therefore, it is required that applicants submit clear,
detailed responses to all supplemental questions in order to demonstrate his/her qualifications
as related to the position.
3. If any travel is required for an applicant to participate in-person during the interview process,
this will be done so at the candidate’s own expense.

The Coast Community College District is a multi-college district that includes Coastline Community College, Golden West College, and Orange Coast College. The three colleges offer programs in transfer, general education, occupational/technical education, community services and student support services. Coastline, Golden West and Orange Coast Colleges enroll more than 60,000 students each year in more than 300 degree and certificate programs.
Since its founding in 1947, the Coast Community College District has enjoyed a reputation as one of the leading community college districts in the United States. Governed by a locally elected Board of Trustees, the Coast Community College District plays an important role in the community by responding to needs of a changing and increasingly diverse population.

Coast Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The Coast Community College District is committed to employing qualified administrators/managers, faculty, and staff members who are dedicated to student learning and success. The Board recognizes that diversity in the academic environment fosters awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students. The Board is committed to hiring and staff development processes that support the goals of equal opportunity and diversity, and provide equal consideration for all qualified candidates. The District does not discriminate unlawfully in providing educational or employment opportunities to any person on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, or genetic information.

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