Director of College Safety & Security

Ocean County College


EducationBachelor’s Degree
Master’s Degree
SkillsSupervising Experience
Driver’s License
CPR Certification
Microsoft Office
This position provides vision, leadership and management of a comprehensive security organization that strives to maintain a safe and secure campus environment. This position directs and manages college security, public safety operations and crime prevention operations; serves as liaison with local law enforcement and ensures compliance with all applicable state and federal laws, rules and regulations and Ocean County College policies.

List of Essential Activities
1. Provides professional leadership, security and safety operational oversight 24/hour, 365 days a year, to a department of armed and unarmed staff; dispatching functions, such as, emergency management and environmental and occupational safety coordination; plans, directs and evaluates all department activities; and ensures the department remains in compliance with all laws and local ordinances, College policies and procedures.
2. Works closely with the Safety Committee and serves as liaison during disasters such as fires and hurricanes; responds to hazardous materials spills, accidents, and emergencies and takes appropriate action; investigates unusual conditions and take immediate corrective action.
3. Oversees operations and management of college parking and transportation efforts, including but not limited to enforcement of the parking regulations and interfacing with the college community on parking policies and practices.
4. Assumes responsibility for the college’s compliance, reporting, and commitment to meet all requisite elements of the Jeanne Clery Act, Annual Security Report, compliance with Title IX, Kristin Smart Act, Campus Fire Safety Act, Incident Command Systems, and directly supports the College Emergency Preparedness Plan and programming; remains current with evolving safety/security and legal issues impacting higher education; maintains all relevant certifications and licensing as warranted and/or chosen by the college.
5. Leads, hires, advises, mentors, supervises trains, evaluates department personnel; conducts regular staff meetings; develops and administers operational programs; determines work procedures, assigns duties, maintains harmonious relations, promotes efficiency, and effectively responds to disciplinary matters.
6. Supervises and evaluates the college Emergency Preparedness Plans and training process; apprises the College leadership of incidents, emergencies or crisis situations that may affect the campus and all, but not limited to, the students, visitors, faculty and staff; monitors college safety conditions, conducts ongoing analysis of data received from external and internal sources and advises administration on appropriate risk mitigation strategies.
7. Collaborates with various departments, external stakeholders and first responders, in the intelligence gathering and security planning of unplanned and planned college events.
8. Plans, develops and coordinates college safety operational guidelines, policies and procedures, manuals and college safety programs; interprets policies and enforces compliance to those policies.
9. Provides oversight and develops the college safety annual budget; forecasts funding needs for equipment, materials, and supplies; monitors expenditures to ensure accurate financial record keeping.
10. Related projects and duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
1. Bachelor’s Degree; however a Master’s Degree may be substituted for two of the required years of experience (total of five years of experience)
2. Seven years in a directly related field with independent management of an operational unit, program, function etc., development and implementation of strategic plans, processes, procedures, heavy involvement in initiatives, change management and/or projects impacting the unit of which three years’ experience was in community policing
3. Four years of supervisory experience and responsibility for department or unit’s team results and the ability to hire, train, develop and evaluate staff
4. Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Office Suite/databases or other related technology that required the ability to analyze and create detailed reports, charts, surveys, presentations, etc. and the ability to train and/or identify needed training or development
5. Proof of graduation from an accredited police academy and certification by the Police Training Commission in New Jersey (including qualified to carry a firearm, or permitted to carry a firearm as a Retired Police Officer)
6. Must submit to and satisfy all pre-hire clearance requirements including but not limited to: a full background and extensive criminal history review, driving record review, work history verification, reference checks, psychological and medical tests, drug testing, etc.
7. Possession of a valid drivers license in good standing
8. Ability to lift, carry, push etc. up to 25 pounds with or without assistance
9. Successful completion of an Ocean County College training program within 90 days of hire to become certified in First Aid, CPR and AED.
10. Prior experience with federal and state requirements as they pertain to the Clery Act, VAWA and Campus SAvE, Title IX and Annual Security Reports

Preferred Qualifications
1. Master’s Degree in criminal justice or law enforcement
2. Five years of work experience in a college or university setting

ADA Selection Medium
ADA Selection Definitions ADA Selection Definitions
Hours 40 Hours
If other, please specify
This position normally works 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, with the understanding the position requires availability during emergencies and the obligation to commit to extra hours that include nights and weekends. Available on off hours via ce

Work Days Mon – Fri
Duration Type Annual – 12 months
Duration of Employment
Salary $63,750 – $85,000 annually depending on experience

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