The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) is committed to recruiting, hiring and retaining the highest qualified individuals to meet the educational goals of its student population.
Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree in Police Science, Criminal Justice or related field and a minimum of five (5) years of managerial experience in campus security is required; A Master's degree is preferred.
Should possess knowledge of legislation relevant to campus law enforcement and compliance;
Possession of or the ability to obtain commission status in the Virgin Islands is desirable.
Considerable knowledge of campus safety and the higher education culture, environmental safety, and disaster planning and administration;
Excellent planning and organizational skills;
Strong commitment to customer service;
Excellent employee relations and the ability to work in a diversified environment;
A demonstrated ability to successfully interact with campus constituencies and cultivate meaningful community relations;
Must possess strong leadership skills, excellent communication skills, budgetary planning and administrative and problem solving skills;
Skilled in the operation of automobiles and communication equipment;
Proficiency with computers, including Microsoft Applications software such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases;
Strong knowledge of security equipment and systems.
Basic Function and Responsibilities: Under general direction, the successful candidate will manage, plan and direct activities of the University security functions on the St. Thomas campus. Duties include, but are not limited to the overall operation, organization, coordination and management of the Security Department and alignment of the security department's short and long term goals with the University's strategic goals and objectives. The successful candidate will oversee the enforcement of campus rules and regulations and promulgate effective crime prevention strategies and implement effective programs for maintaining and improving a safe and secure campus environment; manage effective incident investigations; develop and implement departmental policies and procedures; and serve as a key person responsible for all hazards based emergency response preparedness and planning systems. The candidate will also coordinate incident command operations for campus emergencies; be responsible for the development and administration of departmental budgetary and personnel development and programs; develop and maintain effective access control, surveillance systems and fire and life safety systems; maintain liaison with local law enforcement and first responder agencies; oversee campus parking and transportation services and perform other related duties as assigned.
Instructions to Applicant: AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) ACCOMMODATION:
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, anyone who needs an ADA accommodation for the purposes of employment should contact the Human Resources Office at (340) 693-1410.
First review of applications will commence on November 18, 2013.
Salary Range: The salary for this position is commensurate with qualifications and education.