Director - Public Safety/ Police Chief

Apr 06, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Director - Public Safety/ Police Chief

Job Posting Number: JPF10717

Department: 3EJ-Space Development Engineering

Job Open Date: 04/05/2017

Screening Date: 04/16/2017

Job Close Date: 5/11/2017

Open Until Filled: No

Job Grade: 49

Pay Range: 79,000 to 99,000

Position Number: A98557

Benefits: Full tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents, substantial employer contribution to retirement, affordable medical and dental insurance, life insurance, and 12 paid holidays.

Job Category: Staff

Job Type: Full-time

Special Instructions to Applicants
Under “Reference’s Letter” please list a minimum of three contacts. References will be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process.

Must have a valid driver’s license.

Summary of Duties
Supports and upholds the University's state mission and values. Organizes, directs, and coordinates the department, including patrol services, criminal investigations, communications, records, accreditation, and administration. Prepares, collaborates, and issues Clery compliance and reporting. Works with independence to provide leadership for the department. Participates in long and short term planning for budgeting, personnel, technical equipment. Leads the department in proactive enforcement and development of programs and strategies to address the unique issues facing a university community. Works collaboratively with administrators, staff, faculty, students, and local jurisdictions. Works with representatives of federal, state, city, and county criminal justice agencies. Keeps the AVP of Facilities and Planning informed of departmental activities through written and verbal reports. Establishes policies, procedures, schedules, guidelines and priorities to be observed by subordinates. Maintains the department's accredited status. Selects, supervises, evaluates, and disciplines police personnel following HR policies. Attends conferences, and other educational and professional meetings to remain aware of modern police methods and administration. Speaks in public and to the media when needed. Ensures that the department abides by all federal, state, and local laws and directives pertaining to proper police procedures. Ensures that all department personnel are properly trained to perform their duties and comply with University training and procedures. Performs related duties as assigned and required.

Minimum Qualifications
Graduation from an accredited institution with a bachelor’s degree in criminology, law enforcement, social sciences, or public administration, and 7-10 years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience, including 5 years of supervisory and management experience.
Utah POST Certification and a valid Utah Drivers License.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of the methods and practices of law enforcement on a university campus.

Knowledge of the Clery Act, FERPA, applicable section of Titles VII, IX, VAWA, and other federal rules and regulations and how they relate to the operations of a University Police Department.

Knowledge of budget preparation and fiscal management.

Knowledge in the development and planning of electronic security, CCTV, and access control.

Skills in oral and various forms of written communication.

Skills in the use of computers and technology related to the job.

Ability to exercise sound judgement in evaluating situations and making decisions.

Ability to enforce discipline and maintain morale.

Ability to plan, direct and evaluate the work of subordinates.

Ability to think and act quickly and calmly in emergencies.

Ability to provide clear and concise reports, correspondences, policies, procedures and other written material.

Ability to obtain and maintain all POST and departmental training skills and certification levels.

Working Conditions

This position works 40 hrs per week with overtime when necessary.

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Utah Valley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/ Disabled/Equal Access Employer. Utah Valley University is committed to an inclusive hiring process and the welcoming of diverse candidates.


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