Assistant Director of Security

Apr 07, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Puget Sound

Assistant Director of Security

Job ID: 3361

Location: Security

Full/Part Time: Full-Time


Position Description

This is a management position responsible for the patrol and dispatch divisions, to include; full-time and temporary on-call staff and part-time student staff members. The position develops, implements, and maintains a comprehensive training program for all security staff. The position reviews and provides daily feedback to all staff on shift documentation and incident response. The position responds to routine, priority and emergency calls for service as necessary to support all on-duty staff. The position shares in the department on-call responsibilities with the director of security and the lead campus safety officer to provide support to on-duty staff 24-hours a day, seven days a week. This is a uniformed position and may participate in shift or special duty work outside of the normal work week.


  • Review shift documentation and call response logs and provide feedback as necessary.
  • Maintain department software which supports the patrol operation.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive department training curriculum for all security staff.
  • Complete projects as assigned by the director.
  • Provide 24-hour on-call support to campus and on-duty security staff.
  • Respond to campus routine, priority, and emergency calls for service as necessary.
  • Assign security services and provide supervision to security staff at special events.
  • Review/update policy and procedure manuals for approval by the director as necessary or as assigned.
  • Interview and hire student staff members.
  • Participates in the selection process of security full-time staff members.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position supervises multiple positions, to include; 1 lead campus safety officer, 8 campus safety officers, 4 full-time dispatchers, 2-3 temporary on-call staff members, 13 part-time student staff members

Budget Responsibilities

No budgetary responsibilities, but participates in purchasing of patrol equipment as necessary and is responsible for a university credit card. All security staff are expected to be good stewards of department and university resources.


  • 3-5 years of experience in campus law enforcement; bachelor's degree is desirable.
  • Valid Washington state driver's license and First Aid/CPR certifications within two months of appointment.
  • A strong technical background with computer software and hardware is required.
  • Knowledge of Washington State Law and thorough understanding of patrol practices.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks with frequent interruptions to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to foster confidence and trust.
  • Ability to handle information and materials of a confidential and sensitive nature.
  • Commitment to liberal arts and cultural pluralism.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse constituency.
  • Ability to make judgments with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills that foster harmonious relations with constituents.
  • Ability to manage complex projects.
  • Ability to lift/carry/push/pull up to 100lbs.
  • Physically capable to run and defend self or others.
  • Requires frequent sitting, standing, and walking.
  • Requires frequent work both indoors and outdoors.
  • Regular and predictable attendance.
  • Ability to respectfully work, communicate and provide leadership within a diverse campus community

Diversity Statement:

  • We acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives.
  • We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community.
  • We act to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.

Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. To learn more please visit:

Compensation and Benefits: Decisions about starting salaries are made based on the extent and relatedness of the candidate's education and experience and on internal equity and market considerations.

This position is exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit:

Application Deadline: Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified. To ensure consideration please apply by April 28, 2017.

Required Documents:

When prompted to upload required documents, please upload resume. All additional documents can be uploaded within the application before submission. Applications submitted without the required attachments will not be considered.

  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest
  • List of three (3) professional references

All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry and if applicable for the position, drug screen, physical test and functional assessment.

The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.

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How to Apply
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About Puget Sound
Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 40 traditional and interdisciplinary fields, including graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy and in education. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Pacific Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honorary society. Visit "About Puget Sound" ( to learn more about the college.

As a strategic goal and through our core values, University of Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. EOE/AA


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