Public Safety Supervisor

Golden West College
Huntington Beach, California
$71,589.00 - $94,325.00 Annually
Apr 12, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs
Institution Type
Community College

Golden West College


Public Safety Supervisor

Job# G-014-17

Salary: $71,589.00 - $94,325.00 Annually

Deadline: 5/9/2017


Full job description and OFFICIAL application available ONLY at: Please click on OPEN POSITIONS located in the menu bar on the left, then select your desired jobs category to access list of open positions.


DEFINITION: Under the direction of the Public Safety Director (with coordination of the Community Education Director), to assist in the planning, organization, and implementation of activities and procedures for the weekend operations of the college; to provide for the daily supervision of assigned Public Safety and coordinate with Swap Meet personnel; to prepare and maintain records and reports; and to perform related work as required.


Provide training, direction, personnel management and supervision to Public Safety and coordinate with Swap Meet personnel.

• Assist in the planning, organization, and implementation of activities and procedures for weekend operations of the college including:

• Ensure appropriate and timely communication and documentation of campus events and occurrences, informing College administration of issues/incidents according to established department/College/District policies and procedures.

• Respond to calls for service involving students, staff, swap meet vendors, and campus visitors; determine and make appropriate and timely referrals/notifications to administrative, instructional, student and health services, maintenance, and/or emergency service personnel.

• In the event of a disaster or other serious health and safety matters, make recommendations to college administration (in consultation with the Public Safety Director) of whether to continue operations or evacuate and close the college during weekday/weekend operations.

• Provide new employee orientation and on-going training activities as needed.

• Prepare monthly and annual swap meet reports.

• In collaboration with the Community and Special Services Director, to assist in screening potential swap meet vendors for suitability of merchandise, when necessary.

• Provide feedback during hiring decisions and participate on screening and hiring committees as requested.

• Manage weekend activities with Public Safety Officers and coordinate with Swap Meet personnel. Ensure proper coordination of both teams to respond to and resolve any issues that may arise.

• Adhere to and ensure proper investigative procedures are followed and all necessary documentation of incidents occurring on campus that may lead to potential liability including injuries to employees, vendors and or visitors are followed according to campus and District policies and procedures. Provide proper notification to Directors of Public Safety and Community Education in a timely manner and in accordance with policy and procedure.

• Coordinate with local law enforcement and/or emergency responders regarding any incidents resulting in the commission of crimes, arrests or medical aids occurring during swap meet operations.

• Assist in the preparation of required college/District reports, emergency operation plans, accreditation materials, program review, and reportable crime statistics.

• Provide leadership consistent with the ethics, values, mission, and goals of the college and policies of the Public Safety Department.

• Recommend and implement techniques to improve department policies and practices, increase efficiency, seek professional development opportunities, and endeavor to stay current on industry trends and practices in the field of law enforcement, security, and emergency preparedness.

• Implement practices and procedures to ensure that necessary and appropriate services to campus personnel and students are met during evening and weekend operations; respond to calls for service involving students, staff, swap meet vendors, and campus visitors; determining and making appropriate and timely referrals/notifications to administrative, instructional, student and health services, maintenance, and/or emergency service personnel.

• Respond to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.

• Assist in the oversight, implementation, and documentation of all emergency preparedness training and field exercises involving students, staff, and faculty; and ensure compliance with all federal and state NIMS/SEMS training mandates.

• Oversee the supply levels, storage, and reordering of emergency supplies and equipment for campus first responders.

• Conduct threat assessments and vulnerability studies of the college and surrounding areas; provide assessment findings to the Director of Public Safety.

• Participate on various campus and District committees as assigned.

• Develop an overall understanding of the various components comprising weekend swap meet operations.

• Coordinate Emergency Preparedness Training and duties as assigned.

• Serve as acting Public Safety Director in his/her absence when required.

• Perform other related duties as assigned.



Knowledge of:

• California criminal law and safety codes.

• Emergency preparedness operations and planning.

• Supervisory principles and techniques, including training practices.

• Common fire and safety hazards and related equipment.

• Techniques and procedures applicable to crime prevention.

• Traffic and parking control.

• Special event planning and coordination.

• College, District, and departmental policies and procedures.

• Modern office equipment and procedures.

• Principles of supervision, leadership, and training.

• Appropriate safety precautions and emergency procedures. 


Ability to:

• Plan, organize, supervise, and evaluate the work of Public Safety and Swap Meet personnel.

• Conduct threat assessments and vulnerability studies in coordination with the Director.

• Interpret and adhere to college and District rules, regulations and policies.

• Interact positively with diverse campus groups and individuals under routine and adverse conditions.

• Write detailed, concise, and comprehensive reports.

• Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

• Maintain accurate records and logs.

• Supervise and evaluate the work of others.

• Possess a valid and appropriate California Driver's License; operate a vehicle observing legal and defensive driving practices.

• Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.

• Establish and maintain effective relationships with students, staff, law enforcement agencies and the community.

• Conduct threat assessments and vulnerability studies and prepare findings in a comprehensive written report.

• Maintain effective public relations with the campus community, surrounding businesses, area residents, police and fire personnel, and all college visitors.

• Demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.


Education and Experience:

• Must meet the following qualifications:

• Completion of at least two (2) years of college level coursework.

• Possess at least two (2) years of supervisory experience in a law enforcement agency.

• Possess at least three (3) years of progressive, responsible work experience in law enforcement, public safety, or the equivalent.

• Or, any combination of education, training, and/or experience that would provide for the required qualifications.

• Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

• Possess a POST Supervisory Certificate. 



A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.

• Experience in emergency management including certifications in ICS 100, 200, 300, and 400.

• The ability to qualify as a sworn peace officer on a college campus.

Bi-lingual in Spanish.


Note: A satisfactory criminal records check, as required by SB 1626, will be a condition of employment.

Conditions of Employment

This is a regular, full-time, 12-month per year classified management position. The normal hours of work will be a 4/10 schedule between the hours of 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM Friday through Monday, with some flexibility required to meet the needs of the department. The effective date of employment will 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: All movement on the salary schedule will occur July 1 of each year for all classified management employees.


Additional Information

ATTENTION: Before applying, please be sure to review the Coast Colleges District Board Policy regarding Nepotism (BP 7310 (Download PDF reader)) 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:


A complete Coast Community College District Online Employment Application.

A current resume (uploaded as a separate attachment - PDF recommended).

A cover letter (uploaded as a separate attachment - PDF recommended).

Answers to all supplemental questions (please provide clear and thorough responses as they will be carefully evaluated to determine the most qualified candidate(s) to be invited for an interview; do NOT paste your resume, or put "see resume" or "N/A").

A copy of your POST Supervisory Certificate (uploaded as a separate attachment - PDF recommended)

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.


Coast Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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