Deputy Director of Public Safety

Baltimore, MD
Apr 21, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

About Baltimore City Community College
Founded in 1947, Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) is a comprehensive, urban institution accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The College's campus is located in West Baltimore; the institution also has several satellite locations throughout the city. With its broad range of degree and certificate programs, affordable tuition, and extensive outreach, BCCC offers educational opportunities to the citizens of Baltimore City and throughout the state of Maryland. BCCC serves more than 15,000* students annually, providing credits that transfer to four-year colleges and universities as well as workforce training leading directly to job placement. The College is proud of the fact that 100** nations are represented within the student body.

* Based on annual unduplicated credit and non-credit headcount for FY 2016. **Based on fall 2015 credit enrollment.

Requisition Number: 2017-037
Posting Start Date: 4/20/2017
City: Baltimore
State: MD
Minimum Education: Bachelors
Additional Documentation: Transcripts Required (upload as other)
Compensation: $68,681 - $77,346

Deputy Director of Public Safety

Description/Job Summary
Overview: The Deputy Director of Public Safety is responsible for assisting in the leadership, administrative direction and strategic planning for the College's Public Safety Department. This position is responsible for leading and managing a team of staff members to include, Security Officers, Commissioned Police Officers, and Administrative Staff. This position may serve as liaison to first responder agencies. This is a highly visible and responsible leadership position that involves assisting in the designing, developing and implementing effective safety and security, procedures, and programs. This position reports to the Director of Public Safety.
Overview of position: Summary of position's responsibilities
A Deputy Director is responsible for:
  • Managing police supervisors, lower level police officers, building guards and office staff
  • Serving as second in command in the absence of the Director of Public Safety
  • Providing training and continuing education for public safety personnel
  • Assisting in the planning for adequate staffing and ensures that an appropriate pool of staff is available to meet safety and security needs
  • Assisting in the direction and supervision of public safety staff
  • Advising staff in areas of improvement; assist in the evaluation of all public safety staff and provide constructive feedback on performance
  • Assisting with planning and conducting staff meetings and training activities for department staff to keep staff informed and to improve operations
  • Implementing and adhering to security policies and procedures for the college
  • Participating in the recruitment, hiring, training, evaluation, discipline, and discharge of personnel within the public safety department
  • Perform related duties as assigned
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Ability to make independent decisions and collaborate with other agencies, companies, College divisions and departments, groups and individuals, direct subordinates and other members of the BCCC community
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to determine when violations of laws, policies, procedures and College rules and regulations occur and take appropriate action
  • Ability to train, lead, and evaluate the performance of lower level law enforcement and security personnel
  • Ability to assess facilities and other physical spaces to ensure established policies and procedures related to the public safety
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all members of the college community including students, faculty, staff, and administrators in a multicultural environment
  • Ability to operate a police car, police radio, and other equipment or weapons as required (side handle baton, handcuffs, first aid equipment, etc.)
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Ability to quickly analyze complex, sensitive and /or hazardous situations and issues and quickly devise solutions and action plans
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in evaluating situation and in making decisions
  • Knowledge of modern law enforcement practices and methods
  • Knowledge of related federal and state criminal laws
  • Knowledge of the laws and protocols of arrest and evidence
  • Knowledge of the principles and methods of crime prevention
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of crowd control and group behavior
  • Knowledge of police communications equipment
  • Skill in the use of and management of police equipment
Work Environment:
This position regularly works both indoors and outdoors. The position also works under exposure to injury resulting from dangerous weapons, physical violence, moving traffic or hazardous physical activities; is subject to verbal and physical abuse; works in all types of weather conditions and at all times of day; operates motor vehicles at high speeds for pursuit or emergency response purposes; and interacts with individuals under physical and/or emotional stress. Duties may require the operation of a motor vehicle. The position may be subject to call-in during emergencies and staffing shortages and may work a rotating shift, holidays and weekends. The work environment is highly diverse and demands a high level of cultural competence in interpersonal communications and interactions.
Physical Demands:
Duties require physical health, strength, agility, and stamina. The work may entail sitting, standing, walking, running, bending, stooping, reaching, lifting, crawling, kneeling, climbing and lifting and transporting both objects and persons. Work requires eye-hand coordination, manual dexterity, near vision acuity, and the ability to see and read printed material and computer screens. Duties involve oral, written, electronic and telephonic communication.

Employees in this classification receive supervision form the Director of Public Safety
Required Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum of (3) years of experience as a Lieutenant or higher in certified law enforcement
  • Must be currently employed as a Maryland Police Training Commission Certified Police Officer; OR be formerly employed as such with a lapse in service no greater than three years; OR demonstrate ability to obtain certification as described in the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR)
  • Must possess an unrestricted non-commercial driver's license valid in the state of Maryland
  • This position requires a background check
  • This position requires a physical examination
  • This is an essential/emergency position
  • This position is subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with COMAR

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Qualifications:
  • (5) years' experience preferred;
  • Experience in an institution of Higher Education

BCCC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law.

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