Torrance, California
$114,089 - $132,276 Annually 
Sep 20, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Community College

El Camino College



Req:  A1718-008

Division: Industry & Technology

Deadline: 10/25/17


Complete job description and application available online at:



Under the direction of the Dean of Industry and Technology, the Director of Public Safety Education is responsible for the administration, supervision, development, planning and implementation of the public safety education programs.

The director will independently perform professional work involving judgment in the interpretation and application of policy and procedures. The director will work with regional public safety agencies to establish and maintain strong working relationships, awareness of employer needs, in-service training needs, job market information for public safety graduates and opportunities for collaboration with state, county and local agencies and municipalities.



• Directs and supervises all current and future academic public safety programs, including Fire Technology, Paramedic Training, Administration of Justice, Homeland Security and work closely with the Peace Officers Safety training program.

• Assures compliance with policies, procedures, regulations, codes and other legal mandates at the local, state and federal levels.

• In conjunction with department faculty, will act as a liaison between the college at events and with all external entities; including but not limited to, professional organizations, conferences and the community. 

• Works closely with the Dean, grants office, and others to coordinate fundraising and resource development efforts.

• Develops an annual budget, monitors expenditures in a fiscally responsible manner and contributes to the annual planning processes.

• In consultation with the Dean, supervises faculty members and program coordinators on matters related to curriculum and program development, curriculum revision, new course offerings, staffing, and the evaluation of faculty.

• In coordination with the dean, coordinate the preparation of grant proposals, budget preparation, class schedules and course materials for the college catalog and use of college facilities and resources.

• Coordinates new program developments and assists with operational frameworks, master plans, cost of operation summaries, program reviews, learning outcomes and accreditation activities. 

• Supports new college initiatives to address regional public safety education and training needs and workforce development goals.

• Supervise department staff that monitors the use, maintenance, and security of equipment and facilities.

• Collaborates with the college’s Marketing and Communications office to develop and implement effective marketing and outreach.

• Supervises the development of agreements, contracts, memorandums of understanding with public service agencies and private industries.

• In consultation with the division dean, oversees the development of class schedules and • teaching assignments.

• Participates in the college’s consultation process through service on various councils and committees.

• Perform other related duties as assigned. 




Current professional public safety practices. 

Positive relationships and differences within public safety departments.

All aspects of the Emergency Preparedness. 

Program marketing and resource development.

Personnel supervision practices.

College and public safety administrative processes. 

Educational philosophy which places the primary emphasis on student learning in the design, delivery, and evaluation of courses.


Supervise and coordinate the activities of large groups of people toward a common purpose.

Work productively and meet deadlines under time pressures.

Plan, organize, and direct college public safety programs.

Direct, evaluate, motivate, and supervise staff. 

Reconcile divergent views.

Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.



A Master’s degree in a related public safety field from an accredited college or university, or equivalent is required. A minimum of one-year post-secondary teaching experience and five years experience as a full-time public safety professional in a fire department or law enforcement agency at a command level is required. 


May be required to work a flexible workweek which includes day and evening hours and occasional weekend assignments and may be assigned to any district location.

Duties are primarily performed in an office environment, at a desk or at a computer.

The incumbent will have contact, in person or on the telephone, with executive, management, supervisory, academic and classified staff and the general public.

Work requires travel to other offices or locations to attend meetings or conduct work.



$114,089 - $132,276 Annually 



Full-time, twelve-month academic position. Excellent fringe benefits including eight 32-hour work weeks during the summer. Employment is dependent upon satisfactory employment verification, fingerprint check, and tuberculosis examination. Selected candidate must provide identification and work authorization. 



An applicant must submit the following by the closing date:

1) Online application:

2) Cover letter describing how applicant meets the qualifications.

3) Resume including educational background, professional experience, and related personal development and accomplishments.

4) Pertinent transcripts as stated in the required qualifications. (Unofficial computer-generated academic records/transcripts must include the name of the institution and degrees awarded to be acceptable.) Multiple page transcripts must be loaded as ONE pdf document.

Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States of America require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. For information on transcript evaluation services, please visit:

5) Evidence of a valid community college credential, if applicant holds one.

Please Note: Documents submitted or uploaded for a previous position cannot be reused for other positions. You must submit the required documents for each position you apply for by the closing date. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application. Applications with an incomplete status will not receive consideration. You may check the status of your application on-line.

If you need assistance, you may call 310-660-3593 Ext. 5809 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. 

Due to the large volume of calls received on closing dates, we highly recommend that you do not wait until the last day to apply so that we may assist you with questions or technical matters that may arise. Give yourself sufficient time to complete the profile, which may take 45 minutes or more. Positions close promptly at 3:00 p.m. 

Closing Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.


El Camino College is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The El Camino Community College District provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity or sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. 

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