Director of Public Safety

Feb 23, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Director of Public Safety

Union Level:
Department: Student Life
Campus: San Francisco
Posting Number: 201301267P
Full or Part Time: Full Time
Number of Months: 12
Work Schedule:
Position End Date:
Open Date: 02/01/2018
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions:

Primary Purpose:
Directs and manages the public safety functions required for the protection of persons and property at with the San Francisco Campus and Union City Clinic.

Essential Functions:
  • Establish and direct a proactive security program; develop, recommend, and implement changes to improve safety and security of personnel and property; utilize current technology to ensure safety measures to deter crime including adequate exterior lights, placement and use of cameras, and alarms.

  • Identify and prepare reports detailing security risks and proposed solutions; identify possible targets and work to reduce security risks.

  • Manage/monitor security access system at the San Francisco Campus; work with Stockton Public Safety personnel to troubleshoot technical problems and make improvements; determine and grant access for faculty, staff and students as appropriate.

  • Perform responsibilities as a key member of the campus Crisis Response Team.

  • Manage and ensure appropriate and accurate record-keeping including but not limited to daily activity reports and blotter report.

  • Monitor and ensure compliance with Clery Act reporting; act as designated Campus Security Authority (CSA).

  • Provide leadership and direction to Public Safety department personnel; ensure officers have proper training and preparation necessary to respond to safety needs and security incidents; ensure all officers maintain all required certifications and licenses.

  • Manage schedule to ensure appropriate security staffing; coordinate special event or program security staffing with internal and external constituencies.

  • Investigate and document incidents of student and employee violations of policies and procedures; review and approve daily activity reports submitted by officers; report investigation outcomes to appropriate personnel.

  • Develop and manage department budget; make recommendations for changes including capital expenses.

  • Develop maintain departmental policies and protocol.

  • Develop and manage San Francisco campus parking policies and access.

  • Manage and maintain inventory of university issued security related equipment.

  • Cultivate and maintain effective and collaborative relationships with internal and external constituencies, building tenants, and the San Francisco Police and Fire Departments

  • Perform all other duties as assigned by the Assistant Dean for Human Resources and Support Operations and the Executive Director of Public Safety.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    Knowledge of:
  • Criminal law, laws of arrest, search and seizure.
  • Standard police radio procedures.
  • Intermediate Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Security access systems
  • Clery Act requirements
  • Title IX compliance for institutions of higher education

    Ability to:
  • Provide clear and concise instructions to constituents in a variety of unexpected/emergency situations.
  • Analyze situations accurately and make appropriate decisions in a timely manner in response to emergencies and/or routine service.
  • Maintain a professional appearance and demeanor at all times.
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and communicate in a collegial and professional manner with administrators, faculty, staff, students and public.
  • Observe and report facts/information accurately.
  • Prepare accurate written reports.
  • Understand and operate physical security devices such as video cameras and access control devices.
  • Operate computer programs used to support the Public Safety department mission.
  • Communicate effectively with administration, faculty, staff, students and public.

  • Minimum of ten years security or law enforcement experience.
  • Minimum of five years experience in a supervisory role.
  • Prior experience in budgeting, hiring and disciplinary actions.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a higher education environment
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or 5 years experience in security or law enforcement.

    Licenses: (Must be able to obtain)
  • Current Guard Permit Certification.
  • Current mace and baton certification.
  • Current California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services Exposed Firearm Permit.
  • 832 Post Training.
  • Current CPR certification.
  • Valid California driver license

    Working Conditions:
  • Position is full-time, forty (40) hours per week. Incumbent must be available to respond to after-hours incidents and emergencies.
  • Requires occasional shift work
  • Occupational exposure to blood borne pathogens may be reasonably anticipated. Personal protective equipment will be provided to reduce or eliminate exposure to routine limited infectious agents.
  • Position may require incumbent to drive on university business. Incumbent must meet and maintain automotive insurability requirements as defined by the university’s fleet safety rules.

  • Must be able to pass a Law Enforcement background check.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in a related field preferred.

    Physical Requirements:
    The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Requires extensive sitting, walking and/or standing.
  • Occasional running and climbing of stairs.
  • Frequent bending, stretching, and reaching required.
  • Lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling up to 130 pounds in the event of an emergency.

    Hiring Range: Commensurate with experience, exempt

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    Background Check Statement:
    Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check

    AA/EEO Policy Statement:
    University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.

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