Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police

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Posting Details

Position Information

Business Title Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police Position Number Home Department Public Safety Employment Type Regular (Continuous) Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Appointment Staff (12-Month) Time Limited? No Time-Limited Appointment Length Not Applicable Work Schedule

Monday-Friday; 8 am to 5 pm; on call as needed

Work Hours per week 40 Travel Required? N Primary Function of Organizational Unit

Provides the university and immediate surrounding community a safe environment that is conducive to education for all individuals who study, work and visit Georgia College. Serves the university community with integrity, judicious and appropriate use of discretion, expedient response and in a manner that is fair, proper and thorough.

Primary Purpose of Position

The Director of Public Safety has overall responsibility for directing and overseeing the Public Safety Department and for providing a safe and secure environment for the university community. This includes providing a community oriented policing environment and developing safety programs. The Director plans, directs, and evaluates all aspects of the integrated police, security, and emergency management operations and ensures the enforcement of all local, state, and federal laws and relevant University policies and procedures.

Key Functions and Related Job Duties

Key Function Management Job duties performed for the above function

•Directs various personnel functions including, but not limited to, hiring, salary recommendations, promotions, transfers, shift scheduling, and vacation schedules.
•Develops, monitors, and manages the operating budget for the department.

Key Functions and Related Job Duties

Key Function Liaison Job duties performed for the above function

•Safeguards the lives and property of students, faculty, staff, visitors, service providers and University property. Directs and participates as needed with criminal investigations, crime prevention, community relations, special events, and security functions.
•Maintains a positive working relationship and effective liaison with local outside law enforcement agencies (i.e. Milledgeville Police and Fire Departments, Baldwin County Sheriff’s Department, Georgia Highway Patrol, Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Georgia Military College Police Department), local Emergency Management officials, and other community organizations.
•Oversees the development and delivery of safety education for campus constituents, Residential Life staff and others. Using a community policing framework, works proactively and cooperatively with students and with all other internal and external constituents. Supports the mission of the University by contributing to the programs and services offered by Student Affairs.

Key Functions and Related Job Duties

Key Function Strategic Planning Job duties performed for the above function

•Plans, organizes, directs and evaluates all activities of the Public Safety enterprise, ensuring compliance with all laws and local ordinances as well as adherence to University policies and procedures; remains abreast of safety/security and legal issues impacting higher education, and develops systems, tools, programs and procedures to meet changing physical, legal and personnel conditions at the University. Responsible for the University’s compliance with the Clery Act.
•Is responsible for leading the University’s emergency planning (business continuity plan) by working with constituent groups.
•Develops, implements and monitors the effectiveness of campus safety policies and procedures on an on-going basis. Prepares and submits operational reports on an annual basis.

Key Functions and Related Job Duties

Key Function Supervision Job duties performed for the above function

•Provides administrative and operational guidance and professional leadership, organization and oversight for a 24-hour/365-days-a-year department of armed staff, to include dispatch function, dispatch staff and the emergency preparedness unit.
•Plans and directs training programs to provide current information and techniques to subordinates and ensures that they maintain appropriate certifications.
•Attends professional development opportunities to keep abreast of current trends in the field.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

Other Duties and Responsibilities Equal Opportunity Statement

Georgia College is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee and strives to create a campus environment which understands, fosters, and embraces the value of diversity. No person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information, be excluded from employment or participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination, under any program or activity conducted by Georgia College.

Minimum Requirements

Proposed Minimum Experience/Education

•Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Public or Business Administration, or a related field
•Ten (10) or more years of related law enforcement experience that includes five or more years of supervisory/management experience
• Five (5) Years Emergency Management Experience
•Must possess or be able to possess and maintain Georgia P.O.S.T. certification as a peace officer within one year of employment

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Must possess a valid driver’s license and must undergo a credit and criminal background investigation. After a conditional offer of employment is made, this position requires a physical and psychological examination to be completed in addition to USG Background packet and POST Medical form; which includes a drug test and testing of vision, hearing and speaking. Annual compliance training is required of all university personnel.

Preferences

Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education

Preferred Qualifications:
•Master’s Degree
•Experience as a chief of police
•Experience in a higher education campus law enforcement environment
•Knowledge of state and federal requirements specific to law enforcement in a campus environment

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S0628 Desired Start Date Position End Date (if temporary) Open Date 11/16/2018 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Minimum Pay Rate-Annually Commensurate with experience Special Instructions Summary Reference Letters

Reference Letters

Accept References No Minimum Requests Last Day a Reference Provider Can Submit Reference Applicant Special Instructions Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Did you graduate from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Public or Business Administration, or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have ten or more years of related law enforcement experience that includes five or more years of supervisory/management experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have five years Emergency Management experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you possess or will you be able to possess and maintain Georgia P.O.S.T. certification as a peace officer within one year of employment?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Relevant Certifications/Training Certificates

 

 

 

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Posted: 12/28/2018
Application Due: 3/27/2019
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