Dir, University Police - Chief of Police

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Posting Information

Posting Information

Posting Number 2019068 Posting/Functional Title Dir, University Police - Chief of Police University Pay Plan Title Dir, University Police - Chief of Police Location San Marcos Department University Police Recruitment Type Open to All Job Type Full-Time Monthly Salary Commensurate with experience Job Category Exempt Required Qualifications: Applicants must specifically address how they meet these required qualifications to meet the requirements of the position.

The position requires a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) in criminal justice, public administration, education, social sciences, or closely related field, with at least ten years of demonstrated leadership in law enforcement, including increasing level and scope of responsibilities, command supervisory experience, budget management, and operational/programmatic responsibilities for safety. The successful candidate will demonstrate a vision for building a cutting-edge law enforcement agency with an emphasis on best practices in a higher education setting; possess excellent communication skills and experience in media relations; and exhibit a previous record of success at a command level in a residential, university campus, or similar environment. Experience with emergency preparedness, crisis management response, and communication systems are also required. It is highly desired that candidates be a team player with collaboration and data-driven decision-making skills, as well as a customer service and skilled relationship builder who can demonstrate patience, attentiveness, and knowledge. The successful candidate will demonstrate initiative, accountability, ownership, and self-discipline, with confidence to handle problems independently; leadership that demonstrates enthusiasm toward supporting university goals, mission, and values; the ability to express ideas and information in a clear and concise manner; and the ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with diverse faculty, staff, students, and visitors. Texas State University is committed to creating equitable and inclusive work environments to support the success of the full range of its employees, and, in doing so, believes that employees who feel valued and respected will create policies, programs, practices, and services to effectively meet the needs and exceed the expectations of our increasingly diverse student populations.

Preferred Qualifications Job Description

With a student population of over 38,000, Texas State University is an Emerging Research and Hispanic-Serving University located in the burgeoning Austin-San Antonio corridor. Founded in 1899 and currently the 16th largest public institution in the United States in terms of undergraduate enrollment, Texas State enrolls students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 66 countries. Students choose from 98 undergraduate, 90 master’s, and 12 doctoral programs offered by ten colleges (Applied Arts, the Emmett and Miriam McCoy College of Business Administration, Education, Fine Arts and Communication, Health Professions, Honors, Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, the Graduate College, and the University College). With a diverse campus community, including just over 50 percent of the student body from ethnic minorities, Texas State is one of the top 14 producers of Hispanic baccalaureate graduates in the nation. Ideally situated on almost 600 acres across two campuses (San Marcos and Round Rock), Texas State is in the midst of the largest construction program in its history, experiencing an exciting period of growth with approximately $659 million in new construction, renovation, and expansion. The main campus in San Marcos boasts 209 buildings, including 24 campus residence halls and apartments.
Ranked as one of the fastest growing small cities in the U.S. in three of the past five years by the U.S. Census Bureau and listed in Forbes’ 2018 Best Places to Retire, San Marcos combines small-town charm with big-time energy. Located along the crystal-clear San Marcos River roughly halfway between Austin and San Antonio and on the edge of the famous Texas Hill Country, San Marcos offers its 60,000+ residents the best of everything. With the area being widely known for hiking trails, spectacular views, fields of wildflowers, world-class gourmet dining, and a rich cultural history, it’s no wonder the Texas State students call it “San Marvelous!”

Job Duties

Reporting to the Vice President for Finance and Support Services, the Chief of Police works closely with the University Police Department staff, campus constituents, and the local community to promote a safe and secure environment for Texas State University. The Chief provides comprehensive leadership, strategic vision, and general oversight for patrol operations, investigations, community policing, crime prevention strategies, emergency response, community outreach, educational services, crime statistics, federal compliance reporting, and programs for the campus community. Managing a comprehensive 24-hour/365 day-a-year department, the Chief leads a staff of 57, including supervisors, campus police officers, dispatchers, and administrative staff, overseeing all recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, retention, and performance evaluations. The Chief also provides direction for emergency management planning, response, and coordination, working collaboratively with campus leaders to direct campus response to emergencies and crisis situations while providing safety and security services to the campus community. Additionally, the Chief manages the departmental budget of more than $7 million; develops the department’s goals and objectives, policies and procedures, and procurement and property maintenance; enforces local, state, and federal laws, including the rules and regulations as prescribed by the Texas State University System Board of Regents and the Texas State University administration; maintains an awareness of IACLEA best practices and national trends related to safety/security and legal issues impacting higher education; works closely with local, county, and state public safety officials to enforce city ordinances and state laws; and tracks crime statistics to ensure compliance with college, state, and federal reporting responsibilities. The Chief fosters and maintains collaborative and proactive relationships with students, student organizations, faculty, staff, and campus departments, as well as, external agencies such as law enforcement and emergency management agencies, in an effort to address safety and security priorities, educational outreach, and community policing programs.

Additional Information to Applicants

Review of applications will begin November 9, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at www.spelmanjohnson.com/open-positions.

Confidential inquiries and nominations for this position may be emailed to J. Scott Derrick [email protected]

Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

Visit the Texas State University website at http://www.txstate.edu/
For more information regarding the University Police Department:

Job Open Date 10/11/2018 Job Close Date (posting closes at midnight) Open Until Filled Yes Normal Work Days Normal Work Hours Start 8:00AM Normal Work Hours End 5:00PM Posting Notices Applicant must have a valid Texas Driver's License and be a driver in good standing with less than ten (10) points deducted for driving infractions as determined by the employer driving standards system., YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO ELECTRONICALLY ATTACH A RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO YOUR APPLICATION. Legal and Required Notices

Texas State University, to the extent not in conflict with federal or state law, prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE.

Texas State is committed to increasing the number of women and minorities in administrative and professional positions.

Why work @ Texas State?

• Amazing health insurance: various coverage options starting your first day of employment for full-time employees with Texas State paying 100% of the employee premium and 50% for your dependents!
• Generous paid time off: vacation, holidays, sick days and many more!
• Excellent work life balance resources: mother and family-friendly resources in addition to a comprehensive FREE wellness program
• Great professional development opportunities: choose from a variety of workshops, training, online learning and even access educational leave opportunities and reimbursement for academic courses
• An inclusive Bobcat community: join our many social networks offered on and off-campus
• Retirement peace of mind: TRS pension, retirement plans and voluntary saving options with generous employer contributions

By joining the Texas State Bobcat team, you’ll be a part of one of the most beautiful, diverse, and growing universities in the nation.

Applicant Document Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. DD 214/DD1300
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you currently hold or have the ability to obtain a drivers license within 90 days of employment?
    • Yes
    • No




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Posted: 12/29/2018
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