Olive-Harvey College
Jul 15, 2019
Institution Type
Community College
Duties and ResponsibilitiesDIRECTOR OF SECURITY OLIVE-HARVEY COLLEGE Olive-Harvey College is looking for a full time Director of Security to ensure an atmosphere conducive to learning by planning, organizing and directing the activities involved in the preservation of the safety and security of the College campus.  The office of Safety and Security works to ensure a safe and secure environment for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Investigates complaints and solves crimes. Develops procedures to minimize losses and stop crimes. Informs students, faculty and staff of college rules and regulations regarding safety, property control, parking regulations, emergency response procedures, and building access.
  • Reviews all incident reports, initiates the required follow-up actions, and forwards all required reports to management.
  • Serves as the liaison to the Chicago Police Department to facilitate investigations needing further action.
  • Responsible for the security and safety of all persons utilizing the institution’s facilities. Implements, enforces, and adheres to security policies and procedures for the district and the college. Oversees property of the college is protected and reduces the risk of liability to the college.
  • Uses only necessary force to arrest offenders only if he/she is also an off-duty sworn officer and have evidence that a crime has been committed, or detains offenders until Chicago Police arrive when not a sworn officer. The general rule for application of force is that only necessary force may be used. When force is applied by an individual (for example, to protect life, or property), the amount of force permissible is, likewise, only that which is reasonable and necessary under the circumstances.
  • Oversees recruitment, hiring, evaluation, discipline and discharge of personnel within the Security Department.
  • Directs and supervises security staff. Provides resources for staff to accomplish the goals and objectives. Advises staff in areas of improvement. Regularly evaluates all security staff and provides constructive feedback on their work.
  • Plans and conducts staff meetings and training activities for department staff to keep staff informed and to improve security operations. Conducts regular meetings and advises staff on activities and/or changes within the District.
  • Appears in court hearings related to campus incidents when he/she has signed a complaint, is required as a witness, or is served with a subpoena.

  • B.A. degree in related field plus 6 years law enforcement experience with 4 years supervisory experience, or at least one year of experience as an Assistant Director of Security at City Colleges of Chicago.  
  • Knowledge of all relevant state statutes and local ordinances. 
  • Physical ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. Must be able to handle all situations with tact, persuasiveness, and diplomacy. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written forms.
  • Working knowledge of personal computers and the applicable software required.  
  • Good decision making skills and the ability to exhibit firmness with understanding when dealing with students and staff.

WE OFFER: Excellent health and welfare benefit package and long term saving and investment programs including 403(b) & 457(b) Investment Plans and a pension plan with the State University Retirement System (SURS) Plan.  Generous Paid Time Off and Tuition Reimbursement.  For a more detailed overview of benefits, please visit the benefits page of our website.  Chicago residency is required for all full-time employees within 6 months of hire. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Thank you for your interest in City Colleges of Chicago!

Job: Administration
Primary Location: Olive-Harvey College
Job Posting: Jul 12, 2019, 4:00:59 PM

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