Director, Campus Safety & Security

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TITLE: Director, Campus Safety & Security   

DEPARTMENT: Finance and Business Administration   

REPORTS TO: Executive Vice President   









Reporting to the University’s Executive Vice President, the Director of Campus Safety and Security is responsible for planning, organizing and directing the University’s campus-wide safety and security function, including oversight and coordination of emergency management, police, fire, and emergency medical services.  



· Directs development, review, and implementation of campus and personal safety planning, policies, platforms, training, and prevention and response strategies designed to support University academic processes and University events.  

· Oversees comprehensive critical incident and emergency management plan development and implementation, including serve as primary advisor to University’s executive leadership during potential or actual critical incidents.  

· Oversee University-wide systems and efforts designed to facilitate compliance with state and federal laws related to campus safety, including, but not limited to, compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (“Clery Act”) and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”). .  

· Supervises Campus Safety & Security department staff, including emergency management professionals, dignitary/executive protection officers, security camera monitors, transportation drivers, Clery compliance professionals, and office staff.  

· Analyzes intelligence concerning campus safety, provides timely reports to University officials regarding potential and actual safety and security concerns, and proposes proactive and responsive measures to address such concerns.  

· Serves as primary University liaison to local, state, and federal law enforcement and emergency response agencies, including the City of Frankfort Police Division, Kentucky Law Enforcement Agencies, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration, Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, etc. in matters related to University property, staff, and events.  

· Partners with staff, faculty, student groups, and University departments to develop and implement safety and security services and programming designed to enhance and promote personal and campus-wide safety, and to respond to incidents affecting the University community.  

· Oversees review and implementation of campus-wide access control security, and auditing of access control systems, features, and related reporting.  

· Coordinates preparation of operational reports and analyses setting forth-adverse trends affecting campus safety, provides related recommendations, and assesses progress in addressing such trends.  




Four (4) year college degree in Public Safety Administration, Public Health, Public Administration, Criminal Justice, Emergency Management, or related field. Master’s Degree preferred.  



Minimum ten (10) years of experience in law enforcement, fire, emergency medical services, emergency planning, or town/city management, with at least five (5) years at the command or supervisory level.  



Substitutions allowed for Education: Indicated education is required; no substitutions allowed.  

Substitutions allowed for Experience: Indicated experience is required; no substitutions allowed.  


Certification and Licensure Requirements:  

Graduate of an advanced program in delivery of emergency management law enforcement services, or public administration (e.g. FEMA National Emergency Management Academy or Advanced Professional Series course, FBI National Academy, Kennedy School executive education program, etc.)  



Demonstrated knowledge of:  

1. Incident command and emergency preparedness, preferably with demonstrable experience managing critical incidents/large-scale or threatened emergencies.  

2. Integrated video surveillance and automated dispatch systems, and understanding of internal security and dignity/executive protection strategies. Experience with oversight of private security and transportation contracts, non-sworn security operations, and large-scale event security strongly preferred.  

3. Structure, functions, and interrelationships of local, state, and federal governments and emergency response agencies (e.g. local and state police, federal law enforcement, fire and emergency medical services, FEMA, AEMA, homeland or domestic security, etc.).  

4. Working knowledge of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, working knowledge of Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, understanding of mandates and general structures of United States Department of Education, and Council of Post-Secondary Education, working knowledge of Kentucky criminal code, and understanding of general municipal/state level criminal prosecution process.  

5. Familiarity with fire and life safety systems and safety strategies related to it.  

6. Demonstrated ability to operate effectively, deploy sound judgement, lead with confidence, effectively communicate with groups having diverse interests during highly stressful or emergency circumstances, and to manage situations in a courteous, impartial, and patient, but appropriately authoritative manner.  

7. Demonstrated success developing and implementing standard operating procedures, and in steering policy, initiatives resulting in enhancement of community safety.  

8. Computer proficiency and thorough knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.) or comparable platform.  

9. Experience with budget analysis, requests, and management.  

10. Excellent communication (verbal and written) and supervisory skills.  

11. Ability to understand and assimilate to a diverse higher education population and environment.  

12. Demonstrated ability to foster effective internal and external working relationship with individuals and organizations reflecting a broad range of identities, perspectives, and experiences.  




· Regularly involved lifting, bending or other physical exertion. Often exposed to one or more elements such as heat, cold, noise, dust, dirt, chemical, etc., with one often to the point of being objectionable.  

· Job frequently requires standing, walking, talking, hearing, and lifting up to 25 pounds.  

· Job occasionally requires sitting, reaching, stooping/kneeling/crouching/crawling, handling objects with hands.  

· Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.   




KENTUCKY STATE UNIVERSITY is an Equal Opportunity Employer  

The functions, qualifications, knowledge/skills, and physical requirements listed in this job description represent the essential duties of the job, which the incumbent must be able to perform either with or without reasonable accommodation. The Job Functions listed do not necessarily include all activities that the individual may perform.  





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Posted: 8/2/2019
Application Due: 1/22/2021
Work Type: Full Time