Director of Public Safety

Job description

Position Summary: The Director of Public Safety oversees the safety and security of the university to provide protection of the university property, residence hall, and the safety and security of all persons on campus grounds.

Supervise public safety staff, develop shift schedules, review security operations

Update and maintain security policies and procedures

Conduct campus - investigations complete with formulated plans of action

Evaluate and provide safety and security for campus special events

Manage contracted security officers

Serve as Crisis Command Center leader for critical campus incidents

Create and lead desktop and other types of crisis management exercises

Collaborate with IT in managing the RAVE emergency notification system

Maintain inventory and distribution of campus building keys

Maintain campus first aid supplies

Develop emergency response plans and respond to emergency situations

Parking lot security

Oversee the issuance of parking permits and university ID cards for staff and students

Maintain training in CPR/AED

Manage video surveillance camera system

Manage campus 2-way radio communication system

Oversee the public safety budget

Perform additional duties as assigned


Associate degree or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school required, Bachelor's degree preferred.

At least five years of experience in law enforcement, security, or public safety, including at least three years in a leadership or supervisory role.

Strong verbal and written communications skills including the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse community.

Ability to apply principles of logical thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.

Familiarity with Clery Act, FERPA laws, and contemporary policing strategies.

Ability to manage critical incidents

A valid driver's license and the ability to be insured under the University's Insurance.

Physical demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit and reach

The employee is occasionally required to stoop, crouch or bend

The employee must be able to lift 100 lbs, with assistance in emergency situations

Specific vision abilities required by this job include: close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus

Working Conditions:

Varying workflow; sometimes stressful.

The employee may be exposed to outside weather conditions.

Mount Mary University encourages applications from all qualified candidates and is vitally committed to all aspects of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We welcome and encourage applications from qualified candidates and all will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, ethnicity, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, or any other groups protected by law. Mount Mary seeks to hire and retain personnel who will make a positive contribution to its mission, vision, and values.

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Job No: 1763562
Posted: 4/30/2021
Application Due: 6/29/2021
Work Type: Full Time