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Assistant Chief, Public Safety

Miami Dade College
Kendall Campus

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Job Title: Assistant Chief, Public Safety
Location: Kendall Campus
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 1001544
Job Details

Job Family

STAFF - Support Non-Exempt (SNE)




$17.28 - $21.60


Campus Services

Reports To

Chief of Public Safety

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

FLSA Status


First Review Date

July 28, 2021

Job Summary

The Assistant Chief of Public Safety is responsible for organizing, supervising, training, and executing campus patrol operations. The position provides supervision to the Public Safety Dispatch and PBX operations, mid and late night shift operations and the campus outreach program.

Duties & Responsibilities

•Provides direct supervision of all implied and specified tasks associated with the Public Safety Mission
•Identifies and recommends requirements for personnel staffing, operational training, maintenance and administration of department equipment and vehicles and provides direct supervision for all campus patrol operations and special activities requiring Public Safety support
•Develops, maintains and submits monthly and annual operational statistics
•Plans, schedules and coordinates Public Safety daily operations that includes Public Safety Officers’ shift assignments covering a continuous 24-hour, 7-days per week continuous operation
•Screens and interviews candidates
•Develops programs to provide reasonable safety and security services to students, faculty, staff and public on College property
•Reviews all shift reports and operational activities, checks and verifies daily log entries, vehicle trip tickets, overtime rosters, alarms and access control reports
•Prepares and maintains Patrol Operations Orders, After Action Reports, and Lessons Learned in support of Public Safety operations and special activities
•Supervises the Department’s Dispatch and PBX operation, and provides operational and administrative oversight of mid and late night shifts, as well as, the Campus Outreach Program.
•Provides first line review and appropriate distribution of all operational and Incident Report activity that occurs throughout the afternoon and evening shifts
•Develops, reviews and recommends internal administrative policies and procedures that will improve the quality of services provided by the department and ensures compliance with existing College and Department of Public Safety policies and procedures.
•Participates in identifying, developing and recommending operational needs based on the annual budget
•Assesses the need for staff development and training, and forwards for approval, requests for training, or attendance at activities, designed to improve officer professional knowledge and skills in the areas of safety and security
•Substitutes for absent Public Safety Officers as needed
•Performs all other duties as assigned by the Chief

Minimum Requirements

•Associate’s Degree, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, in the military, law enforcement, or the field of Safety and Security, and a minimum of three (3) years supervisory experience in related field
•Must be able to successfully complete a basic security-training course and provide certificate of completion
•Must possess a valid Florida State Unarmed Officer “D” license
•Must possess a valid Florida Driver License and have the ability operate College motorized vehicles safely
•Must complete a Miami Dade Police background investigation prior to being hired
•All degrees must be from a regionally accedited institution
•Knowledge and understanding of College organization, goals and objectives, and policies and procedures
•Knowledge in the use of two-way radio devices, telephonic communication, and other communication devices
•Knowledge of security/safety general policies and procedures locks/locking systems, lighting systems, alarms, CCTV, and regulations applicable to the use of such items
•Knowledge of the buildings and grounds patrolled and of the rules and regulations pertaining to the College campuses
•Strong interpersonal skills and exercises mature judgment with tact and diplomacy when dealing with the public
•Proficient in computer skills
•Ability to react promptly and correctly in emergencies
•Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules and regulations and procedures manuals
•Ability to plan, assign, review, supervise and inspect the work of others
•Ability to work long hours, travel in-county and cover long distances, if necessary.
•Ability to safely operate College motorized vehicles and periodically conducts foot patrols.
•Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
•Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include evenings, weekends, holidays, on-call assignments and respond to after-hour emergencies
•Ability to work well in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment with students, faculty and staff


Certain servicemembers and veterans, and the spouses and family members of such servicemembers and veterans, will receive preference and priority for this job vacancy. In addition, certain servicemembers may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements outlined in this job vacancy and are encouraged to apply for the positions being filled.

Essential Position

The function/position has been designated as "critical". This means that it has job duties that affect the security, safety or physical operation of the College, and are required to work at the Emergency Operations Center and/or have access to the incident scene once normal campus operations have been suspended.

Additional Requirements

The final candidate is to successfully complete a background screening and reference check process.


Since we opened our doors in 1960, the educators at Miami Dade College have focused on providing quality and innovative educational opportunities to every member of our community desiring a higher education. Our goal is a simple one, to ensure the success of our students and increase the strength of our communities.

Today, Miami Dade College is the largest, most diverse and highly regarded college in the nation. We operate eight campuses with over 6,000 employees who educate over 170,000 students from around the world. The College offers over 300 programs of study and several degree options, including vocational, associate, and baccalaureate degrees. We also offer numerous Community Education classes as well as online credit classes through the Virtual College.  Specialized and advanced educational opportunities include the prestigious New World School of the Arts, The Honors College and our Dual Enrollment Program.

With such a large organization, our employment needs are very diverse. From full-time professional faculty to part-time adjunct faculty and support staff, the people who comprise the MDC workforce are the innovators who help the College maintain our reputation as one of the most highly regarded colleges in the country.

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