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Director of Campus Safety and Security

Lamar State College-Port Arthur
Port Arthur, TX

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Safety & Security
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Details

Security Sensitive Statement:

This position is security sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Position Title:

Director of Campus Safety and Security

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Open Until Filled:


Special Instructions To Applicants:

Please Note: A criminal background check will be conducted on candidate prior to the offer of employment. The application must be completed in full detail (including work history) for your qualifications to be considered. An incomplete application will not be considered. Your application is not complete until you receive an online confirmation number at the end of the application process.
Review of qualified applicants to begin immediately.
The following documents are requested: resume, unofficial copies of official transcripts and licenses (if applicable), and name, phone number, and e-mail addresses of three (3) professional references. Applicants selected for interviews may be asked to provide letters of reference. Official transcripts will be required upon hire.

In compliance with House Bill 558 passed during the 76th Legislative session, Lamar State College – Port Arthur requires that all male U.S. citizens from 18 to 26 years of age provide proof of registration with the Selective System or exemption from such registration, prior to employment.

If you have questions, please contact the Human Resources Office at (409) 984-6237.
Lamar State College-Port Arthur is an E-Verify Employer.

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for management of all aspects of safety and security operations at Lamar State College Port Arthur. Safety and Security Operations include responding to criminal incidents, emergency medical incidents, hazardous incidents, potentially violent incidents, auto accidents, and other campus-related issues. This position-holder ensures that situations are appropriately addressed and expectations for security and personal safety are achieved. Duties include planning, supervising, and coordinating safety and security operations; purchasing and fiscal management; developing and disseminating operating procedures; reporting on all security issues to the appropriate campus leaders; leading and participating in the provision of safety and security services such as supervising, monitoring, training and assessing the performance of security staff. This position-holder is expected to work in partnership with the campus and area communities to provide leadership in solving community problems, preventing crime and providing a safe environment to fulfill the mission of LSCPA. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Student Personnel Services, or other related field (significant years of law enforcement or campus safety experience, peace officer license and knowledge/skills may be considered in lieu of degree). At least 5 years of successful employment in law enforcement, campus safety and/or security fields with a minimum of 1 year in a supervisory capacity.
Must have a current valid driver’s license.
Computer skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).
Ability to work under stress and to clearly convey thoughts and instructions to others both verbally and in writing.
Professional attitude, including the ability to uphold confidentiality
Ability to pass a background investigation covering employment, driving, and criminal records.
Must work evenings, weekends, and on-call as needed.

Preferred Qualifications:

Peace Officer License
Knowledge of college policies and procedures, including Jeanne Clery Act.
Knowledge of police/law enforcement procedures and techniques.
Planning and supervisory skills.
Ability to make appropriate judgment in responding to situations, including but not limited to requesting law enforcement or emergency response personnel, advising the President of the College to close campus, and recommending banning students or others from campus.


Commensurate with experience. Plus excellent benefits.

Work Hours:

Full-time M-F; Must be able to work evenings, weekends, and on-call as needed.

Essential Job Functions:

Analyzes, makes decisions, and assumes responsibility for the security plan for LSCPA on a 24-hour per day and seven days a week basis. Security plan includes:
-determining patrol and shift activities of security personnel during normal operating hours
-determining appropriate security responses to incidents
-designing and leading campus watch initiatives
-monitoring and protecting facilities and assets
-reporting on incidents
-investigating incidents and following through with law enforcement authorities
-managing the campus during emergency situations
-monitoring the campus during inclement weather or other periods when the College is closed.
Enforces state laws and the Student Code of Conduct of the College, which may include deciding to immediately remove an individual from campus.
Manages compliance with all federal, state and local reporting requirements, including the Clery Act.
Monitors patrol of the campus to identify and eliminate possible security-related hazards and situations and to decide if adjustments are needed in the personnel patrol assignments.
Responds to incidents on campus, determines actions to take, and documents a complete written record of the incidents to meet federal and College reporting requirements. Also provides immediate verbal updates of serious incidents to immediate supervisor.
Responds to incidents, conducts investigations, and writes reports regarding potential Student Code of Conduct violations and makes recommendations to the Dean of Student Services
Update and revise the Annual Security Report. Report crime statistics to the Dean of Student Services for publication and reporting purposes.
Serves as the college’s emergency response coordinator and is responsible for enacting the College’s emergency response and evacuation plan in fire incidents, bomb threats, hazardous materials incidents, natural disasters, inclement weather, infrastructure failures, and acts of terror. Serves as the representative for the college in charge of the scene in these incidents. Advises whether the College President should close the campus as a result of the event. Also serves as the College’s official contact with community fire departments and law enforcement agencies in these incidents and keeps the President’s Administration apprised of the situations.
Manages the safety and security personnel at the college; oversees any external and/or contracted law enforcement officer or security agency.
Directs and administers all programs relating to the registration of automobiles used regularly on the campus, the control of campus traffic, and the enforcement of campus parking regulations.
Hires, trains and develops security personnel.
Ensures all officers are trained and licensed as required or needed.
Provides training for faculty and other staff on safety and security-related issues.
Provides information to students, faculty, staff, and the general public regarding security issues and prevention.
Coordinates access of campus buildings and classrooms.
Develops procedures and requirements for properly providing security services at the campus.
Performs all other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor.


Working at Lamar State College-Port Arthur

Lamar State College - Port Arthur, a member of The Texas State University System, is an open-access, comprehensive public two-year college offering quality and affordable instruction leading to associate degrees and a variety of certificates. The College embraces the premise that education is an ongoing process that enhances career potential, broadens intellectual horizons, and enriches life.

Located in Port Arthur, an industrial and cultural center of Southeast Texas, the college offers freshman- and sophomore-level work in numerous academic and technical/vocational fields. The campus sits between the 1,000 and 1,800 blocks of Procter Street and Lakeshore Drive.

The city has modern public schools, churches, shopping districts and recreation areas serving a community of approximately 70,000 persons. Principal area industries are oil refining, chemical production, shipping and shipbuilding. The metropolitan area, known as the Golden Triangle, includes the cities of Beaumont, Orange, Vidor, Port Neches, Nederland, Groves and Bridge City. All lie within 25 miles of Port Arthur and form the heart of the upper Texas Gulf Coast where approximately 350,000 live.

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