Public Safety Chief/Director Location:
Hialeah Campus Regular/Temporary:
Regular Full/Part Time:
Full-Time Job ID:
ADMIN - Professional Exempt Contractual (PEC)
$60,944 - $76,180
January 22, 2024
Exempt - Not Eligible for Overtime Compensation
First Review Date
October 31, 2023
This position is responsible for recruiting, training, evaluating staff, maintaining an effective campus security program to safeguard the physical facility, students, faculty, staff and visitors. The work is performed in accordance with established rules and regulations as set forth by the College. This position requires the exercise of independent judgment in the performance of duties and in the supervision of personnel. This is a Professional Exempt Contractual (PEC) position for which an annual contract reflecting the base salary within the fiscal year (July 1st to June 30th) will be issued after ratification by Miami Dade College’s District Board of Trustees.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Performs administrative work, supervising: Campus Patrol Officers, Parking Lot Attendants, Dispatchers and PBX operators
- Prepares and manages budgets, perform investigative work, and develops, implements crime prevention programs
- Responsible for reporting and maintaining Campus crime statistics in compliance with the Clery Act, and for the timely preparation of the Campus’s annual Clery Act report
- Develops goals, objectives, and priorities for the department
- Manages and supervises the efforts of subordinate personnel to meet departmental objectives such as the Communication Centers, PBX, Outreach Centers, parking enforcement, key inventory control
- Provides supervision and leadership to promote proficiency, morale, and a continuous professional image
- Serves as an integral member of the Campus Emergency Preparedness Team, including serving as the Public Safety Group Supervisor for the Campus Crisis Management Team, and serving as the Public Safety Representative on the Behavioral Threat Assessment Campus Triage Team
- Assists the Director of Campus Administration along with the College’s Emergency Preparedness Department in the coordination of the Campus Emergency Operations Plan (EOP), works with the Director to support Campus EOP exercises scheduled by the College’s Emergency Preparedness Department, and institutes the Campus EOP as required or directed by the Director
- Institutes and maintains financial record-keeping systems in compliance with standard business practices
- Maintains a liaison with faculty, students, staff and visitors
- Monitors crime trends and implements crime prevention strategies
- Assures investigation of traffic accidents, thefts, vandalism and related incidents and provides written reports with recommendations for prevention
- Serves as a liaison to local, state, federal law enforcement agencies concerning safety, security or law enforcement issues on the Campus
- Maintains an ongoing knowledge of policies, procedures, laws, and ordinances pertaining to public safety on College campuses
- Performs other duties as assigned
- Bachelor’s degree and six (6) years experience, three years of which must be experience in police, security, or any field related to law enforcement is required.
- All educational degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution
- Must have Incident Command Certification in ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, and IS 700 and 800, or obtain certification within two years of hire.
- Must have a valid State of Florida D Security Officer License, or be able to obtain the license within 90 days of employment, valid driver’s license, and successfully pass a background check.
- Security and/or law enforcement experience is essential.
- Possess knowledge of MDC policies and procedures, goals and objectives and knowledge of the College’s on-line system
- Possess considerable knowledge of computer programs, having the ability to utilize those programs in the completion of the responsibilities of the position
- Possess considerable knowledge of generally accepted business practices for the maintenance of financial records
- Possess excellent oral and written communication skills
- Ability to plan and coordinate large special events
- Ability to create and maintain complex records and prepare periodic reports from those records
- Ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously
- Ability to develop and maintain working relationships with faculty, staff, students and the community
- Ability to engage in self-initiated problem-solving activities
- Ability to interpret written materials such as safety rules/regulations and procedural manuals
- Ability to work and communicate in a multi-ethnic/multi-cultural environment with diverse community skill sets, students, faculty, and staff
- This 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.
The final candidate is to successfully complete a background screening and reference check process.