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Public Safety Chief/Director

Miami Dade College
Hialeah Campus

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Institution Type
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Job Details

Job Title: Public Safety Chief/Director
Location: Hialeah Campus
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 1006387
Job Details

Job Family

ADMIN - Professional Exempt Contractual (PEC)




$60,944 - $76,180


Public Safety

Reports To

Senior Director/Director

Closing Date

January 22, 2024

FLSA Status

Exempt - Not Eligible for Overtime Compensation

First Review Date

October 31, 2023

Job Summary

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
Minimum Requirements
  • 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
Essential Position
  • 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.
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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