Campus Security Director, Level 4

Location
New York City, New York (Manhattan) County
Posted
Jul 02, 2014
The City University of New York (CUNY) is the nation's leading urban public university serving more than 480,000 students in a wide range of educational programs at 24 colleges and institutions in New York City.
Job ID: 10749

Regular/Temporary: Regular

GENERAL DUTIES

Reporting to the President of the College or to a designated senior official of the College, the incumbent has the widest latitude for insuring the safety and security of the campus, college property, faculty, staff, students, and members of the community who enter the college campus.

This position is charged with directing the work of campus peace officers and other security personnel in a manner consistent with the environment of the college and University; the incumbent is charged with enforcing all college and University security policies.


With respect to the implementation of University-wide policies, this position receives consultative guidance from the University Security Office regarding University security policies similar to the guidance provided by other central office audit and control functions to other college activities.

General Work Tasks

Manages and directs all college security activities; manages college special events and develops service contact specifications in accordance with college needs, and in consultation with the University Security Office, as appropriate.

Plans, administers and directs the overall management of the college security function: preparing the activity budget, ascertaining staffing level needs and deploying staff accordingly, determining appropriate use of overtime service, identifying suitable resource utilization, etc.

Prepares comprehensive security operations plans; manages ongoing assessments of the status of the college's entire campus security program.

Directs the overall field operations and administrative duties of all college security staff. Determines delegations of supervisory responsibilities, e.g., merit recognition and administration of disciplinary processes.

Maintains and updates Emergency Management Plans in accordance with University and college specific guidelines.

Ensures compliance with the Family Education Right to Privacy Act (FERPA).

Prepares and distributes information in accordance with Clery Act Guidelines.

Records and compiles criminal and security incident statistics.

Maintains the University-wide reports system at the college.  Provides daily incident reports to the University Director of Public Safety.

Supervises security management personnel; directs the performance evaluation of all security on campus, using University-established standards and forms.

Makes campus security resource allocation decisions in accordance with presidential directives for campus security.

Directs the investigation of criminal and/or violent incidents occurring on campus.

Assures the day-to-day training, instruction, and orientation of college security staff. Oversees the University Public Safety Training Officer in the development of in-service training programs on campus. Provides on-site input for proposed centralized training programs.

Is responsible for ensuring the College President's directives regarding University and campus security  are adhered to, including but not limited to special security projects, initiatives, and programs.

Establishes and maintains a working relationship with New York City Police Department precinct commanding officers; coordinates campus security with outside law enforcement activities when a college event requires a joint enforcement effort.

When appropriate, requests New York City Police assistance on campus pursuant to established protocol.

Oversees immediate mandatory drug testing of security staff in accordance with established "Reasonable Suspicion" policy guidelines.

Assures that crime prevention information is made available to the college community, including immediate crime advisories when necessary. Ensures that community policing standards are maintained on campus. Provides practical leadership in informing college constituencies of the customer service philosophy of the University Office of Public Safety. Coordinates with other college administrative officers to assure that the college plan is adhered to for securing persons and property and for preventing fire and crime.

Assesses college needs with regard to security communications technology; obtaining, providing, and maintaining security equipment, vehicles, and facilities in consultation with the University Public Safety Office.

Ensures that security officers are inspected (uniforms, grooming, firearms, batons and other equipment) on a daily, tour-by-tour basis prior to patrol commencement (roll calls).

In cooperation with the College Environmental Health and Safety Officer, plays an active role in ensuring that environmental health and safety standards are being adhered to; may serve as the College Environmental Health and Safety Officer.

Provides information and/or testimony relevant to incidents arising at the college.

Prepares specifications for contract security services when necessary (e.g., special events), for review and approval by the College President and by the University Public Safety Office, if applicable.

Identifies campus crime trends based on statistical data.

Establishes specialized patrols to address the particular needs of the college (e.g., vertical patrols, bicycle patrols, etc.).

Directs, recruits and selects a workforce that reflects the diversity of the University community and ensures a work environment respectful of differences.

Assists the College Director of Human Resources in administering recruitment and selection procedures for security staff.

CONTRACT TITLE

Campus Security Director

FLSA

Exempt

CAMPUS SPECIFIC INFORMATION

The Borough of Manhattan Community College is located in a highly dynamic environment.  The College is in the immediate vicinity of federal and governmental organizations which include the seat of NYC's Mayor, numerous federal court houses, and related judicial organizations as well as various world class business entities such as Wall Street and the new Freedom Tower (formerly World Trade Center). For this reason, the college must maintain a very strong relationship with NYPD Headquarters, the local NYPD Precinct, Lower Manhattan Security Coordinator, First Precinct Security Council, and Downtown Alliance.  Candidates must demonstrate proven ability to work collaboratively with other law enforcement agencies such as the United States Attorney's Office, the District Attorney's Office, the Manhattan DA Official Corruption Unit, and outside agencies dealing with higher education security issues (i.e. U.S. Department of Education) and other external agencies (i.e. Office of Emergency Management, FDNY).  Proven ability to interface effectively with these entities is critical.

Coordinates with NYPD commanding offices on the security needs of the campus and its neighboring community when notified by NYPD of special events planned to be held in the area.  Coordinates campus security with outside law enforcement activities when a college event requires a joint enforcement effort. Provide Emergency Training opportunities for Public Safety Staff and the College Community.

NO 211 WAIVER

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1.A baccalaureate degree and six (6) years of related security experience or equivalent military experience, including at least three (3) years of managerial and supervisory experience; OR

2.A baccalaureate degree in a closely related field of study such as Criminal Justice, Police Science, and Industrial Security and four (4) years of related security experience or equivalent military experience, including at least three (3) years of managerial and supervisory experience; AND

3.A driver's license valid in New York State. 

Substitutions Permitted:

A substitution will be permitted for two (2) of the three (3) years of the related managerial experience described in items #1 and 2 above by submitting documentation of completion of one of the following:

A.American Society for Industrial Security, Certified Protection Professional (CPP) Certificate program, or

B.Professional law enforcement police executive training program such as the FBI academy, the Northwestern University Traffic Institute (long course), the Police Executive Research Forum (Senior Management Institute) at the Institute for Police, or any other nationally accredited certificate program in law enforcement administration.

NOTE: This position is subject to a satisfactory background investigation by the University Office of Public Safety, which may include, but is not limited to, criminal history review, drug test, credit checks, driving record review, work history verification, reference checks, etc. This position is subject to random drug testing, as well as re-fingerprinting and reinvestigation every five years.

FURTHER NOTE: A person appointed to this position may be required to participate in training as designated by the College President and University Public Safety Director.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

- Strong working knowledge of Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), NYS Education Law, NYS Penal Law, Criminal Procedure Law, and other applicable laws and/or statutory requirements applicable to institutions of higher education
- Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions and judgments on sensitive and confidential issues
- Ability to understand and implement sound community policing policies and practices within a diverse community environment

COMPENSATION

Commensurate with qualifications and experience,

BENEFITS

CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans.  Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.

HOW TO APPLY

Access CUNYfirst portal.

CLOSING DATE

Open until filled with review of resumes to begin 7/30/14.

JOB SEARCH CATEGORY

CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply.  We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.

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