Assistant Director Public Safety

Farmington, San Juan County
Jul 23, 2014
Job Description Summary

This position is responsible for assisting in directing the college’s public safety operations.


San Juan College is committed to serving the needs of our students through a process of continuous quality improvement. We uphold and affirm the following iCARE values:

• Innovation
• Collaboration
• Accountability
• Respect
• Excellence

Duties & Responsibilities


• Supervises department staff to ensure compliance with all campus and department policies, protocols and standards.

• Maintains up-to-date duty schedule to ensure that all shifts have appropriate coverage.

• Assists with campus emergency management planning; assists in the related training of department and college staff; maintains related documentation.

• Maintains Clery Act, VAWA (Violence Against Women Act) documentation to ensure compliance with federal regulations related to the safety and security of the campus; compile campus crime statistical reports.

• Serves on a variety of campus committees, task forces, and teams.

• Maintains Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) and Specific Student Learning Outcome (SSLO) documentation for the department.

• Ensures the completion of safety inspections and required documentation.

• Assists in the development of department policies and procedures.

• Oversees the production and filing of staff incident reports and daily logs.

• Serves as college liaison to local emergency agencies.

• Conducts annual inventory of all department equipment and supplies; oversees the distribution of safety equipment.

• Assists in monitoring the department budget.

• Oversees and implements safety protocols for special events.

• Responds to emergency situations, including after-hours emergencies.

• Performs related duties.


• Knowledge of college policies and procedures.

• Knowledge of college personnel policies.

• Knowledge of budget management principles.

• Knowledge of public safety principles as related to college campuses.

• Knowledge of campus security principles.

• Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs.

• Knowledge of Clery Act and VAWA (Violence Against Women Act)

• Skill in decision making and problem solving.

• Skill in the completion of a variety of reports.

• Skill in oral and written communication.

• Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public.

• Skill in working effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.


The Director assigns work in terms of very general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures and the nature and propriety of the final results.


Guidelines include San Juan College behavioral conduct codes; related local, state and federal laws; the Clery Act; VAWA, OSHA guidelines; the San Juan County Emergency Operations Plan; and college and department policies and procedures. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application.


• The work consists of varied duties in assisting in directing the college’s public safety operations. The necessity of preparing for unforeseen emergencies contributes to the complexity of the position.

• The purpose of this position is to assist in directing public safety operations for the college. Success in this position contributes to the safety of college staff, students, visitors and property.


• Contacts are typically with co-workers, other college personnel, faculty, staff, representatives of local law enforcement and emergency response agencies, students, and members of the general public.

• Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, to resolve problems, to provide services, or to motivate or influence persons.


• The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, or walking. The employee occasionally lifts light and heavy objects, climbs ladders, distinguishes between shades of color, and utilizes the sense of smell.

• The work is typically performed in an office and outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather, working in daylight and nighttime conditions.


This position has direct supervision over Security Supervisor (1), Senior Security Officer (4) and Security Officer (7).



• Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field is required.

• Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the division/department in order to direct and coordinate work within the division/department, usually interpreted to require three to five years of related experience required.

• Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of New Mexico for the type of vehicle or equipment operated is required.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Three letters of recommendation will be required if selected as candidate for interview and must be provided BEFORE the scheduled date of interview.