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Director of Public Safety - A17033A2

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Job Title Director of Public Safety - A17033A2
Full-time or Part-time? Full Time
Department Security

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Job Description Summary

The Director of Public Safety is responsible for the security and safety of a diverse community of 15,000+ students, faculty, staff and visitors of the University of Southern Indiana, a 1,400-acre open campus with extension centers in Posey and Vanderburgh County. The Director will be the primary point of contact and liaison with external law enforcement agencies (local, state, federal) and emergency response organizations.

Essential Functions

• Provides leadership, strategic planning, and management of comprehensive public safety services and programs to promote a safe, secure, and service-oriented environment for students, faculty, staff, alumni and visitors to the University.
• Maintain a department structure to effectively accomplish the university’s strategic plan, goals, and objectives.
• Will work with university administration and constituent groups to develop procedures that minimize losses and stop crime and to ensure policies, programs and procedures are consistent with the university mission.
• Oversees the hiring, supervision, training, evaluation and discipline of department employees. Supervise and coordinate activities of Public Safety personnel. Plan, develop and coordinate Public Safety operational guidelines, manuals and public safety programs. Make policy interpretations to enforce compliance.
• Monitors public safety conditions, conducts ongoing analysis of data received from external and internal sources and advise administration on appropriate risk mitigation strategies.
• Apprise the Vice President for Finance and Administration of incidents, emergencies or crisis that may affect the campus community including; but not limited to, the students, visitors, faculty, staff, facility operations, or having a fiscal or reputational impact.
• Maintain all required federal, state and local crime reports. Knowledge of, and assure compliance with federal, state and local laws, and regulations that affect campus public safety in a higher education environment including, but not inclusive to the Jeanne Clery Act, Violence Against Women Act, Campus SaVE Act and Title IX.
• Review all campus incidents. Conduct necessary investigations and follow up activities in order to resolve complaints and/or address violations of law or policy. Maintain the University trespass list.
• Select and provide training for Public Safety personnel in protective procedures, first aid, fire safety, the legal aspects of their responsibilities, and other duties.
• Experience in supervising parking facilities, traffic operations and traffic enforcement. Serves as the liaison with the Metropolitan Evansville Transit System (METS).


Essential Knowledge and Skills

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university.
• 10 Years of progressive responsibility and experience in law enforcement with a minimum of 5 years of command and administrative experience of sworn law enforcement personnel.
• Knowledge and certification of FEMA NIMS incident command.
• Knowledge of and experience with state and federal compliance (e.g. Clery ACT, Title IX, SaVE, VAWA, etc.)
• Successful completion of a leadership-training program such as Police Executive Research Forum, Southern Police Institute or the FBI National Academy.
• Evidence of energy and commitment; goal oriented thinking; strong organization, communication skills (written and oral) leadership, strategic planning and interpersonal skills.
• Must have an understanding of student life and the needs/issues of a campus community, including special and sports events management.
• Demonstrated knowledge and ability to work effectively in a diversified university community of individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds and ideologies.
• Must have a valid driver’s license.
• Excellent listening, observational and questioning skills with strong social perceptiveness. Effective at resolving problems and conflicts.
• Refined judgement and decision-making skills, including in emergencies.
• Qualified in CPR, AED and basic first aid.

To apply, please follow the directions on our www.usi.edu/hr/employment page to log in or set up an account. When you select the Apply to this Job link near the top of this page, you will be prompted to complete the appropriate Faculty/Administration application. When completing the application, you will be given the opportunity to attach the additional documents required for this position which include cover letter; resume; names and full contact information including e-mail addresses for three professional references; and unofficial transcripts. Materials should be provided electronically within this web-based applicant system and to the attention of Dr. Bryan Rush, Search Committee Chair. Official transcripts will be required at a later stage.

EEO Statement

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, the University of Southern Indiana considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.

Open Date 08/25/2017

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