Carthage College
  • 13-May-2018 to 12-Jul-2018 (CST)
  • Kenosha, WI, USA
  • Full Time Employee

Director of Public Safety

Join the team at our beautiful lakefront campus!

Job Summary:

The Department of Public Safety at Carthage College invites applicants for the Director position.  This role plans, organizes, directs, evaluates, and reports on all personnel and operations involved in the Public Safety, traffic, and parking functions at the College and its satellite facilities. The Director of Public Safety acts as the College's liaison with and builds constructive relationships with all local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. This position requires frequent interaction with the Carthage College students, faculty, staff, and guest community.  This position reports to  the Division of Student Affairs.

Main Responsibilities:

  1. Conduct comprehensive assessments and evaluations of the Public Safety and/or policing services for the College based on both established and projected needs, with a goal of providing a safe learning and working environment for all students, staff, faculty and guests
  2. Establish and maintain standards for Public Safety operations and performance, as well as related community programming 
  3. Plan and coordinate security for special events
  4. Establish pre-employment requirements for Public Safety personnel, in conjunction with the current Public Safety contract vendor
  5. Develop and implement basic and ongoing in-service training programs for the campus Public Safety personnel
  6. Establish record keeping/log and related documentation systems 
  7. Conduct job task analyses to ensure appropriate staff coverage and supervise employees to meet department goals
  8. Establish and implement campus Public Safety policies and procedures
  9. Develop crime prevention, intervention, and enforcement programs, and inform the campus community about Public Safety problems, remedies, operations, and needs
  10. Assist with investigations
  11. Research, compile, and assist in the publishing of crime statistics as required by federal and state laws and regulations
  12. Develop and implement fire and severe weather programs. Communicate, educate, and provide training and drills for the campus community.
  13. Ensure implementation and compliance with all aspects of the Clery Act; by establishing record keeping (logs) and related documentation
  14. Ensure compliance with all federal, state and local laws, regulations, and educational rights and privacy acts pertaining to Public Safety issue
  15. Provide leadership and coordinate training/education for the Carthage Emergency Response Team
  16. Serve as a member of the Risk Management Committee and participate in other committee assignments as required
  17. Promote and maintain professional Public Safety affiliations and up-to-date knowledge of both technical and legal developments in the field
  18. Assist with the central vehicle program. Develop and implement policies and procedures for the operation of the College parking lots in collaboration with facilities and the business office.
  19. Manage the College Card Access and CCTV system
  20. Assist with control center for computerized Fire Systems as part of the Public Safety Dispatch Center

Minimum Experience, Education, and Licensure Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in law enforcement, management, public policy, or a related field is required
  • A minimum of five years' experience as a Public Safety professional on a college campus or similar environment required, with a demonstrated ability to communicate with students
  • A minimum of ten years of experience required in the management of law enforcement or Public Safety with appropriate training and experience gained in civilian and/or military law enforcement (e.g. Master at Arms or Provost Marshall if similar in scope and responsibility)
  • A working knowledge of both Federal and State law enforcement rules and regulations is required.
  • Demonstrated skills in physical and community Public Safety issues (e.g., lighting, locking systems, patrolling, reaction force management, Public Safety systems, emergency response, community policing) is required.
  • Must be able to organize, coordinate, and supervise support staff
  • Must be able to interpret institutional policies, plans, objectives, rules and regulations and communicate this information to subordinates and others
  • Must be able to prepare and present detailed studies and reports
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills in a diverse college setting are essential.
  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills and be able to prepare and deliver presentations before small, medium, and large groups of people
  • Experience working with culturally diverse populations desirable
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Trained in the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Incident Command System (ICS)
  • Serve as a chair of Emergency Operations Center and Emergency response Team
  • Valid driver's license with good driving history required
  • Ability to be available 24/7 in the case of emergency and periodic supervisory presence on all shifts

How to Apply:

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, contact information for three professional references, and any supporting documents through the "resume upload" section. Review of applications will begin on May 30th and continue until the position is filled.  Expected start date in July.

About Carthage:

Founded in 1847, Carthage College combines an environment of reflection and self-discovery with a culture of high expectation, so that our students uncover and ignite their true potential. As a four-year private liberal arts college with roots in the Lutheran tradition, we place a strong emphasis on both moral and intellectual values. Our prime location in Kenosha, Wisconsin, midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, allows students the opportunity to learn in a professional context. Our beautiful campus, an 80-acre arboretum on the shore of Lake Michigan is home to 150 scholars, 2,600 full-time students, and 400 part-time students. Our rich academic experience equips students with foundational knowledge and skills, preparing graduates to be lifelong learners and to lead meaningful, productive lives.

Carthage College is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse community.  We welcome applications from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.

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