The Associate Director of Public Safety provides oversight and management for the administrative operations of the Department of Public Safety. Working with various University colleagues and off-campus partners, provides coordination and oversight of the University’s Emergency Management and Response planning and implementation. Supervises and coordinates the Traveller program, as well as the department's student staff. Provides oversight and management of the technology and systems in the Department of Public Safety, including direct supervision of the Public Safety Technology Manager. Manages the University’s parking operations. Directs and coordinates the Department’s training programs. The Associate Director of Public Safety serves as part of the Public Safety Administrative Team.
STATUS: Full-time, 12 Month, With Benefits WORK HOURS: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm. Must also be willing and able to work frequent nights, weekends, holidays and extra hours as necessary. FLSA: Exempt MINIMUM PAY: $70,215
Public Safety is committed to the development of an inclusive campus community and we strive to advance diverse perspectives and approaches in carrying out the mission of Washington and Lee University.
Essential and Related Functions:
In the Director’s absence, acts as the primary Public Safety contact. Ensures the Director is informed of any significant concerns. Resolves issues where appropriate according to Public Safety policy. Serves as part of the Public Safety Administrative Team which includes being part of an after-hours on call rotation.
Coordinates the development and maintenance of the University’s emergency operations, preparedness, response, recovery, and business continuity protocols and policies consistent with the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS).
Provides technical support and expertise to University Emergency Management Executive Team (EMET) and Emergency Management Working Group (EMWG) on development and review of plans, policies, and procedures at a University wide level, as well as working with various departments at a department specific level.
Develops and maintains appropriate Emergency Operations Centers (EOC) and the necessary processes, including testing and maintenance of equipment on a regular basis.
Coordinates the development and delivery of Emergency Management and Response training programs, including training of University senior leadership as well as training and information for faculty/staff/students/visitors/etc.
Provides direct supervision of the Public Safety Technology Manager, who is responsible for oversight and management of the technology and systems in the Department of Public Safety, including but not limited to; electronic access control, security cameras, alarm systems, dispatch and incident reporting systems, parking management system, radio communication equipment, key control system, emergency communication systems, etc.
Oversees and manages the University’s parking operations and policies, including the University’s online parking management system (iParq), parking enforcement practices, ticket appeals, and policy updates and reviews as necessary.
Develops and manages training of Department staff, including new staff training programs as well as annual in-service training programs and other training opportunities for all department staff.
Additional related duties as assigned.
Strategic Thinking - Keeps the University's strategic objectives in mind when developing and contributing to plans and initiatives for own work group. Is able to explain the link between team goals and the University's strategic direction to work group. Makes informed decisions based on a clear understanding of the impact and consequences involved. Considers key financial factors (e.g., budget, revenue, resources) when making decisions.
Change Adaptability - Stays focused on own work and responsibilities in a changing work environment. Is able to quickly reprioritize to ensure resources (e.g., work group members, systems, tools, etc.) are in place to achieve change objectives. Responds positively and is supportive of change initiatives.
Communication and Networking - Articulates thoughts clearly and is able to offer logical arguments to gain acceptance of an idea in a positive manner. Consistently communicates to work group and/or supervisor ensuring that everybody is well informed. Proactively builds informal networks at own level and uses them to drive results within own work group.
Drive for Results - Actively supports the continuous improvement of policies to reduce inefficiencies and better achieve goals. Respectfully holds people accountable for the quality of their work and minimal errors. Strives to achieve challenging goals and works through obstacles.
Talent Development - Sets appropriate targets and provides open and constructive feedback to work group. Shares growth opportunities within the University and motivates team to build on the capabilities required to progress. Proactively spends time with work group to build rapport. Actively resolves problems within own work group.
Associates degree in Criminal Justice, Emergency Management or related field from an accredited college or university. Bachelor’s degree preferred. In lieu of degree, a combination of directly related experience may be considered. Three years of law enforcement/security experience in a management capacity including staff supervision and training. Experience in a higher education environment is preferred.
Previous experience working with Public Safety technology systems including electronic access control, CAD/RMS, security cameras and alarms, etc. Demonstrated knowledge of current issues and best practices in public safety, private security, and emergency management and planning functions.
Strong leadership, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills. The successful candidate will possess a high degree of reliability, ability to maintain high degree of confidentiality, and ability to work independently. Successful candidate will also possess the ability to relate well to students, faculty and a diverse community.
Must have valid certification through VA DCJS as a Campus Security Officer, or able to obtain certification within 180 days of hire. Must be able to be recertified as required and maintain valid certification at all times during term of employment. Must possess a valid Virginia driver’s license and a good driving history. Must be able to pass an extensive background check.
Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling.
Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
Standing: Remaining upright on the feet, particularly for sustained periods of time.
Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles.
The worker is subject to both environmental conditions: Activities occur inside and outside.
The worker is exposed to infectious diseases.
Types of Work:
Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.
Submit a cover letter, resume, list of three professional references with contact information, and the online application forms.
Review of applications begins May 13, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted electronically.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all?inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Statement of Commitment to Diversity
Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue.
About Washington and Lee University
Washington and Lee University is an independent liberal arts university founded in 1749, named for an early benefactor (George Washington) and an innovative president (Robert E. Lee). The campus is a national historical landmark, the city offers small-town charm, and the Allegheny and Blue Ridge Mountains provide unparalleled surroundings. Students govern themselves in a community based on trust and honor. The faculty of teacher-scholars pursues a student-oriented approach to scholarship and nurtures lifelong relationships with the pupils. The curriculum blends traditional liberal arts and sciences with pre-professional programs in business, journalism and law. W&L prepares graduates for a life of learning, achievement, leadership, service and engaged citizenship in a global society.