• POSITION SUMMARY: The Director of Public Safety provides strategic leadership and coordination in the development and implementation of a college-wide safety, security, and emergency preparedness program in support of TCC's educational role. The position supports the mission of TCC by providing a safe and secure environment that supports accomplishment of TCC's mission while keeping the college's campuses and facilities open and inviting to the communities they serve. This position is responsible for oversight and management of the college's safety, security and emergency preparedness operations, including the contracted security officer organization, occupational safety and health programs, compliance with the Clery Act, compliance with federal and state emergency preparedness regulations, and the training and professional development associated with the functional areas delineated above. The Director of Public Safety reports to the Vice President for Student Affairs. • FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Plan, organize, direct, coordinate, and oversee the college's security operations, including the contracted security officer organization, ensuring compliance with security-related college policies and procedures.
Oversee the college's occupational safety and health programs, providing information and advice to other college administrators and managers regarding operations and activities under their purview.
Plan, organize, direct, coordinate, and oversee the college's emergency preparedness operations, including comprehensive risk assessment function and a testing and exercise program. Serve as principle advisor to college leadership in the event of an emergency situation or disaster.
Serve as the college's principal liaison with external law enforcement and emergency management agencies, including state and locality police departments and emergency management centers serving the region at the city, state, and federal levels.
Ensure compliance with federal and state reporting requirements in the areas of safety, security and emergency preparedness, such as the Clery Campus Security Act reporting, in a timely and accurate manner.
Develop, recommend, and maintain college policies and procedures in the areas of security, safety, and emergency preparedness.
In coordination with the college vice presidents and campus deans, develop, maintain, and update as necessary emergency preparedness policies and procedures, including the college's Crisis and Emergency Management Plan (CEMP), the college's Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) and the campus specific plans.
Manage assigned financial accounts within allocated annual budgets; propose changes to the annual budgets as changed circumstances warrant.
Coordinate and provide quality education and training programs related to crime prevention, safety, security, and emergency response for college employees and students.
Review reports of security and safety incidents, determining corrective action where appropriate and advising the responsible college administrator(s) of the situation and the action taken or anticipated.
Reduce the potential for criminal activity, property losses, and personal injuries on college property by identifying threats and vulnerabilities and recommending appropriate adjustments.
Serve as chair of the College Security Committee; serve on other committees as assigned, including the college's threat assessment team.
Serve as construction project manager for security related building construction, renovation, and emergency broadcast system projects in collaboration with other stakeholders.
Direct and supervise direct-reporting assigned staff, including setting appropriate expectations and evaluating performance against those expectations for contracted security officer supervisory staff.
Research, recommend, and coordinate the procurement of equipment, materials, and services as necessary to fulfill the responsibilities delineated above.
Perform other tasks as assigned.
Progressively responsible leadership experience in a combination of safety, environmental health, security, emergency planning, and related functional areas in large, complex organizations, preferably in the higher education sector and preferably in a multi-location environment. Demonstrated knowledge of current security and safety "best practices," including emergency management and response, in higher education, preferably as they are applied at community colleges.
Demonstrated ability to interpret laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to safety and security; to formulate policy and procedures; to compile clear, accurate reports; and to coordinate/facilitate meetings.
Demonstrated ability to oversee and supervise the planning and implementation of a security program that spans multiple locations and accommodates the diverse constituencies of a community college.
Demonstrated knowledge of community college goals and objectives, of their diverse students and employees, and of the strategic needs of various academic and other college divisions.
Demonstrated ability to write clearly and articulately and to give verbal or written instructions in a precise, understandable manner.
Demonstrated ability to plan and implement a variety of projects and to articulate the associated implementation strategies.
Demonstrated ability to supervise assigned staff, including setting key performance measures for contracted security officers.
Master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university, preferably in a discipline directly related to the position's responsibilities.
Internal Number: 26831
About Tidewater Community College
Virginia's Community College's educate 240,000 credit students annually and over 170,000 non-credit students at 23 Community Colleges with over 40 campus locations throughout the Commonwealth. Our mission is to provide comprehensive higher education and workforce training programs and services of superior quality. These programs are financially and geographically accessible to meet the individual, business, and community needs of the Commonwealth.