The Stanford University Department of Public Safety exists to provide a safe, secure atmosphere which is conducive to freedom of expression and movement, for all people and their property at Stanford University, within the constraints of the Federal, State, and Local laws and ordinances.
Position Summary: This position is responsible for managing the development, research and review of all policies and procedures for the Department of Public Safety to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, codes and 'best practices'. The successful incumbent will be proficient at conducting research using a variety of sources. The position will also require collaboration with members of the department and possibly other units within the institution during the research and development phases. All available information will be considered when developing the policies and procedures, to include Santa Clara County Protocols, Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office Policies and Procedures, Stanford University's Administrative Guides, relevant employment labor agreements, California Penal Codes, Federal Laws, IACLEA Accreditation Standards, and all other pertinent information to ensure the project's successful completion.
The ideal candidate must have some experience with both policy writing and best practices in the field of law enforcement; the ability to identify areas of liability; strong organizational skills; attention to detail; strong verbal and interpersonal skills; a high level of energy, enthusiasm, and flexibility; the ability to maintain confidences; a positive attitude; and the ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a timely manner are essential attributes for the person filling this position. These are key characteristics of the successful incumbent. The person in this position will serve as the Accreditation manager should the department opt to pursue accreditation.
Note: this position is posted as a part-time (.6 FTE); however, full-time work may be a possibility.
In this role you will: Research, review and develop policies and procedures for the Stanford University Department of Public Safety.
With minimal supervision, review and evaluate current policies and procedures
Research and develop updated/new policies and procedures that will contribute to the betterment of the department, that are written clearly and accurately, with an understanding of all relevant documentation in the field, such as Santa Clara County Protocols, Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office Policies and Procedures, Stanford University's Administrative Guides, all relevant employment labor agreements, California Penal Codes, Federal Laws, IACLEA Accreditation Standards.
Ensure that redundant policies/procedures are eliminated where possible; where both policies must remain, ensure that they are consistent with each other in areas that may overlap.
Post department policies and procedures and well as other relevant protocols, guides, and documents in department online library accessible to all personnel.
Oversee and manage the accreditation process should the department pursue accreditation
To be successful in this role, you will bring:
Demonstrated excellent planning, organizational and analytical skills, an ability to establish priorities, manage shifting priorities, and handle numerous time-sensitive projects with multiple deadlines.
Well-developed understanding of the criminal justice system. Exceptional oral and written communications skills.
Ability to use sound judgment and independence in determining priorities.
Ability to communicate both orally and in writing and to assimilate and understand information in a manner consistent with the essential job functions.
Ability to accomplish goals working through formal and informal channels, with diplomacy and tactfulness.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and complete work in a timely and accurate manner. Attention to detail is critical to this role.
Flexibility and calmness in managing a large work volume with minimal supervision under tight deadlines and in pressure situations.
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
Ability to keep sensitive information strictly confidential at all times.
Strong customer service orientation.
Computer skills in basic applications (e.g., Word, Excel, Microsoft Publisher) and the ability to adapt to new technologies and processes.
Desire to learn, accept and promote Department Core Values.
Possess and maintain a valid CA driver's license.
Minimum of 5 years of satisfactory law enforcement experience at a supervisory or management level.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or University (equivalent work history will be considered in lieu of a degree).
Ability to maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities.
Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks, occasionally use a telephone.
Frequently stand/walk, sit, grasp lightly/fine manipulation.
Rarely life/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 11-20 pounds.
In addition, preferred requirements include:
Prior law enforcement experience strongly preferred.
Knowledge of University policies and procedures, preferred.
Applicant must pass a complete background investigation including a polygraph examination, fingerprint check, and a search of local, state, and national files for criminal history.
Ability to pass a physical demands test relevant to the job requirements.
Must possess and maintain a valid California driver's license.
Must be available/reachable by phone during non-working hours. Must be able and willing to respond to and work large-scale special events as well as unplanned critical incidents.
Selection Process (specific order of the process is subject to change)
Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ)
Interview with Department and University personnel
Background, including polygraph
Personal Interview with the Director of Public Safety
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The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
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