Under administrative direction of the Vice President for Student Success and Enrollment Services, manages and directs the University’s department of public safety; provides a safe and secure environment for all students, faculty, staff, visitors, physical plant, and assets at the University; ensures the department plays a critical role in the University’s emergency preparedness and response. Subject to 24-hour call back for emergencies.
JOB TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1.Serves as the department’s liaison in the development and implementation of crisis management, contingency plans, emergency operations, and communication plans: and liaison in the development of the institutional disaster recovery plan to enable the University to mitigate risk associated with disasters.
2.Commands responsibilities during emergencies and special events and executes wide ranging crisis preparedness audits, in conjunction with appropriate University departments and personnel.
3.Plans, organizes, and directs security activities; develops and implements policies and procedures to ensure program effectiveness; manages operating budget; tests manpower utilization against budgeted man-hours base.
4.Serves as liaison to external law enforcement agencies and neighborhood security associations; handles all media related to public safety; represents the department with internal constituencies; handles all issues related to the department.
5.Analyzes crime trends and incident reports; develops program utilizations of manpower to offset the trends; maintains University crime statistics, including the compiling and filing of the annual crime report in the federal Department of Education agency.
6.Issues crime and emergency alerts as appropriate; acts as responsible authority for the department in emergency response situations; participates in supporting University wide emergency response efforts.
7.Oversees and handles University investigations; performs other duties as assigned.
8.Oversees the security management of all university-sponsored Special Events, including Athletic events, Homecoming events, Commencement, Move-In, concerts, VIP and dignitary visits etc.
9.Plays a senior role in managing the university-wide Emergency Management Team, and the Threat Assessment Team.
10.Develops positive, collaborative relationships with local, state, federal agencies; police, fire, environmental, medical, etc.
11.Builds positive relationships with campus committees and constituencies.
12.Meets with students individually and in groups concerning specific problems.
13.Meets with faculty/staff in groups to discuss safety, security and parking issues.
14.Provides leadership to functional department heads.
15.Develops, coordinates and exercises appropriate fiscal accountability.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
•Knowledge of police administration and programs
•Knowledge of emergency management policies and procedures
•Knowledge of human resource and budget management
•Knowledge of police terminology
•Knowledge of classification of crimes/incidents
•Written and verbal communication skills
•Interpersonal/human relations skills
•Public and community relations skills
•Ability to demonstrate physical and psychological fitness
•Ability to demonstrate self-direction and motivation
•Ability to maintain confidentiality
•Ability to lead and manage workgroups across the university
•Ability to operate police equipment and weapons
•Ability to operate personal computer
•Ability/willingness to be available on all shifts
Education and experience equivalent to:
Master’s degree in social science, behavioral science, criminal justice, public administration, administration of justice, or related area and a minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in a senior management position with responsibility for the direction of a public safety department is required. Command level experience with a law enforcement agency as a Division, or Bureau-level executive officer and demonstrated experience managing campus emergency preparedness activities is preferred.
Ability to secure residency within 15 miles of the university main campus within 90 days of employment.
Ability to secure Commonwealth of Kentucky Certified Law Enforcement Officer or eligibility for certification by waiver.
This is a full-time, 12 month administrative position with an excellent benefit package. Salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience.
Kentucky State University is a historically black university founded in 1886 as a small, land-grant, public, state-assisted, residential, coeducational, liberal studies-oriented University. It is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The University is located in Kentucky’s capital city of Frankfort (population 27,500) just 26 miles west of Lexington, 52 miles east of Louisville, and 96 miles south of Cincinnati, Ohio. The student body includes approximately 2,700 students from Kentucky and 33 other states as well as nine foreign countries. Kentucky State University is proud of its cultural, ethnic, racial and gender diversity in its faculty, staff and students. The University is committed to student-centered learning, free scholarly inquiry and academic excellence. Please consult
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Kentucky State University is an Equal Educational and Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action Institution.
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