Works with staff and administration to develop, actionable safety programs, plans, policies, and procedures to enhance campus security and crisis preparedness. Designs systematic program of training for all staff to carry out appropriate responsibilities outlined in policies and procedures. Promotes an attitude that safety is interwoven throughout the organization and that it is understood that safety is everyone’s responsibility. Primary duties involve exercising discretion and independent judgment in matters of significance, such as campus safety issues, emergency response procedures, or evening services efforts related to the operation of the College. Is primary liaison with local law enforcement and first responders in designing plans, training, and drills.
Scope of Supervision
May provide functional supervision to a third-party and/or outside security provider by assigning tasks, providing direction, and approving time.
Computer; printer; calculator; copier; fax machine; telephone; and other standard office equipment.
Non-public personnel and student records and issues and other non-public and sensitive college records and issues. Employee and student information covered by FERPA guidelines and agreed to in the College’s FERPA Confidentiality Agreement; and confidential or sensitive information included in the College’s Administrative Computer System.
Good office working conditions. The work requires the use of safe work practices with office equipment, and observance of general safety and traffic regulations. Exposure to typical traffic conditions and hazards when visiting other campuses or other locations.
Usual Physical Demands
The following physical demands are typically used to perform this job’s essential duties and responsibilities. They are not qualification standards, rather they may be used to help the College, employee, or applicant identify where and how reasonable accommodations may be made when an otherwise qualified person is unable to perform the job’s essential duties due to an ADA disability.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently stands, walks, sits and uses hands to hold and control tools and to control equipment. The employee reaches with hands and arms, climbs and balances, and stoops, kneels, crouches, or crawls. Vision demands include long distance vision requirements when driving. Employee frequently lifts or exerts force on items, with varying weights up to about 50 pounds.
An appropriate combination of education, training, course work and experience may qualify an applicant to demonstrate required knowledge, skills, and abilities. An example of an acceptable qualification is: Extensive experience in law enforcement and emergency management.
Applicant must successfully pass required background checks in accordance with Southern State Community College’s policies and procedures and applicable laws.
Ability to document identity and employment eligibility as a condition of employment in compliance with Immigration Reform and Control Act requirements.
Licensure or Certification Requirements
State Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.
Essential Job Duties
To perform this job successfully, an individual must perform essential duties to expected performance standards. Reasonable accommodations are made as required for persons who are disabled under the Americans With Disabilities Act.
Works with staff to develop, actionable security and emergency response plans, policies, and procedures to enhance campus security and crisis preparedness. Must be aware of federal, state and local safety laws to ensure the organization complies with all regulations.
Directs Southern State’s safety programs to protect employees against harm, and maintain safe working conditions. Areas of responsibility include:
a. Emergency Action Response Plan
b. Fire Safety and Hazardous Materials
c. Safety and Loss Control Program.
Maintains, reviews, updates and documents emergency and crisis response procedures. Proactively addresses issues related to campus safety including threat assessment, disaster preparedness, and emergency response. Responsible for establishing and maintaining actionable employee safety manual. Creates and updates Standard Operating Procedures ( SOP ) for positions.
Meets with safety committee and works with this group to promote campus wide awareness of safety concerns and proactive strategies to prevent hazards.
Where there is an eminent danger or a serious hazard exists, the Campus Safety and Security Coordinator shall have the authority to take the necessary action to prevent injury to any employee or to the public.
Acts as the College’s technical expert on security-related matters and advises on matters related to campus safety. Coordinates and/or provides safety training to a variety of campus group; Conducts orientations for the College community with respect to security and safety policies and procedures.
Receives student and employee incident/accident reports. Investigates and reviews all accident reports. Establish and maintain a record-keeping system for student and employee accident reports. Evaluates data and takes appropriate steps to address trends.
Prepare safety communications on safety problems.
Serves on the Behaviour Intervention Team ( BIT ) and Safety Committee.
Acts as the College liaison with all Law Enforcement Agencies.
Works with Communications Department to develop emergency communication plans
Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Knowledge of: public safety; federal, state, and local laws; emergency management; computer software, programs, safety and security systems and applications; SSCC’s policies and procedures.
Ability to: exercise sound judgment in dealing with emergency or stressful situations; comprehend job protocols, develop and implement standard operation procedures and response protocols, work independently demonstrating initiative; develop and maintain effective working relationships with associates, supervisors, job contacts, and general public; maintain confidential and sensitive information; maintain accurate and complete work records; assess and react appropriately to emergencies; function in adverse conditions and maintain self-control; develop or implement training programs.
Skill in: organizing resources and establishing priorities, planning and implementation; strong verbal, written and interpersonal communications; preparing written reports., operating job related equipment; software programs, coordinating program functions job analysis, problem solving and conflict resolution.
Other Duties and Responsibilities
Other duties as assigned.