Kirtland Community College, with instructional sites in various locations in Northeastern Michigan, is accepting internal applications from qualified Kirtland employees for the position of Director, Kirtland Department of Public Safety. Individuals in this position manage the Kirtland Department of Public Safety, perform various police and public service duties, respond to medical and other emergencies on the college campus, file required reports, and assist with the training exercises of the criminal justice programs in order to create and ensure a safe, secure and effective learning and working environment for the college.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES*
- Serves as director of the Kirtland Department of Public Safety in compliance with the requirements of the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) and in conjunction with the policies and procedures for the leadership and management of the Department.
- Supervises, recruits, trains, schedules and evaluates department law enforcement (MCOLES) certified public safety personnel, and for student and other temporary contractual employees employed as campus security. Works with office of financial aid to ensure work study students function within federal, state, and institutional guidelines and with student services to assure maintenance of academic standards of all students under his/her charge. Completes departmental employment evaluations, makes decisions regarding hire/fire in accordance with college policies and practices.
- Serves as an advocate and liaison between the college and local, state, and regional law enforcement and other public safety agencies and organizations, maintains association with such professional entities as may be needed to obtain accurate and timely information on matters of law enforcement, legal compliance, and mandatory reporting requirements.
- Responsible for the completion and filing of mandatory reports related to the public safety functions of the department, and for working with appropriate Kirtland staff to ensure the required data is fully and accurately compiled.
- Performs various public safety duties as needed. Responds to calls for service assistance, and for violations of college policy, conducts investigations, and may issue citations and obtain warrants in accordance with law and board policy.
- Provides planning and training for, and responds to medical and other emergencies that may occur on Kirtland’s campus and as may be required in conjunction with other law enforcement agencies.
- Develops and manages the public safety budget throughout the academic year. Provides recommendations that ensure instructional facilities, equipment, and supplies are adequate and in a suitable, safe state for use. Maintains inventory of campus security equipment, makes necessary purchases and acquisitions.
- Develops, implements, and oversees presentation of staff training programs such as sexual assault prevention, pepper spray training, crime prevention, dealing with violent individuals, etc. through Kirtland’s public safety office.
- Serves as the chairman of the emergency preparedness committee and is responsible for developing, implementing and overseeing the mission and goals of that committee; serves on the campus safety committee, the college’s behavioral intervention team, and other college committees as appropriate.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
SUPERVISION – Works under the general supervision of the vice president of student services
ATTENDANCE – Individuals in this position are expected to be available as required to meet the demands of the position, which may include evenings, weekends, and variable hours, and in various locations.
WORKING CONDITIONS – College law enforcement administration involves periods of routine office work, the provision of aid & assistance to students, employees, and guests in need, effective collaboration with other college staff, and the courteous, approachable, and professional presence demanded of college supervisory employees. This position may further occasionally involve dealing with individuals or groups who are angry, upset, or frightened, requires good situational awareness using visual and auditory senses, and may from time to time require periods of high physically and emotionally stressful activity, including moving rapidly from point to point, within and outside buildings, climbing stairs and ladders, subduing violent individuals, and providing first aid and emergency care. Conditions may include darkness, inclement weather, hazardous materials, fire and other emergency situations, and/or threat of bodily harm.
- Bachelor’s degree in law enforcement or a related field
- Three years of related work experience, with exempt-level management and supervisory responsibilities, or combination of education and experience commensurate with the requirements of the position
- MCOLES certification as law-enforcement officer, with a valid Michigan Driver’s License.
- Michigan first responder training; EMT preferred
- Ability to perform the physical requirements of the position, as described under Working Conditions.
- Ability to maintain firearms proficiency.
- Interpersonal skills consistent with community policing of a diverse student and employee population, ability to maintain professional demeanor under fatigue and/or stress
JOB DIMENSIONS – Analysis, planning and organization, stress tolerance, commitment to the college, written communication, oral presentation, work standards, dependability, judgment, sensitivity, informal communication, teamwork, knowledge of work, initiative, self-reliance, influence, delegation
COMPENSATION – This is a full-time professional position for which the 2016-17 base annual pay range is $39,139 – $57,157, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Full fringe benefit package.
STARTING DATE – November 28, 2016
APPLICATION DEADLINE – Applications will be accepted from internal candidates through Monday, September 26, 2016. Send letter of interest, updated resume as necessary, and letters of professional reference to:
Human Resources Department
Kirtland Community College
10775 N. St. Helen Road
Roscommon, MI 48653
989-275-5000, ext. 239 or 271
An equal opportunity employer
* This job description is intended to describe the type and level of work being performed by a person in this position. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required by a person so classified.