Manage public safety programs and personnel at one or more Kent State University regional campuses. Develop, implement, and oversee emergency management preparations and safety and security policies, procedures, and protocols. Consult with the Department of Public Safety and external police and fire agencies in coordinating safety and security related issues. Reports to Dean and Chief Administrative Officer, Kent State University Regional Campus, or designated administrator.
Additional Basic Function – if applicable:
Examples of Duties:
Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following:
Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, including, but not limited to, the Clery Act, FERPA, and Title IX; ensure compliance with university policies and procedures.
Develop, implement, and update safety and security policies and procedures, emergency plans and procedures, and security operating manuals and procedures; ensure related equipment is regularly inspected and/or tested and working properly.
Supervise security staff at assigned campuses; supervisory duties may include interviewing applicants, selecting candidates, coordinating required training for security staff, scheduling staff, assigning responsibilities, evaluating performance, and recommending disciplinary actions.
Ensure campus security personnel adhere to professional standards, as well as to all applicable university policies and procedures.
Maintain and oversee preparation of various security-related documentation and records, such as written logs, incident reports, equipment inventory, etc.; prepare reports on security-related activities; relay issues and complaints regarding safety and security to the Dean or designated supervisor; ensure issues are addressed and resolved.
Conduct and communicate results of risk assessments of campus property and facilities related to safety, security and natural and man-made hazards; ensure the monitoring of campus parking lots; ensure compliance with university parking regulations.
Collect, document, and relay information related to any suspicious persons or events on campus.
Monitor departmental budget and accounts; coordinate safety and security expenditures, including purchases of safety related equipment, authorization of special detail overtime assignments, and approval of external training requests.
Maintain relationships and serve as a liaison to external response and regulatory agencies, including local, state, and federal law enforcement and other related government agencies.
Convene, facilitate, participate in, and evaluate the activities of the Emergency Resource Teams of the assigned campuses.
Participate in campus CARE (Consultation, Assessment, Referral, and Education) Team meetings.
Coordinate safety and security related issues with the Department of Public Safety.
Maintain knowledge of the operation of intrusion alarm systems and video surveillance systems for assigned campuses.
Review and evaluate facilities and university property for security from unauthorized access and use.
Operate service vehicles for job related tasks.
Develop and implement security awareness and crime prevention programs; present information to campus community and/or employees on safety and security related topics.
Performs related duties as required.
Additional Examples of Duties – if applicable:
Associate degree in criminal justice, business, or closely related field of study, plus two years of safety and security experience. Minimum of one year of supervisory experience. Must be able to work nontraditional hours as needed, including evenings and weekends.
High school diploma, GED, or other equivalent, plus four years of safety and security experience. Minimum of one year of supervisory experience. Must be able to work nontraditional hours as needed, including evenings and weekends.
Valid Ohio driver's license with safe driving record.
Strategic planning, budgeting, and employee scheduling General knowledge of local, State of Ohio, and federal laws and regulations, including Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Clery Act, and Title IX * National Incident Management System * General knowledge of criminal and civil laws concerning proper detention of persons and use of force Safety and security issues and practices *
Interpersonal communication to effectively interact with university personnel and the general public in person and via phone Written communication (e.g., to compose incident reports, correspondence, and training materials) * Public speaking, if required by position Skill in public relations Personal computer applications, including Microsoft Excel, Outlook, and Word
Interview, train, schedule, supervise, evaluate, and discipline employees Plan and direct work activities, manage time effectively, and set priorities Resolve problems independently and make decisions * Correctly interpret and apply policies and procedures Demonstrate physical dexterity Read and comprehend a variety of written material
Preferred Qualifications – if applicable:
Bachelor's degree in a relevant field. Security and emergency management experience in a campus-based higher education environment.
Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments
Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:
Light work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Incumbent must be able to communicate with others. May work varied hours, including evenings and weekends during peak periods. Incumbent may be required to travel from building to building frequently and off campus occasionally.
Must pass a security check.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Kent State University is a Smoke-Free, Tobacco-Free University effective July 1, 2017. Smoking and tobacco use are not permitted on any of Kent State’s campuses or other locations and properties that are owned, operated, or leased by Kent State, both domestic and international. For additional details, visit www.kent.edu/smoke-free.
The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.
Internal Number: 992304
About Kent State University
Kent State University's eight-campus system, among the largest regional systems in the country, serves both the development of a true living/learning approach at the Kent Campus and the regional needs on seven other campuses throughout Northeast Ohio.The Kent Campus provides the resources and facilities of a large, diverse Ohio university, while the Regional Campuses – Kent State University at Ashtabula, Kent State University at East Liverpool, Kent State University at Geauga, Kent State University at Salem, Kent State University at Stark, Kent State University at Trumbull and Kent State University at Tuscarawas - offer the friendly, casual atmosphere of small liberal arts colleges. Today, Kent State has become an engine for economic, cultural and workforce development locally and internationally as one of the premiere Ohio universities. Kent State is ranked among the nation's 77 public research universities demonstrating high-research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The Liquid Crystal Institute, for example, conducts research that translates into technologies used globally in laptops, calculators and flat screen televisions.