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Department: Campus Public Safety
Salary/Rate: $82,000(@ 1.0FTE)
The Campus Public Safety (CPS) Director reports to the Vice President for Finance and Administration (VPFA). The VPFA provides business services to the campus in the areas of Safety, Human Resources, Business Services, Information Technology, Facilities Management, University Housing, a Service Center and the Budget Office. Campus Public Safety serves Southern Oregon University in providing a safe and secure campus environment for University staff, faculty, students, residents, and visitors, as well as protecting campus property at both its Ashland and Medford campuses.
The CPS Department achieves this mission by recommending and enforcing related campus policies and procedures while providing appropriate training for personnel and students. The Department patrols, investigates criminal activities and takes enforcement action for violations of local and state law, while working in concert with outside law enforcement agencies.
The CPS Director carries out activities that support the Department's purpose and serves as the liaison between the University and law enforcement agencies for public relations, coordination of enforcement, and investigations. The CPS Director is responsible for parking on campus, as well as parking enforcement. In addition, the CPS Director is responsible for structuring, implementing, and updating the University's emergency preparedness program, campus parking management system and the annual safety and fire report as required by the department of Education (Clery). The CPS Director supervises the Sergeant, Parking/Office Support Specialist and five Campus Public Safety Officers.
Minimum Classification Qualifications:
Required training may include, but is not necessarily limited to: first aid or first responder medical training, CPR training, crisis intervention techniques, fire or emergency response techniques, special driver training, physical fitness training, or the basic course(s) provided by the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training. Must be able to successfully pass a criminal history and background check. Possession of a valid Oregon driver's license and clearance to drive Oregon State owned vehicles or the ability to obtain by the date of hire. Ability to obtain current Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training Certification within 6 months of hire.
Evidence of strong organizational, analytical, supervisory, and communication skills; experience integrating public safety and strategic planning; ability to think creatively and strategically; and an understanding of the compelling mission, challenges, and governance of public higher education.
Bachelor's Degree in criminal justice or related field with a minimum of five years' experience of managing and leading a public law enforcement agency, bureau and/or division. Current and valid driver's license, a clean driving record, and clearance to drive on SOU business. Criminal background check is required.
-Master's Degree in criminal justice or related field -Experience in higher education public safety/Campus Public Safety Department -Possess ICS training 100, 200, 300, 400, 700
All Listed Duties:
Program Management and Department Administration: Coordinates staff efforts in crime prevention, patrol operations, criminal investigations, and communications to provide protection for University personnel, students, guests, and property. Reviews case reports and patrol logs to keep abreast of campus activity. Follows up on investigations of criminal activities on campus, violations of campus policies and rules applicable to employees and students. Reviews and follows up on cases regarding the violation of campus residence rules and student conduct policies. Writes and promulgates campus security policies and procedures. Works to reasonably enforce policies and regulations on campus. Interfaces with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies as necessary. Develops and submits changes for campus policies and procedures relevant to parking enforcement. Provides safety and security prevention and education programs to the University community to enhance awareness of security issues and safe practices. Issues written correspondence and reports; and oversees the maintenance of all department records and files. Manages and monitors the department budget. Coordinates with other campus departments in enforcing and administering policies and programs. Responsible for carrying out applicable objectives of the University's affirmative action program and risk management objectives. Serves as a liaison with community leaders and neighborhoods adjacent to the campus regarding the impact of campus incidents. Research, compile, and publish crime statistics as required by federal and state laws and regulations. While overseeing the compilation and collection of data, this position prepares, files and distributes the annual safety and fire report (Clery).
Special Events: Coordinates security needs for special events such as, but not limited to, athletic games, concerts, exhibitions, dedications, gala openings, parades, convocations, commencement, 4th of July, etc., and meets with other law enforcement agencies in coordination of same.
Supervision: Has responsibility for pre-employment selection and supervision, evaluation, and training and development of campus patrol officers, student personnel, office support and parking enforcement. Establishes standard operating procedures and monitors performance and professional conduct. Conduct job task analyses to ensure appropriate staff coverage.
Management of Data and Information: Maintains campus public safety web pages, and weekly security logs; oversees the publication of the Campus Security Brochure, and compiles statistics to meet annual reporting requirements to the federal government. Participates and contributes to emergency alert notices. Oversees the management of trespass notices.
Committee and Meeting Participation: Attends on and off campus committee and group meetings to address security and traffic issues. On campus meetings include, but is not limited to, the Sexual Assault Prevention Committee, Alcohol Policy and Practices Committee, Alliance of Community Agencies, student senate, and faculty senate, Student Conduct, Crises Management, Business Affairs Council, Parking Appeals Board, Student Support Network, and Traffic Parking Planning Committee. Off campus meetings include the Chamber of Commerce 4th of July Planning Committee, Jackson County Emergency Preparedness Committee, Law Enforcement Agency Heads Association, and Emergency Communications of Southern Oregon.
Training: Provides periodic in-service officer safety or skills maintenance training for Department personnel; provides or presents conflict or compliance management lectures; coordinates emergency exercises and provides instruction on unified Incident Command System (emergency management); develops training courses related to campus security policies; provides instructions or lectures for new students during orientation and recruitment workshops; and oversees students' practicum or Capstone projects with the Campus Public Safety Department. Establishes and maintains liaison with local, state, and federal emergency response personnel as may be appropriate to ensure campus preparedness
Crises Management Team: This position serves on and may lead the Crisis Management Team (CMT); which operates the university's emergency operations center. The position is responsible for developing, reviewing, modifying, and implementing the campus emergency preparedness program and conducting training in emergency preparedness and responsiveness. The CMT is responsible for carrying out the principles of emergency preparedness, emergency management or disaster management functions at a strategic level during an emergency to ensure the continuity of the operations of the organization. The common functions of the CMT is to collect, gather and analyze data to inform decision making and protect life and property. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Regularly leading monthly CMT meetings, training activities and instructional sessions
Completing Crisis Management Training as required
Planning, directing and coordinating complex emergency management projects to achieve desired goals
Implementing and updating the Emergency Operations Plan and special communications and instructions
Physically responding and working at the designated Incident Command Center (Lithia Pavillion)
Safely taking charge of situations while maintaining effective leadership and communication skills during an emergency
Responding immediately to incidents requiring CMT member response both during business hours and outside of regular business hours
Comprehending the emergency response methodology and terminology and have the ability to stay focused, to effectively deal with highly stressful conditions and events
Receiving detailed briefings and responding accordingly
Conducting all tasks to ensure the safety and welfare of self and others
Quicklink Posting: 8158
Internal Number: 8158
About Southern Oregon University
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