FULL-TIME DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SAFETY & RISK MANAGEMENT
Northern Essex Community College
February 5, 2018
Higher Education Institution
FULL-TIME DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SAFETY & RISK MANAGEMENT: Administration & Finance/CFO Department; Non-Unit Professional Position
Anticipated Start Date: April 1, 2018
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The Director of Public Safety and Risk Management (DPSRM) will implement, direct, and oversee a comprehensive enterprise risk management program for the institution across all campuses, properties, and functions encompassing public safety, security, law enforcement, institutional risk management, environmental health and safety, fire and life safety, physical security and access control, emergency communications, and emergency management. . He/she will manage the College's contracted security vendor by assigning, coordinating, reviewing and evaluating its work including its responsibilities for the shuttle services among the campuses. Due to fiscal constraints and reorganization, the college is in a transformative phase with public safety and emergency management. The selected candidate will be expected to lead a full needs assessment of the college's public safety and emergency management needs and analyze the effectiveness of current efforts. In addition, the Massachusetts Community College System is exploring the feasibility of sharing various services. Accordingly, the DPSRM may be required to divide his/her time between Northern Essex Community College and other colleges.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports to the Vice President of Administration and Finance/CFO
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Ensures the quality of services provided by Contracted Security Vendor and any College employee(s) assigned to Public Safety and Risk Management Department
Responsibilities include, but are not l limited to, the following:
Assumes a leading role in interdepartmental campus committees and task forces as required, including the College Emergency Task Force, to include the formation of campus-based teams and the development and implementation of crisis exercises, policy, procedures, protocols and coordination of responses to medical emergencies, fires, crimes/incidents in progress, facilities evacuation, bomb threats, environmental threats, declared states of emergency, natural disasters, and severe inclement weather. Works closely with external agencies which would utilize the campus facilities in the event of local or national disasters.
Develops and updates short and long range strategic plans to ensure the department's contribution to the college's overall plans and strategies. This will include an assessment of current contracts, policies, procedures, mutual aid protocols, as well as the feasibility of engaging in regional or other collaborative efforts with municipal, collegiate, regional, state, private sector, and other entities.
Manages contracted security vendor by assigning, coordinating, reviewing and evaluating its work including the vendor's responsibility for shuttle services among the campuses. The DPSRM will ensure appropriate training and professional development of security vendor's employees and will approve work schedules and responsibilities of contracted security vendor's employees.
Directs and controls NECC college property to prevent crime and to protect life and property, enforces local, state and federal laws, as well as college policies and regulations, and renders service to the college community and its guests, all with the highest standards of professionalism possible.
Controls the storage, inventory, and disposition of physical evidence, recovered stolen property, and found property.
Monitors and maintains the campus Fire Systems, including testing as per code requirements.
Collaborates with student, faculty, staff and external customers/constituents to enhance security and emergency response efforts at NECC, and develop excellent working relationships.
Initiates, coordinates and conducts first aid classes, fire safety demonstrations and programs specifically related to the safety and security of faculty, staff and students.
Recommends and/or coordinates professional development opportunities related to public safety and emergency management.
Coordinates the activities of the emergency policy group, engaging senior executive officials in best practices in emergency management.
Implements, maintains, and enforces institution-wide policies related to risk management, public safety, and emergency management.
Oversee the delivery of a comprehensive all-hazards institution-wide public safety program.
Responsible for effective enforcement of parking policy.
Provides and maintains necessary supportive equipment (including defibrillators and first aid kits), vehicles, office supplies and other related equipment required to complete the department mission.
Oversees a coordinated public education and outreach effort.
Ensures compliance in all related areas with any applicable rules, regulations, and laws including, but not limited to, the Clery Act. Participates in the monthly Clery Team meetings. Responsible for compliance with law enforcement portions of the federal Clery law to include annual production of the Crime Awareness & Campus Safety document; "timely notice warnings", maintaining police crime logs; officers reports, daily journal, and documents as required and in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws.
Manages a public safety budget, ensuring effectiveness and efficiency while retaining a high degree of public safety.
Plans and manages public safety resources and capital projects effectively to achieve department goals.
Manages all required compliance activities and documentation pertaining to safety and security.
Assumes responsibilities for other duties as directed by the Vice President of Administration and Finance/CFO.
Bachelor's Degree in a related area
A minimum of ten years of full-time work experience in governmental or in higher education environment police force or law enforcement work, five (5) years of which must be in a managerial capacity
Demonstrated experience in critical incident management
Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills
Basic computer office application skills
Demonstrated experience in managing emergency notification and community situational awarenessprograms
Knowledge of supervisory principles and techniques; investigation methods, safety practices and procedures; emergency medical and radio equipment
Ability to plan and conduct training for security personnel
Certification in Community First Aid/ Safety and CPR
Considerable knowledge of laws of arrest, laws of evidence, criminal procedures, and terms relating to police work, procedures and practices
Demonstrates and practices a community policing philosophy
Ability to work with and provide appropriate services or referrals for people under physical and emotional stress
Master's Degree in a related area
Experience implementing new, creative, and innovative professional public safety practices
Experience designing and implementing major agency-wide programs
Experience leading large-scale projects
Emergency management credentials such as IAEM Certified Emergency Manager FEMA's Emergency Management Advanced Academy, FEMA Master Exercise Practitioner, FEMA Master Continuity Practitioner, and others
Experience delivering high-quality instruction in public safety topics to a wide variety of audiences
Proven ability to develop strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders
Northern Essex Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, military service and national origin and any other protected class in its education programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statues and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act and related statutes and regulations, Affirmative Action, non-discrimination policies, and Title IX compliance/sexual harassment: Human Resources Director Justine Caron, B-219, 978-556-3956/ email@example.com. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.
NECC is a public, two-year college that offers comprehensive academic programs of study leading to the Associate in Arts degree, the Associate in Science degree and Certificates of program completion.Our dedicated teaching faculty accept with enthusiasm the challenge of responding properly to the differing backgrounds of their students and, at the same time, directing and leading them toward broader understandings. Our faculty are deeply involved in the planning of each class and in the achievement of each student, and are equally dedicated to personal achievement. As well as the specialized academic opportunities and tutoring that the college provides for our students, our faculty have the time and the commitment to advise as well as instruct students, and to provide support and encouragement.