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Director of Campus Safety and Emergency Management

Institution name: Central Oregon Community College

Title: Director of Campus Safety and Emergency Management

Job location: OR

Job category: AVP/Campus Chief/Public Safety (Department Leader) positions


Posting date: 2022-02-03 00:00:00

End date: 2023-02-03 00:00:00

Director of Campus Safety and Emergency Management


Posting Details


Posting Number: 06002033

Position Title: Director of Campus Safety and Emergency Management

Posting Date: 01/31/2022

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled (notes): First review date - February 27, 2022

Length of Position: 12 months per year

Anticipated Start Date: Spring 2022

Position Type/Employee Class: Administrative

FTE: 1.0 FTE

Salary Level: Administrative Salary Level 29

Starting Pay Range: $81,776 - $95,000 annually plus exceptional benefit package

Hours per Week: 40 hr/wk

Work Schedule: Typically 8:00am - 5:00pm

Days of the Week: Typically Monday - Friday


Job Summary/Purpose:


Primary Purpose:

Under the general direction of the President, the Director of Campus Safety and Emergency Management leads and evaluates all Campus Safety and Emergency Management programming, including but not limited to security, environmental health, emergency preparedness, and emergency management. This is done in accordance with all applicable College policies and procedures, as well as federal, state, and local laws and regulations.


Additional Employee Benefits:

• Comprehensive medical, vision, and dental insurance plans.·

• Tuition Waiver for degree-related and personal enrichment/development courses for Employees, Spouses, Domestic Partners, and children up to 25 years of age.

• Generous monthly vacation and sick leave accruals.

• 10 paid holidays a year, plus a paid full week off during Winter Break.

• Use of all College recreation facilities in Mazama Gym at no cost.

• A staff wellness program that offers a variety of activities and health resources.

•PERS (Public Employee Retirement System) eligibility.

• 20% Discount at COCC Bookstore.

• Engaging workplace culture with a mission to serve students and our community.


Terms of Employment: 

• This is a 12-month exempt position at pay level 29 in the Administrative salary schedule.

• Requires flexible work schedule, which may include evenings and/or weekends as well as travel throughout the district.

• Requires the provision of official transcripts upon hire.

• COCC employees must work and reside in the state of Oregon at the time their work is being performed.

• The College is NOT able to support Visa applications for this position. Applicants must already be eligible to work in the United States to be considered for this position.

• Upon hire, must pass criminal and/or driving history; only information relevant to the position will be considered.

• As of December 2021, COCC has determined that the College will require all COCC employees, including administrators, be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We are in the process of implementing this requirement, but new applicants should be aware of this upcoming requirement.


Essential Functions:


Public Safety and Emergency Management Leadership

1. Leads and oversees the annual, monthly and day-to-day campus safety, security and protection programs to support a comprehensive strategy for protecting persons, facilities, and infrastructure.

2. Refers suspected criminal activity and investigations to the appropriate law enforcement agencies, as appropriate and in line with higher education standards.

3. Leads campus emergency preparedness initiatives, coordinating the incident command structure and training, and emergency and disaster response on behalf of the institution.

4. Serves as the COCC representative to the Central Oregon Regional Adult Threat Assessment Team and Emergency Managers’ meetings.

5. Establishes strong collaborative external working relationships with all facets of the COCC community and local stakeholders in diversity, equity and inclusion; mental health; social services; crisis intervention and communications; police, fire, and county district attorneys’ offices.

6. Establishes and maintains strong and collaborative internal working relationships with the COCC Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Student Life and Conduct, counseling, facilities, Marketing and Public Relations, and others to identify potential services or processes that may enhance and support safety and crisis intervention on campus.

7. Collaborates with Bend, Redmond, Prineville, and Madras Fire Departments; Bend, Redmond, Prineville, and Madras Police Departments; OSU-Cascades Campus Safety; Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson County Sheriffs’ Offices; the Oregon State Police; regional Emergency Managers; and other public safety agencies as necessary to ensure timely sharing of information, opportunities for training, and professional development. The Director is expected to also cooperate with other local, state, and federal agencies, including Oregon Liquor Control Commission, Deschutes County Behavioral Health, and other social services agencies and organizations as required. This position will be responsible for all campus safety related communications with these entities and is expected to establish positive, mutually beneficial working relationships.

8. In collaboration with Marketing and Public Relations, responsible for developing and distributing emergency notifications and timely warnings related to campus safety issues that may impact students, faculty, and staff. Coordinates with Marketing and Public Relations on an annual review of Crisis Communications Plan. 

9. In collaboration with campus stakeholders, develops and maintains COCC’s emergency response plan. The Director will coordinate with the police, fire and rescue, 911 dispatch centers, and emergency managers in the jurisdictions in which COCC has campuses to ensure the plan is current and ready to implement in event of an emergency. Periodically reviews emergency response plan to ensure consistent compliance with any college or other state and local changes, as appropriate.

10. Partners with the Director of Student Life to report policy violations to the Office of Student Life for appropriate adjudication.


Public Safety and Emergency Management Operations

1. Within existing governance structures, develops rules as necessary for the operational needs of the campus related to the Campus Safety and Emergency Management Department. Maintains a working knowledge of federal, state, and local laws pertinent to campus safety and security, and complies with intergovernmental agreements and memorandums of understanding.

2. Manage internal dispatch, officer communications, and campus safety incident reports.

3. Sets and manages officer schedules and coverage plans, oversees the day-to-day operation of campus safety—daily priorities, patrol plans, equipment planning and purchasing, and supervision of staff, including performance review and management. Participates in proactive campus safety patrol, campus incident management, after hours on-call duty, and any other campus safety tasks. These include, but are not limited to campus enforcement activities; the safe movement of pedestrians, bicycles, skateboards, campus vehicles other forms of transportation, or college property; and the development and execution of safety plans for key campus and community events (e.g. Commencement).

4. Recommends and administers the department operating budget, including but not limited to staffing and equipment, professional development, grant opportunities, and systems.  Coordinates the preparation of operational reports and analyses, identifying trends and making recommendations or conclusions, including staffing, equipment or other safety improvements. Participates in the collaborative development of the campus safety and security strategy. Contributes campus safety best practices. Participates in bench-marking and analysis with similar institutions and departments, and in listening sessions with key stakeholder groups.

5. Collaborates with Campus Services to ensure COCC policies and rules are in place and enforced regarding campus parking, snow removal, or other intersecting rules, including the development of standards for security systems. The Director acts as one of the primary end-users for these systems, which include door locks, security cameras, emergency phones, emergency notification systems, fire and burglary alarms, and other tools.

6. Responsible for accurate and timely collecting and reporting of statistics under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Fire Safety Act. The Director establishes Campus Security Authorities.

7. Chairs the COCC Safety Committee and the Campus Safety and Emergency Management Advisory Group.


Public Safety and Emergency Management Training

1. Ensures campus safety officers and department personnel receive and maintain appropriate training and certifications as necessary for the safe and effective performance of their duties, including such training and certifications required by Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST).  Proactively researches, recommends and subsequently implements supplemental trainings to enhance preparedness of those serving in Campus Safety positions, within the bounds of COCC policies and procedures and Kaylee’s Law. Emphasizes diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as health and wellness, in training programs for Campus Safety positions.

2. Coordinates and leads all mandatory trainings for members of Incident Management Teams, Campus Security Authorities, and key COCC personnel regarding emergency and disaster response, and related trainings or drills. Ensures Incident Command Center is operational at all times.

3. Builds training and educational outreach programs with and for administration, faculty, staff, students, community groups, and community leaders.  

4. Plans and administers campus-wide safety and well-being training programs to provide current and relevant information and techniques.



The position actively collaborates with a broad array of internal and external stakeholders, including administration, students, faculty and staff, law enforcement and public safety agencies, to develop and implement comprehensive services and programs for the safety of students, faculty, staff, visitors, and the property of COCC.  All work of the Director and the Department is performed with the highest ethical standards, as well as inclusivity, transparency, and accountability.


The Director Campus Safety and Emergency Management undertakes their job responsibilities primarily as an educator supporting the institutional mission of student success and community enrichment. This is not a law enforcement position.  


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Individuals must possess these knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the duties and responsibilities of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities. The individual is expected to follow College work rules and policies.


1. Ability to manage and lead in a complex, rapidly changing environment.

2. Knowledge and support for the community college mission.  

3. Ability to take a customer service-oriented and educational approach when dealing with students and the public.  

4. Knowledge of best practices in safety and security at community colleges.

5. Skill in developing and delivering institution-wide training programs.

6. The ability to remain calm in crisis situations, to act decisively, and to apply sound judgment in determining appropriate actions.

7. Knowledge of and ability to interpret federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations including Kaylee’s law, the Clery Act, and Title IX.

8. Demonstrated experience with disaster preparedness and emergency management procedures.

9. Familiar with principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.  

10. Ability to motivate, supervise, and develop staff.

11. Ability to work cooperatively with the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college personnel and students, and to create a respectful and inclusive workplace.  

12. Ability to meet and deal tactfully and effectively with the public, as well as to de-escalate situations and people.

13. Ability to make effective presentations to internal and external constituents.

14. Ability to gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion.

15. Ability to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.

16. Demonstrated ability and experience with continuous quality improvement.

17. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

18. Able to establish and maintain positive and harmonious working relationships.


Physical Demands and Other Ergonomic Requirements:

Regular office hours are established between 8 am – 5 pm during the workweek. A flexible work schedule, including nights and weekends, may be necessary due to the nature of the responsibilities.


Incumbent must be able to function effectively indoors in an office environment engaged in work of primarily a sedentary nature. Requires the ability to work at a workstation for extended periods. Requires to write, read written materials and computer screens, and ability to use telephonic conversations. Occasional lifting up to 25lbs. All individuals are required to perform essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation.  


Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement

The goal of Central Oregon Community College is to provide an atmosphere that encourages our faculty, staff and students to realize their full potential. In support of this goal, it is the policy of Central Oregon Community College that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, disability, sex, marital status, national origin, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, citizenship status, veteran or military status, pregnancy or any other classes protected under federal and state statutes in any education program, activities or employment. Persons with questions about this statement should contact Human Resources at 541.383.7216 or the Vice President for Student Affairs at 541.383.7211.


This policy covers nondiscrimination in both employment and access to educational opportunities. When brought to the attention of the appropriate parties, any such actions will be promptly and equitably responded to according to the process outlined in general procedures sections N-1, N-2, or N-3.


In support of COCC’s EEO statement, bilingual fluency in English and Spanish is considered a plus, along with experience working in a diverse multicultural setting.


Minimum Qualifications:


Minimum Requirements:

1. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in a Health and Human Services area, such as Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, or Criminal Justice, or in Business Administration, Public Administration, or a related field.

2. Five years of progressively responsible managerial or supervisory experience in public safety and/or emergency management, including program management, training, and staff development.  


The College recognizes the value of skills and knowledge gained outside of formal higher education and paid employment. Applicants who do not meet minimum qualifications but present other qualifications or experience equivalent to those required will be considered and are encouraged to apply. To qualify under equivalency, applicants must indicate how they qualify by responding to the supplemental question presented during the application process.


All employees are required to successfully complete and pass a background screen, which includes a criminal history check.


Additional Required Qualifications (see required timeframe):


1. Must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation to be hired.

2. Must successfully pass a pre-employment psychological examination to be hired.

3. Adult CPR, First Aid, and AED certification (within 30 days).

4. Valid OR driver’s license (within 30 days).

5. DPSST Executive Manager License (within 60 days).

6. Membership in the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) and the American Society for Industrial Security.

7. Incident command training, including ICS 100, 200, 300, 400 and 700 training (within one year of hire).


Preferred Qualifications:

1. Master’s Degree in a Health and Human Services area, such as Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, or Criminal Justice, or in Business Administration, Public Administration, or a related field.

2. Experience working within an incident command structure, including ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, and 700.

3. Experience working in higher education crisis intervention, public safety and/or emergency management, a working knowledge of student care and threat assessment best practices, and of Clery, FERPA, Title IX, VAWA and other specific laws.

4. Experience supervising in a collective bargaining environment.


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Finalists selected to interview may be required to provide a candidate presentation to the College campus community or complete a skills demonstration.


Note that you will be required to upload/create the required documents indicated in this posting at the time you apply. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at application. It is the responsibility of the applicant to upload all required documents, including transcript(s). If you have questions please contact Human Resources at 541-383-7216.


Is a Criminal History Check required? Yes

Is a Credit History Check Required? No

Open Until Filled Yes


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