The Leading Authority For Campus Public Safety


Institution name: St. John's College


Job location: MD

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


Posting date: 2023-03-10 00:00:00

End date: 2023-04-30 00:00:00

Reports To: Executive Director, Campus Wellness

Salary: Grade 15 (base pay $73,650.00)

Role: The Director of Public Safety and Emergency Management manages the Office of Public Safety, including officers, services and activities and takes responsibility for crime prevention, security operations, and emergency preparedness for the campus.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Directs and coordinates college security, safety, and protection programs to include patrolling of physical property, enforcement of statutes and college policies, crime prevention programs, and investigation of accidents, injuries, and criminal acts.
  • Develops, administers, and evaluates policies and procedures for the St. John’s College Office of Public Safety to ensure the appropriate protocols reflect federal, state, and local statutes, new case law, legislation, and best practices in college policing.
  • Develops, directs, and implements training programs that include best practices and techniques to public safety employees; Responsible for maintaining professional conduct of public safety employees through the adherence to appropriate policies and procedures.
  • Provides leadership and coordination for the development and implementation of a strategic plan, for the Office of Public Safety; The strategic plan identifies best practices for campus security, implementation plans, and metrics.
  • Creates and fosters a safe and welcoming campus environment in which each person feels included and valued as a member of our campus community.
  • Cultivates relationships and develops rapport with the campus community and surrounding area to foster mutual trust, understanding, and respect of individual rights and responsibilities.
  • Maintains and initiates documentation for the Licensing Division of the Maryland State Police for Special Police commissions, ensuring officers know of deadlines for their applications.
  • Compiles, coordinates, monitors, publishes, and distributes information related to legal and regulatory requirements, such as the Clery Act of 1990, Campus Crime Statistics Act, and the Student Right to Know Act. Collaborates with the Title IX Coordinator to ensure the accurate collection and distribution of crime statistics related to Title IX, the Violence Against Women Act, and associated state regulations.
  • Acts as the emergency manager for the college. Maintains and updates of the Emergency Operations Plan and Protocols manual. Conducts necessary exercises in any form: Tabletop Exercises (TTX), Seminar, Functional, or Full-Scale Exercises (FSE) Serves as the Incident Commander in accordance with the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS). Acts as the campus representative if a unified command is established with mutual aid agencies.
  • Develops and maintains liaisons with municipalities, county departments, local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, mutual aid fire and emergency service agencies, elected officials, naval academy related officials, neighborhood security associations and other regulatory health and safety agencies for the purpose of establishing and maintaining positive relations between the college and these entities.
  • Serves as a member of the on-call team and is available 24/7 to respond to on-campus emergencies, as necessary.
  • Prepares and presents formal and informal security briefings to members of the college and local community.
  • Presents budget estimates, controls expenditures of departmental appropriations, and establishes operational standards for the department.
  • Attends conferences and meetings to keep abreast of current trends in the field. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Applicant should be physically capable of walking or standing a post outdoors for extended periods of time, as well as ascending and descending stairs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Requires a BA degree or equivalent and seven years of security/public safety, including at least four years of supervisory experience at an institution of higher education or as a protective service officer in a federal, state, municipality or commercial setting, or acceptable combination of education and experience.
  • In addition to strong interpersonal skills, candidates must possess team building skills understanding of principles and practices of disaster preparedness, response, and recovery is required. The successful candidate will have a working knowledge and understanding of Federal and State laws applicable to an institution of higher education such as: Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security policy Act of 1990, Campus Crime Statistics Act, Student Right to Know Act, and Sexual Assault, Maryland Police Accountability Act of 2021, etc.
  • Should understand the Incident Command System (ICS) and basic principles of emergency and risk management.
  • Must be able to meet the qualifications for appointment to special police officer for the State of Maryland. Must have, or be eligible to qualify for, the State of Maryland Special Police Commission within 120 days of date of hire.
  • Must possess a current valid Maryland driver's license and have a history of a safe driving record.
  • Possess a current or eligibility for certification in CPR and AED is required.
  • Ability to write administrative material, proficient in the use of computers and other security equipment, demonstrated management capabilities, and an ability to relate positively to students and other members of the college community.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule and should be physically capable of walking or standing outdoors for extended periods of time.

NOTE: This position is considered an essential employee and may require you to report to work during times of emergency or inclement weather.

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St. John’s College is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We invite applications from candidates with unique backgrounds and strive to create and maintain an environment that is inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.




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