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Director of Public Safety/Chief of Police

Parkland College - Champaign, Illinois

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Entry Level Salary:
$66,795.00 annual

Job Description

The Director of Public Safety is responsible for planning, developing, implementing, and maintaining an extensive, progressive, and proactive law enforcement and safety management program. The Director promotes and creates a culture of safety through innovative practices that emphasize education, prevention, and relationship building. Parkland College is a comprehensive community college with an enrollment of approximately 10,000 credit students located in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois (pop. 124,098). Located near the center of the state, our campus is only a few hours away from Chicago, St. Louis and Indianapolis. We are dedicated to providing programs and services of high quality to our students and committed to continuous improvement, to academic achievement and its documentation, and to the concept of shared governance. We cultivate inquiry, practical application of knowledge, and community involvement.

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Essential Job Functions:
  • Provide leadership and vision for the department.
  • Enforce all federal, state, and college regulations and policies.
  • Effectively manage the resources of the department.
  • Establish public safety procedures.
  • Assume responsibility for matters involving major incidents and/or injuries.
  • Ensure accurate and timely incident reporting to college administration that meets compliance standards set by external entities.
  • Ensure compliance with federal and Illinois laws regarding campus law enforcement, such as FERPA and Clery.
  • Serve as liaison with local law enforcement agencies and other first responders.
  • Recruit, screen, select, and evaluate department personnel.
  • Account for departmental uniforms and equipment.
  • Coordinate investigations, crime prevention, and victim advocacy.
  • Coordinate safety awareness, management, and education.
  • Coordinate emergency preparedness procedures and disaster planning.
  • Administer crowd, traffic, and parking control.
  • Collaborate effectively with all employee and student groups regarding public safety efforts.
  • Perform duties which are within the accepted job description of a Public Safety Officer.
  • Performing forcible arrests as necessary.
  • Maintaining a good rapport with college faculty, staff, and patrons.
  • Testifying in a court of law.
  • Wearing and maintaining appropriate uniform.
  • Maintaining current certifications.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Student Services.
For detailed information and to apply, go to www.parkland.edu and click on Employment Opportunities under Quick Links. Apply by 5 pm, Monday, January 27, 2014. EOE. Questions in reference to employment opportunities may be directed to the Office of Human Resources. Direct Link to Neogov Application: www2.parkland.edu/hr/neogov

Job Requirements

  • Age: : 21
  • Education: : Bachelor's degree
  • Experience: : 8 years in law enforcement and 3 years supervisory
Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum of eight (8) years of experience in law enforcement, safety management, or security.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible supervisory experience in law enforcement.
  • Valid driver’s license; acquisition of valid Illinois driver’s license.
  • Acquisition of Illinois Police Certification.
  • Current CPR certification and AED training.
  • Acquisition of current Illinois EMS First Responder certification or Illinois EMT B/D level license.
  • Familiar with challenges facing higher education law enforcement.
  • Ability to ensure compliance with federal and state campus crime legislation.
  • Ability to maintain a calm, courteous, and objective attitude in stressful situations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse campus community.
  • Ability to operate departmental equipment, including but not limited to software applications, patrol cars, handguns, fire extinguishers, two-way radios, computer-aided dispatch machines, cameras, and drug-testing equipment.
  • Ability to pass a comprehensive background investigation and reference checks.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree.
  • Graduation from the FBI National Academy, Northwestern Staff and Command School, Police Executive Research Forum, or similar executive development program.
  • Experience in higher education law enforcement.

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Human Resources Associate

Parkland College
2400 W. Bradley Avenue
Champaign, Illinois 61821
phone: 217-351-2220

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