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Director, Safety & Security (Chief of Police)

University of North Florida Police Department - Jacksonville, Florida

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Entry Level Salary:
$80,000.00 annual

Job Description

The Director Safety & Security, under the direction of a Vice President or above, provides leadership and guidance for a university department. Serves as the Chief Executive and Administrative Officer for the Police Department. Responsible for the overall direction of the University Police Department, including fiscal/budget management. Responsible for planning, developing and implementing campus safety, security and law enforcement functions, directing investigations of crimes and other offenses, special events management, crime prevention programs, officer training and professional development, and serves as coordinator for the grievance process. Design and implement departmental strategies and objectives to ensure departmental goals are met. Develop and/or supervise the implementation of programs, policies and procedures and technology initiatives. Serve in an advisory capacity, providing coaching and consultation. Develop proposals, recommendations and reports for senior leadership. Collaborate with senior leaders to integrate departmental objectives that impact the university. Receives supervision related to carrying out of University Policy and Public Safety procedures. Responsible for maintaining the accreditation standards as set forth by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, Inc. (CFA). Demands a high level of competence with respect to all police procedures and policies, effective supervisory skills and sensitivity to human public relations as they relate to the University Police and Public Safety. A high level of professionalism, personal integrity and commitment to the mission of the institution is also required. Exercises high level of discretion and decision making, and has broad authority for making policy and developing plans to accomplish the mission. During declared campus emergencies, this position designated as a Tier 1 respondent, may be required to perform specific job related duties at a designated off campus location or place of residence. Staff include: Associate Director (1), Law Enforcement Lieutenant (2), Law Enforcement Sergeant (5), Law Enforcement Officer (20), Office Manager (1), Communications Manager (1), Police Communications Operator (5), Sr. Police Communications Operator (1), Police Records Clerk (1), OPS Safety Rangers (5). UNF strategically supports an aim to operate as a preeminent, vibrantly inclusive employer in higher education. The successful candidate should demonstrate a capacity to work among diverse constituencies in the immediate university community and beyond. 

Job Requirements

  • Age: N/A
  • Education: See below
  • Experience: See below

A Master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university in a directly related area of specialization and six years of experience directly related to the job functions; or a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university in a directly related area of specialization and eight years of experience directly related to the job functions. A pre-employment background check is performed on candidates selected for employment.  

Current Florida Law enforcement certification in accordance with Section 9443.13, Florida Statutes, or acquisition of such certification within one year from hire date.  

 Applicants must complete an online application through the University of North Florida Human Resources web page at: https://www.unfjobs.org/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp , as well as upload supplemental documents, at www.unfjobs.org in order to be considered for this position. Applicants who do not apply online and/or upload all the required documents will not be considered for this position. Once you submit both your completed application and uploaded documents you will receive a confirmation number. Keep the confirmation number for your records. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Barbara Dupuis at (904) 620-2379, or via e-mail at bdupuis@unf.edu. Initial review of applications will begin on 09/08/2014.  

Contact Informaton

Barbara Dupuis

University of North Florida Police Department
1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville, Florida 32224
phone: (904) 620-2379

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