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Director - Public Safety and Emergency Management

Hawkeye Community College - Waterloo, Iowa

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Job Description

Application deadline 4:00 p.m., August 15, 2014.

JOB SUMMARY:  This individual schedules Public Safety personnel for optimal security and efficiency.  Assures routine checks of campus facilities and satellite centers for compliance with general and specific safety standards and assures/recommends remedial action as appropriate.  Works closely with the Director of Facilities to ensure campus grounds and facilities are safe by monitoring lighting, landscaping, and other safety related aspects of the campus.  Develops, schedules, and implements training programs and emergency evacuation drills.  Maintains Emergency and Crisis Plan and Response Guide.  Serves as member of College Safety Committee.  Maintains an incident and crime log of all serious crimes and serious incidents that occur on or adjacent to main campus or any center.  Analyzes, evaluates, develops, coordinates, and communicates on-site environmental health and safety protocols and procedures, in accordance with general College policies and regulatory requirements, to provide for a safe and secure environment.  Maintains crime report statistics and reports the information to the National Uniform Crime Report Division of the FBI.  Coordinates Public Safety response to incidents such as traffic accidents, threats, violence, severe weather, thefts, electronic door failures, etc.  Coordinates the selection, development, supervision, and evaluation of public safety officers.  Assists in the development and enforcement of policies related to traffic, parking, student rights and campus safety.  Maintains regular contact with and collaborative relationships with local law enforcement agencies.  Works to build positive working relationships with campus constituencies.  Conducts on-site investigations of accidents and incidents involving fire, hazardous materials, unsafe situations, and/or non-compliance issues; prepares reports and makes recommendations for procedural changes as necessary.  Investigates unusual conditions or disturbances.  Demonstrates awareness of campus and student cultures.  Acts as operational liaison with contracted services for public safety officers.  Maintains student/staff confidence and protects operational integrity by keeping information confidential.  Performs other related duties as assigned.

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QUALIFICATIONS: Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration or related field and five years experience in the field of public safety and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Working knowledge of policies and procedures relating to public safety. Knowledge of budget management and development. Knowledge of personal computer software, i.e., word processing and spreadsheet. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to work with diverse groups i.e., staff, faculty, students, and the general public. Valid Iowa driver’s license and the ability to drive. Ability to work flexible hours, evenings, and weekends. Must pass criminal background check. Preferences include knowledge of OSHA rules and regulations; experience in Environmental Health & Safety and Occupational Health & Safety; knowledge of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) rules and regulations; Law Enforcement certification; Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, or related field.

Job Requirements

  • Age: NA
  • Education: See qualifications
  • Experience: See qualifications

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Full time position opening with a comprehensive benefits program including health, dental, life, and LTD insurance; a Section 125 plan for medical and dependent care expense; holiday, personal, sick, and vacation leave; and a choice of retirement programs--IPERS (defined benefit) or TIAA-CREF (defined contribution). Salary will be commensurate with the applicant’s education and experience.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Application materials are required and must be received by the deadline in the Human Resource Services Office. To complete an online application, go to www.hawkeyecollege.edu/employment. To request application and information materials, please e-mail jobs@hawkeyecollege.edu or call our Job Line at (319) 296-2329 extension 5000. If you are in need of any special accommodation in completing the application process, please notify a member of Human Resource Services.

Hawkeye Community College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information in its educational programs, activities, admission procedures, or employment practices. Students, prospective students, employees, or applicants for employment alleging a violation of equity regulations shall have the right to file a formal complaint. Inquiries concerning application of this statement should be addressed to: Equity Coordinator, Human Resource Services, Hawkeye Community College, 1501 East Orange Road, P.O. Box 8015, Waterloo, Iowa 50704-8015, telephone 319-296-4405 All Hawkeye Community College locations are tobacco-free.

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Jenice Ulrichs

Hawkeye Community College
PO Box 8015
Waterloo, Iowa 50704
phone: (319) 296-4492

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