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Chief of Campus Police and Safety
Ideal Candidate Statement: The Chief of Campus Police Services has extensive experience working with a diverse team that doesn’t hesitate to try new ideas, introduce technology to streamline processes, collaborative with various constituency groups in a community college setting, and works with various community partners and builds relationships with other agencies in cities and counties. The successful candidate would have demonstrated practices that transformed safety and security practices that institutionalized diversity, equity, and inclusivity.
Job Description Summary: DEFINITION:
Under the general direction of the Vice President, directs, manages, supervises, and coordinates the programs, services, and activities of the Campus Police Services department; coordinates assigned activities with other departments, divisions, and outside agencies; provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Vice President, Administrative and Technology Services; and actively engages in continual improvement by aligning processes and procedures with diversity, equity, and inclusion The position may require night and weekend work.
Essential Duties: DUTY STATEMENTS
- Assumes management responsibility for all services to include planning, organizing, and directing activities and work methodology and productivity of the Campus Police & Safety Department including safety, security, and public assistance.
- Develop and emphasize a community-based policing philosophy through administration of departmental Guidelines and Procedures, that promotes and embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion, and is in alignment with federal and state laws, Board Policies, Administrative Procedures, and memorandums of understandings with local law enforcement agencies, which include the coordination with external law enforcement agencies regarding responsibilities and responses.
- Enforces and/or oversees enforcement of applicable laws on District premises and identify violators issues warnings and citations, initiates student disciplinary proceedings and/or makes arrests as warranted.
- Develop and direct strategies to provide safety and security for the District, as well as District events, by evaluating criminal trends and other information and directing resources to effectively reduce crime to ensure the safety conduct of all events.
- Prepare, analyze, and manage the annual department budget for staffing, equipment and supply needs; authorize and track expenditures to forecast future needs and provide supportive documentation for proposed expenses.
- Participates in the development of emergency procedures and, when assigned, organizes and directs the emergency response for earthquakes, fires, bomb threats, and other disasters and advises the Executive Staff on legal implications of handling crises and monitors progress of critical situations.
- Maintains effective Public Relations between the Campus Police & Safety Department and the College departments/ divisions, outside agencies and general public through coordinated meetings, presentations, and responsiveness in resolving difficult and sensitive citizen inquires and complaints.
- Supervise, guide, and evaluate the performance of assigned staff and identify training needs, schedule appropriate trainings, and professional recertification as necessary and in compliance with Board Policies, and California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST).
- Directs, approves, and manages the preparation and maintenance of a variety of narrative and statistical reports and files related to personnel and assigned activities, records and legal documents in compliance with Clery Act, federal and state laws, and Board Policies.
- Develops departmental guidelines and directives that supports the District’s board policies and administrative procedures.
- Verifies accuracy, thoroughness, and legal compliance of official police reports and follow-up for investigations and approves the direct distribution to appropriate departments and agencies.
- Oversees, evaluates and maintains a current District disaster/emergency preparedness plan(s) and regularly conducts emergency, fire and safety drills while assuring compliance with federal and State preparedness requirements (SIMS/NIMS); Recommends changes as needed; Serves as co-chair to the District’s Emergency Preparedness Taskforce (EPT);
- Oversees the issuance and enforcement of parking permit decals, rules and regulations including administering judgment of appeal forms of parking or traffic citations.
- By means of periodic review and assessment, through the District’s program review processes, continuously monitors, evaluates, identifies, and implements approved program improvement objectives to further enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures through the assessment of workload and staffing, administrative support systems, internal reporting relationships, facilities, and technology.
- Oversees campus police web page.
- As necessary, provides back-up to officers and provides additional patrol services to assure campus safety is maintained.
- Provides staff assistance to the Vice President of Administrative and Technology Services to include preparing and presenting staff reports and other necessary correspondence.
- Conducts a variety of organizational studies, investigations, and operational studies and recommends modifications.
- Selects, trains, motivates, monitors and evaluates assigned personnel as well as coordinating staff training and working with employees to correct deficiencies, and implementing discipline and termination procedures.
- Reviews and evaluates work products, workflow, methods and procedures with staff to ensure daily individual and assure shift logs are completed.
- Establishes patrol schedules and security checks to deter potential violators and protect District properties against prowlers, vandalism, fires, assure buildings are secure or other dangers that could involve crimes, loss or damage.
- Responds to and/or oversees response to calls for service, including crimes in progress, reports of crimes or suspicious circumstances;
- Demonstrates cultural competence and sensitivity when working with a diverse campus community of students, faculty, administrators, staff and community members;
- Understand the importance of holding oneself accountable as educators for closing equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices.
Encourage positive race consciousness and embrace human difference.
25. Engages with local police and fire departments and other local agencies and builds effective relationships.
26. Strategically build buy in and participation among colleagues for equity related initiatives. Effectively engage and support historically minoritized groups by addressing issues of equity and improving culturally responsive service oriented practices.
27. Oversees the use and deployment of emergency communication systems and security systems.
28. Supports District’s Behavioral Intervention efforts.
29. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: KNOWLEDGE OF
- Law enforcement practices, applicable laws, codes, regulations, and legal processes;
- District Practices, District Board Policies and Administrative Procedures, Clery Act, Title IX;
- Emergency preparedness and response using NIMS/SIMS
- Principles and practices of administration, supervision, leadership, and training;
- Budget preparation and management;
- College community.
- Effective communication (oral and writing) and interpersonal skills;
- Organization and prioritization;
- Leadership and management;
- Operation of computer and assigned software;
- Effective use of law enforcement related equipment.
- Make decisions under pressure;
- Organize, coordinate, and provide training to various groups on campus related to safety and security;
- Effectively use various systems utilized for law enforcement and security;
- Plan, execute, direct and lead;
- Operate specialized law enforcement tools, equipment and vehicles;
- Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary;
- Maintains a good driving record throughout employment;
- Keep currency on POST requirement certifications (both Basic and Management/Executive).
Education and Experience: MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in law enforcement, police science, criminology, criminal justice, public or business administration, or a related field; preferably possession of a master’s degree.
- Five (5) years of increasingly responsible law enforcement experience including two years of supervisory responsibility with a certified law enforcement agency; preferably with an institution of higher education.
- Must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices. • Experience and skill with addressing issues of equity; recent experience working with African American, Latinx, Native American, and other racially minoritized students and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusions of these groups in higher education shape patterns of participation and outcomes; willingness to examine and remediate one’s relational practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students; and a commitment to participatory governance, consensus building, and team approach to management.
- Possession of a California Basic POST Certificate as described in California Penal Code Section 832 et seq., and specifically set forth in California Government Code Section; Preferably possession of a current POST Management or Executive Certificate
- Ability to legally carry a firearm in compliance with applicable laws and CA POST regulations;
- Possession of valid driver’s license with a good driving record;
- Possession of, or ability to obtain, a CPR and First Aid Certificate issued by the American Red Cross or equivalent agency;
- Graduate of the FBI National Academy and/or Law Enforcement Command College is highly desirable.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience and skill with addressing issues of equity; recent experience working with African American, Latinx, Native American, and other minoritized students and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusions of these groups in higher education shape patterns of participation and outcomes; willingness to examine and remediate one’s relational practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students; and a commitment to participatory governance, consensus building, and team approach to management.
$109,739 – $140,060 annually
Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline.
Ohlone offers a competitive benefits package. Employee pays for health benefits from salary. Below is a list of some of our offerings:
- Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, EAP and LTD
- Membership in Public Employees’ Retirement System Candidates hired on or after January 1, 2013 are subject to restrictions imposed by PEPRA)
- Contribution to O.A.S.D.I. (Social Security)
- Paid vacation
- Paid sick leave
- Paid holidays and district-paid floating personal days
- Longevity pay step increase based on your years of service
- IRS Section 125 Flexible Medical Spending Plan
- 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan (employee contributes)
- 403(b) Tax Shelter Annuity Plan (employee contributes)
*Benefits will be prorated for positions less than 100%
Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986:
Applicants selected for positions will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal “Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.”
A multi-campus single community college district, Ohlone College is located in the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay in California; serving 12,000 students per year. The District has a main campus in the City of Fremont and a newly constructed campus in the City of Newark. Ohlone College is an ethnically diverse institution that promotes innovation and continuous improvement in departments and divisions. The College is named for the native population living in the area when Mission San Jose was founded. The Fremont campus is located just south of the historical Mission. The Newark Campus is located near Interstate 880 and emphasizes programs in health, environment, and technology.
EEO Statement Summary:
The District is strongly committed to the principles of equal opportunity and to hiring qualified staff who reflect the diversity of our community. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age (40 or over), medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, military and veteran status, pregnancy/childbirth/breastfeeding or related medical condition or any other protected basis in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. The college encourages applications from all qualified applicants.
If you have a disability and are in need of special services, equipment, or facilities in order to apply or interview for this opening, please call the Human Resources office at: (510) 659-6088.
Conditions of Employment: Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval. Employment with Ohlone Community College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements. All new employees are required to submit official transcripts and proof of freedom from tuberculosis. In addition you will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal “Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.” Pre-employment tests and/or medical examinations may be required. Ohlone Community College does not sponsor H1B visas. Employees must sign the Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance and submit fingerprints for CA Department of Justice clearance.
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