Director of Risk, Security, and Safety

  • Director
  • Imperial, CA
  • September 23, 2024

Website Imperial Valley College

Director of Risk, Security, and Safety

Salary: $114,244.00 – $149,070.00 Annually

Job Type: Classified Administrator

Job Number: 24-060

Closing: Continuous

Location: Imperial, CA

Division: Administrative Services

Representative Duties


Imperial Valley College is co-recipient of the 2023 Aspen Award for Community College Excellence. It offers a full range of associate degrees, professional certificates and basic skills courses as well as a comprehensive array of university transfer and education courses. IVC has an annual full-time enrollment of more than 10,000 students. The Aspen award committee noted that IVC has created one of the nation’s most effective partnerships with local K-12 systems and has excelled in graduation rates and post-graduation success of its student population. Its student success is based upon IVC’s work in eliminating barriers, addressing student challenges and fostering a culture of care in a rural area with high rates of poverty and traditionally low rates of educational attainment. Imperial Valley College is known throughout the region for its outstanding career programs, excellent programs of study in business, quality allied health, renewable energy and public safety programs and for excellent transfer and general education courses. IVC is also a major economic engine in Imperial County. It is responsible for infusing millions of dollars annually into the local economy through its construction projects, general operations and annual earnings of its current students and graduates. For additional details regarding Imperial Valley College click here.


Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, the Director of Risk, Security, and Safety (DRSS) is responsible for the comprehensive protection of life and property at Imperial Community College District (ICCD). The Director of Risk, Security, and Safety will lead the strategic development and operations execution of the district’s safety program and emergency preparedness efforts ensuring compliance with federal and state regulatory requirements including enhance responsibilities under Clery Act and SB 553


The following duties and responsibilities described below are intended only as illustrations of the diverse types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

1. Respond to, investigate, document all security and safety related complaints and incidents, ensuing alignment with federal, state, and local mandates. Coordinate with Human Resources for specific investigations. Lead and expand security and safety investigations, providing detailed findings to relevant stakeholders as required. Development and implementation of policies and procedures related to safety, including maintaining, updating, and posting safety information ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations.

2. Lead efforts to ensure compliance with Safety, Title IX, Workplace Violence Plan and Clery Act laws and regulations, as well as other related federal and state laws.

3. Conduct comprehensive worksite surveys and inspections periodically; perform routine job or hazard analyses.

4. Establish and implement procedures for ensuring the timely correction and control of hazards.

5. Plan, organize, and direct security and safety projects and services; assess District security needs and provide recommendations as appropriate.

6. Direct the preparation and maintenance of narrative and statistical reports, records and files, coordinate research and collection of security and safety data and information.

7. Plan, organize, investigate, file, and execute all Property, Liability, and equipment breakdown claims according to board policy and administrative procedures.
8. Develop, review, and update the Campus Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan.

9. Implement the Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan in accordance with the California Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) and the National Incident Management System (NIMS) guidelines and serve as the expert for emergency operation, training, and coordination at ICCD.

10. Plan and coordinate emergency preparedness exercises and drills. Incorporate lessons learned and best practices into Emergency preparedness.

11. Supervise, direct, and evaluate Campus Safety and Parking Control Department staff. Coordinate with third party security forces in providing campus security.

12. Assess security risk(s) and take appropriate actions to keep the campus safe for all.

13. Provide strategic planning for emergency management and the coordination of college plans with broader regional emergency frameworks as needed.

14. Conduct, track, and document district wide safety training including workplace violence prevention plan, Cleary Act, etc. for employees.

15. In coordination with Maintenance and Operations, oversee the district’s hazardous material and hazardous waste program. Provide related training.

16. Develop, implement, and evaluate the District’s Illness and Injury Prevention Plan, Workplace Violence Plan, Blood Born Pathogen Plan, Hearing Conservation Plan, and other plans related to safety programs as required.

17. Participate as a chair of the campus Environmental Health, & Safety Committee, and appropriate college-wide committee membership.

18. Implement and make recommendations on traffic and parking enforcement.

19. Establish and maintain partnerships with appropriate local, state, and federal law enforcement, emergency responders, safety officials and other government agencies.

20. Preparation and manage the Campus Safety and Parking Control Department program review and budget, including safety and emergency management fiscal needs.

21. Performs other related duties as assigned.

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1. Knowledge and/or experience in campus or school safety and security activities.

2. Knowledge of investigation techniques

3. Excellent presentation skills, interpersonal skills, and training skills.

4. Excellent project management skills.

5. Ability to identify and develop written safety and security procedures.

6. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

7. Ability to lead, supervise, evaluate, and train employees.

8. Knowledge of current practices, federal and state laws and regulations, and District policies related to this job.

9. Experience conducting and managing investigations.

10. Experience writing fact finding reports.

11. Ability to work in sensitive and stressful situations in a professional manner.

12. Good organizational skills and attention to detail.

13. Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, culture, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and ethical/racial backgrounds of community college students.

Minimum Qualifications


Possession of a Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent and two years of professional experience in security, safety, or emergency management.

IMPORTANT: To be considered for the position applying for, applicants must submit the required items by the deadline, which include: online IVC application, current resume, and ALL unofficial transcripts (transcripts must show degree was awarded or conferred with a completion date). All attachments will be uploaded into the online application. Applications which do not include all of the required materials will not be forwarded to the screening committee for consideration. Materials submitted become property of the District and will not be returned, copied, or considered for other openings.

Supplemental Information

RANGE 7 ON THE UNREPRESENTED GROUPS SALARY SCHEULE: Initial Salary placement is normally at Step 1, no higher than Step 3. Please click here to review current salary schedule.


First review date is July 18, 2024:Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by July 18, 2024 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.A standard application consists of the following:
• Online District Application
• Professional Resume
• All Academic Transcripts showing the date degree was awarded/conferred.
• NOTE: Please note that no additional attachments or information beyond the required documents noted above will be considered as part of the application. We kindly request that you adhere to the specified requirements outlined in the application guidelines.

For Additional inquiries please contact:

Martha GutierrezHR Technician – Recruitment

Phone: 760-355-6212


EEO Information

Imperial Community College District is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate any applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status. This prohibition against unlawful discrimination extends to any person who is perceived to have any of the above characteristics or who is associated with someone who has, or who is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.

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The Imperial Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and will implement a comprehensive program to put those principles into practice. It is the District’s policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, gender identity, physical disability, mental disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, language, accent, citizenship status, transgender status, parental status, marital status, economic status, veteran status, medical condition, ancestry, political or organizational affiliation, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The District will strive to achieve a workforce that is welcoming to men, women, persons with disabilities and individuals from all ethnic and other groups to ensure the District provides an inclusive educational and employment environment. Such an environment fosters cooperation, acceptance, democracy and free expression of ideas.

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