Interim Director, Public Safety Programs (BC)

Website Kern Community College District

Interim Director, Public Safety Programs (BC)

Kern Community College District

Salary: $114,407.04 – $150,111.96 Annually

Job Type: Full Time

Job Number: FY23-2400776

Location: Bakersfield, CA


Basic Function

The Director, Public Safety Programs, reporting directly to the Dean of Instruction is responsible for the coordination, administration, and operation of the Public Safety training programs to include Fire Technologies, Law Enforcement Academies, Paramedic, Emergency Medical Technician and other public safety related programs required to meet community needs. The Director will provide leadership and assume responsibility for evaluation of public safety continuing education curricula as required by various licensing and accrediting agencies. Position duties include community outreach to establish relationships and partnerships with fire, law, and emergency medicine agencies, program development, recruitment, supervision and evaluation of faculty, staff, and students.

Representative Duties

1. Directs and supervises current and future academic programs in fire, police, paramedic, emergency medical technology training and other public safety related courses including clinical and experiential learning sites needed to maximize the learning opportunities.
2. Train and supervise assigned staff; assign and review work; participate in the selection of personnel; provide staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; administer performance evaluations; and recommend employee terminations.
3. Assures compliance with policies, procedures, regulations, codes and other legal mandates at the local, state and federal levels for public safety training programs.
4. Acts as a training program liaison between the college, professional organizations, and the community.
5. Prepare and review state and national reports required by accrediting and governmental agencies, including but not limited to department of health services, and the paramedic/EMT approval authorities to maintain and enhance standards of the programs.
6. Develops an annual training budget, monitors expenditures in a fiscally responsible manner, and contributes to the annual planning processes.
7. Responsible for the hiring process, supervision, and evaluation of the recruiting of faculty and staff for the public safety programs.
8. Responsible for the training staff and monitors the use, maintenance, and security of equipment and facilities.
9. Represent the college in local and state meetings related to public safety programs, standards, and accreditation.
10. Is responsible for the development and revision of public safety programs in order to meet community and student needs.
11. Develops agreements and memoranda of understanding with public service agencies and private industries.
12. Provides leadership to the program staff by monitoring external trends and regulations affecting public safety agencies in our district.
13. Orients, supervises, evaluates performance, and provides leadership to assigned academic and classified employees in public safety programs.
14. Participates in the resolution of student grievances, problems, or complaints.
15. Prepares a variety of reports and correspondence to include the preparation and administering of grants as appropriate.
16. Facilitates and chairs the multiple advisory board meetings for with local fire, emergency medicine and law enforcement agencies.
17. Seeks and applies for grants, donations and other funds to supplement the program.
18. Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean of Instruction.

Minimum Qualifications

• A master’s degree in public administration, criminology, education, health or related field AND one year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the public safety administrative assignment OR the equivalent.

• Three years of progressively responsible experience in a public safety agency to include police, fire, healthcare industries or equivalent.

• Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, the ethnic, and disability backgrounds of community college students and employees.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:
• Laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to California Community Colleges, and public safety; teaching-learning process with special knowledge about career and technical educational programs.
• Governmental agencies involved in regulation of public safety, fire, police and emergency medical services training.
• Current legislative and state regulatory changes within each of the state certified courses.
• Modern police tactics, firefighting and rescue principles, practices, techniques and procedures, including the operation and maintenance requirements of various types of equipment to be utilized in training.
• The mission of community colleges, particularly California Community Colleges, including laws of federal, state and local governments, and the policies of the Kern Community College District.
• Basic computer skills, including a working familiarity with Word, Excel, PowerPoint or similar programs and social media such as Facebook and Twitter.
Ability to:
• Provide leadership, stimulate cooperation and collaboration of instructional staff and participate in professional organizations in Law Enforcement, Fire Service, and Emergency Medical Services and education; administer the Law enforcement, Fire Technician and Paramedics/EMT programs; supervise, evaluate, and assist assigned personnel; cooperate effectively with advisory committees, College committees, and accrediting and licensing agencies.
• Communicate effectively, orally and in writing, and to work effectively and harmoniously with students, colleagues, staff, and others is essential.
• Show willingness to work with students who have a wide range of skills, motivation, and academic, or vocational goals.
SALARY RANGE$114,407.04- $150,111.96 Annually Maximum Entry Level Salary: $120,198.90 Annually

First Review of Applications: Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by May 3, 2024, are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point. Completed application packet must include:

• Completed Online Application for Employment form
• Current resume
• Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
• Copy of legible transcripts
• List of five (5) professional references – Listed on application form

It is the applicant’s responsibility to redact (or remove) any personal information from all documents prior to uploading. This includes Social Security Numbers, Date of Birth, and any photos of the applicant. Foreign Degree: Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, INC. (ACEI). A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your on-line application.Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.

Note: The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal employment opportunity. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, or because he/she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law, in any of its policies, procedures or practices.
The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.

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