South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium President

  • Other Administrative Postion
  • Fremont, CA
  • January 17, 2023

Website Ohlone College

South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium President

Position Description

Ideal Candidate Statement Distinguishing Characteristics

The South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium President is responsible of carrying out the purpose of the Consortium, which is to provide training and educational programs that are responsive to the needs of public safety agencies and public safety students within the region served while meeting the needs of the Consortium member colleges. Qualified candidates will have a history of leadership in equity and institutionalize the tenets of the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Call to Action and the Vision for Success, and continued focus and efforts toward diversity, equity, and inclusion in public safety programs. The Consortium serves approximately 170 agencies at multiple sites within the service regions extending from San Francisco to Monterey Counties. Training programs respond to the needs of a population base of more than 5 million, serving police, fire probation, corrections, dispatch and paramedic personnel. An adjunct faculty of more than 600 instructors present approximately 200 courses approved by college curriculum committees. Annually, 2100 full time equivalent students are served.

Please note – This is not a position at Ohlone College. Ohlone College is only hosting the search for this position as Ohlone College is one of the seven community college districts within this consortium

Job Description Summary Definition

This is an executive management position under the direction of the Governing Board of the Joint Powers Agency Consortium for seven community college districts to offer comprehensive and diverse training in public safety disciplines.

Application Process

To be considered for this excellent opportunity the following items must be submitted online no later than 5:00 pm on Friday September 23, 2022. Only applications meeting the required qualifications will be forwarded to the interview committee. Applicants will be required to submit the following documents:

  •  Current Resume demonstrating education and experience related to the qualifications identified for this position.
  • Five professional references including at least one supervisor.
  • Salary history from the past five years.
  • A one-two page cover letter that highlights your training and experience to the responsibilities, opportunities, challenges, and desired personal characteristics of this position.
  • Unofficial transcripts verifying minimum academic qualifications (if offered a position, official transcripts will be required).


Essential Duties Duties/Responsibilities

  • Work directly with the Governing Board and advisory groups to develop and implement a comprehensive regional public safety training program
  • Recommend to the Governing Board areas where the Consortium could effect change and positively impact campus climate and public safety policy changes in alignment with the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Call to Action and Vision for Success.
  • Recommend to the Governing Board needed programs and support services
  • Prepare agenda and supporting materials for Governing Board meetings
  • Arrange for facilities for all programs and courses

Personnel Management/Supervision

  •  Provide for the recruitment, employment, supervision and evaluation of all SBRPSTC employees and independent contractors
  • Organize and lead various Consortium public safety advisory committees: i.e., law enforcement, corrections and fire science
  • Review and approve appointment to Consortium committees
  • Contract for the hiring of instructors, other professional personnel and support staff
  • Serve at the appeals level as hearing officer for all student complaints and grievances
  • Make recommendations to the Governing Board regarding approval of contracts, personnel, and budget expenditures.


  • Serve as liaison between SBRPSTC and the State of California certifying authorities such as the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) in areas of expertise including teacher training and leadership development, as well as participating in Basic Course Consortium meetings and POST Commission meetings.
  • Serve as Consortium liaison to representatives from JPA member colleges to develop, maintain and implement a comprehensive public safety instructional program, which reflects the Consortium priorities.
  • Work directly with the Chancellor’s Statewide Public Safety Advisory Committee which includes representatives from both education and the vocational community.
  • Serve as the Consortium liaison to the state legislature by attending official functions and making presentations as needed.
  • Attend public safety related conferences, meetings, and workshops to stay current on public safety issues.

Budget Fiscal Management

  •  Oversee the preparation and recommend the Consortium’s annual operating budget for Governing Board approval.
  • Develop strategies for the Consortium consistent with the Student Centered Funding Formula.
  • Ensure proper monitoring of Consortium funds and assets in cooperation with the Consortium’s Vice President of Administrative Services.
  • Assure compliance of all contractual obligations with all pertinent Federal, State, and local laws.
  • Research and prepare funding proposals.
  • Seek and administer grants as appropriate.
  • Develop related revenue streams in support of the Consortium.

Public Relation

  •  Officiate at graduation ceremonies for law enforcement, corrections, dispatch and fire academies.
  • Make presentation to various colleges and community groups on behalf of the Consortium.
  • Write articles and supervise preparation to promote Consortium’s purpose and activities.
  • Engage in regional and state-wide conversations related to regulatory and policy changes involving training and education for current and aspiring public safety professionals.
  • Develop and implement Consortium policy that foster and embrace DEI efforts similar to its member colleges.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities Opportunities & Challenges

  •  Report to a seven-member appointed board
  • Lead an organization internally and externally
  • Develop both strategic and tactical planning
  • Make decisions in a collaborative environment
  • Create contract education, on-line, and hybrid options for training; recruit and train instructors
  • Strengthen partnerships; improve consortium and client relationships
  • Meet POST accreditation requirements
  • Provide organizational development – policies and systems

Education and Experience Required:

  •  Possession of a master’s degree from an accredited institution or foreign equivalent
  • At least one year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to this administrative assignment.
  • Sufficient public safety professional work experience (e.g., law enforcement, fire services or corrections services) or mid-level or higher educational administrative experience which includes some component of public safety administration or supervision as part of the administrative job responsibilities.

Preferred Qualifications Qualifications

Desirable Qualifications:

  •  Minimum of five years of progressive, full-time administrative experience at a similar level of responsibility in the discipline of public safety.
  • Experience in public safety training and community college teaching.
  • Supervisory and administrative experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with individual with diverse socio-economic and ethnic background.
  • Experience in the management of budget and personnel.
  • Knowledge of POST, STC, SFM and similar state regulatory agencies.

Desired Personal Characteristics:

  •  Strong leadership skills
  • Self-starter
  • Effective communicator with individuals and the community
  • Collaborative problem solver, team builder, politically astute
  • High integrity and moral values with a commitment to the program

Salary Range Salary By contract with the JPA Governing Board: commensurate with experience up to $173,450

Posting Number M0011-14

Open Date 08/23/2022

Close Date 12/01/2022

Open Until Filled Yes

Foreign Transcripts 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.

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.”

District Statement

About Us

South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium (The Academy) was created in 1994 by Gavilan College and Evergreen Valley College through a California Community College Chancellor’s Office Grant. Since 1994, six additional colleges have joined this innovative partnership to support public safety training within their local communities. Today, the Consortium is comprised of Gavilan College, Monterey Peninsula College, College of San Mateo, Lake Tahoe Community College, Cabrillo College, Hartnell College, and Ohlone College.


The Academy is an equal opportunity agency committed to hiring a diverse staff. All qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, military status, sexual orientation, or marital status are encouraged to apply. If you have a verifiable disability, and require accommodation to complete an application please contact Vy Le, Vice President of Human Resources at Training, at (510) 659-7355 or

Conditions of Employment Please note – This is not a position at Ohlone College. Ohlone College is only hosting the search for this position as Ohlone College is one of the seven community college districts within this consortium

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

1 * What does it mean to have a commitment to diversity, and how would you apply this commitment as you conduct your job responsibilities? (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1.  Resume/Curriculum Vitae (PDF Document Only)
  2. Cover Letter (PDF Document Only)
  3. List of at Least Five (5) Professional References
  4. Copies (official or unofficial) of all college transcripts. Official sealed transcripts will be required at the time of hire.

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