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Director of Public Safety

Tidewater Community College

Norfolk, VA
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Director of Public Safety

Director of Public Safety

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Review of application materials will commence May 25, 2017 and continue until filled. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted with the application; however, no offer of employment will be made prior to official transcripts being provided to the college.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Type Administrative/Professional Faculty
Role Title Director of Public Safety
Position Working Title Director of Public Safety
Pay Band
Position Number FA108
Full or Part Time Full Time
Recruitment Type General Public – G
Location Norfolk
Position End Date (if temporary)

Job Description Information

Job Posting Number FT00334
Job Description Summary

The Director of Public Safety provides strategic leadership and coordination in the development and implementation of a college-wide safety, security, and emergency preparedness program in support of TCC’s educational role. The position supports the mission of TCC by providing a safe and secure environment that supports accomplishment of TCC’s mission while keeping the college’s campuses and facilities open and inviting to the communities they serve. This position is responsible for oversight and management of the college’s safety, security and emergency preparedness operations, including the contracted security officer organization, occupational safety and health programs, compliance with the Clery Act, compliance with federal and state emergency preparedness regulations, and the training and professional development associated with the functional areas delineated above. The Director of Public Safety reports to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement.


1. Plan, organize, direct, coordinate, and oversee the college’s security operations, including the contracted security officer organization, ensuring compliance with security-related college policies and procedures.
2. Oversee the college’s occupational safety and health programs, providing information and advice to other college administrators and managers regarding operations and activities under their purview.
3. Plan, organize, direct, coordinate, and oversee the college’s emergency preparedness operations, including comprehensive risk assessment function and a testing and exercise program. Serve as principle advisor to college leadership in the event of an emergency situation or disaster.
4. Serve as the college’s principal liaison with external law enforcement and emergency management agencies, including state and locality police departments and emergency management centers serving the region at the city, state, and federal levels.
5. Ensure compliance with federal and state reporting requirements in the areas of safety, security and emergency preparedness, such as the Clery Campus Security Act reporting, in a timely and accurate manner.
6. Develop, recommend, and maintain college policies and procedures in the areas of security, safety, and emergency preparedness.
7. In coordination with the college vice presidents and campus provosts, develop, maintain, and update as necessary emergency preparedness policies and procedures, including the college’s Crisis and Emergency Management Plan (CEMP), the college’s Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) and the campus specific plans.
8. Manage assigned financial accounts within allocated annual budgets; propose changes to the annual budgets as changed circumstances warrant.
9. Coordinate and provide quality education and training programs related to crime prevention, safety, security, and emergency response for college employees and students.
10. Review reports of security and safety incidents, determining corrective action where appropriate and advising the responsible college administrator(s) of the situation and the action taken or anticipated.
11. Reduce the potential for criminal activity, property losses, and personal injuries on college property by identifying threats and vulnerabilities and recommending appropriate adjustments.
12. Serve as chair of the College Security Committee; serve on other committees as assigned, including the college’s threat assessment team and the sexual assault review committee.
13. Develop and maintain a master catalog of hazardous materials held by the college, including locations and current Safety Data Sheets.
14. Serve as chair of the College Safety Committee; serve on other committees as assigned, including building committees for the selection of providers of design and construction services for new capital projects and renovations.
15. Serve as construction project manager for security related building construction, renovation, and emergency broadcast system projects in collaboration with other stake holders.
16. Direct and supervise direct-reporting assigned staff, including setting appropriate expectations and evaluating performance against those expectations for contracted security officer supervisory staff.
17. Assure compliance with federal and state occupational safety and health regulations; implement management steps to encourage a safer work environment and reduce work-related employee time lost.
18. Research, recommend, and coordinate the procurement of equipment, materials, and services as necessary to fulfill the responsibilities delineated above.
19. Perform other tasks as assigned.

Required Qualifications

1. Progressively responsible leadership experience in a combination of safety, environmental health, security, emergency planning, and related functional areas in large, complex organizations, preferably in the higher education sector and preferably in a multi-location environment. Demonstrated knowledge of current security and safety “best practices,” including emergency management and response, in higher education, preferably as they are applied at community colleges.
2. Demonstrated ability to interpret laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to safety and security; to formulate policy and procedures; to compile clear, accurate reports; and to coordinate/facilitate meetings.
3. Demonstrated ability to oversee and supervise the planning and implementation of a security program that spans multiple locations and accommodates the diverse constituencies of a community college.
4. Demonstrated knowledge of community college goals and objectives, of their diverse students and employees, and of the strategic needs of various academic and other college divisions.
5. Demonstrated ability to write clearly and articulately and to give verbal or written instructions in a precise, understandable manner.
6. Demonstrated ability to plan and implement a variety of projects and to articulate the associated implementation strategies.
7. Demonstrated ability to supervise assigned staff, including setting key performance measures for contracted security officers.
8. Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, preferably in a discipline directly related to the position’s responsibilities.

Preferred Qualifications

As delineated in the Required Qualifications section.

Work Schedule


Posting Detail Information

EEO Statement

Tidewater Community College is an EEO/AA employer and is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The college actively encourages applications by and nominations of qualified minorities, women, disabled persons, and older individuals.

E-Verify Statement

After accepting employment, new hires are required to complete an I-9 form and present documentation of their identity and eligibility to work in the United States. Tidewater Community College uses the E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization.

Open Date 05/04/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Hiring Range Expected salary range of $65,953 to $99,109.
Salary Information

Actual salary will be determined based on individual qualifications and experience with consideration for internal alignment factors. The college offers an excellent benefits package.

Additional Information This position requires satisfactory completion of background checks prior to employment. This position is contingent upon availability of funding.
Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of application materials will commence May 25, 2017 and continue until filled.

Unofficial transcripts will be accepted with the application; however, no offer of employment will be made prior to official transcripts being provided to the college.

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Résumé
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcripts 2
  2. Unofficial Transcripts 3
  3. Other Document

Supplemental Questions

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