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Director of Security and Safety

Summary:  Promotes and protects the security and safety of all personnel, students, visitors, and facilities of the College. Patrols College facilities and enforces laws and College procedures. Provides leadership and administrative responsibility for all College security and safety functions.  Remains alert to emergency situations and provides first-line response, emergency management, and/or referral if required.  Supervises and manages activities of the College Security Force.  As an essential position must report to work at times when the College is closed or delayed in opening.  Must be willing to submit to random drug testing or for cause.    

Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies.

  1. Champions Change - proactively leads and embraces change with innovation, courage and resiliency.
  2. Inspires a Shared Vision - creates a compelling mission and purpose for own organization and energizes people to work toward shared goals.
  3. Promotes Key Values - consistently demonstrates the College’s values.
  4. Communicates Effectively - shares information and encourages candid and open dialogue.
  5. Develops Talent for the Future - develops people and teams capable of exceptional performance.
  6. Focuses on Customers - works to exceed expectation of internal and external customers.
  7. Produces Results - directs action toward achieving goals that are critical to Pennsylvania Highlands’ success.
  8. Manages Performance Effectively - achieves results through others.
  9. Uses Sound Business Judgment - uses knowledge of the business and industry, and common sense, to make the best decisions.
  10. Builds Relationships - excels at building partnerships and fostering teamwork.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  1. Patrols and monitors College facilities and parking areas to ensure a secure and safe environment for students, employees, and guests and to provide assistance as necessary.
  2. Enforces laws and College policies and procedures.
  3. Develop, implement, and continually monitor and improve a comprehensive safety and security plan for the College.
  4. Develop, recommend and update security and safety policies and procedures specific to each College location to ensure the well-being of all those who enter the College’s buildings and grounds in compliance with federal, state and local laws.
  5. Respond to emergency and security and safety related situations at any College location at any time.
  6. Supervise and provide initial and ongoing training to all College Security personnel, ensuring that the department is compliant with State and Federal mandates related to certifications, qualifications, reporting and training standards.
  7. Monitor the weather and other potentially hazardous conditions at all times and make appropriate recommendations regarding building operations.
  8. Implement procedures to provide college-wide notifications concerning emergency college closing, severe weather conditions or other campus emergency events.
  9. Effect the establishment of a Certified Safety Committee for the College.  Coordinate the activities of the group.
  10. Formulate and recommend compliance strategies for hazardous materials and the evaluation of health and environmental issues.
  11. Take appropriate preventive action to protect persons and property and monitor state and federal "Hazards in the Workplace" regulations
  12. Investigate crimes committed on College properties and inform the appropriate College constituents.
  13. Coordinate investigation, communication, and training with local public safety and law enforcement agencies and other agencies responsible for assisting in emergency situations.
  14. Compile and maintain incident reports for accidents, safety and security occurrences.
  15. Compile data and complete all required College, state, and federal reports and records that relate directly to the security and safety function.  Distribute appropriate crime statistics information to the College Community.
  16. Recommend, monitor and review parking and traffic activities.
  17. Administer a vehicle registration system as necessary and the parking violation and fine program.
  18. Maintain security and fire protection systems and conduct inspections in accordance with public agencies' regulations.
  19. Provide training for College employees and students on Security and Safety Policies and Procedures.
  20. Make recommendations regarding departmental budget preparation and monitor the fiscal resources of the department by organizing, directing, and controlling personnel and equipment.
  21. Administer the College key system including access to all College facilities.
  22. Inspect College facilities by regular “walk-throughs”.  Report observed facility concerns to the maintenance or others, depending on the nature of the issue.
  23. Assist in planning special events to ensure appropriate coverage for security and safety concerns.
  24. Examines doors and windows to ensure security; uses College keys to open and close buildings and rooms.  Monitors campus for unauthorized persons and/or suspicious activities.
  25. Ability and endurance necessary to work the hours needed to complete the job.
  26. Attendance at all mandatory meetings.
  27. Regular attendance.
  28. Other duties as assigned by the Vice President.  

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience: Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice or related field required, Masters preferred; Five years of full-time experience with a recognized police agency or college campus law enforcement agency required. Two years supervisory experience in a law enforcement agency and specific experience in post-secondary institution security or policing preferred.

Language Skills:  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills:  Basic Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability:  High Skills: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills:  Able to use computer programs relative to job including Microsoft Office products (Excel, PowerPoint, Word) and internal systems.  

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Valid Pennsylvania Driver's License; Criminal Background Clearance

Other Qualifications:  Thorough knowledge of applicable public safety codes. Ability to respond to emergency call in. Ability to occasionally work a varied/flex schedule to accommodate special situations. Must be willing to submit to random drug testing or for cause.

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position requires ability to stand, walk, sit, see, use hands, reach, stoop, kneel, talk, and hear on a regular, ongoing basis. The position requires occasional lifting up to 40 pounds.

Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position requires both inside and outside work. Therefore, there can be exposure to varying outdoor weather conditions including occasional extreme heat or cold. Inside duties are in a controlled climate with moderate noise levels.

SALARY: Salary range is in the mid $40's and is dependent upon qualifications and experience.

BENEFITS: The College offers an extensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision coverage to full-time employees and their dependents.  Benefits package also includes short-term/long-term disability, retirement, life insurance, generous paid time off and 11 paid holidays. *The College does not offer relocation assistance at this time.

To APPLY: Only online applications will be considered. For full consideration, a complete application package is required and must be emailed to hr@pennhighlands.edu by 4:00 p.m., on Friday, May 30, 2014; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. A complete application package includes the following materials:

Please do not fax or mail any documentation.  Official Transcripts are required prior to hire. Reference to a resume may not be substituted for a fully completed online employment application.  Please include the title of the position to which you are applying in the subject line of your email.

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Community College is an equal opportunity education institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, or disability in its activities, programs or employment practices as required by Title VI, Title IX and Section 504.