Chief of Police, Director of Public Safety
The Chief of Police, Director of Public Safety plans and executes programs for the proper protection of the university community, its people, and its property.
Typical duties may include but are not limited to:
•Responsible for the operational management and administrative direction of a department within law enforcement and security services and supports the mission and vision of the division, department, and the University.
•Leads strategic planning and staffing responsibilities.
•Provides coordination, guidance and process management for senior management involved in services and programs delivered to the university community.
•Responsible for formulating and administering the annual operating budget and ensures appropriate expenditure of all funds allocated for department administration.
•Provides leadership and direction in policy development and implementation.
•Responsible for developing and maintaining partnerships throughout the University in order to attain departmental goals and objectives.
•Enforces state and federal laws, municipal ordinances, and applicable University rules and regulations.
•Serves as essential personnel and provides assistance in the event of an emergency on campus.
•Maintains Financial Disclosure in accordance with Chapter 112 F.S.
•Serves on institutional committees representing the interests of the department.
•Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Additional Job Description
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice, or closely related field.
Eight years of professional full-time experience in law enforcement.
Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience, and/or certifications may be considered.
Supervisory law enforcement experience with an agency comparable to FGCU’s size or larger.
Florida law enforcement certification or the ability to obtain within six months of employment.
Valid driver’s license.
Master’s degree from an accredited institution in Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice, or closely related field.
Experience as a lieutenant or comparable level with command experience.
Experience as a Director or Assistant Director of a university public safety office or comparable organization.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, and coordination of people and resources.
Knowledge of federal, state and local laws, statutes, regulations, codes, and standards related to the area of responsibility.
Knowledge of legal processes, criminal justice system, law enforcement principles and techniques and investigative procedures.
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
Skill in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
Ability to implement new systems and procedures and to evaluate their effectiveness.
Ability to work collaboratively and build strategic relations with colleagues, vendors, and other stakeholders.
Ability to develop and manage a budget within fiscal allocations.
Ability to take initiative to plan, organize, coordinate and perform work in various situations when numerous and diverse demands are involved.
Ability to develop, interpret, and evaluate policies and procedures.
Ability to utilize data and information to make decisions and projections.
Ability to effectively plan and delegate the work of others.
Ability to conduct short-range and long-range project planning studies.
Ability to interpret and apply laws, regulations, policies and procedures consistently.
Ability to diffuse and respond professionally to stressful situations and difficult people.
Salary Range: $115,000 to $125,000 Annual
Review of application materials will begin January 28, 2021. The position will no longer accept applications after February 4, 2021.
FGCU is an EOE AA /F/Vet/Disability Employer.
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