Director for Campus Security & Emergency Management

Columbia Basin College
Washington, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 17, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Security Studies, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Safety & Security
Employment Type
Full Time


Columbia Basin College ('CBC' or the 'College') seeks a Director for Campus Security & Emergency Management to provide administrative direction and oversight for emergency planning and preparedness, public safety programs and parking operations. This position actively supports and engages in CBC's values for student learning, culture of excellence, diversity, equity and inclusion, sustainability and wellbeing. The incumbent collaborates with a diverse array of internal stakeholders on issues related to emergency management, safety and security, and parking. This position reports to the Assistant Vice President for Infrastructure Services.

This position is open until filled. Priority consideration will be given to applicants whose complete application has been received by September 1, 2021 at 11:59 PM PST.

Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1 (Download PDF reader) , state employees and employees of educational institutions must be fully vaccinated no later than October 18, 2021. If hired, your vaccine status will be verified during onboarding unless you apply and qualify for a religious or medical exemption and can be accommodated to perform the essential functions of the position. Need more information? Please contact .

Primary Responsibilities

  • Direct, oversee and provide leadership for the ongoing development, efficient operation, and management of the College's Campus Security & Emergency Management services to ensure a high standard of service that meets the needs of students and the college’s mission and continually encourages, assesses and acts on faculty, staff and student feedback while maintaining methods of safety and security assurance;
  • Provide leadership, advising and coordination for Emergency Preparedness planning in collaboration with pertinent college departments to develop, implement and revise as necessary the College Emergency Operations Plan (EOP); validate the EOP by establishing and assessing program outcomes;
  • Collaborate with and advise College leadership on the institution's current emergency preparedness posture and recommend emergency management areas of improvement;
  • Plan and coordinate campus safety preparedness to include National Incident Management System (NIMS), Incident Command System (ICS) training and annual Emergency Operations Center exercises in coordination with regional emergency management resources;
  • Organize, plan and resource Emergency Preparedness training to include seminars, workshops, quarterly tabletop exercises, functional exercises, full scale exercises and drills;
  • Coordinate and collaborate with other College departments to ensure reporting and notification compliance with the Health Emergency Labor Standards Act (HELSA) and other state and federal regulations;
  • Serve as the liaison between the College, emergency response agencies (law enforcement, fire, medical) and emergency management agencies at the local, regional, state and federal levels;
  • Meet with administrative staff and local law enforcement agencies regarding mutual problems; provide assistance upon request;
  • Serve as essential personnel during suspended operations, emergency response and recovery; and remain on campus at any time and on short notice to provide command and/or administrative support during disruptive events;
  • Ensure the professional operation of Campus Safety & Security Department to include all security services and operations;
  • Manage all aspects of the institution’s security systems, traffic and safety programs, access control and safety camera systems;
  • Provide training and resources to Security personnel on the use of public safety systems that include: report management systems, public reporting systems, employee identification systems, safety camera systems, keyless and keyed management systems, and alarm monitoring systems;
  • Lead the College’s opioid overdose response efforts; ensure proper trainings are conducted for all campus opioid overdose first responders; monitor and manage inventory of reversal medication, such as NARCAN and ensure appropriate levels are provided at designated locations;
  • Assist in maintaining a welcoming and safe environment with an effective security presence on campus, 24/7 staffing and appropriate training and certifications, including appropriate use of de-escalating techniques, use of College-issued equipment (e.g., Taser, pepper spray, handcuffs), and use of force only as authorized under the College's Use of Force policy;
  • Plan, direct and supervise all aspects of a comprehensive parking system including: routine and annual maintenance of parking lots, future parking needs and program policies and procedures;
  • Provide oversight of regulatory compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act;
  • Collaborate with Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Coordinator to support compliance with Title IX Statute;
  • Provide input to strategic planning for operational and campus growth; make recommendations to Cabinet and other stakeholder groups on changes and improvements to campus safety and security systems and processes; represent the Campus Safety & Security department in capital project meetings;
  • Maintain working relationships with outside contractors to service and support critical infrastructure such as access control and other security systems;
  • Conduct annual performance evaluations and recommend disciplinary action; act upon leave requests;
  • Lead department operating budget development and administer department budget allocations; reviewing, authorizing and monitoring expenditures;
  • Prepare and develop required reports, and maintain files pertinent to the operation of the department; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in criminal justice, emergency management, law enforcement, business administration, public administration or related field from an institutionally accredited college or university; and
  • Two (2) years of progressive supervisory experience in emergency management, emergency response (including military service, etc.), public safety, security or related field;
  • Master's degree in criminal justice, emergency management, law enforcement, business administration, public administration or related field from an institutionally accredited college or university; and
  • One (1) year of progressive supervisory experience in emergency management, emergency response (including military service, etc.), public safety, security or a related field;
  • Experience monitoring or managing department, project or grant budgets;
  • Proficient with email, word processing, spreadsheets and presentation software;
  • Have and be able to maintain a valid US driver's license, clean driving history and ability to be insured; and
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications :
  • Current knowledge of NIMS;
  • Proficient conflict management and resolution skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with confidential and sensitive materials and issues;
  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills;
  • Demonstrated customer service skills;
  • Knowledge of the Clery Act and associated reporting requirements;
  • Knowledge of Washington State civil services rules;
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office software suite.

Departmental Management : Ability to effectively and efficiently manage a department including all related administrative and supervisory functions involving personnel and budget management;

Project Management : Manage projects by focusing attention on key priorities; evaluate approaches, determine feasibility and adjust plan as needed; develop plans, coordinate projects and teams; communicate changes and progress; complete projects on time and on budget; perform well without direct supervision; do complex work independently; follow tasks through to completion;

Quality Management : Set clear quality requirements; measure key outcomes; improve processes, products and services;

Leadership : Lead by example, serve as appropriate role model to colleagues; demonstrate confidence within area of expertise – promote a cooperative work environment; ability to appropriately apply leadership techniques to motivate, develop and guide employees;

Conceptual Thinking : Have the ability to understand a situation or problem by identifying patterns or connections and addressing key underlying issues; use past professional or technical training and experience, creativity, inductive reasoning and intuitive processes to find potential solutions or valuable alternatives that may not be obviously related or easily identified; think 'outside the box';

Composure : Perform well under pressure and engage in critical self-reflection and growth, effectively handling highly stressful and/or adverse situations, making good decisions and working calmly and confidently to calm others;

Oral & Written Communication : Speak clearly and persuasively in positive and negative situations; listen and get clarification; respond well to questions; demonstrate group presentation skills; participate in meetings; structure and convey information clearly and effectively through both formal and informal documents; review and edit written work constructively; ability to tailor to audience in mind;

Student Centered : Attention, interest, activities and efforts are centered upon the best interest of students; create and support an environment that enables learners to achieve their personal, academic and professional goals; provide courteous and helpful responses to all customers, whether they be students, general public or employees from another department;

Support for Diversity : Support initiatives of the district, colleges and divisions to expand the human qualities that differentiate our workforce and workplace; exemplify tenants of tolerance, acceptance and interest in different viewpoints, cultures and backgrounds and demand similar conduct of assigned staff and department;

Accountability : Accountable for own actions, decisions, errors, mistakes and/or failures to act when appropriate; accept responsibility when given, understand what duties employee is responsible for and can be counted upon to carry out those responsibilities; and

Teamwork : Demonstrate a willingness to work with, and help others in completing job assignments, the ability to accept constructive criticism, and to cooperate with fellow employees and supervisors; demonstrate alignment with the 'Yes And' culture, (e.g., being present and listening, making each other look good, embracing change and failure and choosing positivity).

This is a twelve (12) month per year, full-time exempt position. The standard work hours will be Monday through Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Friday 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; however, workhours may vary due to work demands and some evening and weekend work may be required. This position is overtime exempt.

Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.

Additionally, pursuant to RCW 28B.112.080, applicants must declare whether they are the subject of any substantiated findings of sexual misconduct in any current or former employment or are currently being investigated for, or have left a position during an investigation into, a violation of any sexual misconduct policy at the applicant’s current or past employer. By law, post-secondary education institutions cannot hire an applicant who refuses to declare the existence or non-existence of an investigation or findings subject to this statute.

In the interest of providing a healthy, safe and secure educational and work environment, and in order to meet the requirements of federal legislation, it is the policy of Columbia Basin College to maintain an alcohol and drug-free workplace for our employees and students.

If you are hired, you will need to provide proof of identity and documentation of U.S. citizenship or appropriate authorization to work in this position as required by the Immigration Reform Control Act of 1986.

Columbia Basin College operates under an approved affirmative action plan and encourages applications from persons of color, women, veterans and persons of disability. The Human Resources Office is accessible to those with disabilities. If you need accommodation in application or employment, contact the Human Resources Office at (509) 542-4740.

The employee is frequently (51-80%) required to sit, stand, bend, kneel, stoop, communicate, reach, and manipulate objects. This position requires moving materials weighing up to five pounds regularly, but moving materials weighing up to 60 pounds may be required infrequently. Manual dexterity and coordination are required for a limited amount of the work period for the operation of equipment such as computers and other standard office equipment.

Work is primarily conducted in an indoor office setting; the noise level is typical of most office environments where telephones, personal interruptions, and background noise are frequent. The incumbent may be required to be outdoors during extreme heat/cold/rain/snow or in hazardous environments when dealing with hazard waste or campus emergency (fire, gas leak, etc.).

Attendance at various meetings may require moderate travel and working after normal business hours.

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