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Public Safety Chief/Director

Miami Dade College
Miami, Florida
Posted Date
Jul 6, 2022

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Position Type
Executive, Executive Directors
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Details

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Job Opening ID: 1003457

Job Description:
This position is responsible for recruiting, training, evaluating staff, maintaining an effective campus security program to safeguard the physical facility, students, faculty, staff and visitors. The work is performed in accordance with established rules and regulations as set forth by the College. This position requires the exercise of independent judgment in the performance of duties and in the supervision of personnel.  

Duties & Responsibilities:
•Performs administrative work, supervising: Campus Patrol Officers, Parking Lot Attendants, Dispatchers and PBX operators 
•Prepares and manages budgets, perform investigative work, and develops, implements crime prevention programs 
•Responsible for reporting and maintaining Campus crime statistics in compliance with the Clery Act, and for the timely preparation of the Campus’s annual Clery Act report
•Manages and supervises the efforts of subordinate personnel to meet departmental objectives such as the Communication Centers, PBX, Outreach Centers, parking enforcement, key inventory control
•Provides supervision and leadership to promote proficiency, morale, and a continuous professional image 
•Serves as an integral member of the Campus Emergency Preparedness Team, including serving as the Public Safety Group Supervisor for the Campus Crisis Management Team, and serving as the Public Safety Representative on the Behavioral Threat Assessment Campus Triage Team
•Assists the Director of Campus Administration along with the College’s Emergency Preparedness Department in the coordination of the Campus Emergency Operations Plan (EOP), works with the Director to support Campus EOP exercises scheduled by the College’s Emergency Preparedness Department, and institutes the Campus EOP as required or directed by the Director
•Institutes and maintains financial record-keeping systems in compliance with standard business practices 
•Assures investigation of traffic accidents, thefts, vandalism and related incidents and provides written reports with recommendations for prevention 
•Serves as a liaison to local, state, federal law enforcement agencies concerning safety, security or law enforcement issues on the Campus 
•Maintains an ongoing knowledge of policies, procedures, laws, and ordinances pertaining to public safety on College campuses 

Minimum Requirements: 
•Bachelor’s degree and six (6) years experience, three years of which must be experience in police, security, or any field related to law enforcement is required.
•Must have Incident Command Certification in ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, and IS 700 and 800, or obtain certification within two years of hire.
•Must have a valid State of Florida D Security Officer License, or be able to obtain the license within 90 days of employment, valid driver’s license, and successfully pass a background check. 
•Security and/or law enforcement experience is essential.
•Possess knowledge of MDC policies and procedures, goals and objectives and knowledge of the College’s on-line system  
•Possess considerable knowledge of computer programs, having the ability to utilize those programs in the completion of the responsibilities of the position 
•Possess considerable knowledge of generally accepted business practices for the maintenance of financial records
•Ability to plan and coordinate large special events 
•Ability to create and maintain complex records and prepare periodic reports from those records 
•Ability to develop and maintain working relationships with faculty, staff, students and the community 


Miami Dade College is the largest, most diverse, and highly regarded college in the nation. We operate eight campuses with over 6,000 employees who educate over 164,000 students from around the world. The College offers over 300 programs of study and several degree options, including vocational, associate, and baccalaureate degrees. With such a large organization, our employment needs are very diverse. From full-time professional faculty to part-time adjunct faculty and support staff, the people who comprise the MDC workforce are the innovators who help the College maintain our reputation as one of the most highly regarded colleges in the country.


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