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Assistant Director - Security (Part-Time)

City Colleges of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Nov 7, 2023



Olive-Harvey College seeks an Assistant Director of Security to ensure an atmosphere conducive to learning by enforcing all safety and security measures of the institution and its satellite locations. This position serves as second in command in the absence of the Director of Security and represents the college at various meetings and events.

    • Assists in investigating complaints and solving crimes. Recommends procedures to minimize losses and stop crimes. Informs students, faculty and staff of college rules and regulations regarding safety, property control, parking regulations, emergency response procedures, and building access.
    • Serves as second in command in the absence of the Director of Security.
    • May supervise all security operations at a satellite location within the district.
    • Reviews incident reports, initiates the required follow-up actions, and forwards all required reports to Director of Security.
    • Responsible for the security and safety of all persons utilizing the institution’s facilities. Implements, enforces, and adheres to security policies and procedures for the district and the college.
    • May use only necessary force to arrest offenders only if he/she is also an off-duty sworn officer and has evidence that a crime has been committed, or detains offenders until Chicago Police arrive when not a sworn officer. The general rule for application of force is that only necessary force may be used. When force is applied by an individual (for example, to protect life, or property), the amount of force permissible is, likewise, only that which is reasonable and necessary under the circumstances and in compliance with federal and state statutes.
    • May participate in recruitment, hiring, training, evaluation, discipline and discharge of personnel within the Security Department at an assigned location.
    • Assists in planning for adequate staffing and ensures that an appropriate pool of human resources is available to meet safety and security needs.
    • Assists in directing and supervising security staff. Advises staff in areas of improvement. Assists in the evaluation of all security staff and provides constructive feedback on their work.
    • Assists with planning and conducting staff meetings and training activities for department staff to keep staff informed and to improve security operations.
    • Appears in court hearing, or other offices of government, related to campus incidents when he/she has signed a complaint, is required as a witness, or is served with a subpoena, or at other times as necessary.
    • May represent the college at district-wide meetings.
    • Assists with verifying all time and attendance records for security staff.

    • B.A. degree in related field preferred plus 3-4 years law enforcement experience with 2 years supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and professional work experience may be considered at the discretion of management.
    • Knowledge of all relevant state statutes and local ordinances.
    • Must be able to handle all situations with tact, persuasiveness, and diplomacy.
    • Ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written forms.
    • Working knowledge of personal computers and the applicable software used a plus.
    • Good decision making skills and the ability to exhibit firmness with understanding when dealing with students and staff.
    • Excellent employment record.
    • Physical ability to perform the assigned duties and responsibilities of the position.

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