Assistant Director of Public Safety

Carthage College
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 27, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Public Administration & Policy, Security Studies, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Safety & Security, Student Affairs, Other Student Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time


The Assistant Director of Public Safety is responsible for providing outstanding leadership and support in the development and implementation of a comprehensive safety and prevention program to support the College’s mission, vision, and strategic goals. The Assistant Director will assume a leadership role in the Office of Public Safety. The Assistant Director of Public Safety will be the second in charge of the Office of Public Safety. The position reports directly to the Director of Public Safety, and will assume leadership in the Director’s absence. The position requires significant management and administrative support to the Director, while primarily assigned to evenings and weekends.

  • Serve as a liaison for the Department, representing the Department across the College and establishing connections with other departments and divisions. Will also liaise with student organizations as the Departmental contact, and will oversee the development, implementation and delivery of outreach/education programming and crime prevention offerings for the campus community.
  • Accountable for the supervision of assigned personnel on duty, will be part of the hiring and recommendation process, scheduling/assigned work projects, and evaluate and approve requests for time off.
  • Assists the Director in establishing policy development and review of standardized operating procedures.
  • Coordinates and facilitates the development of a standardized Field Training program for new employees and establishing yearly training objectives for all staff members
  • Assist in planning, supervising and coordinating daily campus public safety operations.
  • Assist in the Departments responsibilities for Cleary compliance, the training of campus personnel on their required reporting responsibilities, and assisting in submitting the Annual Security Report.
  • Assist on duty public safety officers in for the enforcement of campus parking regulations and enforcement of traffic violations.
  • Respond to complaints/calls related to possible criminal activity, and investigate incident and/or identify involved individuals as appropriate to assist on duty personnel.
  • Assist area police with investigations on campus and liaise with responding Fire apparatus as necessary.
  • Provide Office of Public Safety’s operational plans as necessary such as parking and traffic direction, crowd control, and the like, for special events.
  • Assist with emergency preparedness activities on behalf of the department, including but not limited to assisting with Emergency Notification System messaging, training across campus, coordination of emergency signage across campus and more.
  • Associates degree in criminal justice, management, public policy, or a related field preferred. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience as a public safety professional on a college campus or similar environment required, with a demonstrated ability to communicate with students.
  • A minimum of 4 years of experience required in the management of law enforcement or public safety, with appropriate training and experience gained in civilian and/or military law enforcement (e.g., Master at Arms or Provost Marshall, if similar in scope and responsibility).

  • A working knowledge of both federal and state law enforcement rules and regulations.
  • A working knowledge of The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.
  • Demonstrated skills in physical and community public safety issues (e.g., lighting, locking systems, patrolling, reaction force management, public safety systems, emergency response, community policing).
  • Ability to organize, coordinate, and supervise support staff.
  • Ability to interpret institutional policies, plans, objectives, rules and regulations, and communicate this information to subordinates and others.
  • Ability to prepare and present detailed studies and reports.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills in a diverse college setting are essential.
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills and be able to prepare and deliver presentations before small, medium, and large groups of people.
  • Experience working with culturally diverse populations is desirable.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Trained in the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Incident Command System (ICS).
  • Valid driver’s license with good driving history required.
  • Ability to be available 24/7 in the case of emergency and periodic supervisory presence on all shifts.
Institutional Information

Founded in 1847, Carthage College combines an environment of reflection and self-discovery with a culture of high expectation, so that our students uncover and ignite their true potential. As a four-year private liberal arts college with roots in the Lutheran tradition, we place a strong emphasis on both moral and intellectual values. Our prime location in Kenosha, Wisconsin, midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, allows students the opportunity to learn in a professional context. Our beautiful campus, an 80-acre arboretum on the shore of Lake Michigan is home to 150 scholars, 2,600 full-time students, and 400 part-time students. Our rich academic experience equips students with foundational knowledge and skills, preparing graduates to be lifelong learners and to lead meaningful, productive lives.

Carthage College is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse community. We welcome applications from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex,gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation,national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.

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