Assistant Director-Security

City Colleges of Chicago
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 27, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Safety & Security
Employment Type
Full Time


Wilbur Wright College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago, 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 location – Humboldt Park Vocational Education Center. 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.
  • 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.
  • Participates 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 hearings, or other offices of government, related to campus incidents when he/she has signed a complaint, is required as a witness, is served with a subpoena, or at other times, as necessary.
  • Assists with verifying all time and attendance records for security staff.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field plus three to four years law enforcement experience with two years supervisory experience. 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 required.
  • 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.
Special Requirements
  • Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends, as needed.
  • Ability and willingness to travel between Wilbur Wright College and Humboldt Park Vocational Education Center, as needed.
Chicago residency is required for all full-time employees within six (6) months of hire.
We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
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