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Assistant Director of Public Safety and Security

Bergen Community College
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 19, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Chief Academic Officers & Vice Presidents, Business & Administrative Affairs, Safety & Security, Chief Business Officers & Vice Presidents, Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity, Executive, Other Executive
Employment Type
Full Time
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Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  1. Assists the Associate Vice President with production, development, and maintenance of Public Safety and Security standard operating procedures and departmental policies working in conjunction with College legal counsel, unions, and the human resources department.
  2. Assists the Associate Vice President with accessible and articulable Emergency Management Planning that includes direct messaging to the College Community, meeting with first responder agencies to evaluate best practices, and management of drills/engagement with students, faculty, and staff.
  3. Collaborates with the Associate Vice President and the Assistant Director in researching, evaluating, and recommending for purchase premium equipment and software platforms that best fit the Bergen Community College Public Safety and Security Department.
  4. Collaborates with the Facilities Department and the Information Technology Department relative to Access Control of Bergen Community College Campuses, the Video Surveillance System, Radio Transmissions and Communications, and Identification Procedures for students, faculty, staff, vendors, and visitors.
  5. Assists the Associate Vice President with Compliance toward Accreditation Standards, the Cleary Report, the Annual Budget, the Annual Security Report, and mandatory campus surveys (SCLEA and CSSS).
  6. Works collaboratively with Assistant Director and Associate Vice President of Public Safety and Security as it relates to hiring, incentivizing, promoting, disciplining, and terminating employees.
  7. Collaborates with the Bergen Community College Title IX Coordinator, the Behavioral Intervention Team, and provides up-to-date best practices for Public Safety Officers regarding best practices handling of mental health crisis’.
  8. Manages the Department’s ADP (Automatic Data Processing) System which includes the Time and Attendance process around: Scheduling, Timesheets, Overtime, and Absenteeism.
  9. Assist the Associate Vice President with oversight and input toward State and Federal Grants that are relevant to the Public Safety Department.
  10. Assists the administration with personnel background investigations and periodic employee checks as necessary.
  11. The Associate Director supervises all Administrative personnel, however, will also supervise Public Safety Officers and Sergeants specifically as it relates to the Automatic Data Processing (#8 ADP).
  12. Performs additional tasks or duties as assigned by Associate Vice President of Public Safety and Security or other designated management.
  13. Subject to senior management review and final board approval.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Demonstrates understanding of the community college mission and practices an open-door policy. Has basic proficiency in the use of the Microsoft Office suite. Exhibits strong skills in:
  • Communication · Customer and Student Focus
  • Building Relationships · Organizing · Strategic Planning
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice or related field.

Experience: Minimum of 10 years of supervisory experience working in Public Safety or Law Enforcement

Other: Must have valid New Jersey driver’s license. Bergen Community College is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


Applications will be accepted until position is filled. All interested candidates should send their resume via email (including the job code BCC-ADPSO in the subject line) and three professional letters of reference with current contact information.

Bergen Community College
Bergen Community College Foundation Office
400 Paramus Road, Room A325
Paramus, New Jersey 07652

EOE/NJ First Act Employer/
Smoke-Free and Drug-Free Workplace

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