The Director of Public Safety and Security and Emergency Management... Administrative Services. The Director’s responsibility and authority requires coordination,

Director of Public Safety and Emergency Management
Basic Function
The Director of Public Safety and Security and Emergency Management reports to the Vice President of
Administrative Services. The Director’s responsibility and authority requires coordination,
communication and collaboration with the Hartnell Community College District (HCCD) executive
leadership team as well as faculty, staff, students and community organizations.
The Director of Public Safety and Emergency Management provides administrative direction and
leadership to the Hartnell Community College District Campus Safety and Security Office personnel to
ensure readiness for the prevention and investigation of security breaches and/or criminal events and
ongoing training requirements and assessment of the effectiveness of the security force to meet its
stated objectives. The Director will also develop and oversee the implementation of the HCCD
emergency preparedness plan and its related policies, procedures, programs and services. The Director
will maintain ongoing policy and management liaison responsibility with officials in the Federal, State,
local public safety services and/or emergency services agencies. The Director will also play a leadership
role in the HCCD response to any emergency situation.
Representative Duties
1. Plan, organize, staff, lead and manage college security, parking and emergency preparedness
activities as outlined by the HCCD standards and regulations.
2. Serve as Chair of the Emergency Management Committee (sub-committee of the Administrative
Services Council).
3. Advise administrators and appropriate staff on security and protective services provided by college
programs and personnel. Organize and conduct related in-service training, seminars, workshops
and emergency simulations.
4. Develop, implement, and manage the operational guidelines for the HCCD Campus Safety and
Security Office.
5. Formulate and coordinate the implementation of the HCCD safety goals and objectives.
6. Direct, coordinate and participate in confidential and sensitive internal investigations as directed by
the Vice President of Administrative Services. Review reports of investigations conducted by staff
and recommend follow-up actions as appropriate.
7. Develop and recommend HCCD safety, security and emergency preparedness programs and
standards of operations.
8. Research and report to administration on legislation, issues and trends in college safety and security
laws and best practices; recommend policies and procedures as required.
9. Coordinate preparation of all reporting requirements related to campus safety and security; prepare
statistical reports, maintain documentation, and oversee the maintenance of records required by
10. Develop and manage, in coordination with the Vice President of Administrative Services and
Controller, the HCCD Campus Safety and Emergency Management annual budgets. Authorize
expenditures in accordance with established HCCD guidelines.
11. Develop an initial emergency preparedness plan based on the California Standardized Emergency
Management System (SEMS) and the National Incident Management System (NIMS). Investigate
and maintain accreditation for safety and security operations through organizations such as the
International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) and/or the
International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM). Develop and maintain a manual of
operational procedures; ensure HCCD Emergency Management website is up to date at all times.
Provide regular training on SEMS and NIMS.
12. Identify and analyze existing and potential hazards and dangers to students, faculty, staff and the
public in the event of a major disaster, civil unrest or acts of violence and make plans for various
levels of appropriate responses. Coordinate emergency preparedness procedures with HCCD
13. Work closely with law enforcement and fire services personnel in Monterey County on crime
prevention and apprehension of those who commit crimes against students, faculty, staff, public or
HCCD property and equipment. Establish a cooperative traffic enforcement program with local
police departments; and establish partnerships and cooperative arrangements when possible with
the overall goal of improving campus safety and security.
14. Survey all HCCD sites to assess conditions and recommend improvements in safety and security for
all employees, students, faculty, visitors and assets.
15. Analyze and respond to various HCCD sites in emergencies and determine appropriate actions.
16. Develop and maintain an Incident Command Center (ICC), including an Emergency Operations
Center and an alternate site from which designated personnel will direct and control operations
during an emergency. Alert key personnel in the event of an emergency. Direct the maintenance
and installation of emergency communication and notification systems.
17. Secure technical and financial assistance available through State and Federal programs and HCCD
business partnerships.
18. Develop and maintain a disaster recovery plan.
19. Manage building access requirements including key assignments and keyless entry coordination.
20. Coordinate HCCD risk management activities including insurance coordination and compliance.
21. Select, train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned current and future staff; including
any entities the HCCD may partner with for paid or cooperative services.
22. Meet schedules and timelines; organize multiple projects efficiently and effectively.
23. Coordinate and manage coverage of the HCCD evening administrator HELP desk.
24. Seek and participate in professional development activities.
25. Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge and Abilities
Knowledge of:
 Federal and State of California laws, codes, and ordinances used in law enforcement
 Organization, work management and personnel supervision
 Basic concepts of behavior
 Crime prevention techniques
Current safety and protective procedures and equipment
Leadership principles and traits
Public relations and community organizations, local government
Public disaster preparedness organizations, plans and communications search and rescue
techniques, including triage and Incident Command System and Standardized Emergency
Management System and National Incident Management System guidelines
Emergency communication techniques including equipment and its proper use
Diverse, cultural, ethnic socioeconomic and academic backgrounds of HCCD students, faculty, staff
and individuals with disabilities
Ability to:
 Direct and supervise personnel performing in assigned functions relating to security, parking and
emergency preparedness
 Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action to de-escalate a situation
 Design and direct training of the HCCD Campus Safety Office personnel and designated emergency
response personnel
 Direct activities that may prevent and/or diminish crime
 Prepare clear, concise oral and written communication and reports
 Prepare and present presentations before groups
 Operate radio equipment
 Establish and maintain effective relationships with community organizations, the public and other
governmental agencies and campus constituencies
 Interpret and apply appropriate laws, regulations and policies
 Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and written, to project a level of confidence and
security among campus constituents
 Communicate effectively with persons of varied academic, cultural, ethnic, ability and
socioeconomic backgrounds using diplomacy, tact and sincerity
Education and Experience
Any combination of education and experience to include a bachelor’s degreefrom an accredited college
or university and five (5) years of professional law enforcement or public safety experience, which
should include direct supervision; and/or recent experience directing an emergency management
operation. (should be included in KSAs)
Be in possession of a Basic POST certification and a California POST Supervisory and Management course
certification, or equivalent. Possession of a CPR and First Aid certificate or the ability to obtain after
employment; valid California driver’s license, an acceptable driving record and current vehicle insurance
meeting State of California requirements.