About Orange Coast College (OCC)
Orange Coast College's 164-acre campus is located in Costa Mesa just minutes from Southern California's beautiful beaches. Founded in 1947, with classes beginning in 1948, OCC has grown into one of the nation's largest -- and finest -- community colleges, enrolling more than 25,000 students each semester. OCC's has an unwavering commitment to equitable outcomes; inclusive practices; and rich racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity. Ideal candidates for this position share OCC's devotion to educating and improving the lives of our representative student, employee, and community populations. Ideal candidates for this position share OCC's devotion to educating and improving the lives of our representative student, employee, and community populations. We currently enroll 21,498 students, the majority of whom are from racially minoritized populations: 35% of OCC's students are Latinx, 2% are African- American, 23% are Asian, less than 1% Native American, 31% are White, and 6% are multiracial. OCC engages in a variety of professional development opportunities and partnerships so that we can serve disproportionately impacted groups. Student-centered activities that support OCC's mission include campus-wide student success projects funded by the Office of Student Equity; partnerships with local Hispanic Serving four year institutions; active programs that work to improve the academic achievement of racially minoritized students, such as PUENTE and UMOJA; Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) and Disabled Student Program and Services (DSPS).
Plans, supervises and participates in providing public information and access, proactive security, intervention, and law enforcement duties ensuring a safe environment for students, staff, and the public while on campus properties. Assigns and trains others as directed by the appropriate manager. Assists in the supervision of and serves as a resource to officers, parking enforcement, and dispatchers.
Distinguishing Career Features
The Public Safety Supervisor is a leadership position and requires the ability to supervise Public Safety Representatives and support staff and to facilitate work assignments and priorities of individuals and teams of officers.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Specific duties may vary among departments and jobs. Incumbents typically perform a substantial portion or all of the following kinds of duties:
* Supervises and participates, as assigned, as a member of a multi-skilled team for maximizing the safety of staff, students, and visitors including at venues conducted on college properties.
* Ensures that Public Service personnel uphold high standards of behavior, safety, judgment, sensitivity to the cultural diversity of the college community and comply with laws, regulations, and administrative policies and procedures.
* Prioritizes and issues special instructions, orders, and assignments and participates in the work for the assigned shift.
* Oversees and personally patrols designated campus buildings, grounds, and parking areas of the College to preserve law and order. Serves as a mentor to other Representatives.
* Serves as a primary point of contact to enhance day-to-day public relations with students, staff, and the public in a way that establishes and maintains rapport with the campus community.
* Develops proactive programs that anticipate and intervene in potential and actual incidents where staff, students and/or property may be at risk of harm or damage.
* Implements proactive programs and routines to protect property and facilities. Performs periodic quality checks of Representatives' performance in providing for safety and security.
* Responds to complaints and hazardous situations. Conducts investigations of reported injuries and accidents. Responds to incidents putting students, staff, and the general public at risk or harm. Interviews victims, complainants, witnesses, and suspects.
* Arranges and assigns security at College functions. Communicates schedules for the opening and closing of buildings and rooms for meetings. Oversees the directing of traffic, control of parking and safe movement of vehicles in parking areas.
* Detects and reports fire hazards. Responds to fire and burglar alarms. Summons fire department personnel as needed. Directs traffic at a fire, special events, and other congested situations.
* Contacts and cooperates with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the apprehension of offenders and the investigation of offenses.
* Assures proper functioning of equipment. Notifies designated personnel regarding impaired equipment and malfunctions.
* Answers questions from students, staff and the public concerning local and State laws, procedures and activities of the department. Provides information and responds to questions from students, staff, and the public.
* Participates in and may facilitate various task force groups comprised of College and other community service agencies such as, but not limited to emergency preparedness, gang intervention, etc.
* Maintains up-to-date knowledge and skills related to the duties and responsibilities.
* Performs other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.