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Job ID: 134579

Public Safety Supervisor
Coast Community College District

Date Posted Dec. 6, 2019
Title Public Safety Supervisor
University Coast Community College District
Costa Mesa, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Public Safety

This position will remain open until filled. The first review of applications will take place by January 16, 2020.

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 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.
Qualifications and Physical Demands

Knowledge and Skills:
The position requires considerable knowledge of the methods and practices and procedures of effective law enforcement including those used in patrol, crime prevention, traffic control, investigation, and identification. Requires in-depth knowledge of the pertinent Federal, State, local and District laws and ordinances including applicable sections of the Calif. Penal code, State Education code, Motor Vehicle code, Health and Safety Code Business and Professional and laws related to the area of responsibility. Requires a thorough procedural understanding of criminal law and criminal procedures with particular reference to the apprehension, arrest and custody of persons committing misdemeanors and felonies, including rules of evidence pertaining to the seizure and preservation of evidence. Requires a working knowledge and skill at conducting investigations. Requires understanding of and skill at applying advanced interviewing techniques, vehicle operations and safe driving practices, standard broadcasting procedures using a police radio system, and crowd, vehicle and pedestrian control. Requires sufficient math skills to record distances, numbers, and times. Requires sufficient writing skill to prepare incident reports. Requires sufficient human relations skill to resolve confrontation, affect behavior of others, facilitate small group processes, supervise the work of others, and convey a positive image.

Requires the ability to perform all of the duties of the position effectively and efficiently with minimal supervision. Must be able to utilize all of the tools and equipment of the position in a safe and responsible manner. Must be able to analyze situations quickly and objectively and determine and take effective action. Must be able to use appropriate defense measures to protect self or others in adverse situations. Requires the ability to meet standards of physical stature, endurance, and agility established for the job. Must be able to maintain two-way radio communication with local police authorities, District central dispatch, and administrators. Requires the ability to administer first aid in emergency situations. Requires the ability to develop and implement programs, make and review work assignments, and conduct training of Officers. Requires the ability to supervise paid and volunteer staff as well as those working venues on the campus. Requires the ability to communicate effectively with students, in a multi-ethnic setting and to interact both formally and informally with District staff, outside agency personnel and the general public. Requires the ability to maintain productive and cooperative working relationships.

Education and Experience:
The position requires an Associates degree or equivalent supplemented by specialized, successful training in law enforcement by a recognized academy, 5 years of full time experience as a sworn law enforcement officer. Possession of a P.O.S.T. Certificate as described above is preferred.

Licenses and Certificates:
Requires a valid California Driver’s License. Requires current First Aid and CPR cards. Must be able to complete P.O.S.T. supervisory course within one year.

Physical Abilities:
Incumbent must be able to work inside and outdoors engaged in work primarily of an active nature, and in addition to or concurrently with meeting physical suitability requirements. Requires the ability to maintain cardiovascular fitness in order to run, for the purpose of apprehending fleeing suspects, to accomplish crowd control, and to function well under stressful conditions. Requires near and far visual acuity to observe campus activity and read reports and written instructions. Requires hearing for ordinary conversation and to hear other sounds in order to respond to normal and emergency situations. Requires ambulatory ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time, physical strength to carry up to 150 pounds on an occasional basis, and agility to respond to emergency situations.

Working Conditions:
Work is performed indoors and outdoors where safety and health considerations exist from temperature extremes, physical effort, and dangerous incidents.

Conditions of Employment
**This position will remain open until filled. The first review of applications will take place by January 16, 2020.

This is a full-time, 12-months per year classified management position. This position will work a modified swing shift to provide management presence on campus in the evenings and on weekends. The normal hours of work will be 12:30 pm to 9:30 pm, Wednesday through Friday and 10:00 am to 7:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday with availability to work after hours on emergencies, as needed, with the flexibility to change scheduled hours as needed for coverage to meet the demands of the department.

Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.
The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Coast Community College District policies, procedures, and Title IX. (Reference: BP/AP 5910 ) The Coast Community College District celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive.
Individuals interested in advancing the District’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply.
Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self- disclose.

The deadline to apply is open until filled. Application materials must be electronically submitted online at Incomplete applications and application materials submitted by mail will not be considered.
Additional Information
Applications must be received no later than the posted closing date. There are NO EXCEPTIONS. Electronic applications may be completed by visiting . Once you have completed an electronic application, you may apply to open positions within the Coast Community College District by submitting the application and all other required materials. Required materials differ for each open position and must be complete when submitted for a specific posting. Instructions for completing applications and applying to posted positions are available online or by calling Applicant Processing at (714) 438-4714.

All application materials become the property of the Coast Community College District and will NOT be copied or returned. Information for TDD users is available by calling (714) 438-4755.

Application Requirements:
To be considered for employment you must submit a complete application packet. A complete application packet includes:
A complete online Classified/Management Employment Application.
A current resume. (Attached as a separate document.)
A cover letter highlighting your qualifications for the desired position. (Attached as a separate document.)
Answers to Supplemental Questions. (clear and detailed responses required as they will be carefully evaluated to determine the most qualified candidate(s) to be invited for an interview; please do not paste your resume, or put "see resume" or "N/A", or leave blank).
To ensure consistency and fairness to all applicants, please do not submit materials in addition to those requested. Additional materials will not be considered or returned. Be sure to complete all the questions and sections of the application. If you do not know an answer, please indicate so, but do not leave any space blank.

All applications will be screened under a process of utmost confidentiality by a committee of representatives from the college community. Please note: Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview.

Any documents that you are unable to attach can be faxed to (714) 782-6065. Faxes must clearly indicate the job you are applying to and your name.

Disability Accommodations:
If you require accommodations in the Application or Examination Process, please notify Human Resources by calling (714) 438-4714 OR (714) 438-4713.

Coast Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The Coast Community College District is a multi-college district that includes Coastline Community College, Golden West College, and Orange Coast College. The three colleges offer programs in a transfer, general education, occupational/technical education, community services, and student support services. Coastline, Golden West and Orange Coast Colleges enroll more than 60,000 students each year in more than 300 degree and certificate programs. Since its founding in 1947, the Coast Community College District has enjoyed a reputation as one of the leading community college districts in the United States. Governed by a locally elected Board of Trustees, the Coast Community College District plays an important role in the community by responding to the needs of a changing and increasingly diverse population.

The Coast Community College District is committed to employing qualified administrators/managers, faculty, and staff members who are dedicated to student learning and success. The Board recognizes that diversity in the academic environment fosters awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students. The Board is committed to hiring and staff development processes that support the goals of equal opportunity and diversity, and provide equal consideration for all qualified candidates. The District does not discriminate unlawfully in providing educational or employment opportunities to any person on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, or genetic information.

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