Edmonds Community College is committed to diversity, equity and social justice. The college values its talented, diverse workforce and seeks to attract, hire, and support employees who consistently and actively embrace diversity and equity. We are intentional about social justice – the active engagement toward equity and inclusion that addresses issues of institutional, structural, and environmental inequity, power and privilege.
This position is responsible for management of the Security Department staff, building security and access, monitoring of fire and security alarms, parking permitting and enforcement of ‘Parking and Traffic Rules’, WAC 132Y-110. This position also ensures that the college safety and security policies are adhered to and works with the campus community on safety trainings and activities. Oversees and supports the work of the Emergency Preparedness Coordinator in the ongoing improvement of the college’s emergency preparedness. The Director works with the emergency preparedness staff to ensure development and implementation of an “All-Hazards Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity” plan. The Director may work with the State of Washington’s Department of Emergency Management (DEM) directives and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).
Responsibilities will include:
Safety and Security:
Review, plan, design, initiate, direct and manage all phases of the institution’s security systems, traffic and safety programs.
Advise campus leadership on all matters relating to campus security and emergency planning.
Oversee the parking rules of campus and monitor citation issuance for parking infractions. Work with the Facilities Department to coordinate parking lot issues, including location of handicap, carpool and visitor spaces.
Oversee the scheduling and work assignments of security personnel to ensure there is adequate coverage 24/7, 365 days a year.
Direct and oversee the daily operations of the security office.
Administer the building access policy related to keys, access cards and security alarms.
Provide current and appropriate training and equipment to security personnel that will develop competent and effective campus security officers.
Develop job expectations, perform performance appraisals, direct performance improvement plans, administer disciplinary or dismissal actions, as necessary, for all security personnel.
Participate in the interviewing and selection process of hiring new security department personnel.
Complete and keep accurate records of incident reports and file appropriate documents to stay in compliance with city and state ordinances.
Conduct investigations of criminal activity involving violations of campus, city, state or federal regulations.
Communicate with local law enforcement agencies regarding mutual concerns and work to provide mutually agreeable procedures, actions and solutions.
Develop and maintain an effective working relationship with the Lynnwood and Edmonds Police Departments, the Lynnwood Fire Department, ESCA and other emergency services providers.
Be familiar with unified command structure and be prepared to integrate campus responders and resources into this structure in the event of an emergency or campus event, as directed by field commanders.
Develop and maintain effective working relationships with members of all campus departments and be willing to address complaints and suggestions in a positive, appropriate and timely manner.
Plan and implement safety programs and trainings for the college community.
Be the safety and security representative for department staff meetings, campus forums or community events.
Develop departmental operating budgets and monitor expenses.
Act as the Campus Security Survey Administrator for the college to meet the requirements of the U.S. Department of Education regarding the Clery Act.
Is a member of the Threat Assessment Team related to Workplace Violence on Campus and work with the Human Resources and the Office of Student Services on analyzing events and determining potential risk.
Will oversee the functions of the Emergency Preparedness Coordinator to ensure progress in the following areas:
Develop an “All-Hazards Emergency and Business Continuity” plan for the campus and give status reports to executive management.
Develop effective emergency planning processes to ensure that stakeholders have a high level of understanding and a commitment to the emergency preparedness and business continuity plans that are developed.
That appropriate staff members are assigned to lead and/or facilitate the work of the Emergency Management Action Team (EMAT) and the Protective Action Coordination Team (PACT).
Work with department administrators/managers in the development of department level preparedness and mitigation plans that align with the college All-Hazards Mitigation Plan.
Work with department managers in the development and implementation of business continuity plans to ensure that critical functions/services are available/restored as quickly as is reasonably possible.
Establish cooperative relationships with surrounding city and county agencies, school districts and police and fire departments to include them in the college’s emergency preparedness plans. Draft contractual agreements or MOUs with each as deemed appropriate.
This is an exempt position reporting to the Vice President of Finance and Operations.
For information on applying, please see Application Procedures and Required Documents, below.
PHYSICAL WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Work is typically performed in an office setting or on foot around sites and spaces on two college/university campuses. Ability to use the telephone, personal computer and other electronic technology is required. Expertise with work processing, spreadsheets and databases is essential. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, are indispensable. Ability to navigate around and between campus locations, including possible access to confined facility spaces which may not be accessible to most employees or the public, is necessary. Some work may take place outdoors in any present weather conditions. Personal vehicle and a valid Washington driver’s license are required.
The salary range is $83,520 - $87,765 annually for a twelve-month work schedule. The college provides an excellent benefits package including 24 vacation leave days per year.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
You must document your citizenship or employment authorization within three days of hire.
Position is subject to a criminal background check.
All new positions are contingent upon funding.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
All applicants must apply online. No paper submissions or emailed materials will be accepted. Your online application must include the following to be complete:
Responses to the supplemental questions (part of the online application). (This information is used in the screening process -- please be thorough.)
Names and contact information for three references.
If you are a veteran and wish to claim veteran’s preference, please scan and attach your DD214 Member-4 form.
Established in 1967, Edmonds Community College is a public, two-year, state community college. It strengthens our diverse community by helping students access educational and career opportunities in a supportive environment that encourages success, innovation, service, and lifelong learning. It serves more than 20,000 students annually, including more than 1,400 international students from 62 countries. The college offers 68 associate degrees and 58 professional certificates in 29 programs of study. Its highest enrolled programs are the Associate of Arts/Associate of Science degrees, Paralegal, Allied Health (pre-nursing degree), Business/Accounting, Construction Management, and Culinary Arts. The college is located in the center of the growing south Snohomish County communities of Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, Brier, Mill Creek, Mukilteo, and Woodway. For more information, visit www.edcc.edu.
EEO/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION STATEMENT:
Edmonds Community College is an equal opportunity employer and assures equality of treatment in educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (gender), disability, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, veteran status, or genetic information. Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the recruitment process may call 425-640-1470 or 425-640-1832, and accommodations will be made to the extent reasonably possible. The Human Resources Office is accessible to persons with disabilities.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a field such as Security Management, Public Safety, Homeland Security, Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement or related field.
A minimum of five (5) years of managerial experience, three (3) of which is work experience in the management of security and/or emergency planning on an academic campus or in large, fast-paced organization(s), or level 4 or 5 disaster event management experience.
A minimum of three (3) years of training or experience with the Jeanne Clery Act reporting and notification standards.
Previous work experience in higher education, particularly in the community college environment.
Experience in budget and expenditure management.
Additional course work or certification in Security or Safety Management, and Emergency Management Preparedness or Planning.
Training, coursework, and/or certification in the following areas: CERT Training; FEMA Training ICS 100, 200; NIMS 700 and L363; NIMS 700 and L363.
Previous knowledge and experience with Washington State policies and procedures as pertains to Safety, Security and Emergency Management.
Previous experience working with the Washington State Department of Emergency Management (DEM) and/or the National Incident Management System (NIMS).
Familiar with Incident Command functions
Experience in team building and conflict resolution.
Experience with coordinating and implementing community outreach.
Ability to work effectively with populations representing diverse backgrounds, life experiences and abilities.
Additional Salary Information: See Compensation section of announcement for details on salary and benefits.