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Director, Campus Public Safety & Emergency Management
Coast Community College District in Costa Mesa, California
Date Posted 10/14/2020
Admin-Campus Safety And Police
Salary $102,800.00 - $136,621.00  USD Per Year
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Salary $102,800.00 - $136,621.00 Annually
Location Fountain Valley, CA
Job Type Classified Management
Division Coastline Community College
Job Number CM-001-21
Closing 10/20/2020 11:59 PM Pacific


Provides leadership and supervision over campus security, intervention enforcement of laws and policy, and related public information duties that provide a safe environment for students, staff, and the public while on campus properties and District offices. Protects students and property by carrying out proactive programs and public safety processes. Researches, and implements traffic flow and parking regulations. Designs and develops schedules and surveillance routines for patrol of the campus, its grounds, and related facilities. Provides training on public safety matters. Provides training to employees assigned emergency operations duties.

Distinguishing Career Features
The Director of Campus Security serves in a supervisory management capacity, responsible for optimizing around-the-clock service delivery in a department that is housed at four campuses requiring a security and safety presence on campus buildings, grounds, and parking facilities. Advancement to this position would require compliance with the qualifications of the position and be made through promotion from a position requiring leadership training and experience.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Specific duties may vary among departments, divisions and jobs. Incumbents typically perform a substantial portion or all of the following kinds of duties, as assigned:

1. Plans, organizes, directs, and coordinates activities of campus security staff, actively participating in delivering services ranging from enforcing laws, College policy and public safety initiatives, command of incidents, to assistance for all who are on campus/college properties.
2. Researches, reviews, recommends, and implements traffic flow and parking regulations. Designs and develops schedules and surveillance routines for patrol of the campus, its grounds, and related facilities.
3. Establishes scope and efficiency of services, and continually reviews and evaluates staffing levels to accommodate daily routines and scheduled events.
4. Manages, facilitates, and participates in developing the department’s annual work plans. Assigns, monitors, and reviews work activities, projects, and programs to support annual work plans.
5. Ensures campus Public Safety officers and staff conduct themselves in a professional, respectful manner, exercising their authority with appropriate discretion and treating all staff, students, and visitors in a fair and equitable manner.
6. Develops and monitors methods that ensure staff, students, and visitors have opportunity to openly communicate their thoughts and concerns. Develops internal performance standards and investigation procedures for the Officers.
7. Oversees the development and administration of the department budget. Identifies funding opportunities and revenue sources to meet growing demands for services. Forecasts additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies. Approves purchases and monitor expenditures to ensure proper disbursement of funds.
8. Oversees research and identification of suspicious and criminal activity trends in the community that may affect the campuses. Works with other agencies, community resources, and deterrent methods to increase effectiveness of law enforcement and emergency management efforts.
9. Serves as a member of, and facilitates discussions for committees such as, but not limited to, safety, security, disaster response, and environmental compliance.
10. Participates in civic, professional, community groups regarding the activities and programs of the department to promote public confidence in the department’s role in supporting education and safety on campus.
11. Participates in the development of and maintains individual disaster plans for various physical aspects of the campus.
12. Directs the parking, traffic management, carpool, and environmental quality programs for the College. Monitors and accounts for Campus public safety-related revenues from parking, fingerprinting, and other services.
13. Provides initial triage and direction and participates in supervising emergency operations during major incidents.
14. Provides training to faculty, staff and students in public safety matters. Provides training to employees assigned emergency operations duties.
15. Manages and leads in required and optional emergency management functions, including planning and exercises such as earthquake and evacuation drills.
16. Performs other related duties as assigned that support the objective of the position.
17. Required to abide by all District policies and procedures including Board Policy 3050 – Code of Professional Ethics.

Qualifications and Physical Demands

Knowledge and Skills
1. The position requires specialized occupational knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures of modern public safety administration, organization, and operation.
2. Requires considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of community public safety programs, public safety procedures, and emergency response planning.
3. Requires working 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 policies related to the area of responsibility.
4. Requires working knowledge of the principles and practices of police service organizations and management in a municipal or education environment.
5. Requires knowledge of current social, political and economic trends and operating issues of educational institutions.
6. Requires knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision, training, performance evaluation, and supervision of personnel.
7. Requires sufficient English language skills to prepare professional correspondence and reports suitable for external distribution.
8. Requires sufficient business math skill to prepare and administer budgets and statistics.
9. Requires skill at using a personal computer. Requires well-developed human relation skills to speak to large and diverse audiences, resolve confrontation, and review performance.

1. Requires the ability to perform the essential responsibilities and functions of the position.
2. Requires the ability to supervise staff and conduct performance evaluations.
3. requires the ability to utilize all of the tools and equipment of the position in a safe and responsible manner.
4. Requires the ability to use appropriate defense measures to protect self or others in adverse situations.
5. Requires the ability to plan, organize, coordinate and administer the activities of the department in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.
6. Requires the ability to analyze problems, identify solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals.
7. Requires the ability to develop strategic long-range plans.
8. Requires the ability to meet and deal tactfully and professionally with college and community groups, the public, and the media.
9. Requires the ability interpret and apply federal, state, and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations.
10. Requires the ability to work constructively to resolve conflict and develop a consensus.
11. Requires the ability to assume command by acting quickly and calmly in emergencies.
12. Requires the ability to work as contributing member of a team, work productively and collaboratively with other teams and external customers, and convey a positive image of the College.

Physical Abilities
1. The general physical demands, working conditions, and essential job functions associated with this classification will be kept on file with the Office of Human Resources.
2. Essential functions will vary by position.
3. As defined by Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”), the District shall engage in a timely, good faith interactive process with employees or employment applicants who are requesting or are in need of reasonable accommodations and, provide reasonable accommodations for employees or employment applicants who, because of their disability, are limited in or unable to perform one or more of the essential functions of their job in accordance with applicable state and federal law.

Education and Experience
The position typically requires a Bachelor’s degree or directly related military service from an accredited college or university in police science, criminal justice, public administration, or a closely related field. Graduation from a police standards academy and achieving the rank of Sergeant may serve as an acceptable alternative. Or, any combination of education and experience which would provide the required equivalent qualifications for the position. Law enforcement, security management, or emergency management.

Licenses and Certificates
Requires a valid driver license. May require possession of an intermediate Certificate from the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Working Conditions Work is performed indoors and outdoors where significant safety considerations exist from physical effort, and dangerous incidents.

Conditions of Employment

This is a full-time, 12-months per year classified management position. The normal hours of work will be Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, with the flexibility to occasionally work extended hours and occasional weekends, as necessary to meet the needs of the department. The effective date of employment will be arranged with the supervisor. (Salary Range DG-8)

  • 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.


  • Coast Community College District, through policies, practices, and other benefit programs, delivers a fair and equitable total compensation program that promotes equal employment opportunity, inclusion, and workforce vitality. In general, it is the policy of the District to place new employees at the first step of the salary grade. All movement on the salary schedule will occur July 1 of each year for all classified employees.

Additional Information

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).

Submission of all required application information and materials is the responsibility of the applicant.
All application materials become the property of the Coast Community College District and will NOT be copied or returned.

Applications must be received no later than the posted closing date. There are NO EXCEPTIONS. Electronic applications may be completed by visiting www.cccd.edu/employment. 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) 438-4716.

Information for TDD users is available by calling (714) 438-4755.

All applications will be screened under a process of utmost confidentiality by a committee of representatives from the college community. All application materials become the property of the Coast Community College District and will NOT be copied or returned. Any documents that you are unable to attach can be faxed to (714) 782-6065. Faxes must clearly indicate your name and the job to which you are applying.

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 questions and sections of the application. For questions that may not apply, indicate "n/a" (not applicable). If you do not know an answer, please indicate so, but do not leave any space blank.

Disability Accommodations:
If you require accommodations in the Application or Examination Process, please notify Human Resources by calling (714) 438-4716.

All online applications and required materials received by the deadline date will be screened to determine which applicant(s) meet(s) the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement. Please note: Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview. Applicants who meet the required qualifications and who are also deemed to possess the highest degree of desirable qualifications will be invited to discuss their qualifications in an interview with the College/District. Therefore, it is highly recommended that applicants submit clear, detailed responses to all supplemental questions in order to demonstrate his/her qualifications as related to the position.

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 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.

Coast Community College District Title IX:

Coast Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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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