This is a full-time, managerial position, and days of work and hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 pm. Evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand. Note: This position is in the “NL” category of employment (non-fixed work week) and individuals in this role have no claim or entitlement to time off or cash compensation for hours worked beyond their normal schedule. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand. Compensatory time will not be granted for work done as an extension of the regular work day. It is the policy of the College to grant hour for hour compensatory time off, with advance approval, only when employees are required to work on a holiday. Time earned must be used within one fiscal year from the time it is earned.
RAMAPO COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY:
Mission: Ramapo College of New Jersey is New Jersey’s Public Liberal Arts College, dedicated to providing students a strong foundation for a lifetime of achievement. The College is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. Ramapo College emphasizes teaching and individual attention to all students. We promote diversity, inclusiveness, sustainability, student engagement, and community involvement.
Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, elementary education, nursing and social work. The College also offers articulated programs, including dental, optometry, chiropractic and health professions, as well as visual arts therapy and law, with colleges and institutions in New Jersey and New York.
Undergraduate students may choose to concentrate their studies in one of five schools with more than 539 course offerings and more than 36 academic programs. Ramapo College boasts an average student/faculty ratio of 18:1 and an average class size of 23; affording students the opportunity to develop close ties to the College’s exceptional faculty.
Under the direction of the Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, supervises the programs and staff of the campus Public Safety Office, a 24 hour/day, 365 day/year operation. Plans, organizes, directs, and evaluates the work of the unit, and serves as an advisor to College officials on matters of campus security. Designs, recommends, and implements policies and procedures concerning the functions of the Public Safety Office to provide optimum safety and security to persons, property, and facilities.
Supervise the administrative processes of the Public Safety Office and direct the work of Public Safety staff in the office and in the field in an effective and efficient manner.
Delegate certain supervisory functions to second level supervisors and personally assume command in emergencies or other critical or complex situations as required.
Analyze campus security and safety requirements and determine the proper deployment of staff for each shift, when overtime work is needed, and what emergency or other equipment is desirable. Be knowledgeable about current products and technologies available for safety and Public Safety enhancement.
Review incident reports, daily logs, and other information to evaluate the propriety and effectiveness of Public Safety operations and to identify crime trends or other Public Safety issues. Take corrective actions to minimize such incidents in the future.
Assist the Director of Environmental Health and Safety and the Chief Planning Officer in preparing contingency plans for emergencies, disasters, bomb threats, special events, etc.
Prepare written recommendations and plans concerning measures to be taken with regard to actual or potential dangers in connection with College buildings, roads, campus facilities and shrubbery, and in connection with needed improvements in lighting, parking facilities, traffic control, and concerning places and occasions in which people gather in large groups. Take an active role with the Events Planning Committee and the Major Events Committee.
Serve as the College's liaison to various units in the criminal justice system, especially the Mahwah Police and other local emergency services.
Serve as a resource to the entire College community in Public Safety matters and conduct or direct programs at Orientation and throughout the year designed to educate others on issues related to these subjects.
Solicit outside agencies or personally conduct seminars on crime prevention and other germane issues as appropriate.
Design, recommend, and implement policies and procedures regarding on-campus traffic control, the issuance and validation of parking permits, and the ticketing and towing of vehicles parked or operated improperly. Maintain strict control of parking in emergency access lanes and in areas reserved for persons with physical disabilities.
Ensure College adherence to the requirements of the Jeanne Clery Act and all other applicable Federal or State compliance legislation pertaining to campus Public Safety. Work with the Student Affairs Office to carefully handle confidential reporting mechanisms and subsequent public log entries.
Control the issuance and integrity of the College's identification cards.
Interview candidates for vacancies in the unit and make timely recommendations regarding hiring, disciplinary action, performance evaluations, and other personnel matters. Work cooperatively with the Human Resources Office to achieve maximum Public Safety staff productivity.
Prepare and recommend a budget for unit operations and monitor the expenditure of funds once the budget has been approved and allocated so that overspending does not occur.
Prepare and submit CLERY Act Annual report to the Department of Education.
Responsible for completion President's Council "Self-Assessment" on Public Safety and represents Department of Public Safety during "peer review" process.
Design, conduct, or make referrals to ongoing training programs for Public Safety employees to assure that they are able and equipped to perform all responsibilities of their positions in the context of currently accepted practices in the College Public Safety field.
Establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with College officers, with student groups and private vendors concerned with Public Safety and with the general public in order to insure an effective, functional Public Safety program at the College. Form an especially strong alliance with the Office of Residence Life, Judicial Affairs Facilities, Events and Conferences and Environmental Health and Safety, with regard to campus safety and security matters.
Promptly investigate, as appropriate, any allegations of conduct unbecoming or prejudicial to the good order and efficiency of the department directed against any member of his/her command and take appropriate action as required. Refer other investigations not properly internally handled to other college offices.
Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice or any other field appropriate for the responsibilities of this position. Master's or other appropriate professional degree preferred.
Five years of significant supervisory experience with a multi-shift public safety, police or security force. Employment history supervising unionized work force strongly preferred. Experience with a residential and diverse student body preferred. Experience with emergency preparedness, particularly managing a complex organization during emergency/crisis situations strongly preferred.
Ramapo College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Ramapo has a long history of advocating, advising, and supporting diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. Examples can be found in its mission statement, strategic plans, degree and course offerings, community outreach programs, the Diversity Action Committee offerings, and the other numerous diversity conferences and programs. Ramapo’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is infused across all facets of the College; where the environment is welcoming, dedicated to social justice, respectful of freedom of expression, focused on educating and having an ongoing conversation regarding cultural competence and the benefits and importance of diversity.
Internal Number: 120916001
About Ramapo College
"Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as sixth in the Best Regional Universities North category for public institutions, Ramapo College of New Jersey is sometimes mistaken for a private college. This is, in part, due to its unique interdisciplinary academic structure, its size of approximately 6,008 students and its pastoral setting in the foothills of the Ramapo Mountains on the New Jersey/New York border.Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor's degrees in the arts, business, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include nursing and social work. In addition, Ramapo College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels. The College also offers six graduate programs as well as articulated programs with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New York Chiropractic College, New York University College of Dentistry, SUNY State College of Optometry and New York College of Podiatric Medicine."