1+ months


University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104


Req #: 169704
Department: UW TACOMA Campus Safety & Security
Job Location: UW Tacoma
Posting Date: 07/16/2019 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. 
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: To ensure consideration, apply by August 5, 2019.

As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. 
For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a Great College to Work For for four consecutive years. 

The University of Washington Tacoma is a growing, urban-serving university that is deeply invested in its local communities. As one of three campuses of a world-class university, UW Tacoma is dedicated to interdisciplinary and innovative teaching and scholarship and to engaging the community in mutually beneficial partnerships. UW Tacomas commitment to access and diversity is central to an environment where students, staff, faculty and South Sound residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth. More information about UW Tacoma and its strategic plan can be found here.

The Campus Safety and Security Department has an outstanding opportunity for an Assistant Campus Safety Director. Under general direction of the Director of Campus Safety and Security, the Assistant Campus Safety Director (ACSD) has primary responsibility for overseeing, managing, and coordinating all aspects of day-to-day patrol operations. Further, the ACSD collaborates with the Director, Finance & Administration division leaders, and campus colleagues in developing strategic direction and adapting Campus Safety operations to meet emerging campus needs.

Specific responsibilities:

1. Works with Campus Security Sergeants in assuring full Campus Security Officer (CSO) staffing of all shifts. Manages regular shift and vacation bidding process. Reassigns CSOs, as needed, in light of absences, injuries, or vacancies consistent with the applicable collective bargaining agreement.
2. Meets with CSOs and members of the campus community and analyzes incident logs to evaluate developing risks, directing targeted responses, as needed, including enhanced patrols.
3. Monitor the delivery of special services, such as safety escorts, and evaluates the potential for and designs new service programs responsive to campus needs.
4. Serves as University liaison during major incidents, coordinating CSO actions with those of other responding agencies. Will coordinate unified command response and recovery with other responding agencies until relieved by another University representative as appropriate.
5. Leads or coordinates the investigation of complex incidents involving students, faculty, or staff, conducting interviews, evaluating data, assessing risks and culpability, preparing reports, and making recommendations to address or resolve the identified issues.
6. Regularly interacts with colleagues responsible for critical functions demanding campus safety and security services and support, such as the residence hall director, Associate Vice Chancellor for the Student Experience, and Assistant to the Chancellor for Equity & Inclusion.
7. Serves as a member of the student conduct committee and bias incident response team.
8. Conducts threat assessments and coordinates with Safe Campus, UWPD, and other agencies in determining appropriate mitigation strategies and de-escalation interventions.
9. Consults with the Director of Campus Safety and Security in determining the appropriateness of Clery Act notifications.
10. Responds to concerns or complaints related to the delivery of Campus Safety and Security services.

11. Researches and evaluates standard operating procedures and policies (SOPs), keeping the departments SOP manual current and compliant with applicable University of Washington, state, and federal regulations.
12. Through regular training, coaching, and communication, assures CSOs understand and consistently follow adopted procedures.
13. Works with Sergeants, CSOs, and UW and UW Tacoma training colleagues in assessing, developing, and delivering regular professional development opportunities for CSOs to strengthen soft skills, enhance technical skills, and promote a service orientation.
14. As needed, identifies campus-wide training needs and organizes campus-wide training on security and emergency management matters.

15. Participates with the Director of Campus Safety and Security and other Finance & Administration leaders in determining the strategic direction of the department and identifying related priorities.
16. Supervises Campus Security Sergeants, coaching them on fulfilling their own supervisory duties; helping resolve issues that arise, especially those involving CSO performance; setting goals; supporting professional development; and providing feedback on performance.
17. Works with the Sergeants, Director, and UW Tacoma HR in investigating potential disciplinary matters involving CSOs and determining appropriate corrective action.
18. Collaborates with the Director in developing and managing the annual budget, monitoring expenditures against authorized spending, and purchasing equipment and supplies to support Campus Safety operations.

19. Partners with the Director of Campus Safety and Security in evaluating and orchestrating campus response to emergencies and natural disasters.
20. Develops and maintains professional relationships with regional emergency responders, including the Tacoma Police Department and Tacoma Fire Department.
21. Activate the UW Tacoma Crisis Communication Team during Directors absence for any emergency notification to campus community. 

22. Attend Health and Safety committee meetings during Directors absence
23. Assist Director with Coordinating with UW Seattle Environmental Health and Safety Memorandum of Understanding
24. Partner with HR for Required Safety Training as needed.

Other duties as assigned

a. Bachelors Degree and eight years experience as a security professional on a university campus or similar environment, including at least three years managing and supervising others.
b. Knowledge of the technical and service-oriented distinctions of campus safety operations in both a non-commissioned and commissioned setting.
c. Strong communications skills, both orally and in writing.
d. Ability to work effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization, with members of the community, and with officials of local, state, and federal agencies.
e. Demonstrated skill in interacting with an ethnically and racially diverse populations.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Desired Qualifications:
Masters degree in Public Administartion or similar; Knowledge of accrediation and certificate programs; Practice in developing and maintianin departmental budgets.

Application Process:
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.


Posted: 2019-12-05 Expires: 2020-02-02

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