Director - Emergency Management & Campus Public Safety

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    Tacoma, WA 98401
    Full-time, Part-time
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    Job Description


    $80,000.00 - $85,000.00 Annually


    Tacoma WA 98466, WA

    Job Type

    Full Time


    Administrative Services

    Job Number

    21-06-AP #MON

    Position Summary

    Priority Consideration Date: April 29, 2021

    Who We Are
    Located in the scenic Puget Sound area with Mount Rainier in the distance, Tacoma is the third largest city in Washington State with a thriving and diverse community of over 200,000 residents.  Tacoma Community College (TCC) was built on the ancestral territory of Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Puyallup. The 1854 Medicine Creek Treaty forcibly removed them to the Puyallup Reservation to make way for settlers; we recognize the privilege of utilizing this land has come at great cost.  We honor the resilience of the Puyallup people, who still live here, defend their rights, and contribute greatly to the well-being of this community.  Our institution aims to increase partnerships and community ties with the local indigenous populations.  Moreover, TCC stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and the Black community by providing a safe place for learning and examining racism as a system of domination, identifying and abolishing it in our policies, procedures, and practices, both implicit and explicit. 

    TCC is committed to recruiting faculty and staff who are reflective of the diverse community we serve. We are specifically focusing on improved support for traditionally underserved populations at TCC including Black, Indigenous, and people of color, Dreamers, justice-involved, immigrants and refugees, Veterans, people with disabilities, and the LGBTQ+ community. To this end, the college seeks applicants who will intentionally support and promote efforts related to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and who recognize and honor the important role that diversity brings to an educational community.  

    TCC invites you to apply for the position of Director of Emergency Management and Campus Public Safety . We are seeking an innovative leader committed to increasing psychological safety and a sense of welcomeness for our diverse students on both TCC campuses, Tacoma and Gig Harbor. Reporting to the Vice President for Administrative Services, this position provides vision, leadership and overall direction for the staff within Campus Public Safety.

    As the ideal candidate, you have proven leadership experience emergency management and public safety in a higher education setting and an outstanding record of collaboration in emergency planning across diverse groups at TCC and local law enforcement and emergency agencies. You are committed to advancing the core themes of the TCC 2020-2025 Strategic Plan: "Advancing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion" and "Cultivating Exceptional Learning" will lead Campus Public Safety in removing barriers to equitable access, dismantling systems of oppression, and providing a supportive environment for students to excel.  You inspire others by leading through a lens of equity, diversity and inclusion and engage in meaningful dialogue and active listening.  

    Essential Functions
    • Direct and oversee the ongoing development, efficient operation, and management of the college's Emergency Management and Campus Public Safety services and ensure a high standard of service that meets the needs of students and the college's mission and continually encourages, assesses, and acts on faculty, staff, and student feedback while maintaining methods of safety and security assurance.
    • Serve as primary advisor to the Vice President for Administrative Services on all matters relating to college safety, security and emergency planning. Act as the Campus Public Safety representative for college meetings and events. 
    • Oversee and conduct investigations of criminal activity involving violations of campus, city, state or federal regulations. Provide timely and accurate written and oral reports required by the college, the state, and federal authorities. 
    • 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.
    • Develop, and administer Emergency Management and Campus Public Safety policies and procedures. 
    • Design and oversee security systems, traffic and parking regulations. Work with the Facilities Department in developing parking lot improvement plan.
    • Develop and implement functional internal controls and procedures that ensure the safety, availability and reliability of services in accordance with TCC's needs, including accurate records of incident reports and filing of appropriate documents to ensure in compliance with city, state, and federal ordinances.
    • Plan and implement safety programs and trainings for the college community. Liaise, develop, and maintain effective working relationships with local law enforcement and emergency service agencies regarding mutual concerns and develop mutually agreeable procedures and solutions. 
    • Develop annual operating budgets and manage expenses to assure fiscal responsibility and controls.
    • Hire, direct, supervise and evaluate staff that provides support for Emergency Management and Campus Public Safety services in compliance with college policy and applicable bargaining agreements. 
    • Provide current and appropriate training and equipment to staff and certify that all equipment and vehicles are properly maintained, controlled, administered, and documented.
    • Lead, develop, and implement Comprehensive Emergency Management plan and align it with the TCC Strategic Plan and Strategic Planning Yearly Documentation (SPY-D). 
    • Conduct a Hazard Risk rating and in collaboration with college community and develop an All -Hazard Mitigation Plan. Work with departments in developing department level preparedness and mitigation plans.
    • Develop an Emergency Response Plan and identify staff to lead and facilitate the work of the Emergency Management Action Team (EMAT) and the Protective Action Coordination Team (PACT). 
    • Oversee and coordinate a disaster response unified command structure and be prepared to integrate campus responders and resources into this structure in the event of an emergency. 
    • Design and administer emergency or disaster preparedness training courses for the college community, including drills, tabletops, and large scale exercises with local law enforcement and emergency agencies.
    • Work with departments in the development and implementation of Business Continuity plans to ensure that critical functions/services are available/restored efficiently.
    • Establish cooperative relationships with surrounding city and county agencies, school districts and police and fire departments and include joint efforts the college's emergency preparedness plans.   Draft contractual agreements or MOUs with each as deemed appropriate. Collaborate with other officials to prepare and analyze damage assessments following disasters or emergencies.
    • Evaluate program effectiveness. Develop and perform tests and evaluations of emergency management plans in accordance with state and federal regulations. Maintain and update all resource materials associated with emergency preparedness plans.
    • Keep informed of activities or changes that could affect the likelihood of an emergency, as well as those that could affect response efforts and details of plan implementation. Propose changes to emergency response procedures based on regulatory or technological changes, and knowledge gained from outcomes of previous emergencies.
    • Contribute to creating a safe, bias-free working environment, which engenders respect for differences and encourages inclusion.
    • Establish and maintain a professional working environment that promotes teamwork and organizational values and be willing to address complaints and suggestions in a positive, appropriate and timely manner
    • Perform other duties as assigned.


    Required Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in a field such as, Emergency Management, Security Management, Public Safety, Homeland Security, Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement or related field, or equivalent years' work experience.
    • 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. 
    • Familiar with Incident Command functions.
    • Experience in team building and conflict resolution.
    Desired Qualifications
    • Three (3) years of training or experience with the Jeanne Clery Act reporting standards.
    • Previous work experience in higher education, particularly in the community college environment.
    • Previous knowledge and experience with Washington State policies and procedures as pertains to Safety, Security and Emergency 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 experience working with the Washington State Department of Emergency Management (DEM) and/or the National Incident Management System (NIMS).
    • Experience with coordinating and implementing community outreach.
    • Experience in developing, reviewing and/or revising policies that abolishes systemic racism and fosters inclusion and success for underrepresented students, staff and faculty.
    Duties of the position require knowledge, skills and abilities
    • Subject Matter Expertise in Emergency Management and Public Safety on a college campus. 
    • Ability to direct, manage, and provide empathetic and timely customer service to students, faculty, staff, and community members in a higher education setting. 
    • Proven Experience in budget and expenditure management.
    • Possess strong written, oral, and electronic communication and presentation skills. Ability to represent the college effectively at all levels, both internally and externally and to present clear, timely, factual reports.
    • Possess program and project management skills with the ability to plan, implement, manage and evaluate complex projects.
    • Committed to identifying, challenging and disrupting instances of institutional racism and discrimination that disadvantage Black, Indigenous, and people of color as well other marginalized populations.
    • Actively lead and participate on teams to advance the college towards the completion of shared goals.
    • Promote and maintain a healthy and positive work environment with collegial and cooperative work relationships.
    • Provide clear and ethical principles to decision making and use judgment and discretion in sensitive matters. 
    • Perform well under pressure and engage in critical self-reflection and growth. Effectively handling highly stressful or adverse situations, making good decisions, and working calmly and accurately to calm others.
    • Ability to meet the physical demands of standing/walking and running for extended periods of time outdoors and across a variety of terrains in inclement and/or hot weather.  Must be capable of running and physically capable of defending self and others. Apply measures to physically control persons using appropriate and necessary force.
    Special Requirements, Licenses and Certifications
    • Successfully complete a criminal history background check.

    Application Process

    Application Process
    Complete application packages must include the following:

    1. Tacoma Community College online application.
    2. Resume & cover letter describing how your educational background and experience align with the responsibilities and qualifications. 
    3. Copies of transcripts for all colleges and universities attended.
    4. Tacoma Community College is committed to creating and supporting a multi-cultural climate that welcomes, fosters, respects, and celebrates diversity.  Please attach a statement (maximum two pages) describing your experiences with other cultures and communities, your level of cultural self-awareness and how you have integrated both experience and self-awareness into your living/working environment.

    Terms of Employment
    This is full-time exempt professional position contracted on an annual basis. The salary range for this position is $80,000 to $85,000 annually DOE/DOQ. The salary will be prorated to reflect the actual number of contract days worked in the remainder of the fiscal year. Flexibility in scheduling is required to meet the needs of the department. The College offers a generous benefits package. Degrees must be from accredited colleges or universities recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and verified by National Student Clearinghouse.
      Tacoma Community College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, or status as a veteran of war. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). Provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Stephen Smith, Title VII and Title IX, (see application details); Dolores Haugen, Section 504 Officer, (see application details).
    Tacoma Community College is a smoke-free/drug free environment. This recruitment announcement may not reflect the entire job description and can be change and or modified at any time.

      Tacoma Community College 
      6501 S  19th  St  Bldg . 14, Tacoma WA  98466   (see application details)  

    Posting ID: 620929806Posted: 2021-05-07Job Title: Director Emergency Management Campus