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The Director of Public Safety I is responsible for overseeing the traffic and security functions at the agency or campus. This position is governed

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Typical Functions:

Supervises a staff consisting of public safety officer supervisors, public safety officers, and clerical employees by interviewing and selecting job applicants, assigning job duties, preparing work schedules, evaluating employees’ performance, and handling disciplinary matters. Reviews daily activity reports of officers and reports any incidents or discrepancies to appropriate administrators. Receives and investigates complaints from customers, students, faculty, and staff, concerning such incidents as thefts, burglaries, or vandalism. Coordinates security procedures at special events and/or during crisis or dangerous situations. Works with physical plant staff on installation and placement of traffic signs and signals. Interprets policies and answers questions for customers, faculty, staff, and students concerning traffic and security. Prepares departmental budget requests and approves purchases of supplies and equipment. Cooperates with city, county, and state law enforcement officials in serving warrants, apprehending individuals, and obtaining information associated with investigations. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Knowledge of law enforcement practices and procedures. Knowledge of personnel management and budgetary practices and techniques. Ability to coordinate a traffic and security program at an agency or institution. Ability to organize traffic and security procedures for special events and crisis situations. Ability to interpret laws, regulations, and policies concerning traffic and security.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in criminology, criminal justice or a related field; plus four years of experience in law enforcement or a related field, including two years in a supervisory capacity.

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