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Associate Vice President for Public Safety (Director of Public Safety/Chief of Police)

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Index/Position No.: 50500/110010
Level 16
Position Title: Associate Vice President for Public Safety (Director of Public Safety/Chief of Police)
Department: Public Safety

Expectations for All Employees

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee's job performance must support and exhibit the university's core values:

PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust;
DIVERSITY of people and thought is respected;
EXCELLENCE is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
EFFICIENCY is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.

Function of Position

Responsible to the Vice President for Finance and Administration for directing and coordinating the administration and operation of the University Department of Public Safety; planning, directing, and controlling criminal university investigations; controlling crisis and disaster incidents; monitoring road patrol and records management; and performing other related duties as assigned.

Essential Functions

Advises Vice President for Finance and Administration on all Public Safety related matters.

Advises Vice President on all internal and external investigations or activities to assure compliance with university objectives and goals.

Notifies and requests authorization for all external investigations and coordinates external agency activities with university personnel.

Coordinates with the Director of Internal Audit all university administration and/or employee investigations. (All administrative and/or employee investigations will be authorized through the Vice President for Finance and Administration and coordinated by the Associate Vice President for Public Safety and the Director of Internal Audit).

Plans, organizes, directs and coordinates the work of subordinate professional, technical and clerical personnel.

Appraises crime prevention and law enforcement problems.

Develops and recommends departmental management by objective objectives and goals.

Prepares and is responsible for administering departmental budget.

Coordinates investigations with local, state, federal and regulatory agencies.

Administers university and Tennessee Board of Regents policies and procedures to assure compliance.

Insures compliance regarding university, state and federal requirements, guidelines and laws.

Coordinates and plans disaster drills in conjunction with university disaster/emergency plan; works in conjunction with Director of Health and Safety.

Secondary Functions

Develops and recommends appropriate programs for implementation.

Reviews and makes analysis of reports and activities.

Provides timely and accurate status reports to the Vice President for Finance and Administration.

Develops and recommends long and short range Public Safety plans for the university.

Provides and plans educational and training programs.

Serves on university governance and special committees.

Oversees departmental accreditation process.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of principles and practices of modern police administration.

Knowledge of traffic control, safety and accident investigation.

Knowledge of organization and operation as applied to field activity.

Knowledge of criminal investigation.

Knowledge of the use and maintenance of police records.

Knowledge of university and state rules and regulations.

Knowledge in the use of firearms and other specialized police equipment.

Ability to communicate effectively.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with law enforcement agencies, students, employees and the public.

Supervision Given and Received

Performs under general supervision. Determines own methods of performing work assignments based upon policy and procedures and university goals. Supervises administrative and classified employees.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in criminal justice; five years experience in law enforcement, preferably on a supervisory level.

March 2011

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