Posted Jan 30
Suffolk County Community College

Assistant Director of Public Safety Operations

Selden, NY, United States Full Time

Position Description:

Reporting to the Director of Public Safety, the Assistant Director of Public Safety for Operations helps to ensure the safety of the diverse campus community and its visitors through effective leadership, by fostering and maintaining positive internal and external relationships, and through education and training of the campus community and Public Safety staff.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Understanding of organizational cultures and effective in learning and managing organizational processes. Has experience or knowledge to understand how organizations operate, formally and informally. Works effectively with organizational structures, policies and practices to achieve positive results. Ability to work in the face of obstacles; has a calm steady demeanor; embraces challenges; is willing to take unpopular stance; shows significant level of effort to achieve goals.

Makes well informed, effective, quality, timely decisions; analyzes and understands implications of decisions; takes calculated risks; take ownership of decisions; strives for excellence; holds self-accountable. Understands organizational liability and can evaluate right and wrong; has qualities of character, courage, prudence; committed to core values and beliefs; acts in an ethical way that reflects agency and personal values. Employs analytical abilities and pragmatism; can understand a complex situation; confronts issues and looks for long-term solutions.

  1. Lead; review and oversee daily department patrol operations including schedules; overtime planning and officer placement.
  2. Develop, implement and enforce policies necessary for the safe, efficient and effective delivery of public safety services.
  3. Monitor daily emergency response and performance of operational units. Respond to and assume command of emergencies as necessary.
  4. Assist the Director of Public Safety with the general administration of the department including strategic and tactical planning; preparing and administering the budget, and managing and developing staff.
  5. Responsible for all community crime risk reduction and prevention programs
  6. Responsible for planning and coordinating the security of special events and details such as commencement, sporting events, visits by governmental officials and various other high profile events held at SCCC. Will work directly with the Director of Special Events in this regard.
  7. Oversee investigations of complaints and incident reports. Reviews condition reports such as vehicle inspection forms; and monitors consistency in public safety procedures college-wide.
  8. Assist in the development and administration of department programs, policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP.) Assist in the development, implementation and application of innovative safety and security systems and programs. Assist with college assessment initiatives.



Bachelor's degree and ten years (10) supervisory experience in a campus safety and/or law enforcement environment required. Position requires working evenings, weekends and special events depending on the needs of the department and the College. Must be available on call and be able to respond to campus emergencies.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in public administration; criminal justice; or emergency management


This is a 12-month Guild (Unit 4) position, and, as such, the salary and benefits for this position are determined according to the salary and benefits plan for the Guild of Administrative Officers.


Suffolk County Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educator. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran, marital or domestic victim status, or any other status that is prohibited by law. The College makes available to the general public information required by the Campus Security Act at the following web address:

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