Director of Safety & Security

Job Description


Director of Safety & Security


Safety & Security

Starting Salary

$77,023 to $85,020 annually, dependent on education and experience

Initial Screening Date


Preferred Start Date



Lake Tahoe Community College (LTCC) announces an opportunity to work as the new Director of Safety & Security.

The Director of Safety & Security will provide support on safety and hazardous material reporting, fire drills and preparedness, maintenance of security plans, campus access control, be a primary point of contact for ‘after hours concerns, liaison with local public safety agencies, and complete campus security reports such as CLERY Act Report.

The Director of Safety & Security will plan, develop, organize, and direct the activities related to campus safety and security operations with an emphasis on de-escalation tactics when safe and feasible. Reporting to the Vice President of Administrative Services, the Director of Safety & Security will have the responsibility of incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion principles into campus safety and security culture to develop student-centered policies and practices in response to the Call to Action issued by California Community College system leadership in June 2021.

After review, suitable applicants will be invited by phone or email on or around Friday, March 6, 2023 to participate in a skills assessment. Successful candidates will then be interviewed by a screening committee; these interviews are tentatively scheduled for Friday, March 17, 2023. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an interview. LTCC reserves the right to return to the applicant pool at any point during the recruitment process.

Salary Range: LTCC offers a competitive compensation package that includes a starting placement salary of $77,023 to $85,020 annually, dependent on education and experience. There is potential to reach $98,539 annually, through step advancement plus longevity when appropriate (see current salary schedule). In addition to base salary, this position qualifies for extra bilingual (Spanish), masters or doctorate pay.

Benefits: Health and Welfare benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and long-term disability. Several plan options maintain a zero monthly premium cost from the employee and include full coverage of a gold-level medical plan that, on average, covers 80% of healthcare expenses for a standard population. LTCC also matches 25.37% of an eligible employees salary and contributes it into a CalPERS pension account for qualifying employees.

Work-Life Balance: This is an exempt position with expectation of 40 hours per week or greater and 12 months per year, including some night and weekend requirements. It is understood that the demands of the Director of Safety & Security position will often require more than eight (8) hours a day or forty (40) hours per workweek. This position may qualify for the telecommute pilot program, which allows employees the opportunity to telecommute for up to 20% of the work week.

LTCC provides a generous leave package including 16 paid holidays per year plus 12 days vacation (with the potential to reach 24 days through years of service) and 12 days sick leave per year. Furthermore, LTCC has made a commitment to full closures during holiday breaks and several weekends adjoining holidays to provide employees the ability to take advantage of holiday and vacation usage.

LTCCs Commitment to Diversity
Our ideal candidate will share and participate in LTCCs commitment to the values of diversity and equity while serving its ethnically and socioeconomically diverse student population. Lake Tahoe Community College is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the surrounding California and Nevada area.


Under the direction of the Vice President of Administrative Services, plans, develops, implements and directs the safety and security services, operations and activities related to security, ensure protection for all students, District staff and the public; plans and administers district policies and procedures related to safety and security; manages personnel, coordinates annual campus safety programs; plans and directs security at events; and provides oversight of the Districts emergency preparedness plan.

Representative Duties:
Develop, plan, organize, and direct activities related to the campus safety and security operations. Encourage the use of de-escalation tactics when safe and feasible. Supervise and coordinate department planning and operations; and supervision of security guard team, including development and evaluation of all support staff. Ensure security guards have and maintain California Security Guard certification.

Continue the review and implementation of best practices in campus safety and security to ensure the consistent and systematic fair, just, and impartial treatment of all individuals, including individuals who belong to underserved communities that have been denied such treatment.

Advance recommendations that will enhance transparency in campus safety and security, so the campus community and South Tahoe Police Department understand the impact safety officers, security guards, and South Tahoe police officers have on student interactions and campus climate.

Integrate the centrality of student well-being and success in the campus safety and security culture to develop student-centered policies and practices that result in campus safety officers and security guards playing a role in student success.

Center diversity, equity and inclusion principles in campus safety and security to develop a campus culture and practice that reflects a commitment to campus goals of anti-racism and multi-culturalism.

Respond to incidents and emergencies on campus; review all documented campus injury reports and refer appropriately; assist in the investigation of industrial accidents; promote adherence to established safety procedures; conduct safety assessments within District departments; conduct safety trainings; conduct campus awareness programs and presentations on safety, security, and crime prevention. Primary point of contact for “after hour” concerns.

Oversee the emergency preparedness and recovery plans, operations and procedures for the District according to California Standardized Emergency Management Systems (SEMS) and the National Incident Management Systems (NIMS).

Coordinate emergency response activities, including emergencies involving medical situations, hazardous materials, and natural disasters. Ensure campus is prepared for emergency responses including maintaining current emergency responses, emergency backpacks and first aid kits.

Understand Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) strategies to understand how facilities and technology are part of the safety and security role.

Maintain and monitor current security cameras, access control systems and other security-related technology; implement new systems; manage access control system user groups in coordination with facilities management.

Coordinate preventative measures to ensure early identification of potential for violence or crimes involving District students or staff.

Participate in all disaster preparedness activities, coordinate campus emergency drills, manage communications in time of disaster and implement the Emergency Management Plan.

Gather statistics for the federally mandated compliance of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

Investigate and/or direct investigations of violations and crimes on campus; assist the Title IX Coordinator with investigations or handle investigations of Title IX violations, if the Title IX Coordinator is unavailable.

Act as a liaison with outside law enforcement agencies; cooperate with local law enforcement agencies in the prevention, control and investigation of illegal activities affecting District personnel, students, and facilities.

Manage and oversee security guard patrol procedures, including any contracted services related to campus safety and security. Develop all in-house and contracted work schedules for safety and security.

Establish and maintain periodic inspection program of building and facilities to assure compliance with applicable fire, safety, security codes and regulations.

Enforce the California Vehicle Code, Penal Code, Education Code, Labor Code, Lake Tahoe Community College District and College regulations on the campus and other facilities used by the College.

Manage the Districts parking program(s), including research and analysis of data, make recommendations for and plan of parking facilities, resolution of security and funding issues, and enforce laws, regulations, and procedures. Formulate and implement parking appeals procedures.

Develop, implement, and maintain effective traffic control processes in coordination with the Director of Maintenance & Operations.

Prepare and file safety, criminal, traffic, incident, and other departmental reports.

Manage and/or participate in District safety committee and facilities council meetings, as necessary. Prepare progress reports on campus safety and security concerns.

Provide technical expertise, information, and assistance to the assigned functions; assist in the formulation and development of policies, procedures and programs.

Communicate with other managers and administrators, personnel, and outside organizations; coordinate activities and programs; resolve issues and conflicts and exchange information. Attend and conduct a variety of meetings and presentations as assigned; serve on committees and attend trainings and conferences related to assigned activities.

Other Duties:
Perform related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

Education and Experience
Any combination equivalent to: Bachelors degree in related field and two years of progressively responsible supervisory work experience comparable to the position.

Knowledge of:
  • Best practices in evidence-based security and policing, to ensure the consistent and systematic fair, just, and impartial treatment of all individuals, including individuals who belong to underserved communities that have been denied such treatment.
  • Best practices in de-escalation tactics.
  • The mission of the California Community Colleges and community college programs.
  • Pertinent federal, state, local, and district laws and ordinances including applicable sections of the California Penal Code, California Vehicle Code, State Education Code, Clery Act, health and safety code, business and professional standards, and laws pertaining to the use of force.
  • Public disaster preparedness including Incident Command Structure.
  • Procedures of psychology and crowd control and emergency evacuation, and investigative techniques and practices. 
  • Investigative techniques and principles and procedures of record keeping and report writing. 
  • Principles of budget preparation and administration.
  • Principles of supervision.
  • Facilities technology related to security. 
  • Effective oral and written communication techniques.

Ability to:
  • Interpret appropriate laws and regulations; administer security policies and activities; formulate procedures. 
  • Conduct threat assessments so as not to precipitate an unnecessary, unreasonable, or disproportionate use of force by placing themselves or others in undue jeopardy. 
  • Work cooperatively within a team environment and maintain effective working relationships. 
  • Work effectively with local, state, and federal public service agencies. 
  • Demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Additional Requirement (Licensure/Certification):
  • CA State Guard Card (if not held, to be obtained within three months of hire). 
  • CPR and First Aid certification (if not held, to be obtained within three months of hire).

Working Environment:
  • Indoor Office/Outdoor environment.

Minimum References Needed


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