Director of Safety & Security – University of New England, Biddeford ME

Sep 29, 2018

Position Type Professional Staff/Faculty Track

Position Title Director of Safety and Security

Employment Status Full Time


CampusBiddeford, ME


The Director of Safety and Security directs and manages University campus security operations for both campuses, and maintains a proactive approach to responsibilities through combined community efforts, dialogue, training and education.


  • Plan, implement, supervise, coordinate, monitor, and evaluate the specific functions and services of the Security Department, including operating policies, procedures and methods.
  • Assist in developing and modifying services and procedures to meet institutional and community needs as well as current federal, state and local laws/guidelines.
  • Exercise full supervisory authority, directly and indirectly, over the Security/Parking Coordinator, ID Staff person, Dispatcher, Administrative Assistant(s), full-time Security Officers, half time and part-time Security staff and student security workers.
  • Oversee/carry out the planning and conducting of training programs and staff meetings.
  • Confer regularly with staff to plan and coordinate activities, assign and check work, assist with unusual or difficult situations, resolve problems, and other related tasks.
  • Plan staffing needs and master work schedules.
  • Plan, request and administer the department operating budget, and recommend capital equipment purchases.
  • Carry out a variety of planning activities related to security operations, such as developing contingency plans for handling emergency situations and planning security coverage for special events.
  • Carry out a full range of security operations duties, and monitor operations assigned to Security staff.
  • Deal with a variety of problems that arise on a daily basis.
  • Oversee/carry out appropriate follow-up and investigation of all reported incidents.
  • Ensure that security personnel properly enforce all applicable University safety and security rules and regulations and State laws.
  • Investigate any criminal acts on campus. Also coordinate with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in investigations of possible violations of criminal or civil statutes.
  • Develop, maintain and enforce Campus Traffic Control and Parking program.
  • Develop and maintain campus Identification Card system.
  • Administer Fire Safety Program in cooperation with the Facilities Management Office and Environmental Health and Safety Office.
  • Confer regularly with the Dean of Students and a wide range of University personnel and students, local law enforcement, rescue/hospital personnel, and other community members, to plan, coordinate and evaluate services/activities; coordinate the handling of emergencies and various security problems; exchange information, and other related scenarios.
  • Keep the Dean of Students appraised of Office activities, especially potential emergencies, current and on-going investigations, major violations and all contacts with local state, and federal law enforcement agencies.
  • Plan and administer appropriate departmental records systems.
  • Prepare various administrative/operations reports including the Uniform Crime Report. Advise the University’s Student Immediate Medical Services Team.
  • Keep abreast of new developments/changes in campus security standards, and other matters relevant to the department functions.
  • Attend various professional meetings and conferences.
  • Serve on various University committees.
  • Understand and comply with MSDS and HAZCOM procedures and policies as part of UNE’s comprehensive OSHA compliance program.
  • Understand and comply with Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations. Successfully completes DOT training with 90 day of the hire date. Maintain current DOTstandards by successfully completing re-training courses as required.
  • Understand and comply with OSHA’s Bloodborn Pathogen Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030) and Chapter 8 of the University of New England Safety Manual.
  • Understand and comply with OSHA requirements (29 CFR Part 1910) for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as defined by the University Chemical Hygiene Officers, the Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator (EHSC), the supervisor and Chapter 17 of the University of New England Safety Manual.
  • Understand and comply with RCRA Standards. Successfully complete initial for Hazardous waste handling within 90 day of date of hire. Ongoing training and refresher courses required annually.
  • Complete training successfully as applicable to the UNE integrated contingency plan (ICP).
  • Perform other duties as required.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice, Criminology or related field, plus seven to ten years of relevant training and experience in law enforcement/security services, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills have been acquired.
  • Broad base of knowledge and skills related to law enforcement and security methods and procedures, including investigation of accidents, criminal acts, and other emergency situations.
  • Familiarity with relevant criminal and civil laws.
  • Familiarity with university/college campus safety and security programs or comparable programs.
  • Good general knowledge of fire prevention and fighting methods, and first aid.
  • Training or experience in handling intoxicated individuals.
  • Good administrative, personnel and budget management skills.
  • Ability to deal with a broad range of individuals/groups within and outside of the University, often under stressful, dangerous and/or emergency conditions, and often in the role of mediator/counselor as well as law enforcer.
  • Excellent communication, writing and computing skills.


EEO Statement Summary

Consistent with federal and state law and University policy, the University of New England is committed to the fundamental concept of equal opportunity for all of the members of the University community. The University prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination in employment, the provision of academic services or in any other area of University life based on race, color, sex, physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, ethnicity, genetic information, HIV status, or status as a veteran. Prohibited bias factors will not be permitted to have an adverse influence upon decisions regarding students, employees, applicants for admission, applicants for employment, contractors, volunteers or participants in and/or users of institutional programs, services, and activities.

Posting Number 20160533P

Open Date 09/11/2018

Close Date12/31/2018

Open Until Filled Yes

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Letter of Recommendation


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