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Director of Safety, Security & Transportation

Joliet, Illinois



University of St. Francis

500 Wilcox Street

Joliet, IL 60435





Application Deadline: NA




Position Summary:


To provide administrative, operational and training support to security and support personnel of the Safety, Security and Transportation department to insure the productivity, operational efficiency, cost effectiveness and deployment of personnel. Manage shift supervisors and directly (or indirectly) supervise staff of non-supervisory employees.



Essential Duties & Responsibilities:


Safety and Security:

  • Uphold and fulfill the mission, vision, values, and traditions of the University of St. Francis.

  • Participate in and promote a culture of continuing quality improvement.

  • Maintain a 24-hour supervisory role for the Safety, Security and Transportation department of USF.

  • Maintain availability for support and supervision of staff when crisis and/or emergency situations arise during all shifts; establish a chain of command when not available for staff supervision or in emergency situations.

  • Maintain a professional demeanor and appearance appropriate to the position.

  • Supervise patrol activities, criminal investigations, traffic enforcement, crime prevention and education, and inspection activities.

  • Analyze Incident Reports and security conditions and develop appropriate strategies for responding.

  • Oversee the development and implementation of in-service training for department personnel.

  • Provide campus safety educational programs to the campus community.

  • Develop and implement disaster/emergency/crisis preparedness, response, and recovery plans.

  • Lead the University Crisis Management Team.

  • Maintain a close liaison with the Cathedral Area Preservation Association (CAPA), Joliet Police Department and other public safety agencies to create a safe campus environment.

  • Collaborate with Residence Education staff, Counseling staff, Faculty, Administration and other areas of the University in maintaining a safe campus.

  • Maintain, coordinate, and oversee documentation for all facets of the Safety, Security and Transportation department; read, analyze and interpret technical procedures or regulations; gather data, compile information, and prepare reports as required.

  • Ensure compliance with the “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Policy and Crime Statistics Act” and the “Drug Free Schools and Communities Act”, to include revisions, statistical data gathering, analysis, and publication of materials.

  • Develop and maintain a monthly and yearly departmental budget; submit annual budget to the Vice President for Administration and Finance.

  • Assist designated individuals responsible for compliance with OSHA, ADA, Title IX and other federal, state, and local regulations.

  • Manage contracts specific to safety and security with service providers and insure that all contract terms are in effect and all parties are in compliance.

  • Maintain a role on the Behavioral Intervention Team.

  • Perform related work as required and assigned.



  • Manage and lead the administration of University-wide transportation programs, parking and material logistics for students, faculty, staff, and guests.

  • Take a leadership and advocacy role with University Facilities regarding parking lot planning, maintenance, cleaning, signage, enforcement, and special event management.

  • Review and update as needed a comprehensive transportation plan, including, but not limited to, routes, stops, shelters, bike routes, vehicle rentals and sharing.

  • Insure compliance with all federal, state, and local laws and ordinances affecting transportation, parking, and fleet operations provided by the University on campus, especially related to access and safety.

  • Critically analyze and modify campus roadway signage (i.e. stop signs, speed limit signs, etc.) to meet the security needs of the University.

  • Plan for the security and parking needs of special University programs and events, including but not limited to commencement and various student activities.

  • Coordinates the enforcement of traffic and parking regulations; issuance of citations and parking permits.

  • Effectively address parking ticket appeals along with evaluating the parking ticket appeals process.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice or related field.

  • Three to five years successful experience in Safety and Security administration, or three to five years of progressively responsible supervisory law enforcement work, or an equivalent combination of the preceding.

  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor and provide evidence of a teamwork approach when working with administration, faculty, and staff.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to deal firmly and courteously with the public, with special emphasis on working and communicating with students.

  • Ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively, and to take proper courses of action.

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

  • Possession of a valid Illinois Driver’s License.

  • Knowledge of all levels of NIMS.

  • Possess high degree of organizational skills and ability to strategic plan for campus logistics.

  • Willingness to support the Catholic and Franciscan values of the University.


Preferred Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree.

  • Safety and security experience within a higher education setting.

  • Knowledge of Clery Reporting, Title IX compliance, investigator training and Crisis Management.

  • Excellent presentation skills


Hours/Shift/Work Schedule:


This is an exempt position and the expectation is that the job will be performed to completion, typically within normal business hours. Position is on-call 24 hours.











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